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Valentines in Christchurch

February 18th, 2015

This Valentines day was spent with the in-laws. As you do…

Here are some of the snaps I took on our short walk, including a rare outing for my little lensbaby muse, a cheap and cheerful tilt-shift lens.

shifty ruins
there's a log to like here
swanning about
ducks!
through the keyhole

your majesty
the wife
window of opportunity

Red Sky in the Afternoon

August 29th, 2014

Yesterday marked the start of this year’s Bournemouth Air Show, so I took pleasure in making the short trip from the office to the seafront to catch the Red Arrows’ afternoon display. I took quite a few photos, and at the end of the display was satisfied that I had at least one good one, so I was very pleased when I scrolled through them later in the day, to find that quite a few of them had turned out well. Take a look below!

IMG_8550IMG_8741 red arrowsIMG_8573IMG_8568

Productivity

June 30th, 2014

This week has been a productive week. Having recently started using Lightroom to process my photos I’ve had to work out and adapt to a new workflow, which has obviously taken a bit of time, as well as trying to work through an ever-increasing backlog of photos.

This is no bad thing – just after the wedding I purchased a second camera, going for something much smaller than my DSLR so that I can carry it with me more often. This means lots more photos, so somehow I need to find the time to get through them!

Nevertheless, as I said, this week has been productive, and I have managed to get through a bunch. Head over to my flickr if you want to get a sneak preview, but I will, of course, be posting them here in due course. For now, here are a couple!

View to a hill

March 24th, 2014

On my way back from the Worship God conference in the lovely city of Bath (lots of photos on those links) I couldn’t resist stopping in this spot. Beautiful.

Proper Food

February 10th, 2014

Today was a chance to work in a slightly different environment – a 5-star hotel near Highcliffe called Chewton Glen.

I’m working on an event with Tom Kerridge, owner of the only pub in the world to have two Michelin stars. The hotel here is beautiful, with grounds that go on for a long, long way, but the real treat today was to get a little taste of Tom’s food.

He cooked a massive hunk of beef, with triple cooked chips and hollandaise sauce – a little better than the ‘cup-a-soup’ I usually have in my lunch break!

Better go now as the show’s about I go live again, I’ll leave you with a couple of pics from the day (apologies for quality, shot on phone. Ouch.).








Lulworth and Durdle Part 2

January 7th, 2014

Here’s the second bunch of photos from Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, first lot here.

Lulworth Part 1 – Sea

December 24th, 2013

A while back I posted about an afternoon of photography run by Castle Cameras. If I’m honest I wasn’t thrilled with the afternoon’s activities – there wasn’t much in the way of training – but it was a great excuse to spend half a day taking photos.

It was literally one of the hottest days I have ever experienced, so it’s felt weird sorting through these photos two days before Christmas, with the weather outside being some of the worst I have ever seen. There’s another bunch coming in the next few weeks, so check back then!

Portsmouth Part 2

November 4th, 2013

Here are some more photos from Portsmouth. See the first lot here.

These photos were all taken in or around the Warrior, a ship from around the Victorian era. I’m really pleased with how they came out.

Portsmouth Part 1

October 31st, 2013

Here’s the first lot of photos from my recent trip to the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth. Lots of black and whitey goodness, all in camera rather than in post.


Distant

October 28th, 2013

To think I took this photo just last week – with what the weather’s been like for the last few days it feels a lot longer ago.

Taken from the train on the way back from Portsmouth, just past Southampton Docks.