Author: DMcA

Northumberland coastal castles and landscapes

These are photos taken on a Northumberland photography workshop in June 2021 with the excellent Steve Bell. Steve is a very talented landscape and dark sky photographer, and his courses are packed with useful information and great shooting opportunities. All of these shots were taken either before or after sunrise, some very late at night indeed. Most of them involve some form of exposure blending, focus stacking or panorama stitching.


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Farne Islands seabirds (and seals)

These shots were taken from a boat trip to the Farne Islands in Northumberland in June 2021 on a photo workshop with the excellent Steve Bell. The 2 hour Farne Island boat trip is highly recommended, and there is no shortage of birds to see, although it’s quite hard to get good shots of them.


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A7R3 OOF examples Andover

A7R3 focus accuracy. These are screenshots of the thumbnails of the out-of-focus (OOF) images for the At the HCT, Andover. You will note that the bird is front and centre in almost every image, and it is not operator error or technique that is causing the problems.


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A6400 OOF examples Andover

A6400 focus accuracy. These are screenshots of the thumbnails of the out-of-focus (OOF) images for the a whole session at HCT Andover. You will note that the bird is front and centre in almost every image, and it is not operator error or technique that is causing the problems.


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A7R4 OOF examples Andover

A7R4 focus accuracy. These are screenshots of the thumbnails of the out-of-focus (OOF) images for the Andover HCT session (all day). You will note that the bird is front and centre in almost every image, and it is not operator error or technique that is causing the problems. 692 out of 854 images were out of focus.


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A9 TC 1.4 Falcon OOF

A9 focus accuracy. These are screenshots of the thumbnails of the out-of-focus (OOF) images for the falcon session. You will note that the bird is front and centre in almost every image, and it is not operator error or technique that is causing the problems.


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A9 Thumbnails Afternoon OOF

A9 focus accuracy. These are screenshots of the thumbnails of the out-of-focus (OOF) images for the afternoon session. You will note that the bird is front and centre in almost every image, and it is not operator error or technique that is causing the problems.


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A9 Thumbnails Morning OOF

A9 focus accuracy. These are screenshots of the 126 (of 456 total) thumbnails of the out-of-focus (OOF) images for the morning session. You will note that the bird is front and centre in almost every image, and it is not operator error or technique that is causing the problems.


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