November 26, 2019

This composition almost has two contrasting focal points; the moss-covered twisted tree at the front, shed of all it's leaves; and the vibrant orange birch leaves. I think this provides a balanced tension - that keeps the eye moving around the image (in a good way....

September 16, 2019

The sun was shining and there were plenty of interesting cars in the competition - it was an enjoyable afternoon of motor racing on the Cornish coast. Among the cars were some beautifully presented classic examples (my favourites were the "real" Minis and For...

August 30, 2019

As the sun rose through a cloudy sky, I moved to the other side of the pier and positioned myself to capture the golden colour through the pier stanchions. The warm sunrise, echoed by the lights from inside the building, contrasted well with the steely blue sky.

July 7, 2019

Shortly after, while waiting for our group to reassemble after spiting up to take the funicular, we listened to this street pianist - he bashed out a good tune! I shot this low in order to eliminate converging vertical lines - keeping the piano square. As I took the sh...

June 14, 2019

Possibly my favourite photo from the trip: While roaming the second floor of a military building at the Duga Radar base, I found this sapling leaning towards the sunlight through a window.

March 1, 2019

I soon found that I needed to rely on processing bracketed HDR images much less. Not only did this reduce the amount of effort in processing, but I found that it also produced more natural images.

February 2, 2019

There I was, sat down on my lunch break at work, when I received a message from my friend, Joe - "I'm going to Chernobyl next year, in May. Including the exclusion zone. Didn't know if it would be your thing?" It sure would be my thing! So, within the...

January 8, 2019

The low tide allowed me to set up my tripod pretty close to the lighthouse. The rising sun washed the cast iron relic (built in 1865) in golden light - in fleeting moments at is it ascended through the low lying cloud.

January 5, 2019

Walking back to the car after my first visit to Golitha Falls (on the River Fowey near Liskeard), I saw this brightly coloured tree in the distance. It's orangey-yellow leaves caught my eye in a dark, gloomy corner of the woods.

March 6, 2018

I looked for a shot where the snow was still pristine. The roads were being driven on and pavements walked on which scuppered that idea... Until I walked past Penryn Train Station! I imagined that the tracks would still be untouched by human footprints and the tracks c...

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