Saturday, 29 August 2009
Today we walked from Cley to Wells. Photographs of Cley windmill, Blakeney and Wells-next-the-sea.
Blue skies and clouds so good light.
Bit of a long day though, don't expect to be home before midnight.
May be a few weeks before they make it onto the web site.
Thursday, 27 August 2009
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Would have been good for photos earlier, nice clouds, and maybe again later as storm clears.
Sunday, 23 August 2009
Friday, 21 August 2009
They are mainly written for clients who have been on my courses and cover the main points introduced at these. However, they could be of use to others who want to improve their photography.
That makes a total of 4 articles:
- Using digital cameras for black and white landscape photography. This describes the functions and settings found on digital cameras and which ones to use for landscapes. Adjusting exposure using camera functions is described in some detail. It also provides a basic explanation of some of the terms commonly used in photography, such as aperture, stops, exposure compensation and bracketing, etc.
- Hill and mountain photography. Including composition, exposure, lighting, depth of field, infra-red, backpacking and mountaineering.
- Equipment for hill and mountain photography. This covers selection of cameras and lenses, tripods, cases, filters, batteries, clothing, rucsacs, trip planning.
- Hints and tips on darkroom printing techniques. This includes safelights, processing, enlargers, test strips, split-grade printing, pre-flash, printed borders.
Click on the link in the title of this blog post or the hot link here, www.davebutcher.co.uk/equipment, to go to the page for the articles. Hope you find them of use.
I am just starting to recover from a chest infection that has knocked me sideways for several days. Coughing through the night is not something I would recommend! Lots to do so can't stop.
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Monday, 17 August 2009
Sunday, 16 August 2009
Taken mainly around Boulder in Colorado they also include the Flatiron mountains (just on the edge of the city) under quite different conditions.
Finally finished processing the films from recent trips. These included the last few from Edinburgh as well as Northumberland castles and the Yorkshire Dales near Bolton Abbey. Will try and scan Edinburgh shots later this week.
Saturday, 15 August 2009
The weather was mixed so there are both sunny and misty shots. Lots of views including mountains like the Gore range, snowy trees and skiers.
The ski areas, all in Colorado, include Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone.
They should be on the web site on Tuesday. They will be under Skiing, Landscapes and Recent. Hope you can wait that long!
Thursday, 13 August 2009
I have also written pages on hill and mountain photography. This covers a lot of the advice covered on my landscape photography courses. It's always difficult to remember everything covered so I hope this is helpful. The advice is both for film and digital camera users and covers lots of the basics of exposure and composition.
As if that wasn't enough I have also added a page on equipment advice. This may help you in selecting a suitable camera, lenses and other equipment.
Hope you find these new pages of use. In the future I will add a page on using digital cameras that will cover the basic camera settings to use, and master if you can. Unfortunately, digital cameras have lots of features that are not needed for landscape photography and just confuse when first trying to get to grips with your new digital camera. They also have a lot of features that make life easy for you once learned so don't despair.
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Saturday, 8 August 2009
Caught the steam train from Bolton Abbey to Embsay (good pint of Pinnacle Porter on the train) and then walked to Elm Tree pub to meet lots of friends for lunch.
Building up to walk over hill to Appletreewick. Nice day to be on high fells.
Friday, 7 August 2009
Also took some shots from Simon Seat (top of local moors) to 3 Peaks in distance.
Off to the pub now for food and a few beers.
Took my first black and white photo on my Blackberry from door of b&b. Doesn't look great but may be a way to illustrate this blog since have to wait weeks for results of trip on film for processing.
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
The prints are all originals and are made using Resin Coated (RC) silver darkroom printing. They are not archival like my Fibre Based (FB) photographs but the known life is a very substantial 50 years.
The process is much faster and the smaller size means materials costs are less so I am able to offer the lower price.
I hope this gives more of you the chance to own my photographs or to give them as gifts.
Monday, 3 August 2009
Started off in Kirk Yetholm late morning. This is the end of the Pennine Way and I hadn't been here since finishing the walk in 1974. Took some photos before having a beer at the Border Hotel, the official end.
Then round to Wooler and a little road that took us to the foot of the Cheviot. Walked about 3 miles up the valley for photos then turned back for car.
Over to Bamburgh for afternoon shots of the castle with hay bales and sand dunes for company.
Then on to Alnwick and photographs of the castle from the footpath on the other side (north) of the river.circumnavigated the castle but the only photos were from river. Time marching on, past 5pm here.
Started to cloud over as I finished at Alnwick.but carried on to Warkworth Castle to end the day. Couldn't get photos around entrance, it was a campsite with delivery vans unloading for medieval day tomorrow. Light not that good now but found a few angles to keep me amused.
Now in the car on A1 near York and it will be late when we reach home. Then have to find time to process the 28 rolls of film and scan some negatives.
Sunday, 2 August 2009
There are views of Mont Blanc, Grande Sassiere and Mont Pourri. Cloud inversion on all except Mont Pourri shot make for some dramatic views and a bit different from the usual images you may see.
Hope you like them.
Sunny spells and windy yesterday. Very wet when we arrived Friday so no pictures until yesterday. Started in coastal village of Cramond for views and boats then on to Victoria Street to meet friends (Bow Bar) and watched Mardi Gras jazz parade before heading off down Royal Mile to Holyrood Park and photos from the top of the crags over the city and Arthurs Seat (local hill). Then over to Calton Hill and Calton Cemetery before retiring to pub (Guild Ford, Cafe Royal and pub on Rose Street). Night shots of castle from the gardens below to finish the day.
Today we started back on Calton Hill as some of the shots work better in the morning. Then the castle from the gardens, this time in daylight. Then back to car and out to coast at Portobella and a few beach shots. Then in to Stockbridge for lunch with friends before walking along Wa(er of Leith to Dean village for some nice river shots and a weir.
Just writing this before joining friends for dinner in the local Indian.
Tomorrow if weather good we will go to Northumberland coast to see what pictures present themselves.before heading home.
So far looks like a good trip with 21 rolls exposed including some good ones. Watch this space for results.