Visiting the incredible Manchester Monastery

Visiting the incredible Manchester Monastery The Manchester Monastery really is one of those buildings where using the word incredible in its description is quite right and fitting. Not only is it an incredible building, but it also has an amazing story connected to it, from its beginnings as a Franciscan friary in the 19th century, […]

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August visit to City Airport and Heliport Manchester

August visit to City Airport and Heliport Manchester I always enjoy my visits to City Airport in Manchester. From leaving home I can be there in 20 minutes or so and if the weather is good it really is a decent place to pass an hour or two. Last week with time to spare and […]

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Macro photography with Sigma 107 and Neewer ring flash

Macro photography with Sigma 107 and Neewer ring flash I have been really enjoying getting to grips with macro photography and improving the light source was a game changer for me. With that in mind I have a number of ‘home made’ softboxes of varying sizes, shapes and material and each of them have been […]

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Macro photography at Lyme park

Macro photography at Lyme park During our recent trip to Lyme Park we took some time out to spend half an hour or so with the macro lenses on. I had my Sigma 105mm lens and for the images in the picture gallery used one of my home made soft boxes, which for the most […]

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Visiting Lyme park Cheshire – National Trust

Visiting Lyme Park Cheshire – National Trust The National Trust site at Lyme Park is always a wonderful place to visit and we made a pretty much spur of the moment decision last week to head over that way for a wander around. We were there relatively early and whilst it was still pretty quiet. […]

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Macro photography with Sigma 105mm f2.8

Macro photography with Sigma 105mm f2.8 More images, almost all of insects taken in the garden using the Sigma 105mm f2.8 macro lens mounted on a Canon EOS 90D. Picture gallery Clicking on any of the images below will open a picture gallery that you can click or scroll through.

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August visit to Burton Mere Wetlands – RSPB Reserve

August visit to Burton Mere Wetlands – RSPB Reserve This was our second visit to the RSPB wetlands site at Burton Mere, our previous visit there was a couple of months ago back in June. As I have written a few words in an earlier post about the site and following our June visit I […]

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Macro photography and trying to get the light right

Macro photography and trying to get the light right I have said many times, that getting the light right with macro photography is one of the critical elements to getting a decent picture, and that applies whether using natural light or artificial light. Of course getting the light right is at the heart of all […]

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