• End of Year round up of some of my favourite images from 2014

    My end of the year round up is a selection of some of the pictures I have enjoyed making the most over the past year. To share their blushes, I have left out family portraits…naturally they would be at the very top of the list – pictures that bring back memories of the events of the year, from the birthday of my grand-daughter in January to the birth of my second grandson in July and the birthday of my first grandson in November – moments to treasure…along with the photos of my father with his new great-grandson only a week before he suffered a stroke which took his life. These…

  • Langdale Fells and Blea Tarn

    “Lets have a couple of days in the Lake District – the weather forecast is really good.” Although the autumn colours have not yet developed, the bracken is turning brown and the colours on the fells are quite attractive at this time of year and, after all it’s our wedding anniversary…so off we went. Good Forecast? Well, just don’t believe it. The weather in Cumbria can change from one minute to the next and one valley to the next. Add to that our inevitable BAD CHOICE of when to go anywhere and hey presto, three days of rain with just a glimmer of sun to tease us for a few…

  • The Making of the Media City Panoramas

    I haven’t done any really low light outdoor photography in some time, so John and I made our way to Salford Quays in the late afternoon so that we could pick the absolute best time to start taking our photos. At this point I should say (as most of my photographic friends know) that I hate using a tripod. But for this outing a tripod and a good firm head were required. I couldn’t find the quick release plate for my favourite head, so I had to make do with a ball and socket head, which is not ideal, though it does have a rotation facility and a scale at…

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