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Sunrise in Guilin - Floating On Fog
1 week ago 0
Posted in: China, Guilin

Sunrise on fog in Guilin An hour after touching down in Guilin airport, we were hiking up our first location, Cuiping. Although the hike wasn’t the most difficult, or longest, the heat and humidity seemed to add a few kilos to my bag. The muddy, narrow path eventually led us to stunning views across valley, […]

A Spooky Country Train Station
3 weeks ago 6
Posted in: France, Raya Pro

Off To China I have a two-week China trip starting on Monday. So, as always, it’s a busy time for preparation. But I made a quick tutorial for today’s image. Raya Pro users can see the blending process using Raya Pro. And non-Raya Pro users can see how I like to create a more advanced […]

In The Clouds
3 weeks, 6 days ago 7

Time to upgrade some photography gear The next 12 months is going to be an extremely exciting time for me, photographically. I expect to be on the road for around 7-8 months, shooting in climates ranging from hot and dry to cool and wet. I decided that now’s the time to start upgrading/replacing/buying new gear […]

Finally! On Top Of The Zenith
1 month ago 13
Posted in: Busan, Cityscape, Raya Pro

On Top of the Zenith Five attempts over the last year and a half to get on the roof of one of these buildings, and I finally managed it. It was worth the perseverance. I was a little bit worried about the conditions beforehand, as the government had issued high wind warnings. As we exited […]

Raya Pro Workflow Tutorial
1 month, 3 weeks ago 9

For the past couple of months I’ve been reasonably absent from the Internet. One of the main reasons for that is Raya Pro. I can’t tell you how excited I am about this digital blending workflow panel. Since creating it, I haven’t stopped using Raya Pro in my workflow. I’ve even gone over old images […]

Fit For a Sheik - Meydan Bridge, Dubai
4 months ago 14
Posted in: Blue Hour, Bridge, Dubai

New, Precise Luminosity Masks Over the last few weeks I’ve been experimenting with luminosity masks in order to create a more accurate way of digital blending. I’m delighted to say that I have created a set of masks that are much more successful at separating tones, giving us a cleaner selection. Sadly, these new masks […]

Clear Mosque Reflections
4 months, 1 week ago 3
Posted in: Dubai

The Power of The Korean Ajumma Ajumma, in Korean, translates as a lady of marriage age. However, we Westerners living in Korea use this term to incorrectly refer to a special breed of lady who strikes both fear and joy in our hearts – little old grandmothers. Old Korean ladies are fierce, and I love […]

Bright Lights of Dubai Skyline
4 months, 2 weeks ago 12

A Life Almost Without Internet Communication One of the wonderful things about social networks, like Facebook, is that we now have the ability to instantly connect with someone across the globe, who we may never have otherwise met. I feel very fortunate to be connected with many photographers online, some of whom I’ve met in […]

The Flash
4 months, 3 weeks ago 6

Korean Food Pleasures Having spent a lot of time in Asia, I’ve had the great fortune of sampling some very tasty, and not so tasty foods. In Thailand, for example, I had crocodile steak, which was very nice and tender. In Korea, I’ve developed a taste for some less likely foods. The strangest of which, […]

Autumn Bamboo Forest
5 months ago 23
Posted in: Japan

A Short Love Affair With a MacBook Pro I collected a refund for the MacBook I bought last week. I’m back using my trusty, yet noticeably slower, PC. After experiencing fairly constant crashes, they offered to send it off to the service centre in Seoul. I’ve been in Korea for 3 years now, in total. […]