Chateau de Noisy, Belgium

Owners have formally applied for demolition of this significant heritage castle This place is one of the most magical and architecturally beautiful castles I've seen. I've visited it 4 times and each time it never fails to impress with its neo-gothic architecture. The owners own several castles and have now …

Good bye 2013, it was a stunning year

I've been enjoying reading everyones messages, recapping on the year spent but inspiring lots of activity for 2014. For me, 2013 was a roller coaster of a year, highs, lows, good times and tough times but never bad times. Seen so many great locations, so many great people across Europe, …

Abandoned University, Belgium

Last used for talks on nuclear energy A vast university campus left abandoned for some time – we spent some hours here but we did not have long enough. Lots of labs for space engineering and jet engine testing, amazing place. We bumped into metal thieves, they were polite and …

Internal Schematics

Things found in abandoned locations This former hospital, also known as Hospital of a 1000 Wheelchairs, had a lot of patient information left. Detailed records of patients, personal information and then x-rays… This, for me, is the most intimate details that can be left – actually seeing inside the patients …

Are you getting interested in the new Nikon Df?

16.2MP CMOS full-frame sensorEXPEED 3 processing engineISO 100-12,800 (expandable to ISO 204,800 equivalent)Pentaprism viewfinder, approx. 100% coverage The specs stack up really well. Personally I love the design – is this something special from Nikon or is it another iteration of the same? What do you think? Reshared post from …

The Matrix

Royal Air Force Telecommunications Not really as advanced however. What you are seeing here is the total secured telephony system and switch gear for a mothballed UK Royal Air Force base, part of the strategic command centre held inside the Station HQ. Its funny when you think of it, one …

Sweet Dreams

As the night draws to a close, I thought I would share this image. It was taken in a old millers house in Luxembourg. The house was beautiful with a winding set of stairs, and at the top of them, there was the master bedroom. Still laid out like the …

No, thank you Google Play

Nexus 5 has been shipped, ahead of schedule Notifications like these always go down well, especially when it means that the Nexus 5 is in the post. Looking forward to getting this in my hands. I love the Nexus 4 I currently own but the 5, well should be great! …

Dr. Crazy wishes you a Happy Halloween – 2013

Wherever you are and whatever you are doing on Halloween night, have a great time and have fun! This image is of me as the crazy doctor, taken inside an abandoned mental asylum in a former surgical ward. It was created and processed for a unique adult scare attraction in …

Nikon 16-35mm f/4 VR ED Lens – Review

Introduction It was either keep the Nikon 14mm f/2.8, get a Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 or get the Nikon 16-35mm f/4 VR. After chatting to my local camera shop they ordered me in some gear to test in their showroom. This review looks at the Nikon 16-35mm f/4 – most people …

Testing Sandisk Extreme Pro SDHC with Nikon D800

Testing Sandisk Extreme Pro SDHC with Nikon D800 This is a review of testing Sandisk Extreme Pro 16gb 95mb/s UHA-1 SDHC card on the Nikon D800. I’m putting it through its paces and doing some comparative testing against other types of card. Most people ask “why should I pay that …

Introduction to HDR Training at WEX Photographic

Introduction to HDR Training pack High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is really popular at the minute however it leaves a lot of people wondering what it is and more importantly, how do you do it. I had a lot of contact from people emailing asking about the digital art techniques …

Chernobyl Photo-documentary at WEX Photographic

Following the trip to Chernobyl, Lucy Shires and me are doing a photo presentation and talk at WEX Photographic in Norwich, UK. This will include video footage from inside Pripyat City and Chernobyl nuclear reactors. The talk is scheduled for Saturday, 6th October 2012 at 11am – 1pm, we will …

Nikon D800 DSLR with Nikkor 14mm f/2.8 ED Lens

The Nikkor 4mm f/2.8 lens was first developed in 1999 and still today, they sell in the UK for circa £1300. Whilst the lens suffers from complex distortion, it has always performed well on every Nikon I’ve owned from the D80, D2x, D300, D300s, D700 and D3.

Thinking about changing from a Nikon D3 to D800?

Its really an interesting move what Nikon have done by diversifying their markets. Some will say that this causes too much confusion where others will see that Nikon have actually made choosing a high-end DSLR easier than ever. Let me explain. Pre D800/D4, we had the Nikon D3(s), D700 and …

Why the Nikon D800 is the best for HDR Post Processing

The Nikon D800 is Nikons newest and probably most advanced creation. Its a 36.3 megapixel FX-format sensor DSLR many enhancements shared with the D4. These are around the autofocus system deliver and ability capture significant depth and detail. Well the above is what Nikon claim is the case. Lets face it, …