Tog Diaries

Follow my photography adventures across the country ('Tog Diaries') shooting landscapes, wildlife, people and special events. Life is about making the time to do something you love, and after a career in aviation I have decided to do my photography the way I want to do pressure, no expectations, just for the love of it, to enrich my life with something I find can be incredibly rewarding. A 'warts and all' diary. I hope you'll subscribe to my YouTube channel and join me along the way...

Chrome Hill & a precarious place for a photo

Today I'm setting out for a weekend of photography in the west of the Peak District. Part One is a visit to the famous Chrome and Parkhouse Hill ancient reef knolls, these are often frequented by landscape photographers looking for the perfect shot. (There will be more episodes coming soon covering Luds Church 'chasm' and The Roaches, a popular rock climbing area).

Church on the water

A visit to Rutland Water, luckily I had some time to capture a few images before other visitors arrived on the scene…

Rutland Water... Just a quick visit today. I will go back in the future to shoot this wonderful landscape some more...

Making use of ND and polarising filters at Rutland Water. The thumbnail images have had differing colour filters applied in post editing and show how different an image can look.

Black and white with a red filter effect in post processing.

Black and white with a red filter effect in post processing.