Making a Print

There is a common belief among photographers that the process isn’t complete until you have made a print, so take the photo, process it then print it! I have over the last year or so pushed myself to learn the printing process and it probably appears as though it should be relatively straight forward task, but…

Tough Mudder, Yorkshire

I went to capture some of the action at a local Tough Mudder event at Broughton Hall near Skipton and it proved to be a really interesting event. “Tough Mudder is an endurance event series in which participants attempt 10–12 mile long obstacle courses that test mental as well as physical strength. The obstacles often…

In Search of Dragons

I spent half a day at Brockholes nature reserve where the intention was to find and photograph a number of species of Dragonflies that inhabit the reserve. I had spoken to a couple of people on the reserve Facebook page and was given some good, detailed information so I created myself a map and off…

20:20 Cricket

Friday night was 20:20 night when two local cricket clubs met for a twenty over thrash. I captured the first innings of the match, the light was dipping a little for the second innings even at ISO2000. The images shown below were taken with a Canon EOS 5D4 and 100-400 lens.

A Splendid Day Out

A Splendid Day Out was the title of a Steampunk gathering in Morecambe recently. The event is somewhat smaller than the better known Whitby and Lincoln meetings but it is much more local to me and I fancied an interesting day out. The main centres were the Platform and the Winter Gardens where some markets stalls…

Fitness Shoot

A recent shoot was of bodybuilder Paul Coote at Body Temple gym in Rossendale. The brief was to capture some shots of Paul using the equipment, some staged images and also a range of shots showing the sponsor’s attire. The gym, as usual, was quite dark and had wall to wall mirrors which didn’t help,…

Wetland Birds in Spring

Following on from the Woodland Birds article, this entry features the birds that can be seen at Mere Sands Wood and Martin Mere. The chicks are beginning to venture out onto the pools and ponds accompanied by their protective parents (except for the Coots that is) and they are much easier to capture photographically than…