Freelance Photographer
Durham, UK

Durham parkrun

June 30th, 2014

I realise it’s been a little quiet on the blog lately (understatement acknowledged!).  The short reason is that the time I would normally put towards the blog has been taken up with other things, in particular doing a sponsored charity swim over the last few months of 2013 and running over the first half of 2014.  I’m hoping to develop the running into another charity fund-raiser in due course, but in the meantime there’s a photography angle I want to share with you.  More after the jump…

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Scafell Pike walk

October 14th, 2013

I recently posted a new fellwalk: Scafell Pike and Scafell from Wasdale – Piers Gill and Foxes Tarn.  I decided to take my point-and-shoot camera with me to keep the weight I was carrying as low as possible.  The photos won’t make gallery prints, but you can still enjoy the fantastic views from the Fellwalk page linked above.  One of my favourite shots of the day was this high contrast view up Lingmell Beck.

Up Lingmell Beck towards Sty Head and Great End

Up Lingmell Beck towards Sty Head and Great End

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Stockghyll Force

May 27th, 2013

Another stag weekend, another visit to the Lake District!  I’ll never complain, I’m always happy to get over to Cumbria whatever the reason.  We had a bit of unplanned time on the Saturday morning and as the weather forecast was not promising a decent sunrise, I decided to head for Stockghyll Force, which was a short walk from our cottage in Ambleside.

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Cycle Race – Tour Series Durham Stage

May 22nd, 2013

I have wanted to shoot this event for several years but something has always prevented me from attending…until this year.  Not even a last-minute bout of man-flu could keep me away.

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Joe Cornish Workshop

May 20th, 2013

At my last birthday, I was fortunate to receive a voucher for a Joe Cornish landscape photography workshop.  Joe is one of my photographic heroes and the person I credit most with my ongoing interest in landscape photography.  Naturally, as the day approached, I was getting a bit excited.  Just a touch.

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Durham bluebell update 2013

May 19th, 2013

I haven’t been out shooting bluebells yet this year, but earlier today I dropped into the top of Houghall Woods to check on their progress.  Most flowers are out a little later than normal this year due to the cold March and April we had, but they’re out near the Botanic Gardens.  This is a grabbed snapshot I took with my phone, but should give you an idea of how they’re getting on.  Of course, slopes with different light levels and aspects will have flowers at different stages, but I would expect that you will find something suitable to shoot in the Durham woods right now.

Houghall Woods Bluebells 2013

Houghall Woods Bluebells 2013

 

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Competition Judging

May 13th, 2013

Wow, what a busy start to 2013!  The blog has been a little neglected as a consequence but I’m planning a series of posts that will update you on some of my activities in the last few months.  I’m going to be covering the results of a visit to a Lake District location, a Joe Cornish workshop that I attended and some product images I did for a local business.  These will be posted shortly, but in the meantime I wanted to share a new experience that I found an enlightening and worthwhile challenge.

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Marsden: Sea Shoot and ND Graduate Filters

January 22nd, 2013

I recently upgraded my wide-angle lens and started building up a new filter system. So when a promising sunrise forecast came up just before Christmas, I knew I had to get out for it. And after a bit of research I remembered just the place. Read the rest of this entry »

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Social Media Self-Portrait

December 24th, 2012

I’ve found one of my biggest challenges for developing portraiture is finding a willing subject.  In an effort to make a start, I forced the one unwilling subject I could to take part.  Me. Read the rest of this entry »

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Edinburgh

November 5th, 2012

One of the reasons things have been quiet on the blog lately is that we have had some fairly disruptive building work done at home.  As well as limiting the amount I’ve been able to post we also didn’t have a full holiday.  Instead, we had a few days in Edinburgh once the critical work was completed – photographic details inside… Read the rest of this entry »

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