Buxton

Buxton it’s little spa town and it’s often described as gateway to Peak District National Park. I spend last weekend there with family just to relax in surprisingly warm February weather with temperatures reaching over 17c. It was not photography focused journey therefore I only manage to take one photo worth sharing of the hotel we stayed in.

 


Corporation street Victoria view

This week I had visit another great location in Manchester city center for night and long exposure photography. This time was M.A.N arena car park what offers nice view on Victoria station and corporation street. Idea was to capture light streaks from ring road along with trains coming in and out from the station. I’ve show up early blue hour to get my base image keeping camera on tripod and shooting all the way until late blue hour to get rest of components.

Area on left side of the frame is currently under heavy development with several buildings been added to ever growing Manchester skyline. Once work is complete spot will offer excellent composition with all new N.O.M.A scrapers and bridge in the foreground.

This time I also brought second camera that I placed on other side to capture north bound of the station. It’s not a great image but I decide to share it anyway.

Also before and after of main photo can be seen below:


First street view

Most of 2018 I’ve been photographically inactivity. One of my new years resolutions however was to get back to it so I took a challenge: one, good picture a week. This weekend I decide to revisit one of my favourite location…

Car park on First street in Manchester have a great view on Deansgate train station so the idea was to capture city lights at dusk with light streaks from passing trains. This time I used technique called time blending. I’ve watched few tutorials from one of my favourite photographer, Elia Locardi who teamed up with crew from Fstoppers to create great series called “Photographing the World”.

Idea is to blend multiple images taken within few hours of shooting into one seamless picture by choosing most interesting parts of each and blending it in photoshop. I didn’t get weather conditions I really want as I was hoping for some dramatic clouds but instead sky went absolutely clear.

Some may call it cheating reality but I feel it’s a creative choice since I’m not adding any pixels that aren’t already there.  This way I’m be able get best dynamic range possible.

Here is before and after. I used base image taken at early blue hour and added lights using “lighten blending mode” in photoshop.


Searching for vistas

I started new challenge for 2019; take as best as possible photo at least once per week. I realize it’s already 3rd week of January as I’m sharing this very first post but because of some unforeseen circumstances and horrible weather I was unable to succeed in capturing anything worth sharing in first 2 weeks. This year so far turns out to be quite unlucky as during this trip I drop my 70-200mm f4 lens breaking focus ring 🙁

I went to Philips park witch is comfortably located in the area I live in to capture Manchester and Salford skyline. Result can be seen below.


Manchester photo gallery update

I had been quite inactive as of late in terms of personal project. Newly created family take a lot of my free time. However I have little update to my Manchester photo gallery. Hope you enjoy it.


Portrait session

Despite been dedicated landscape/cityscape photographer I lately notice I enjoy doing portrait sessions more and more. This time was for beautiful model from Poland, Izabela.


Best of Manchester Vol3

Simple post update with my recent works focused around Manchester. You can find all those images as usual on my Instagram. However I would want to post them one by one on this blog therefore I decided to make periodic updates containing batch, share worthy images gathered throughout recent trips and assignments.


Mountainscapes

I spend few days relaxing, breathing fresh mountain air and photographing beautiful polish Tatra mountains. Even though it’s one of the places I’ve been frequently visiting throughout the years I’ve made images I really like. This time my focus was on quality of light therefore most presented photos in this post were taken during golden or blue hour. I even manage to wake up for sunrise what doesn’t happen very often 🙂


Pursuit of Portraits

When I first start photography I was taking pictures of anything that wasn't moving or taking back to me. Now I'm finding myslef enjoying taking portraits of people more and me. Here are shere few images I recently captured with lovely model Caoimhe.


Best photos of London

Few of my best photos from my two night trip to London. I focused mainly on night images as in my opinion this city look best. It was just kinda painful to carry heavy tripod all day long just to be able to take few photos during sunset and the blue hour.