Playing the waiting game…

You’ve got to love the camaraderie among photographers these days. Thankfully, gone are the days when secrets were kept, and most of us willingly share information about locations, settings used, time of day etc. After all, most of this information is stored digitally inside the picture file and can easily be accessed. There are still […]

Following in the footsteps of giants…

As my regular readers will know, I generally try to find fresh views and vistas for my photography, or at least new views of old vistas (if you get my drift). Living on the Hampshire/Dorset border, this is quite a tricky feat considering how many wonderfully photographic venues there are literally on my doorstep – […]

Is that the time? Time to improvise!

St Catherine’s Breakwater in Jersey photographically intrigues and perplexes me. It’s a Victorian jetty about a mile long, has a lovely curving lead-in line, lots of foreground interest with the granite sets and changes in textures, interesting lampposts (as in not the boring grey metal ones you so often see) and it sits on the […]

It’s behind you!!

It’s quite apt that I should choose this image for my next post as I’m typing in the height of pantomime season – but more of that later! While landscape photography is a solitary pursuit in the main, it’s always nice to head out for a shoot with friends. 2013 seems to have been a […]

Rain, rain, go away…

After all the recent horrid weather we’ve been experiencing in the UK, we have finally passed a milestone moment. The annual shortest day of December 21st is now behind us, and summer is well and truly on its way!! Ok, that seems quite an optimistic statement looking out the window at the quickly gathering storm […]

Wait for it, wait for it…

On a recent workshop, I had a (small) Eureka moment! Henri Cartier-Bresson called it “The Decisive Moment” while Charlie Waite describes being in “the presence of some wonderful alignment of events”. To me, this particular Eureka moment (a minute or two after the image above was taken) suddenly made perfect sense of these statements and […]

Time to reflect…

Time for a trip back to my favourite spot in the New Forest, Mogshade. In the run up to this image, I’d been keeping an eye on the weather forecast as we were getting in to prime temperature inversion season, and some New Forest water and mist was desired. That sentence alone makes me smile. […]

Birthday treat

I often venture out for sunrise on my birthday for pleasure, with no real “need” to work a scene or a feeling of pressure to make a series of images. It’s usually more about last minute decisions and non-researched gut feeling outings. A sunrise outing also means I have the rest of the day to […]

Unplanned Outings

My previous posts have been about new images, or at least those that are only a few months old. For this post, I’m going back a few years, back to 2006 to be exact, and for a good reason (or at least I think it’s a good reason!). Back in my youth, I’d always enjoyed […]

Faith – and persistence!

My wife hails from Jersey, in the Channel Islands, so we make regular trips there to catch up with family and friends. It also gives me a pretty good excuse, if I ever needed one, to take my camera and capture some of the stunning scenery on the island. La Rocco is a defensive tower […]