All posts by Simon

Changing Gear

For obvious reasons, caring for my dad in recent years had gradually become my main priority. As a consequence of that, my photographic output fell to an all-time low over the last couple of years and, particularly over the most recent winter months, even stopped completely.  Now, with Spring here and Summer on the way, … Read more Changing Gear

Seeing Red

My Infrared Photography – “IR590” Infrared photography is not to everyone’s taste. I have friends who even say they find infrared images “creepy”. Before getting started, I’ll address a common misnomer so that there’s no confusion. When most photographers, including me, refer to infrared photography,  we’re really referring to “near-infrared”. True infrared light is outside … Read more Seeing Red

Now I Know Why

I really thought I’d lost my photo mojo. Grabbing the camera and heading out had become a chore; something that I did, even though the thought actually wearied me. I thought I’d lost interest in the craft and that I’d had enough, and that the only thing to do was wait for the denial to … Read more Now I Know Why

Photo Mojo

Like many others, my photography goes through phases. Sometimes I’m prolific while other times I’m less so. Sometimes all I create are black and white images, while other times I make only landscape images, sometimes infrared or long exposure, and still others where I focus solely on macro or woodland, streams or waterfalls. There are … Read more Photo Mojo

Hoar Frost

Snow Schmow! For a truly magical Winter Wonderland scene, you don’t need snow, you need a hoar frost! Not to say that you don’t want snow too, if it should be available! But the magical fairy dust sprinkled on a Winter Wonderland scene is the crystallisation of tiny shards of ice, on the tips of … Read more Hoar Frost