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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pink Tide, La Corbiere.

Ok, this isn’t strictly a “Latest Image” as it was shot in August, but I’m rather behind with my processing after a very hectic summer, so this could be classed a “Latest Processed Image”! My in-laws live in Jersey, so we often visit the island as a family to catch up and take a break […]

Stretching time…

So, having said in my last “In Focus” that I prefer shooting fresh new views, here’s a tale about an oft photographed but iconic landscape! Kimmeridge is a fairly small bay that forms part of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. That may not sound much of an iconic venue, but when you add in a land owner’s […]