Sunday, 28 February 2016

Facebook groups - antisocial behaviour

As much as many of us like to moan about Facebook and its limitations on organic reach, it's a useful tool for many photographers - whether just starting out or a seasoned professional. The limitations imposed on how your posts to your page are shared amongst the general public can easily be negated by spending 5 minutes manually sharing your beautiful new photo to a number of relevant groups - extending your audience beyond those who have been kind enough to like your page in the past.

Friday, 19 February 2016

A time saver too far?

When out shooting Roseberry Topping from Gribdale Terrace I ended up deciding to do something that I never normally do - and now I'm not sure how I feel about it. I replaced the sky in the image... but there are some qualifying remarks to go with this, which leaves me wondering just how 'okay' it really is.
Original on the left, edit on the right. 

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

An afternoon at Skipwith

Over the last year or so I've seen many a beautiful photo and heard lots of great things about Skipwith Common... so a long overdue visit finally happened after I was down teaching some physics in Selby earlier that afternoon. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it was harder to shoot than I'd expected. I spent 2 hours exploring, wandering, meandering, putting my foot into hidden bogs... and felt like I came back with very little - but actually, the more I look, the more I think I maybe did capture a hint of the essence of the place in the few photographs I took. 

You all know how I'm a sucker for the hills, the bright light, the colours... but I do love a good wander and some time on my own in the middle of anywhere - I just rarely share the photos from such trips as they never go down so well on social media. Although I do find it frustrating that I can't seem to see the beauty that is captured so apparently easily by some of the more accomplished woodland photographers - I at least enjoy the walk, if not the photography. So I returned from this wander refreshed but frustrated, despite seeing my 2nd and 3rd ever woodpeckers up close.

So... on with the photos... I hope they give a realistic representation of this place.