Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Harris sand

It has taken me an age to get round to processing images from my recent trip to Harris - partly because I have been distracted by otters, kingfishers, foxes, hawfinches etc since I got back.  Some of my fellow photographers on the trip were much more prompt, and more skilled.  You can see images on their websites from Phil Johnson and Andy Holliman.  Some of the others also haven't quite got round to posting their photos but if they do I'll posts links here.

Saturday, 28 October 2017


I recently returned from a trip to Harris with Light & Land, led by Doug Chinnery and Terry Gibbins.  It was a very enjoyable week but with challenging weather.  Given that the emphasis was on impressionistic landscape photography with intentional camera movement and multiple exposure this wasn't too bad but it was very windy throughout and we didn't see a sunrise or sunset all week.  Harris is a wonderful and beautiful place and it was a pleasure to be free of the tripod (for most of the time).  I didn't really come away with any very memorable images but it was good to practice these techniques with expert help.  These three images give a flavour of what we were up to. I'll process and post more in the coming days.  I am inspired to spend more time on my local North East coast this autumn to practice both techniques.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Faces of the British Museum I

One thing that caught my eye on a recent visit to the British Museum was the amazing variety of representations of the human face.  I am not much good at photographing people but I enjoyed these faces and the challenge of taking photos in very poor light, often through glass.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Dalt's Wood Quarry - Panorama

This is an image I took in March In Borrowdale.  It is a panorama made from four individual exposures of the south side of Dalt's Wood Quarry.  I have only just upgraded to Adobe Lightroom 6 and so I have only now been able to stitch them together.  I expect I'll be experimenting more with panoramas in the future.  Click on the image to see the detail.