New Year’s Day, Cromer

Images taken during the fantastic New Year’s Day Fireworks, Cromer, Norfolk, UK, 01 January 2018 5pm.

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Classic Car Rally

Images from the summer Classic Car Rally at Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway, 2017, (see I’m more than a bit behind with uploads!).  I set myself a challenge to use only my Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens.

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Creative in Thetford Forest

My son and I took a drive to Thetford Forest while visiting Grandparents, however the sun wasn’t breaking through as we’d hoped.  Instead I showed him how to be creative with our tripods and slow shutter speeds.

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Studio Flower

Using my small light box to practice studio techniques.  I used two off camera flash guns, one bouncing off the top of the box, the other behind the flower.

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The Chase

In early spring at Tiddenfoot Waterside Park, Leighton Buzzard, this swan was being relentlessly pursued by a male, for the couple of hours we were walking around the lake.  It took a while to be in a position to capture this sequence where she would get far enough ahead to be out of reach, but only just.

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Minehead After Sunset

Long exposure shot on Minehead beach, May 2017.


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Minehead Sunset

I’ve got some catching up to do with posting images from the past few months, it’s not that I haven’t been taking any, it’s getting the time to process them and upload to various social media, due to work commitments.  So, back to spring and a May sunset shot from a trip to Minehead, Somerset.


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Snake Pass Waterfall

I love the challenge of capturing movement, especially lights and water.  Driving back from Stockport via Snake Pass in the Peak District I came across this delightful sight.

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Exmouth Sunset

Making the most of a recent work trip to nearby Exeter, a sailing school provided an interesting subject while capturing sunset in Exmouth.

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Barn Owl

Bert the Barn Owl, Feathers and Fur Falconry experience.

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Harris Hawk Landing

Echo the Harris Hawk landing at Feathers and Fur Falconry experience.  Attempts to capture Echo in flight failed miserably!

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Tiny Owl

The annual Wingrave Photographic Interest Club photography event at Feathers and Fur never fails to disappoint as an oppportunity to capture beautiful birds of prey up close, and if you’re lucky, in flight.  This is (literally) a Tiny Owl.

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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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