Alpha Whiskey Photography

Alpha Whiskey Photography

Joined on Sep 25, 2012
About me:

Alpha Whiskey has pursued his enjoyment of photography both at home in the UK and overseas, capturing scenic views from Alaska to Bulgaria, from Iceland to California. He has pointed his camera and trained his eye at almost every subject, from wildlife to architecture, from portraits to landscapes, from the Red Bull X-Fighters to the Northern Lights. His photographs have been published on the covers of national publications and his blog is a growing library of images from his travels and excursions. He hopes that by sharing them he can encourage others to worry less about gear and simply go out and shoot.

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On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places (122 comments in total)

Happy 2017 :)

https://alphawhiskey.slickpic.com/photoblog/post/2016-A-Year-In-Pictures

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2016 at 10:11 UTC as 19th comment
On article 6 tips for shooting fall color (109 comments in total)

Light is a big factor, especially behind and through leaves.

https://alphawhiskey.slickpic.com/photoblog/post/A-Burst-Of-Autumn

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 15:33 UTC as 5th comment
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Azathothh: mushy flat photos... meh

Thank you very much! I only wish Olympus would take notice! LOL! :)

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 11:40 UTC
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Azathothh: mushy flat photos... meh

These reviewers are techies and gearheads, not photographers, and the photos are in keeping with quality of images offered across these sites. I feel sorry for Olympus having these kinds of pics returned which do little to promote their brand and the capability of their equipment. I happened to be in Iceland at the same time with my humble E-M5 and managed to take a few half decent images.

https://photographylife.com/postcards-from-iceland

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 11:59 UTC
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Craig from Nevada: A place like Costa Rica would have provider a better test of this camera's capabilities---rain, clouds, BIF, mountains, volcanos, flowers, trees and most of all color.

Iceland is not doubt a great destination, but this was not a really great time of year to figure out what this camera can do.

I shot Costa Rica with the E-M5 earlier this year and it coped very well with all the weather conditions so I'm sure the newer models would cope.

http://alphawhiskey.slickpic.com/photoblog/post/CostaRicaAPreview

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 11:55 UTC
On article Olympus E-M1 Mark II Iceland sample gallery (83 comments in total)
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Alpha Whiskey Photography: I took Olympus equipment to Iceland recently. It didn't disappoint. (EM5 Mk1)
(Although I kept the DSLR handy for the auroras ;))

http://alphawhiskey.slickpic.com/photoblog/post/Postcards-From-A-Drive-Around-Iceland

Thank you!

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 11:54 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D40 (174 comments in total)

Still own mine. Still love it. RAW files are just great.

http://alphawhiskey.slickpic.com/photoblog/post/NikonD40StillImpressive

https://photographylife.com/the-matter-of-obsolescence

Plus how many equivalent DSLRs today have 1/500 flash sync speed?

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 13:51 UTC as 75th comment | 1 reply

I took Olympus equipment to Iceland recently (EM5 Mk1). It didn't disappoint.
(Although I kept the DSLR handy for the auroras ;))

http://alphawhiskey.slickpic.com/photoblog/post/Postcards-From-A-Drive-Around-Iceland

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 10:07 UTC as 98th comment
On article Olympus E-M1 Mark II Iceland sample gallery (83 comments in total)

I took Olympus equipment to Iceland recently. It didn't disappoint. (EM5 Mk1)
(Although I kept the DSLR handy for the auroras ;))

http://alphawhiskey.slickpic.com/photoblog/post/Postcards-From-A-Drive-Around-Iceland

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 10:03 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies

Panasonic 20mm F/1.7 isn't too bad either…

http://alphawhiskey.slickpic.com/photoblog/post/ALocalCarShow

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 07:55 UTC as 39th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: when studio lenses retire (202 comments in total)
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SKPhoto12: Thanks for confirming that the 50mm f1.4D still is good enough. I love the lens because of its looks and performance; much less intrusive on a large DSLR than the newer ones, particularly the Sigma A lenses.
Could you also review the 35mm f2 Nikkor, which is another favourite street and travel lense of mine. Mount it on any Nikon DSLR and you have the perfect travel lens, small, unobtrusive and plenty sharp once you close it down to f4 or f5.6 and at f8 it is sharp from 9 ft to infinity. What more can you ask?

Love the 35mm F/2 as well :)

https://photographylife.com/shooting-with-a-35mm-prime-on-aps-c

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 09:09 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: when studio lenses retire (202 comments in total)

I've long since sold mine but I used it to shoot everything from portraits to landscapes to wildlife. Great lens.

http://alphawhiskey.slickpic.com/photoblog/post/Nikkor50mmF14AFD

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 08:14 UTC as 85th comment | 1 reply
On article Photographing fireworks: The basics and then some (57 comments in total)

Personally I've never been enamoured with long exposures which result in drags of light. I prefer to capture the zenith of each burst at around 1/30sec. Just my 2 cents worth.

http://alphawhiskey.slickpic.com/photoblog/post/NewYearFireworksvintage

https://photographylife.com/a-shot-at-fireworks

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 08:26 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (401 comments in total)
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Alpha Whiskey Photography: Took some long exposures in London with this camera. Not a bad little performer, and the in-built ND filter helps with slowing the shutter speed too.

http://alphawhiskey.slickpic.com/photoblog/post/ChristmasLightsAndLongExposures

Thank you SSantana75 :)

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 09:54 UTC
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (401 comments in total)

Took some long exposures in London with this camera. Not a bad little performer, and the in-built ND filter helps with slowing the shutter speed too.

http://alphawhiskey.slickpic.com/photoblog/post/ChristmasLightsAndLongExposures

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2015 at 10:44 UTC as 46th comment | 3 replies

Took the Canon G5 X with me for a trip. Good travel camera.

https://photographylife.com/canon-g5-x-preview

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 07:11 UTC as 73rd comment

Connecting kids with nature is vital for its future preservation.
I recently read a very funny kids adventure about dung beetles set in the natural world - Doogie And The Rollers.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23464489-doogie-and-the-rollers

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2015 at 08:23 UTC as 4th comment

Ribblehead Viaduct is definitely a great place to shoot

http://alphawhiskey.slickpic.com/photoblog/post/TheRibbleheadViaduct

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 08:09 UTC as 9th comment
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RichRMA: Very good shots. Big cats are being poached by hunters working for places like China and Vietnam where tiger gall bladders, etc, are used in quack medicine. It's a good idea to find alternative areas for them to live, like perhaps wild areas in North America because where they are living is not longer viable.

Exactly right.

http://alphawhiskey.slickpic.com/photoblog/post/SaveTheTigers

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 09:01 UTC
On article Show us your best shot of 2014 (101 comments in total)

Most of my faves of 2014 are here:

http://alphawhiskey.slickpic.com/photoblog/post/2014AYearInPictures

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2015 at 21:48 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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