Author Archives: Michael Hilton

Falling Leaves, Autumn

Autumn’s a great time to make colourful and beautiful images, but here are three more impressionistic pictures; all were created simply by waving the camera about during the exposure.

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Colourful!

If your picture is only going to be viewed for a fraction of a second you need “impact” – and this picture certainly has it.

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Trees

This is a canopy of trees – or just some foliage really.  Photographed from Faringdon Folly Tower looking almost straight down; of course that’s the tower’s shadow in the picture.  Even my shadow is visible, just.

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Corrosion

You will have seen many pictures of Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ on the beach at Crosby.  Hopefully this one’s a bit different. It’s a closeup of the corrosion on the back of one of the 100 figures.  Click on the … Continue reading

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I Know it’s Not Autumn but…

I have only just got round to looking at some pictures from last autumn in Cholmondeley’s gardens.  It was a chilly and grey day but the light suited the subjects perfectly.  Plants at the end of their lives or just … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice

The weather was a bit too cloudy around sunset on the solstice but it did clear just long enough for the moon to make a hazy appearance next to Beeston Castle in Cheshire.  Peckforton Castle also makes an appearance in … Continue reading

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Ploumanac’h – More Boulders Than One Can Cope With

This is late evening at Ploumanac’h on the coast of Brittany.  It has more interesting and colourful boulders than anywhere I’ve seen.  In fact there are so many that it can be difficult too get yourself to anywhere off the official … Continue reading

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Bad Weather

I keep reading that bad weather makes great pictures; it’s true up to a point but the scene above looked very boring until the sun struggled out and lit up the rainstorm.  It only lasted for a minute so it’s … Continue reading

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Allotments

This is the result of a quick wander around out local allotments, which like many others are under threat by developers. I’d rather enjoy this than see more tarmac and bricks.

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180 Degrees

A post-sunset picture taken on an iPhone – it looks quite nice and it was easy to make this 180 degree panorama; but it is oh so very grainy.

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