England

A very British Affair

Finally,  I got to go to a wedding as a guest, something that has not happened in an age, mainly as I am photographing them, and that most of my friends are married! I was meant to be looking after the kids but one was a Paige-boy and the other was asleep 5 minutes in to the ceromony so I took the opportunity to whip out my Fujifilm XE1 and fire off a couple of snapshots.

As this is my travel camera it does take a nice shot in the right light, but it is not as good in the restricted lighting of a Gloucestershire church as my full frame Canon 6D, that I normally use at weddings.

But we are not here to pixel peep, just to share the love of a fantastic day with great friends, old and new.  Well done Sophie & Bart.

Shot using Fujifilm X-E1 with Olympus 50mm f/1.8 and iPhone 6s with post production done in Adobe Lightroom CC with additional Black & White editing in Macphun Tonality Pro

The summer

Well I finally got round to finishing my personal pictures from the summer, after a number of weddings and Hotels cropped up (more about those in another blog post!). Anyway here is a brief selection of what we did and the beautiful places that we went to.

#aldeburgh #cotswalds #oldcountry #bigbirthday #funwithfamily #itsahardlifeinthemountains

Monochrome Oktober Day 31

Each year I dedicate the month of Oktober (German Spelling, in case you were wondering) to the beautiful art of Black & White photography. Each day I will be posting a new Black & white image

I have a passion for this style of photograph, as it makes you concentrate more on the subject and really brings out the emotion of the image.

In the post processing phase, it is more than just removing the colour out of a picture but finding the right combination of tones and shades of grey that work within an image. With applications such as Photoshop you can change these mixtures to a great degree to give you more or less of those tones.

You can experiment with your photos as I am sure that your smartphone will have an editing section in it (both the iPhone Camera App and the Facebook App do this) and play around with the different settings.

Share your images with everyone by posting them to my facebook page

Don't forget that you can subscribe below to receive all the images from this months collection, plus a couple of bonus images, in high resolution.

#blackandwhite #schwarzweiss #panorama #afieldinengland #itsahardlifeinthemountains #monochromeoktober

Monochrome Oktober Day 16

Each year I dedicate the month of Oktober (German Spelling, in case you were wondering) to the beautiful art of Black & White photography. Each day I will be posting a new Black & white image

I have a passion for this style of photograph, as it makes you concentrate more on the subject and really brings out the emotion of the image.

In the post processing phase, it is more than just removing the colour out of a picture but finding the right combination of tones and shades of grey that work within an image. With applications such as Photoshop you can change these mixtures to a great degree to give you more or less of those tones.

You can experiment with your photos as I am sure that your smartphone will have an editing section in it (both the iPhone Camera App and the Facebook App do this) and play around with the different settings.

Share your images with everyone by posting them to my facebook page

Don't forget that you can subscribe below to receive all the images from this months collection, plus a couple of bonus images, in high resolution.

#blackandwhite #schwarzweiss #monochromeoktober #itsahardlifeinthemountains

Monochrome Oktober Day 15

Each year I dedicate the month of Oktober (German Spelling, in case you were wondering) to the beautiful art of Black & White photography. Each day I will be posting a new Black & white image

I have a passion for this style of photograph, as it makes you concentrate more on the subject and really brings out the emotion of the image.

In the post processing phase, it is more than just removing the colour out of a picture but finding the right combination of tones and shades of grey that work within an image. With applications such as Photoshop you can change these mixtures to a great degree to give you more or less of those tones.

You can experiment with your photos as I am sure that your smartphone will have an editing section in it (both the iPhone Camera App and the Facebook App do this) and play around with the different settings.

Share your images with everyone by posting them to my facebook page

An abandoned hut in the Cotswolds shot with Fujifilm X-E1 with Olympus 50mm f/1.8 at 1/250 sec f/4.0 ISO 200 with post in Lightroom CC 2015 and Macphun Tonality Pro

Don't forget that you can subscribe below to receive all the images from this months collection, plus a couple of bonus images, in high resolution.

#blackandwhite #schwarzweiss #monochromeoktober #itsahardlifeinthemountains #england #cotswolds

Monochrome Oktober Day 13

Each year I dedicate the month of Oktober (German Spelling, in case you were wondering) to the beautiful art of Black & White photography. Each day I will be posting a new Black & white image

I have a passion for this style of photograph, as it makes you concentrate more on the subject and really brings out the emotion of the image.

In the post processing phase, it is more than just removing the colour out of a picture but finding the right combination of tones and shades of grey that work within an image. With applications such as Photoshop you can change these mixtures to a great degree to give you more or less of those tones.

You can experiment with your photos as I am sure that your smartphone will have an editing section in it (both the iPhone Camera App and the Facebook App do this) and play around with the different settings.

Share your images with everyone by posting them to my facebook page

An old street in St. Albans. Shot with Fujifilm X-E1 with Olympus 35mm f/2.8 at 1/500 sec f/5.6 ISO 200

Don't forget that you can subscribe below to receive all the images from this months collection, plus a couple of bonus images, in high resolution.

#blackandwhite #schwarzweiss #monochromeoktober

Monochrome Oktober Day 12

Each year I dedicate the month of Oktober (German Spelling, in case you were wondering) to the beautiful art of Black & White photography. Each day I will be posting a new Black & white image

I have a passion for this style of photograph, as it makes you concentrate more on the subject and really brings out the emotion of the image.

In the post processing phase, it is more than just removing the colour out of a picture but finding the right combination of tones and shades of grey that work within an image. With applications such as Photoshop you can change these mixtures to a great degree to give you more or less of those tones.

You can experiment with your photos as I am sure that your smartphone will have an editing section in it (both the iPhone Camera App and the Facebook App do this) and play around with the different settings.

Share your images with everyone by posting them to my facebook page

A walk in the woods trying to find the Grufalo! shot with Fujifilm X-E1 with Olympus 50mm f/1.8 shot at 1/500 sec f/4.0 ISO 800

Don't forget that you can subscribe below to receive all the images from this months collection, plus a couple of bonus images, in high resolution.

#blackandwhite #schwarzweiss #monochromeoktober

UK trip 2016

My summer has been pretty hectic so far and finding time to edit my own personal photos has been rare. However this week I managed to find a couple of evenings when I could sit down and work on some of the photos I took when we had family trip back to the UK. Hope you enjoy. G.