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[Photos] Snow in Black and White

Having taken quite a few snow-filled landscape shots while on snowboarding trips over the past few years, I’ve always struggled to make them seem in anyway interesting. In real life, the majestic vistas of snow capped alpine peaks are breathtaking, but as images, they seem flat and lifeless. However, recently I’ve hit upon a technique […]

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[Photos] Flowers Galore

Nothing too special here. I’ve been to a few gardens of note lately, primarily the RHS garden at Wisley in Surrey and the Hampton Court Flower Show in London. Obviously the thing to do when faced with so many lovely flowers is to photograph them. So I did. I have no idea what kind of plants each of them […]

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[Photos] America Revisted

I’ve been preparing a few of my favourite archive shots for sale, and have spent some time going over dozens of gigabytes of RAW files from some recent trips to the US. With some new kit, and a bit more time to really tweak things, I reckon I’ve managed to significantly improve some of my […]

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[Photos] Take That at Wembley Stadium

Alright, so it’s a bit of a come down from the Foo Fighters last weekend, but I was lucky enough to get tickets to see Take That’s record breaking concert at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night. It was the band’s eighth night at the stadium, breaking Michael Jackson’s long standing record of seven consecutive shows at […]

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Foo Fighters Sunset HDR

[Photos] Foo Fighters at MK Bowl

Last weekend I was lucky enough to have been given a couple of tickets to see Foo Fighters at the National Bowl in Milton Keynes. The gig itself was fantastic, with the Foos knocking out a barnstorming 2 and a half hour set with special guests including Roger Taylor and Alice Cooper. I didn’t have […]

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Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast and London Bridge Hospital

[Photos] Tower Bridge at Night

I’ve been trying to get out and photograph more of Central London while I still have the chance, and the weather is good. I’d taken a couple of shots from London Bridge at night before but thought I could do better, especially with some HDR stuff, so I packed up my tripod and caught the […]

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[Photos] Le Mans 2011

This weekend I made my first trip to Le Mans for the word-famous 24 hour sports car endurance race. As well as being one of the oldest and most revered events in the motor racing world, the Le Mans weekend is a sort of automotive Glastonbury. Upwards of half a million people descend on the […]

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[Photos] London Eye at Night

I’m moving away from London at the end of the summer, and before I go, I’ve vowed to perfect some of the shots I’ve toyed with in the past but never got quite right. I’ve long admired some of the iconic images of the Thames, espcially those including both the London Eye and the Palace […]

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[Photos] Hampton Court Palace

> Nothing particularly special here. Just a nice, but cloudy, day out at Hampton Court Palace west of London. The light wasn’t great, but here’s a selection of some of the shots from the day. The rest are over at Flickr.

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[Photos] Silverstone

So this weekend I was fortunate enough to get the chance to drive a Lamborghini Gallardo around part of the F1 circuit at Silverstone, home of the British Grand Prix. I was being tutored by an ex F1 driver called Ian Ashley who seemed to be rather frustrated with my refusal to short-shift up through […]

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[Photos] Snowboarding in Les Deux Alpes

So if you’re wondering why this blog hasn’t been updated in the past week, now you know. I’ve been snowboarding in France for a week, at Les Deux Alpes. Winter sports holidays are odd ones for photographers. There are loads of dramatic sights, but one’s desire to protect one’s DSLR means it’s unlikely one will […]

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[Photos] Sleepy Cat

I realise that pictures of my cat are inherently less interesting to everyone else than they are to me, but I was bored and the weather has been lousy lately so she’s the only thing I’ve had a chance to photograph. She was looking particularly cute one afternoon sleeping on the bed so I grabbed […]

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[Photos] London’s Two Towers

With the first half decent weather of the year (cold but clear) my girlfriend and I decided to visit the Tower of London. It may only be a few miles down the road, but neither of us had ever been. It was a wonderful day out. The Tower itself is beautifully preserved (they’ve just finished […]

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Candles

[Photos] Christmas Closeup

A nasty bout of flu, a heavy workload at the office and the generally cold crapiness of a British winter mean I’ve hardly had my SLR out at all lately. I did, though grab a few shots while housebound over Christmas that I’d completely forgotten about. I’ve dug them off the CF card, spruced them […]

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Blakeney Quay

[Photos] North Norfolk Coast

Having been a little lax with the photography this autumn I finally managed to get some shooting done on a little weekend trip with friends out to the north Norfolk coast. There are some really beautiful villages there, including Blakeney (above) and Cley. The weather was absolutely perfect. Perfectly still, crisp blue skies and beautiful […]

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