Category Archives: musings

Return to the Tatry

Something about mountains is addictive, even speaking as a hiker (and occasional scrambler!): There is no better place I like to walk, and so it was great to return to Poland and the Tatry again, after a two year break (see … Continue reading

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Barcelona – soft spring light in a beautiful city

A chance to catch up with a good friend in a city famous for some amazing architecture for a few days. What could be better? So, with delightfully lightweight Fujifilm X-E2 and a couple of lenses in tow, we mooched around, … Continue reading

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Fujifilm X-E2 – life on the road

This Fujifilm X-E2 is the camera that I never thought I would find myself owning and using – a compact mirrorless system camera, and non-Canon to boot! This is not intended to be a technical review, as the web is full … Continue reading

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A busy summer around here

Well, summer 2014 was a very busy time for my Red Lenses photography business, which is just how I like it. So, the website has seen extensive updates to include the best examples of all this work: The Green Events, Sites … Continue reading

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Camera gear – move it and use it!

The subject of how best to carry your camera equipment is probably one of the most individualised of subjects for any photographer, depending not only on your gear, but how and where you are travelling. and also the type of … Continue reading

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Kinder in b&w

Kinder is a wonderful part of the Peak District National Park, in Derbyshire, UK: It’s not that far from me and I really should visit it more than I do, being a place of contrasts, particularly between the upland gritstone … Continue reading

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Simple Photoshop tutorial (works in Pixlr too!)

I’ve used Photoshop for a long time now (along with other image-editing software and various plugins/effects software), so I though that I would share just two simple tips for using it to great effect on your images. People seem to … Continue reading

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Degraded spaces in Sheffield

You don’t have to venture too far from the centre of Sheffield to still be able to find buildings which have – so far – escaped the redevelopment and gentrification of the centre. You can understand why:  Most consider them … Continue reading

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Live music and cameras: A bad combination?

In the words of the great Tom Waits, I want to pull on your coat about something: Taking photos at gigs. Everyone does it, seemingly, and I’m also guilty, grabbing a few snaps on my phone to say I was … Continue reading

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Film SLRs … where are they now? Oh, here they are …

I paid a visit to my local camera-store today, as thanks to the joy of modern social-networking, I had seen a post on Facebook that they were having a table-top sale. I was curious to see exactly what was there, … Continue reading

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