Yesterday Sheffield saw one of the country's biggest gatherings against US President Donald J. Trump's entry to the UK. Lord Mayor Magid Magid has banned Trump from visiting the city of Sheffield, and thousands of citizens gathered to share their anti-Trump sentiment. I spent an afternoon running around the city with a 400mm lens to capture the rally.
During the UK's brief 3 day summer last week me and the lovely Rosie took a trip into the Peak District and took advantage of some gorgeous light, rarely for me these are all natural light portraits.
Photography info: (Nikon D750 + Tokina 100mm f/2.8) @ 1/200-1/320s f/2.8 ISO 100
Last week's downpour of the white stuff was the most snow I've seen here since my first winter in Sheffield 2012/13. This photo was from before it turned to mush, it was light and powdery, almost like you could blow it off the rooftops with a strong breath.
(Nikon D750 + Nikkor 400mm f/3.5) @ 1/200 f/8 ISO 100
Even on a tripod in high winds on an exposed hillside with that focal length, 1/200 want fast enough to guarantee a sharp shot, so I took many photos of this same composition, selected out the few sharp ones in post, and employed image averaging & super resolution. The resulting photo has an equivalent ISO of about ISO 10, and greater detail than the D750's sensor could normally resolve.
Me and my parents head out to see family in Ireland at least twice a year, it's a fabulous opportunity for landscape photography but combining a bit of environmental portraiture with an epic scene is even more special. This is a photograph of my parents halfway up Croagh Patrick (colloquially called the Reek), with the waters and islands of Clew Bay in the distance. Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo, ROI.
(Nikon D750 + 85mm f/1.8G) @ 1/500s f/5.6 ISO100
5 photo stitched panorama of vertical images panning across the scene.
We headed out into the Peak before sunrise, hoping to capture the sun breaking the horizon, but England's clouds had other plans. Fortunately I was able to get a strobe on a nearby rock and balance it precariously to backlight the shot with a golden sunrise glow.
Thanks to Allan and Rosie for being so in love, and I hope you've all had a lovely Valentines.
(Nikon D750 + Nikkor 20mm f/1.8) @ 1/200s f/2.8 ISO1000
CTO gelled strobe on a rock behind on medium power.