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HOTROD HAYRIDE 2017

Hotrod Hayride 13

After months of waiting and stupid excitement the weekend of the Hotrod Hayride 13 has passed… the photos are all online, don’t forget to follow my Instagram for shots you might not see in the main galleries – We had a fantastic weekend despite the weather, it was great to meet so many people and have the chance to photograph them and their cars. Get me to the gallery…

Clio V6 at Castle Combe

Track Day at Castle Combe

Photos from the Castle Combe track day on the 24th May are now online… What a great selection of cars – See the gallery and purchase prints here… Castle Combe Track Day Photos  

2015 Solar Eclipse from Somerset

I managed to take a few of photos of the long awaited 2015 solar eclipse this morning. The cloud cover was perfect, allowing me to set the camera up without filters to snap the moon drifting in front of the sun. I had my 200mm lens with 2x teleconverter set up and manually adjusted the settings. Used ISO50 and various shutter speeds and apertures.

Photoshop Action - Vintage Fade

Faded Vintage Photoshop Action

I recently realised I spend a considerable amount of time repeating steps to create the same effect in multiple images. So I’ve started playing around with creating actions in Photoshop to save me a bit of time whilst keeping all my images consistent. I’m not sure why I’ve not done this sooner… (perhaps I just enjoy the process too much?) I’ve promised myself to keep on top of things regarding naming of Actions, Layers and Adjustments – It’s so easy to let that slide and end up forever trying to find the adjustment layer that altered the setting you are […]

Using film lenses on digital cameras

Using film lenses on digital cameras

Is it possible? Of course it is, using film lenses on digital cameras is great way to utitlise otherwise potentially redundant kit. China is already fully on board with the idea and knocking out adapters for pretty much any combination. I discovered this a good few years ago as I’ve always had Olympus OM bits and pieces lying around due to owning the trusty OM10. In the collection is a good selection of lenses including a 50mm f/1.8 which was always my favourite.   The limit of my experience to date is the Olympus OM to Canon EOS adapter – […]

How to Photograph the Night sky

How to Photograph the Night Sky

Ever wondered how to photograph the night sky? You’re not alone. My wide field night sky photos always seem to get plenty of attention whether on social media, forums or at local craft fairs. Questions asked usually include, “are they real photos?” ”are they photoshopped?” and almost as often… “How do you take them?” If you own an entry level DSLR, a tripod, somewhere with relatively dark skies (the less light pollution the better) and some free time then I’m certain you can produce some good results. I’ll guide you through how to photograph the night sky. The Equipment Tripod […]

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Infrared Throwback

Sometime last year (I think) I took delivery of an IR Converted Canon 20D. I took it out for a short test drive but unless using f22+ it appears it’s having focusing issues. The attached photo was taken at Greylake Nature reserve, on my way home from work. Hopefully I’ll get the focusing issue sorted before the summer.

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Amsterdam 2012

A lone traveller trip – 5 days in Amsterdam, managed to see a Diane Arbor exhibition whilst there, bit cold though.  

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Norway 2011

In November 2011, myself and Ian – a fellow photographer made our way to Norway. Starting with a few days in Oslo, a short flight to Tromso in the artic circle chasing the northern lights and then back down for a final couple of days in Oslo, racing around on citybikes.      

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Lyme Regis Storms 2014 – Post Storm Photos

Sunday 16th February 2014, the 1st day in a while we’ve been able to see the sun. The winds had died down and the rain had stopped, we decided to head to Lyme Regis and see the aftermath of the Lyme Regis Storms 2014. So here are a few shots and a thumb gallery featuring Chris, Georgie with her 2 coats and an ice cream and of course Mrs Chuckles. I decided on Black and White for the entire set as the contrast of the skies and rough seas really lent themselves well to it. As per usual I was […]