River Elan

Another river picture

Elan Valley Village Another picture taken on a Nick Jenkins workshop. It was the first location of the Workshop and as is usual for me, I find it slow to get going. Whilst others are capturing wonderful images – which I just don’t see – I’m scrabbling around for something to take; and at the …

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Pictures from a helicopter

On an absolutely clear day (which is rare for South Island) I was fortunate enough to be able to go up in a helicopter and take pictures of the Franz Josef glacier and of Mount Cook. Some more aerial shots can be seen below … … and one from the snout of the adjacent Fox …

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Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain Lake, Tasmania

I’ve not had much of an opportunity to “play” with filters, this image is therefore a bit of a rarity. I’ve used a combination of polarising and graduated filter here to produce an intensity of deep colours which I rather like. … and here’s a more “traditional view of Cradle Mountain Lake with the mountain …

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Stormy outlook

This picture was taken on another of Nick Jenkins’ (Freespirit Images) Photo Workshops – this time in the Yorkshire Dales. The combination of the dark, stormy clouds, the sunlight breaking through them to highlight a field of wheat and the derelict farm building makes for a moody composition. One I particularly like. Re-publishing earlier work …

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Bubbling and foaming 2010

Bubbling and foaming, Ribble Valley

This image marks the day I started taking RAW+JPEG images (I now just shoot using RAW). It also marks the occasion of a dastardly attempt on my life, when one rather clumsy fellow Workshop attendee stepped (or fell) off a rock and nearly pitched me, my tripod and all my gear into the river just …

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Solitary tree on limestone pavement

Solitary Tree on Limestone Pavement

Near Malham TarnNot far from High Trenhouse, and Malham Tarn, this classic “solitary tree” picture was a bit of a challenge – given the rather dull and overcast day. Getting the right alignment of the clints (the cracks in the limestone pavement) with the tree and the camera was the first task, then it was …

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