Gorleston, bright, breezy and hazy

It's my birthday, and the atmosphere bestowed a fine gift upon me: sunshine! Even better, it's really hazy so the light is lovely and soft. After a delicious breakfast at the Lighthouse Diner in Lowestoft, Zoe and I decided a walk around Gorleston would be a fine way to spend the morning. A quick trip back home to pick up wooly hats (very much needed, it turned out) and off we went. X-T2, 14/2.8, 35/1.4, 60/2.4 »

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 »

Winter Sun

In case it's not obvious from previous posts, I really like the photographic opportunities winter provides. At a latitude of around 52°, by mid-December there's a mere 7 hours and 45 minutes of daylight, and the sun barely reaches 14° above the horizon, so shadows are long throughout the day. 12:30, and the sun is at its highest point of the day. With the sun so low, it's hard to see to the south. The long shadows are particularly good for bringing out the texture of things. Tracks created by a large earth-moving vehicle. The low side lighting also »

Liverpool One, #2

Steps leading down from Chavasse Park in the direction of Strand Street In good weather, Chavasse Park is quite a popular place for people to relax and enjoy the sunshine. »