Best Laid Plans

December 09, 2018
With a forecast of stiff winds and big seas I had been looking forward to adding to my Lighthouse portfolio. A couple of mates joined me on this trip and we headed to Carlingnose Point for sunrise. Hardly a cloud in the sky and only a few ripples made conditions pleasant to work in but difficult to create good images. I settled for some long exposu...
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Northumbrian Lighthouses and a castle

November 23, 2018
I seem to be becoming a bit obsessive about lighthouses. When I’m planning a trip they invariably enter my mind. I used to pour over the sea state sites like Magic Seaweed and bemoan the lack of calm days to take the Kayak out. Now it is the opposite. I want big waves and storms so I can get out and try and capture some drama in the oceans. My i...
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Stirling Trip

November 19, 2018
I visited Stirling on Sunday for the SPF Digital Championship. I'm looking to get into judging for Camera Clubs and was advised that this would be a good opportunity to take in a lot of images and see on the spot what the judges were scoring. It certainly served its purpose and there was some great images on show with the natural history shots bein...
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A trip down the east coast of Scotland

November 11, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
A trip to see my football team is always an opportunity for a few photos. On the way to Aberdeen I stopped at the new V&A museum in Dundee. IT was blowing a hoolie but thankfully dry. The building is really stunning but I found it tricky to get a killer composition and settled for a shot taking in part of the museum and a silhouetted walker. A...
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Big Seas in the North East of England

October 28, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I imagine I'm like many Landscape photographers. When you settle down for the evening my thoughts turn to my next trip. I think of the photos and photographers I admire and want to get images that live up to those high standards. Hours are spent looking at The Photographer's Ephemeris to see where the golden rays will shine and the colour will be i...
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