Category Archives: Islands

Primes, zooms, landscapes and panos


THE question cropped up in a forum discussion of whether primes are better than zooms. This is a fairly common question amd my response is that the best modern zooms are very nearly as good as any prime. My 70-200 … Continue reading

Posted in Black and White film, Canon 70-200 f2.8L, Colour film, Crete, Film, Greece, Islands, Leica R4s Mod P, Leitz Summicron 90, Lenses, Mamiya TLR, Sekor 180/4.5 super | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Will digital do this?


I recently finished processing this shot, taken with my Leica R4s ModP and the Summicron 90mm lens, and it struck me as a fine example of the sort of quality in the tones that film can deliver and but digital … Continue reading

Posted in Cameras, Colour film, Crete, Equipment, Film, film camera, Film cameras, Greece, Islands, Leica R4s Mod P, Leitz Summicron 90, Natural, Photography | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Best of 2012


IT’S hard to say which of this year’s crop of photos are my best, particularly as I am usually most excited by what I have done most recently – and if my work is steadily improving, that is as it … Continue reading

Posted in Greece, Large Format, Leica R4s Mod P, Medium Format, Qatar, Temple of Aphaia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shooting lightning


I WAS in Greece for a month from mid-October and I was lucky to have fabulous weather while I was there. There was a real “Indian summer” right through the islands for the first week and though it got a … Continue reading

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The quality of light


I’VE BEEN working through the mass of photos I took during my Greek trip and I was struck by the two below. One of them was taken in the evening  the other early the following morning. The difference in the … Continue reading

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Three sunsets in one


You don’t take a photo, you make it – Ansel Adams You don’t take a photo, you fake it – Paul Cowan I THINK my version is probably more apposite today. Everybody likes a good sunset, don’t they? Just as … Continue reading

Posted in Aegina, Canon 5D MkII, Gradient filter, Greece, Islands, Photographic art, Photographic techniques, Photography, Sunset and sunrise techniques, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Time for a change


ENOUGH about arcane experiments with old cameras! Well, enough for now, anyway. It’s time to get up-to-date and throw in some shameless self-promotion. So, today: Greece. I’ve just come back after 10 days wandering through the delightful Argo-Saronic Gulf, the … Continue reading

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