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.

Images Copyright Dale Rockell


Under Cromer Pier


Image Copyright Dale Rockell Photography

Sunset at Milford On Sea

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

Images Copyright Dale Rockell Photography

Hurst Castle Lighthouse

Hurst Castle_IMG_1888_08-08-16Image Copyright Dale Rockell Photography


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.

Hurst Castle_IMG_1897_08-08-16

Images Copyright Dale Rockell Photography

Waiting at Weybourne

Sometimes you arrive at a destination and are handed a great photo opportunity, such was the case when we recently arrived at Weybourne Beach.


Image Copyright Dale Rockell Photography

On the Pier

People watching and getting creative on Cromer Pier, Norfolk, UK. Shot in monochrome in camera.

All images Copyright Dale Rockell Photography

Cley Marshes

Images from a very clear October day at Cley Marshes, Norfolk, UK

Images Copyright Dale Rockell Photography

Winter Beach at Wells

27th December 2015 – constantly raining further inland, we risked a trip to get some fresh air and were rewarded by a short period of a clearer sky and more strangely, absolutely no breeze.

WellsNTS_IMG_8315_27-12-15 WellsNTS_IMG_8333_27-12-15 WellsNTS_IMG_8306_27-12-15

Images Copyright Dale Rockell Photography

Father and Child Enjoy the Beach

Sitting relaxing and enjoying the sunshine on the beach, which was quiet for a summer Saturday, I noticed this Dad enjoying some quality time with his child, probably trying to convince them that the moving water was fun, just like we did with our son when he was this age.  I used a polariser on my Canon 18-55mm lens and converted it to monochrome in Canon’s DPP software, adding a touch of sepia in Photoshop Elements.

Milford on Sea_IMG_5882_22-08-15

Image Copyright Dale Rockell Photography

Vulcan XH558 at Bournemouth Air Festival

Now in it’s last year of flying we didn’t expect that the Vulcan would fly directly over our heads at Hengistbury Head as it headed into 2015’s Bournemouth Air Festival – amazing!  My 9 year old son was beside himself 🙂

Bmth Air Show 15_IMG_6246_23-08-15

Images Copyright Dale Rockell Photography

Red Arrows at Bournemouth Air Festival

We weren’t sure if we’d see anything of the 2015 Bournemouth Air Festival having planned to watch the last day from Hengistbury Head on Sunday 23rd August while visiting family on the UK south coast, given the poor weather forecasts.  After heavy rain during the morning the weather broke and we made a dash to the beach arriving just in time to view the displays.  The wind was blowing hard so I set my camera to Shutter Speed of 1/1000th second letting the camera work out the rest, and with my Canon 90-300mm lens on my 400D managed to capture some the action.   There are a few more images to come in future posts of some of the other aircraft.

All Images Copyright Dale Rockell Photography

Windy Hunstanton

It was a bit too windy to sit on the beach, nearly blew the ice cream off the cone, however these surfers were making the most of it.  Shot 19th July 2015 using my Canon EF 90-300mm lens with my 400D in monochrome – my preferred option when capturing people, although I shoot RAW files.

Images Copyright Dale Rockell Photography

Sunset Follow Up in HDR #2

The second of my recent sunset images processed in HDR.  I use Canon’s DPP software to create the additional 2 exposures (+2/-2), having shot the original image in RAW, and DPP’s HDR tool.  I finished processing in PSE9.


Image Copyright Dale Rockell Photography

Sunset Follow Up in HDR #1

I’m really please with the sunset images in my last post, and while some might say leave well enough alone, I thought a couple of the images might lend themselves to a bit of HDR processing without looking too over the top.  Here’s the first one.


Image Copyright Dale Rockell Photography

South Coast Sunset

Visiting family on the UK south coast, I had a welcome opportunity to try and capture a sunset, those in our part of the UK haven’t really given much of a show this Autumn/Winter.  However, on this ocassion nature didn’t disappoint.  From nearly 200 exposures taken I selected 21 to submit to Alamy, and am extremely pleased that all have been accepted for my stock images.

Images Copyright Dale Rockell Photography

Double Starburst

When I took this silhouette shot of my Mum taking a picture I didn’t expect the double starburst.  As well as the burst over her phone (what I was aiming for), one was also created by the sun through her glasses.

Hunstanton_27-10-14_IMG_0414Image Copyright Dale Rockell Photography