Landscape

Autumn Colour Blast

Over the past couple of weeks I have been out at a new to me spot in the New Forest, shooting the end of autumn.  This selection comes from the results from my converted Canon 20D infrared camera ( it’s an enhanced IR filter conversion). From there I have colour swapped all these images – and then played about with them in Photoshop, Nik Collection, and some Topaz Plugins.  All

Looking through the clouds at the cable car from the Top Station

From Garmisch-Partenkirchen you can easily get cable cars up several impressive mountains.  And with one unfortunately named Mount Wank – being English – you just have to go up that one! I did so on a dry – but cloudy day.  This made the top of the mountain fairly eerie, as it was just above / level with the clouds at times.  I of course got the cable car up

Out of the Woods

As well as staying in Salzburg – I also had a week staying in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, which is ideally situated for some stunning mountain views and trails.  The first walk that I went on was on a fairly cloudy day, so I took the ski lift from the Olympic Stadium up to the summit of Eckbauer.  The walk down from the top leads you through a zig-zagging easy path through some

Salet Boat Station on Konigssee Lake

Whilst staying in Salzburg, it’s a short bus ride across the border to Berchtesgaden, a very touristy town in Germany.  Here the scenery around is spectacular.  On a nice bright day I visited the town and took the new Jennerbahn Cable car to the mid station up the mountain.  The top station was not accessible, as they looked to still be working on the cable up. After a short walk

Salzburger Hochthron Summit Cross

Mount Untersberg is an impressive mountain near Salzburg ( It’s the northern most massif of the Berchesgaden Alps ).  It is easily accessible by cable car, a short distance from Salzburg.  I visited it this year in late August for the first time, getting a bus from the hotel to the cable car station.  From there it was a short ride to the mountain station.  Great view can be had

Walking in the Woods

I recently took a walk over Fleet Common, where I used to go as a child when visiting Grandparents.  As a child I would run and play, pretending to be a soldier with a stick for a gun.  On this walk I went armed with 1 lens ( my Canon 17-40mm L) and two camera bodies.  My Canon 5D Mark IV and 720nm Colour Infrared Converted 20D. I will start

Autumn Wonderland

It’s been a while for me to take some Infrared images, but a walk out looking for fungi in the New Forest provided a good opportunity to bring my converted Canon 20D camera along to take some Autumn shots. As per usual I experimented with different white balance’s whilst taking them, and the processing used some Photoshop actions I have to reverse colour channels, and produce faux film infrared black

Take off

Today I took an afternoon trip to Stanpit Marshes, Christchurch.  The day was a lovely December day with bright clear skies and not too cold either.  Stanpit Marsh nature reserve at this time of year is a nice place to go looking for Stonechats.  And today my luck was in as there were a few about posing on the gorse and brambles. I got a little luck with this next

Looking across with walkers to Lingmell

The final walk of my trip to the lake district was a walk up England’s highest mountain, Scaffel Pike.  This mountain is situated next to Wastwater lake – which also happens to be England’s deepest Lake.  The summit of Scaffel Pike is 978 metres (3,209 ft) above sea level. The day started off cloudy but warm, and as I walked up to Hollow Stones, the summits of the Pike and the

Walla Cragg to Keswick

The day following the climb up Ulla Pike was much different weather wise – being overcast and wet.   Not to be perturbed though, I set off outdoor walking again – this time on a slightly lower walk, around the Walla Cragg trail.  Fortunately the weather did improve slightly after the start of the walk allowing some dry spots and less cloud. Here are the images from that part of the