Taking Flight

Wasn’t sure how this shot of a flock of birds scattering together would come out, but please with the overall result and effect.

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Partners in Flight

Watching the wildlife while waiting for sunset and some fantastic opportunities to practice pan and shoot technique.  Captured with my Canon 70-300mm lens.

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Goose in Flight

Waiting for sunset, I didn’t realise I would also get such a good opportunity to capture the wildlife on the move to settle for the evening.  Pan and shoot effort with my Canon 70-300mm lens.

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Evening at Tower Bridge

Having decided on my composition I just needed to wait for a bus to get a small light trail and hint of movement.  While there are a lot of buses in London, this one seemed to take for ever to arrive!

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Tring Reservoir Sunset

Being a little behind with posting images, this sunset shot was captured 18th Feb at Wilstone Reservoir, changing camera settings to create the overall effect in-camera.

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Sunset on the Hill

January Sunset from Bison Hill, Whipsnade, UK.

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Enchanted Woods

Low winter sun provides all the lighting required for these shots.

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Woodland Barcode

Trying to be creative in the woods, I used my flash gun on-camera with colour ‘gels’ – actually transparent sweet wrappers, to capture these images.  Someone on Facebook said the featured image looked like a woodland barcode, hence the title of this post.

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Catching the Waves

A blustery Boxing Day (26th Dec 2016) at Cromer, Norfolk, and low winter sun combined to provide the opportunity to capture these wave shots.

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Sunshine and Showers

Aylesbury Vale, 28th August 2016.  Shot monochrome in camera with ND Grad filter, vignette’s added in PS Elements.

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Sunset at Milford On Sea

A rather windy August evening on the UK south coast adding interesting detail for photography.

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Hurst Castle Lighthouse

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Abandoned

It doesn’t look like this walkway has been used much lately, but provides a great subject for photography.  While shot in monochrome (RAW), a colour version was also produced for my Alamy profile.

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IWM Duxford in 50mm

On a recent family visit to IWM (Imperial War Museum) Duxford I set myself the challenge of only using my Canon 50mm F/1.8 lens.  Here are the results, all images shot monochrome in camera.

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In The Garden

Up to recently bright blue skies like this have been rare this summer. I thought I’d try a different angle, challenging as I don’t have liveview on my camera and can’t bend my knees as much as I use to, so I just had to shoot and hope. Over time I’ve got my camera settings where I like them to reduce processing on the PC, just minimal shadow and contrast tweaking.

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Perfect Day at West Runton

We timed visiting my parents in Norfolk just right for a perfect summer’s day on the beach.  The tide and sun were out with a gentle warm breeze. Also perfect for using my polarizing filter for these as shot in camera monochrome images.

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