Monthly Archives: July 2012

Living Life on the Edge - Edinburgh, Scotland

Living Life on the Edge – Edinburgh, Scotland

I was checking earlier on and found that I hadn’t posted anything in almost a week! For this I fully blame (jokingly) +Chrysta Rae and her Scavenger Hunt. Everything I have shot this in the last 2 weeks seems to be tied to it and therefore I can hardly risk posting anything as so many ready shots […]

Cattle at Sunset

Cattle at Sunset

I always tell people to get low when photographing animals, or at least to eye level. Here I went very low, basically holding the camera inches from the grass looking to get the contrasts of the dark beasts against the evening sky. This was shot using the excellent Nikkor 16-35mm f/4 (this shot is uncropped) […]

My first attempt at Street Photography

My first attempt at Street Photography

Many of you will know that I just don’t have easy access to “streets” to have a go at #streetphotography . Around here sheep and cattle are what you will encounter on the “streets”, or the towns nearby aren’t used to having people wielding cameras so the locals are not necessarily comfortable being photographed as they go about their daily […]

Rain Storm Curtain over Cheviot - Northumberland, UK

Rain Storm Curtain over Cheviot – Northumberland, UK

Not surprisingly rain was forecast today, though surprisingly it didn’t appear until early afternoon, just breaking over the Cheviot Hills on my way to an appointment. I stopped off to grab some shots hoping to see Cheviot behind the curtains of rain, but unfortunately by the time I got to a good viewing point it […]

More Aurora Borealis over Northumberland, UK

More Aurora Borealis over Northumberland, UK

Northern Britain got the chance to see the Northern Lights quite bright lastnight as the solar storm level reached 8 kp (on whatever the scale is – basically strong!) meaning that we could view them easily from here.   Google+: View post on Google+ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported […]

Photographing Aurora Borealis over Northumberland -15th July 2012

Photographing Aurora Borealis over Northumberland -15th July 2012

We’ve just had quite the light show from last night’s (15th July) Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) over the coast here in North Northumberland. It started a little slowly, I almost gave up having stood out in the chilly July evening for over 30 mins without so much as a flicker. Then it all started and lasted 40 minutes […]

Ladies Day at Kelso Races 2012

Ladies Day at Kelso Races 2012

Kelso Races Ladies Day Photography At the end of May I was kindly asked back by Kelso Racecourse to take atmosphere shots around the course of the public areas and those who attended in their throngs on Ladies Day, on what feels like the last sunny day we had here this summer… The following links […]

A return to the shot that started me off taking photographs

A return to the shot that started me off taking photographs

A good few years ago (definitely before 2004) using my 2.1 mega pixel Olympus C-2000 Z I took a shot of a fence in a field close by my house surrounded by a thick fog, in July of 2012 conditions were similar so I set out to try the shot again. This image below is a return to […]

Publishing Work before its ready

Publishing Work before its ready

The other day I shared an image on Google+ at some late hour, but come the morning I wasn’t happy with it, I’ve done this a few times recently and I really must get back to sitting on an image and look at it with fresh eyes after processing. I’d shot it in the late […]

“In Memoriam” for US Independence Day from a Brit

In memory of the 13 colonies that we lost in 1776, I give you an English Rose. The King at the time George III wrote in his diary “Nothing of importance occurred today” …hmmm really?! Happy Independence Day all my American friends! To celebrate, today I watched Independence Day and Captain America again. Google+: View post on Google+ This work is […]