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Sunrise At Victoria Peak - Hong Kong
4 months, 1 week ago 5
Posted in: China, Hong Kong

Golden Rays of an Eastern Sunrise There comes a point when a photographer begins to doubt the intentions of the weather gods. After four 4:00am wake ups, and four failed sunrise shoots, my faith was beginning to wane. As we slowly meandered to our usual spot, way up high on Victoria peak, it was too […]

Streaming Light Trails
4 months, 1 week ago 8
Posted in: China, Hong Kong

Streaming Light Trails The drizzle and cloud greeted us once more on Victoria Peak at 4.30am this morning. This time we didn’t even take our cameras out. We sat for a couple of hours and watched the city wake up. Beboy was attacked by a 5-inch stick insect. I’m not sure ‘attacked’ is the right […]

Hong Kong Skyline
4 months, 1 week ago 1
Posted in: China, Hong Kong

The Heights of Hong Kong The sound of a 4:00am alarm call shuddered me to life. After 14 hours of travel, my body demanded more. But I knew I’d have to sit up instantly to fight off the temptations of a deep, much-needed sleep. I became instantly aware of the heat. We’d made the decision […]

Waves Below An Ancient Castle
4 months, 2 weeks ago 7
Posted in: England

Getting a Haircut in Korea In my younger years, my hair was regularly ruined by a barber named Cyril. Each time my dad would take me to Cyril’s barber shop, I’d explain in detail the stylish haircut I wished to sport. And each time, he’d turn the buzzer on and shave my head, freeing me […]

The Longest Shadows
4 months, 3 weeks ago 2
Posted in: France

The Longest Shadows 21,000+ words written so far in 10 days. The script for the new Art of Digital Blending is coming along well. It should be finished tomorrow. And I can start recording on Saturday. All of the workflow previews and before and after/comparisons can be found here – Art of Digital Blending Update […]

The Calm of Blue
4 months, 3 weeks 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 […]

32 bit HDR Combined With Luminosity Masks
5 months ago 5
Posted in: Korea

About The Image (For Today’s Journal Article, Please Scroll Down) Some of you may recognise this as an old photo I published last year of Puerto Natales, Chile. I was thrilled to see it get to number one on 500px, and to reach flickr explore. I’m delighted to be including it in my new Art […]

Art Of Digital Blending V2
5 months, 1 week ago 11
Posted in: HDR Tutorial

- An Update to The Art Of Digital Blending – I’m thrilled to announce that my best-selling course, The Art Of Digital Blending, is getting a complete make-over. In June it will be completely updated with all new easy, non-destructive, highly effective Luminosity Mask based workflows. The images you see above will form the backbone […]

Busan City Skyline
7 months, 2 weeks ago 15
Posted in: Cityscape, Korea

For anyone wishing to learn how to process an image like this, please feel free to check out my Cityscape Tutorials Making the move to South Korea has been an interesting challenge. It feels wonderful to be back. I’d almost forgotten how brightly lit and busy the streets are, even at night. I missed this […]

Simplifying Life and Becoming Financially Free
8 months ago 3
Posted in: Lifestyle

This is the final part in a series of articles about changes I’ve made in my life recently. You can read part 2 here – From Difficulties We Can Find New Paths 37 kgs – that is the total weight of all of my possessions. The number itself isn’t of great importance, but the act […]