Website Re-Vamped

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.

Transient

Asteraceae

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?)

Balcombe Viaduct

 

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.

If you want to know more about this place here's the link for Balcombe Viaduct and to get there heres the Map Location.

 

Glyndebourne Windfarm

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).

Two Mills Together But Separated By Over 270 Years

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

Outcrop

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.

Placed

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!

Black & White Spider Awards

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

Coast

Oh I Do Like To Be Beside.........

Amateur Photography Magazine

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!