Snow Birds

Nicknamed ‘Beast from the East’ a good deal of snow struck Britain last week. I thought the snow would give a great natural backdrop to some bird photos and spent a while with my camera pointing out into the back garden to see what birds I could take photos of. The first three photos featuring some robins, a blackbird and a chaffinch.

Three photos of a fieldfare what I can’t recall ever seeing in the garden before.


Magdalene Moon

Really I’m a day late with this one as the Moon was at its fullest yesterday but was still almost full this morning. Brought my camera into Taunton this morning to take some photos with St Mary Magdalene Church in the foreground.

Miss Nicholson

A few months ago I had planned with my friend Hayley to shoot when she was back in Somerset and I was fortunate to be able to do so over the Christmas holidays. We had close to an hour taking these photos, had a lot of fun shooting with Hayley who has a good instinct in front of the camera and I’m really happy with the photos. Hoping to shoot with her again in 2018!

Balloon Light

I tried taking some self portraits Monday evening, attempting to use white balloon lighting (cheap alternative to a soft box) as well as trying to incorporating the use of a prism in front of the lens for some nice effects. Really wasn’t the easiest of tasks to try alone but look forward to hopefully using the techniques when I have someone to model with me. That said I was reasonable happy with these results and had some other decent photos from the bunch I took but don’t feel I want or should post too many photos of myself!

Skye at 8

I have a some photos of Skye out in our garden in a post from over 3 years ago just before she turned 5 years old. Now 8 and sporting a few additional greys I got her out for another little session in front of the camera.

Wimbleball Lake

A couple photos from a trip to Wimbleball Lake this week with a friend, I hadn’t been there since I was a youngster watching and cheering on an Uncle of mine who used to row in the races on the lake. There’s a decent amount of clarity and vibrance increase to these images to really make them pop.