Teleconverter Troubles

Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E II

Out of all of the discussions I take part in and the questions I am asked about photography, I am sure the subject of teleconverters crops up more often than any other. What Are Teleconverters? A teleconverter is a magnifying lens which fits between the camera body and the main lens. Canon market them as … Read more

Processing a Puffin

I’m regularly asked how I process photographs in Lightroom and the answer is never consistent. There is no ‘one size fits all’ rule, each photograph requires a slightly different approach. The best advice is to get things done right in the camera to start with rather than relying on excessive adjustments in software. I always … Read more

Attack Of The Terns!

Wind the clock back to a damp and foggy spring morning in June 2013 and I found myself on Inner Farne of the Farne Islands. There is certainly nothing unusual about that in itself but this time I was there for Bird Watching Magazine to cover the National Trust’s annual tern census. Inner Farne is … Read more

MV Danio Farne Islands

At around 0430 on Saturday the 16th March the MV Danio, a 80 metre long cargo vessel issued a distress call after it became grounded on the ‘Blue Caps’ low lying tidal rocks of the Farne Islands to the south west of The Longstone. The Danio has a cargo of timber on board and despite … Read more

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