Category : Blue Hour

In The Clouds
4 weeks 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
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 […]

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 Calm of Blue
1 year, 3 months ago 0
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
2 years, 1 month ago 0

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
2 years, 1 month ago 0

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 […]

Golden Gate Bridge at Blue Hour
2 years, 1 month ago 0

New Journal 38 –  Long days I’m Fighting back the sleep as I write this. This morning was another sunrise shoot. Julien (also known as Beboy) and I are beginning our days at 4:00am and ending at around midnight. The chase is on to capture this beautiful city amidst weather conditions that are incredibly unpredictable. […]

Rocks in Arches National Park
2 years, 2 months ago 3
Posted in: Blue Hour, Moab

New Journal 36 – Progress in world of blogging A blog, for me, is a social document – an almost real-time biography in which, for the first time, the readers can affect the outcome. Unlike typical biographies which are written after-the-matter, blogs are ever-changing. They are written as you read them, as you live your […]

Blue Hour In Valencia
2 years, 2 months ago 0
Posted in: Blue Hour, Spain, Valencia

New Journal 16 – The border crossing  In the wake of an announcement on Saturday that the Chilean border would finally be re-opened after weathering the worst storm in 10 years, we dashed to the bus station to buy tickets. In a whirlwind of rejections from bus companies who’d sold out, we found ourselves haggling […]

A Cemetery at Night
2 years, 3 months ago 1
Posted in: Blue Hour, France

New Journal Entry 4 – An Unwelcome Guest Wind lashed at our tent while rain continued to pour down, as it had done the previous 12 hours. We were alone in a Patagonian forest close to the enchanting, Laguna De Los Tres. It was midnight and I’d just been woken up by something crawling across […]