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A Young Kestrel in the Stables

A Young Kestrel in the Stables

This morning our neighbour told me of a small raptor type bird hanging around the stables, and not being bothered by human and equine movement, so obviously all must not be well with it. Sick or not, it was an ideal time to grab a few images from fairly close range. Without bothering it much […]

Aurora Borealis over Northumberland

Aurora Borealis over Northumberland

The end of February was certainly an exciting time for those of a night sky and celestial disposition as Northern Britain (and indeed more southern parts) were treated to the best show of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) for some years! Sitting there like any other tedious Thursday evening, staring at a screen as I […]

My Best Images of 2013 - Year in Review

My Best Images of 2013 – Year in Review

Year in Review – My Best images of 2013   And so it is that time of year where we look back on the year that is coming to a close, maybe fondly, maybe with sadness or maybe with huge regrets. Thinking back through the year I feel it has been a year fully consumed […]

How to - SOOC Multiple Exposure for Google+ Scavenger Hunt

How to – SOOC Multiple Exposure for Google+ Scavenger Hunt

As part of the Autumn Scavenger Hunt run by Chrysta Rae on Google+ one of the 10 categories to complete was the great leveler – Straight Out Of Camera (SOOC) where no manipulation was allowed at all in the submitted image, either in-camera post processing for those with fancy cameras or shooting on smartphones, or […]

December 2013 Storm Surge - Seahouses, Northumberland

December 2013 Storm Surge – Seahouses, Northumberland

A small selection of images captured approaching high tide in Seahouses on the 5th of December 2013 when a storm surge created the highest tides for 60 years. Thankfully at this location damage was kept to a minimum, but was quite the sight seeing the sea level so high.   (c) Andrew S. Gray – […]

Northumberland Wall Calendar 2014

Northumberland Wall Calendar 2014

After the success of my 1st calendar of photography last year, I’m back with another 12 months of viewing pleasure with my Northumberland Wall Calendar 2014! This years calendar comes in A4 size professionally printed on 160 gsm satin finish paper (13 pages inc. cover, wire bound and card backing). Images feature places such as […]

New Image: Grandeur I - Bamburgh Castle

New Image: Grandeur I – Bamburgh Castle

While the quality of art does not depend on the length of time spent working on any said piece, something must be said for pieces over which hours have been spent pouring vision, emotion and the artist’s self into into the work. At least that is what I hope! Yes I have pieces of work […]

Photographing the Perseid Meteor Shower August 2013

Photographing the Perseid Meteor Shower August 2013

The Northumberland skies played ball for a few hours over the last two nights when the Perseid meteor shower was at its annual peak, so having not done any meaningful astrophotography I was not going to waste this opportunity! Night one (12th of August): I shot for a few hours until 2am when the skies […]

New Limited Edition Print – “Leave Us Be”

The beginnings of a more minimal phase in my landscape photography work is shown in this print given the Artist Edition treatment. A mature hedgerow in a field near Eglingham on a sunny early summer evening was made into this minimalist vision. Available as a 12×12 inch professionally printed image on Hanhemuhle Photorag fine art […]

LPOTY 2013 Entries

LPOTY 2013 Entries

So after missing the boat in previous years by not paying attention to the right mediums I decided well in advance of the deadline that I’d submit a few images for this years UK based Landscape Photographer of the Year (LPOTY) also known as Take a View. The subject of photo competitions can be polarising […]