Camera Club – Waddington

On Tuesday Ribblesdale and District Camera club ventures out in the miserable summer weather to the local village of Waddington. The church was opened for us and there were lots of opportunities on offer including wider images of the interior, some fine detail shots of the bright stained glass windows and also some of the…

Clitheroe Castle & Pendle Hill

This was the shot that I have wanted for a couple of years now, Clitheroe Castle but with a slight difference. There are many views of this ancient Norman Keep but from just one position on the outskirts of Clitheroe the backdrop is Pendle Hill, normally it’s the sky that forms the canvas. The weather…

The Buttermere Pines

This location has been well & truly covered by thousands of photographers over the years with some fantastic results being shown, so it was time I had a go I suppose. We had been promised a sunny February day and were already staying in the north lakes so it was the opportunity that I needed,…

Full Moon & Sigma 400mm

I have wondered for a while whether my Sigma 120-400mm telephoto lens was sharp or not. I have done tests before but they were inconclusive. So, time for a scientific approach; what could cause soft photos:- camera shake, poor focus, image stabilisation, technique, quality of lens. Camera shake: To eliminate this I put the camera on…

Winter’s 1st Cold Snap !

Well the Kruger trip may well be off but at least the Ribble Valley is looking quite photogenic under all this snow. Had a wander out into the countryside today to see what took my eye. Couldn’t get far from the car due to dodgy knee but still managed to capture a few shots. I…