Favourite pictures – The accordion player

This is one of those pictures which starts out as a colour picture which doesn’t really stand out, but once converted to black & white makes more of an impact. I took this whilst we were on holiday in Durham last year with a Pentax K5 and Sigma 18-125 HSM zoom. We were walking through the town and I saw this man playing and instinctively raised the camera and snapped without any real thought about composition. Later I cropped it […]

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View of Durham Cathedral

This is the Cathedral at Durham viewed from the bank of the River Wear. During our holiday in the North East of England we spent a day walking round the City of Durham and discovered the walk along the river which gives great views of the Cathedral. Of all the shots I took that day, this is one of my favourites. It was taken at 18mm using a Sigma 18-125 HSM zoom fitted to my Pentax K5. In post processing […]

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Panorama effect from wide angle

I took this picture of the centre of Durham using the 10mm setting of my Tamron 10-24mm Super wide angle zoom. Once I imported the picture into Lightroom I realised that the shot has more impact when cropped down to a panorama style image, cutting out a lot of the foreground which was just pavement. I’ve used this technique quite a few times to create a panorama style shot; I know it doesn’t have the full reach of a stitched […]

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