Thursday, 2 December 2010
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
One of the things that stuck in my mind was the fact the Ansel Adams reckoned on taking 12 good shots a year. Now his definition of "good" may be slightly different to mine, but it really encouraged me to get out there and take photographs. So often, I get discouraged with mediocre shots; but I guess you got to take them to take the good ones.
Thursday, 3 June 2010
Eilean Donan Castle
Took a long overdue trip to Scotland in May. Stayed a week on the Trotternish Penisula, Isle of Skye and then five days at lock Torridon. Not my first trip to Scotland but I am always amazed by the vast areas of mountain wilderness - you seem to be able to drive for miles and miles through the most beautiful countryside. It reminded me a bit of the drive between Banff and Jasper in Canada but also reminded me of the more mountainous areas of New Zealand. We had some fantastic weather, including sun, snow and thick fog.
Sunday, 4 April 2010
Spent a week in Cornwall on the north coast near Bude. Rained most of the week, but managed a photographic outing one evening when the rain had gone. This was my first time to north Cornwall and there seemed to be lots to photographic opportunities with countless coves and bays and dramatic cliffs and interesting rock formations. It was a shame the weather was so bad as I feel I could have made more of the location.
Friday, 19 March 2010
A number of my pictures have been printed in Amateur Photographer - 20th March ed. Three of the images were taken during a New Year's break in the Lake District, one of which got Editor's choice. The other photograph was taken at the back of my father-in-law's house in Oxfordshire on Boxing Day.
Got up to Chanctonbury Ring on the South Downs above Washington last week. Caught the sunset just right as it disappeared behind the ring. The light was gorgeous and it deifinitely felt good to be alive. It was pretty deserted up there: a farmer feeding his sheep, a lone jogger and a mad photographer lugging around his tripod and camera kit - it takes all sorts I suppose! By the time I got back to the car it was tipping it down and the sky was black with storm clouds.