Wednesday, 8 June 2011

New Blog

This blog has now been superceded by a new one incorporated into my new web site at

Please visit my web site for all the latest news and images.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Wells panorama

The city of Wells is a beautiful place, with its Market Square, bustling on Market Day, and the Cathedral and the Bishops Palace. On a sunny day, it's really 'picture postcard'.

Panoramas are now so easy in Photoshop with Photomerge so I've put together a panorama of 3 images of the Bishops Palace and Moat.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Return to Weston Super Mare pier

I visited the new pier just after it opened last October so a return visit was overdue. As I had a print to deliver to a client in Weston, taking some more photos of the pier seemed a good idea.

Luckily it was a super sunset - one of those where the sun is visible right down to the horizon and is a clearly visible ball.

So here's one from the other evening.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Sunny afternoon at Blagdon lake

Such a beautiful spring afternoon, so an expedition with the camera beckoned.

After driving around randomly looking for something to photograph, I found myself at Blagdon Lake. Haven't been there for years and I just love water and trees :-)

So here's a few images from the ridiculous number I took !!

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Beached ships at Purton

In the Severn Estuary near Purton, just north of Sharpness, is the largest collection of maritime wrecks in the UK, totalling about 80 rusting hulks. These were beached intentionally to stop erosion of the canal bank by the river.
It's a wonderful source of images, and I was lucky to pick a warm and sunny day when the light was excellent.
I think I'll have to go back when the tide is high though.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Valentine's Rose

Having bought my wife some roses for Valentine's Day, it seemed a waste not to take some macro shots of them !

Usual set up - kitchen with light from window, black card background, D300S with 105mm Sigma macro and various apertures (wide and small) for different effects.

Here's an example.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Gloucester Docks

Lovely sunny afternoon and my first trip to the old Gloucester docks. Always plenty of image opportunities in docks and harbours and interesting close-ups of machinery etc.

Also the first real try out of the recently acquired Nikon D300S body !. Feels so good in the hands, just like my D200 did.

Here's a couple of examples.