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Crystal Ball Photography

Crystal Ball Photography – my latest toy and project

Crystal Ball Photography or Glass Orb Photography is certainly nothing new and has been done to good and bad effect by many photographers before. That said it’s something I have never done before and a challenge I am really looking forward to experimenting with in all weathers and locations. Here is an affiliate link to the crystal ball that I have purchased https://amzn.to/2wEiNZ5 if you use the link it costs you no more but I get a few pennies to […]

Admiral Von Tromp shipwreck Saltwick Bay

Admiral Von Tromp shipwreck Saltwick Bay

Admiral Von Tromp Photography, a 3am start to catch the sunrise! For those who don’t know the place and the story, this is the shipwreck of Admiral Von Tromp which lies in Saltwick Bay near Whitby, North Yorkshire. Admiral Von Tromp was a Scarborough, England based fishing trawler that ran aground on 30/09/1976. The exact circumstance of the accident remains a mystery as the boat was on completely the wrong course and a senior nautical surveyor at the inquest stated […]

Manfrotto 322RC2 Review

Manfrotto 322RC2 heavy duty grip ball head review

In my book, the less fiddling with kit I do while on location shooting images, the better. I have owned and tried a few different tripod heads now which all did the job well but were fiddly and a little time consuming when it came to composing the shot, especially on those occasions when light and the scene is changing by the second and a fast recompose is needed, enter the Manfrotto 322RC2. I had watched videos on YouTube demonstrating […]

Spurn Point

Seascape photography tips – Golden Hour

Seascape Photography From a very early age, the beach and sea have both fascinated and excited me. Thinking back I remember not being able to sleep for many hours before going on a family holiday or day out to the coast, I was far too excited. Then there is the first glimpse of the sea from the car window as you approach the coast, magic and very exciting, I am sure this will sound true with many reading this who […]

Scarborough North Yorkshire Photography

After a long wet, dark and cold winter here in Yorkshire, UK, how nice it was to watch and photograph the sunrise on a mild Spring morning on and around the beach at Scarborough, England. I was out before blue hour from where the family and I were staying for the weekend, https://escape2thesands.com the harbour and beach were just a 5 minute ride away and best of all, the parking spaces near the harbour were empty and parking was free […]

Ribblehead Viaduct Photography Tim Hill

My image on an album cover by Nickolay Fedorenko

It’s always great to see my images put to good use but when Nickolay Fedorenko from Russia first contacted me, kindly asking if he could use one of my photographs of a train going over Ribblehead viaduct for the cover of the current album he was working on, I was a little surprised I must say! Nickolay speaks excellent English and kept in touch throughout making the album. World in Your Hands by Nickolay Fedorenko I would like to congratulate […]

Photoshop Manipulation by Tim Hill

Has a broken rib improved my images?

OK, maybe a silly title with a little bit of click bait in there but let me explain how breaking a rib could very much help my finished images in the future. I have not been able to work for the past couple of weeks due to breaking a rib while working in blizzard conditions, when we really should not have been out and in a situation where I could break a rib to start with, but that’s another story. […]

Car Wreck

Photoshop Manipulation – Car Wreck

Photoshop manipulation is never easy but wow, that took hours! Having finished, I am so proud of myself. The large full resolution version of Car Wreck looks cool, one to keep and frame. I am sure somebody more used to photoshop manipulations could do the above image in half the time, I was in no rush and paid attention to detail, I wanted to get this one right and I am pleased to say came bloody close, eventually! All credit […]

Lake District Photography Gary Gough

Photographers who inspire me – Gary Gough

The good thing, if I can find one, of being at home after breaking a rib after a fall in the snow, is having time to think about photography and all the great people who teach and inspire me on a weekly basis through platforms like YouTube. Currently, when I need inspiration I look no further than Leeds based, professional Yorkshire photographer Gary Gough. Back in 2017, Gary decided to set aside one day a week away from his busy […]

Ferrybridge Power Station Tim Hill

Leading Lines a fundamental part of photography

Along with the rule of thirds, leading lines is one of those common sense rules in photography that, once understood and used, can transform your images overnight, from dull to interesting. Leading lines come in many forms from picture to picture but all are designed to take the eye of the viewer through the image and keep the viewer looking longer, so adding interest. You can use leading lines to draw a viewer’s attention to a specific part of the […]

Yorkshire Photography Tim Hill

Spring clean for the website

To the eye very little has changed on here but believe me, I have been wearing a surgeons gown and gloves and been under the hood of the website for a good sort out so to speak. Main improvements: mobile friendliness greatly improved the site is faster to load on all platforms site menus have been split and improved crap cleared out and bugs fixed database optimized What else have I been up to this week, ah yes, partly thanks […]

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