Category : Blue Hour

Moon River - Mt. Cook and Hooker Valley at Night
1 year, 9 months ago 13

Moon River – Mt. Cook and Hooker Valley at Night One of the interesting things about being a landscape photographer is how much we miss while we’re shooting. Every now and then I’ll be working with my camera, capturing nature’s display, and realise that I’m so focused on what I’m doing that I’m missing the […]

Morning Metropolis
2 years, 4 months ago 7

Morning Metropolis As I mentioned in the previous image, Shanghai Looking Up, we arrived in Shanghai during a typhoon. I was able to shoot during brief breaks in the rain. Sometimes I had the luxury of sitting in a bar terrace with a cold beer, waiting for the rain to stop. Other times I was […]

Legendary Cormorant Fishermen At Blue Hour
2 years, 5 months ago 10
Posted in: Blue Hour, Boat, China, Guilin

Cormorant Fishermen I’ve wanted to photograph these famous fishermen for a long time. What many photographers don’t say, mainly because they don’t want to spoil the illusion, is that these guys are no longer fishermen. Since they make more money from tourists, they gave up their trade to become professional models. And who would blame […]

Shanghai Looking Up
2 years, 5 months ago 3

Joining Instagram, Being 500px’s Guest Editor & A Photowalk I finally joined Instagram this week. I had considered joining sooner, but I honestly couldn’t bring myself to crop an image just for social media. I’m sure many would disagree, but we go so far to capture and create our images, carefully composing and cropping (lots […]

In The Clouds
2 years, 6 months 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 […]

Fit For a Sheik - Meydan Bridge, Dubai
2 years, 10 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 […]

Bright Lights of Dubai Skyline
2 years, 10 months 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 Calm of Blue
3 years, 9 months ago Comments Off on The Calm of Blue
Posted in: Blue Hour, France

The Calm Of Blue At Beynac As the fading warmth of an autumn evening gently becomes a slight chill, Rachel and I sit cozily, immersed in the blueness of a French countryside that prefers peace to noise, slowness to busy-ness. And we’re okay with that. Behind us, we’re watched by a medieval castle that has […]

Is tone mapping becoming less popular
4 years, 7 months ago Comments Off on Is tone mapping becoming less popular

New Journal 43 – Is tone mapping dead? I received an email yesterday that was just one of many communications I’ve seen this week that has been about the same thing: the idea that surreal tone mapping is becoming less popular. I won’t use the term ‘tone mapping’ as liberally as others since each software […]

Long exposures under the Golden Gate bridge
4 years, 7 months ago Comments Off on Long exposures under the Golden Gate bridge

New Journal 40 –  Arriving in Portlandia We finally arrived at the fabled land of Portland yesterday. Portlandia, a comedy TV show, bills Portland as hippyville, with organic loving Eastern medicine lovers who spend their time meditating and pursuing artistic endeavors. We knew this was a stereotype. You can imagine our surprise when we arrived […]