I recently returned from beautiful Norway after a 4 day trip organised by Antony Spencer The plan was to photograph the Northern Lights but sadly the cloud and sometimes rain set in during the dark hours making it impossible to see them yet alone photograph them.
Even tho we did not get to see the lights dance we still did plenty of exploring and photography during the daylight hours. Norway has so much to offer with stunning mountain’s and Fjord’s everywhere you look. We were also very lucky to have been there when the autumn colours were at there best with lovely oranges and browns like you have never seen. it really its Large format camera territory as my SLR ‘s just did not have the resolution to capture the amazing detail that this landscape has to offer during the daylight. I will definitely return again probably during the winter when the landscape is transformed with a layer of snow and the light is more subtle making it much easer to photograph.
Antony Spencer will be running trips to Norway throughout the year so get in contact of you are interested in going out to Norway to see the lights for yourself.
Below is a small selection of photographs taken during my stay.
I have had this wonderful lens for sometime but I am never able to use it because I love using filters but this lens has no standard way of fitting a Lee or Cokin Filter holder. I know Lee will be launching a new filter system for this lens in June but I am a very inpatient person and I think it will be over £300+VAT just for the holder and maybe 1x filter! So I was thinking I can make one for much less and still decent quality. and it can take the 130mm / 170mm Grad filters that Lee & Cokin Make. below is a list of key ingredients you will need.
1x Cokin X Pro Filter Holder
1x Cokin Universal Adapter ring
black Telescopic Circular Tubing
thin Black plastic sheet / or black card
Thin foam + spray adhesive
I have posted some photos of my filter holder below, I have only had a quick test and there is no cut off at 16mm on a FX Camera so a DX would be ok for sure.
I am going to head out tonight and get some landscape test shots so will post the results later.
Hello I thought I would give this Blog a go, at least while my web site is under construction.
It’s been quite a busy week; getting out with the camera for 3 sunrises & 3 sunsets! I was also down in Durham taking photos of the Gala Theatre for the front cover of spring 2010 event listings brochure, while there I also did some photographs of the GTSS performance of Footloose in the main auditorium.
Please keep an eye on my blog, I will try and keep it updated with whatever projects I am working on. I will post information about my 2010 exhibition as soon as I have the dates. in the meantime please feel free to take a look though my photostream on Flickr.
I am currently back out on tour for my last leg of the build your own cathedral tour with the Karine Polwart Trio, last night we were in Cambridge where the band were filmed by Spiral Earth, so that should be available to view shortly. Anyway, I better dash as I have a soundcheck to complete in Marlborough.
Catch you soon,