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A Selection of LPOTY Rejects

A Selection of LPOTY Rejects

For the 2nd time I joined in on the madness that is trawling the archives to find some images worthy enough to enter this years Take A View (Landscape Photographer of the Year) Competition. For some reason I entered the maximum 25 images (£35 entry fee) which was a bit daft as when I look […]

Claire & Henry, A Wedding Guest's View

Claire & Henry, A Wedding Guest’s View

On Saturday 26th of July in a small village in Lincolnshire my second cousin once removed (…I think) married her husband in a lovely ceremony followed by a reception in a marquee on land attached to the family home. With a last minute change I was able to enjoy the weekend without the stress of […]

Double Exposures & ICM in Analog Efex Pro 2

Double Exposures & ICM in Analog Efex Pro 2

It’s been a month or two since Google Photos evangelist Brian Matiash appeared on Scott Kelby’s weekly photo talk show The Grid on KelbyOne with a promise of something new on the Google NIK Collection front. Hoping for upgrades to the whole suite, especially Color Efex Pro 4 and Silver Efex Pro 2 (even though they […]

Noctilucent Clouds

Noctilucent Clouds

In the very early hours of the 7th of July 2014 an extremely bright and strong show of noctilucent clouds lit up the sky over most of the UK. Only minutes away from packing things up and heading for bed, I glanced on my twitter stream a tweet from local press photographer @presspicJane with a pic […]

Jo & Charles, A Wedding

Jo & Charles, A Wedding

On the family farm under a copse of trees overlooking Alnwick Castle was the setting of a beautiful wedding I had the privilege of doing the photography at on Saturday 28th of June. The weather just about held for the outdoor service! Normally I refuse to photograph weddings, and indeed anything where people are present (joking), […]

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 – […]