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Hocking Photographic publishes and promotes the art of Denis and Freda Hocking. The Hocking Photographic Blog will be updated on a regular basis with information on exhibitions, trips, gear and musings

PACER POLES BEAT THE REST

11th November 2015 - 0 Comments

Hauling kg's of camera gear around can be tiring and, at times, more than a little dangerous when schleppping across rough terrain.

Fre and I have tried various walking poles and have, over time, become disillusioned to the point where we have defaulted to using them as stabilisers when crossing streams etc. and then we were introduced to PacerPoles by our nephew.

Often described as the walking poles with the funny handles, we are amazed by how quickly we have become attached to them and how effective they are in improving posture / fitness...

SONY A7R2 - SOLVING THE HOT PIXELS WITH LONG EXPOSURES PROBLEM????

15th October 2015 - 0 Comments

I recently had a play with the 42mpx Sony A7R2 and knocked out a few pics. I was very impressed with the camera and the results except for one thing....hot pixels on long exposures ie red, ble and green spots that lit up the pic better than Blackpool Illuminations in autumn (For the non-Brits reading this, Blackpool is an upmarket seaside resort on the North West Coast of England which is famous for it's annula display of fairy lights. Didn't the Nikon D800 have this problem? Didn't Nikon provide a firmware upgrade solution?...

PEAK DESIGN SHELL, WEATHERPROOF CAMERA COVER

15th October 2015 - 0 Comments

Fre and I have just taken delivery of the latest product from Peak Design ie The Shell, a weatherproof camera cover

We already own several of Peak Design's products and invested in the Kickstarter project for the Shell. We couildnt wait to see what they produced and we have not been disappointed. It's great! It's an ultralight rain and dust cover for your camera (See above) which can be used with Capture, another of their products, or as a standalone product. It can also be used as a protective sleeve...

HIGHLY COMMENDED - USA LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

7th October 2015 - 0 Comments

Denis has been informed that one of the three pictures he submitted to the USA Landsacpe Photographer of the Year, 2015, has been classified as Highly Commended in the Classic View category. The picture, titled Bison, All Alone in Yellowstone, was captured in February 2015 in Yellowstone National Park. 

His inspiration came from the environment itself which, in February, was truly amazing; the steam from the hot springs, the hoar frost on the trees, virgin snow and, to cap it all, a herd of bison. He composed the shot with the herd of bison...