• 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…

  • Victoria Baths Re-visited

    We visited the Victoria Baths with a tour arranged by the Oldham Chronicle, prior to the recent restoration. I decided to re-visit some of the RAW images that I took on the evening, using the updated processing engine in Lightroom, plus my own presets.

  • An Evening at Salford Quays

    It’s become a bit of a Joke that club meetings with Wigan 10 have been blessed with fantastic weather and outings with Oldham Photographic Society have been invariably subject to poor light and heavy rain. Imagine my surprise, therefore, when OPS members met up at Salford Quays last Thursday evening to interesting and improving light. I had arrived late afternoon, before some of the other members and was treated to some good early light. Around 5ish, the sun went behind clouds and the light became dull, so a couple of us went for a pizza and an hour later the light had returned. Gallery 1 (click on thumbnails to enlarge)…

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