Category Archives: black & white

Playing around with an Art Filter

On a recent trip to England’s “Peak District” I reckoned that the landscape would look good in dramatic black and white.  I could, of course, do some post-processing, but what if I could get the effect I wanted in-camera?  My Olympus E-M10 has a setting that does just that.  In the Art Filters menu there’s […]

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Mr Beckford’s Tower

William Beckford (1760-1844) was a man who had amassed a huge fortune from sugar production.  He said, “So, I am growing rich, and mean to build towers.”  He built a very famous one at Fonthill Abbey, which fell down soon after he sold the house (good timing!).  One which remains is “Lansdown Tower” near Bath, […]

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