I've made available my "Silent Shores" series as a calendar, as always if you wish to purchase any of my images just drop me an email.The calendar is available through Red Bubble, just click on the link on the 2013 calendar page, it's a nice economical way to put some art on your wall.
"Dark Passenger".......well we all have one of those, don't we?
Took a trip to Bewl Reservoir in Kent this week, not ideal conditions but I did find this little jetty.
Not a lot to shoot down on the coast yesterday, the sky's were cool but I couldn't find a lot of subject matter, however these old groynes caught my eye.18000+ tides and still standing, they change them every 25 years, these are well overdue!
Delighted to be included in the first issue of Plus One Magazine available to purchase here http://plusonecollection.com/purchase-magazine/. There’s a real wealth of images that Ivan Makarov https://plus.google.com/+IvanMakarov/posts & Andy Lee https://plus.google.com/115492479555704154908/posts have collated for the “Architecture Issue”, and for a great cause , The Kilgoris Project http://www.kilgoris.org/.
Over the last few weeks I’ve completely revamped my website, apologies for the selfy on the “about me page”, it should now work on all platforms, pc, mac, ipad etc. I would be delighted if you could spare a moment to take a look at my efforts and let me know any glaring errors you find.
Any suggestions or constructive criticism would be most welcome.
I've just received an email from the IPA that the two images I submited, "Outcrop" & "Heart" shown below, have both received an honorable mention - nearly 18,000 entries & 104 countries - chuffed!
The great British weather appears to have reverted to what us limey’s have become accustom to as our summer.
So rather than jumping in the car and driving miles in the hope of capturing something fulfilling with the camera I decided to venture into the garden, grab a handful of flowers (which according to Google are Asteraceae), set up a single strobe and a dark backdrop, and shoot some still life.
I must say I’m pleased with what I got and can see this becoming the start of a series of flower studies, (too girlie?)
I've been meaning to scout out this location for a while, so this afternoon I took a trip to Balcombe Viaduct.
This is by no means this end product, summer and featureless sky’s rarely make for an interesting LE shot, but I do believe this place has potential and shall be re-visiting when light and sky give me something a little more dynamic.
Another shot, different angle on the wind turbine up at Glynde in Sussex, UK.
No frills just a pleasant little mono photo, it's nice to find a turbine that has such easy access, most of them being fenced off , it's not like your going to chopped up by the blades in an Indiana Jones styli is it!
I did get some nice le shots with great cloud movrment, but a 2 minute exposure and the turbine fully working just looks like a stick in field, I'll be back when it's stationary.
(For an idea of scale there's two little people standing at the base if look carefully).
I took a trip out to Glynde in Sussex, UK this weekend to shoot Glyndebourne Opera’s Enercon wind turbine.
Commissioned on 3rd December 2011 and officially opened by no less than sir David Attenborough on January 20th 2012, at a height of 70M overall with a rotor diameter of 52M and tower some 44M high, it dwarfs the old mill remains in the same field.
Glyndebourne hopes this will deliver up to 90% of their annual electricity requirements thus reducing their carbon footprint, I just think it makes a good photo.
The structure in the foreground is the centre post of the old Ringmer windmill that stood here in Mill Plain from 1740, it remained in working use until 1921. Four years later it collapsed with only the trestle timbers still standing until in 1964 when they to where blown down by a storm. In 1968 the centre post was re-erected.
For more info here’s a link:http://glyndebourne.com/our-wind-turbine-0
The second shot from my little trip to Bexhill on the weekend.
If you want to view the full size image it's posted in the "Water" gallery on the Portfolio page, here on the website.
The original shot (below) from an earlier shoot was cropped square, this structure on at Shoreham in Sussex, England does seem to lend itself quite nicely to any format.
If your wondering what these posts are it’s nothing attractive, they mark the hot water outlet from an energy plant (nice), behind me where I stood to take the photo, their name is what local surfers have nicknamed them.
If you want to view the full size images they're posted in the "Water" gallery here on the website.
Following on with my current obsession with rocks, water & sky's , I re-visited this location over the weekend and finally timed the tides right.
I've another shot from here that I'll post later - more rock's n water baby oh yeah!
Another from Bexhill on the UK's south coast, a man made structure but even these have their pretty side if you look at them the right way.
I’ve been having a spring clean on the website, and have given myself a blog page, really so that I’ve got somewhere to post items of interest that don’t fall into the realms of Google +, flickr etc.
I had a couple of images nominated for the “Black Spider Awards” last week, (they didn’t make it any further) and this would have been the perfect place to mention them, so that kind of made my mind up to produce the blog, all I have to do now is come up with something interesting to occasionally say.
So please have a look, and subscribe if you like, and I’ll try from time to time to come up with some interesting and hopefully informative little nuggets of photo related ramblings to keep your creative juices flowing.
Two of my images were nominated for the 7th Black & White Spider Awards
Oh I Do Like To Be Beside.........
February 2011 issue Amateur Photography Magazine
I submitted some pic’s to Amateur Photographer and they’ve kindly included them in their February 5th issue. To be honest I didn’t realise they were going to give me three pages – well chuffed!
January 2011 issue Digital SLR Photography Magazine.
Submitted some photos and those nice people at the magazine chose to
publish one of my images in this issue - which was nice!