• Shooting into the Sun

    We’ve had some clear sunny skies during the last week or so but from our house I can never see a sunset, because the sun goes down behind a hill way before it sets. So I’ve taken to going up even higher, or going around the hill, where I can to shoot against the setting sun and use flare to reduce the contrast and romanticise the picture. This suggests a question “can shooting into the sun damage the digital SLR camera sensor?”. There is much advice on the web but it is hard to find the definitive answer and it is all a matter of degree. The sun’s brightness can vary…

  • Somerford Park Three Day Eventing

    Today I spent a very happy half day at Somerford Park Farm for the the last day of the Three Day Event. In the company of a few friends, I had a fun time photographing the cross country event. As always, the water jump is my favourite part of the course – I just love those splashy pictures! Backgrounds are a real problem at all such events, as are the red and white flags, marshals in high viz jackets, spectators and even parked cars, so it is particularly important to choose a spot where distractions are at a minimum and blank skies are eliminated….not always so easy! Add  to that the…

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