nikon sb 800

Overlooking A Mere In Delamere Forest.

‘Meres’ are ponds, or lakes, created at the end of the last Ice-Age by huge ice blocks (once part of the ice sheet) finally melting - but leaving a depression in the soft earth.  Cheshire’s water table is particularly high and so it fills these depressions - producing ponds that attract a huge variety of animal & plant life.

Cheshire, England.   October 2015.

Nikon D300 17-55 f2.8G   Shot at 17mm f22 1/40th sec. + fill-in flash (Nikon SB 800) + Manfrotto 190XB & 804RCII

Ragwort Abstract.

The humble Ragwort is both benefactor and demon - dozens of insects thrive on it, but it can be fatally poisonous to horses & cattle. It’s portrayed here with minimum depth of field & fill-in flash for its colour and shape.

River Weaver Navigation, Cheshire, England   August 2015

Nikon D300 17-55 f2.8G   Shot at 38mm f2.8 1/250th sec Nikon SB 800 fill-in

anonymous asked:

I like your photos. Would you tell me what camera you use?

I will answer this question, but I want to throw out there that the equipment is the last thing that should be on the mind of a developing photographer. It will feel at first like it’s giving you the pictures you want, but after a while it will impede your growth. It’s like skipping to the end of a good book in a series. You might know how book one ends, but you won’t know why you’re there, and when you go to read part 2 you’ll be lost… That’s maybe not a great analogy, but it’s as good of one as I can muster with the insufficient amount of coffee I’ve imbibed so far today. 

Cameras: 

Nikon D800

Nikon D3

Nikon D7000

iPhone 5s - because Joanna

Lenses:

Nikon 20mm ƒ2.8

Nikon 24-70mm ƒ2.8

Nikon 35mm ƒ2.0

Nikon 50mm ƒ1.4

Nikon 80-200mm ƒ2.8

Flashes: 

(2) Nikon SB-800

Cheetah CL-360


The thing about this is that I’d like to walk around with some of you folks in Chicago - not when it’s 5 degrees with a negative windchill. Bring your cameras and/or phones and we’ll talk about why stuff works the way it does and how to get the most of your current setup.