Yarmouth: fronts

A month ago, Zoe and I needed a break: work was stressing me out, and Zoe was having to take on all the housework duties. Since Emily was only 4 months old at the time, we didn't want to go far, so settled on Great Yarmouth, since it's only a short drive from where we live. February is not exactly tourist season, what with the freezing wind and frequent gloomy wet weather, but the chance to relax and not worry about various housekeeping or work-related stuff was very pleasant. It also meant I got a lot of chances to take »

Winter sunrise at the beach

I sleep too much, and poorly. I suspect the second thing is a result of the first, so I've resolved to try getting up earlier, since going to bed later isn't really an option as it would disturb my wife and baby daughter too much. And so! Up before dawn, although since it's winter that's not saying much; the sun doesn't rise until about half past 8. Still, it's nice to be up earlier than usual, and especially nice to be out by the sea in the fresh cold morning air. Pakefield beach isn't very far - for future morning »

Aching to return

Recently a kind soul replicated Fuji's lovely JPEG film simulations as Capture One colour profiles, and the results are magnificent. This further means I now have access to a very close approximation of Classic Chrome, which my X-E1 can't otherwise simulate. I'd tried it out a few times this past week but nothing really seemed to work that well with it. Until tonight. I was idly fiddling about with sliders in Capture One when I had an idea to make a more 'film-like' Classic Chrome preset, with grain, coarse sharpening, and no light falloff correction. I somewhat randomly picked my »