I'm so Excited!...NEW Camera!(To Me)

Bronica ETRS

Bronica ETRS
Click the Camera for  more details in my Blog saying why this Medium Format beast is here!

Video review is coming soon!


I Entered LPOTY! (Click Below for the full story on my Blog)

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Simpler Look & NEW! Travel Section

OK, so you probably haven't even noticed, but I have taken a metaphorical axe to the website and equally metaphorically cut it in half. The result is a single column of thumbnails on the home page making for a less cluttered and more streamlined interface. Thumbnails remain square, but are slightly larger at 500px square. This also makes editing the site's mobile version less complicated. I've re-instated the welcome banner which now has a message that reminds you to click on the Fern Logo to get the Home page back. That also means I've deleted a Home menu link. Also, I will keep menu lists to just three options in most cases, again to de-clutter the screen. And... Last but not least, I have finally added a Travel section. So, if you haven't already done so, click on the menu option, OR the Elephant on the page (left - sorry, couldn't resist the obscure pun.)

All feedback welcome, so ping me a line on these changes if you have the time. Good or bad, it doesn't matter as I have a hide like a Rhino!



Is Photography possible in Lockdown?

Here in the UK, we are on a pretty strict lockdown. Life is grim, but there are some chinks of light and one of these is that according to the UK Govt, we can still take photos! But and it's quite a big but, we need to be sensible. So here are my lockdown rules for UK landscape photography: 

  1. Stay away from popular areas

  2. Have ID on you, a business card is ideal.

  3. If you're not sure, jog on. There will be other times.

  4. Always respect the Police and the law 

  5. Wear a mask, sanitise your hands often and keep 2m apart from other people.

  6. Don't go out if you are feeling ill.

I went out yesterday and took this image, so it can be done. More in my Blog


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Another Commission Delivered

Mrs Lynda Robertson is the happy recipient of this new commission which consists of a pair of mirror image flower pictures on 24 by 12inch canvas frames. 

Lynda was very specific on her requirements for complementary flower pictures that also fit the decor in her home. In order to do that I used the magic of Photoshop on an existing image to flip it horizontally. I then modified the colours of each and applied the Orton effect judiciously (not too much) to get a little bit of glow and softness.

The original image is actually 12 macro images of a Gerbera flower stacked together to look like one. This gives the petals definition even when side on, something that would be impossible without my Zeiss lens and Helicon Focus Software. 

They are shortly to be available as either a Diptych, or singly at an affordable price via this website, or my Etsy shop.  Just click on the images for more information. Other commissions and full installations undertaken See my Services Page for more full details.

Pink Gerbera
Yellow Gerbera