Midnight Isle

Castle on the Loch

Castle on the Loch

It should be clear that I don't see photography as being restricted to producing only pure photo-realistic images, but that doesn't mean completely doing away with realism either. Even with a traditional landscape, a romanticised memory can be worth more than the dreary "reality" of the moment captured by the camera's sensor.

This often brings up the question of how far to go, and at what point does too far instead turn into not far enough.

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Weight of the World

Weight of the World

Reflection

Reflection

Minack Arches

Minack Arches

Fading Fragments

Fading Fragments

Lost in Memories Unlived

Lost in Memories Unlived

Eternal Ephemerae

Eternal Ephemerae

Breakthrough

Breakthrough

Uncertainty

Uncertainty

River Wharfe, Yorkshire

In 2007 I went on a trip to Yorkshire, and took a photo of the River Wharfe, near Grassington.

It was ok, but I've not really been entirely happy with the image, and I decided to have a go at re-processing from the same digital negative. Advances in software alone can often make this a worthwhile activity, but in this case my own improved processing skills along with a more refined ability to determine what isn't right about an image also came into play.

River Wharfe

It may not be an image that'll win any awards, but I'm satisfied with the degree of improvement I was able to make, and more importantly that I didn't simply settle for being just a bit better than before - fixing the crop and exposure took it a long way - but for each revision I looked at it and kept asking myself "Am I happy with this? How could it be improved?" and made quite a few tweaks before I could say there's nothing more to add, nothing more to take away.