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Chilly Horses

As some of you might be aware, it snowed last week here in the UK. Not big snow like Canada or Norway but enough for the country to grind to a halt. I had to work from home which had the side-benefit of allowing me to get out in the snow and take a few …

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Yellow Fields and Models

I wanted to make good use of the yellow fields of rapeseed which I was shooting the other week (see my 7th April blog entry) and I decided that the addition of a model would be interesting. Actually, I had been planning a shot like this for a couple of years, ever since the poppies …

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Derelict and Spooky

So, I bought myself a remote shutter release and intervalometer! I thought, what better way of doing long night-time exposures to capture star-trails. To be honest, I hadn’t researched it much – I just wanted to have a go at star trails! Some time ago a friend at work had told me of an old …

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West Pier

As I mentioned in my last blog entry, I was on the beach in Brighton taking photos of the west pier. I thought it only fair that I share at least one of the images I took although it’s not the only one I liked. I wanted the water to look smooth and calm and …

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Burling Gap

After spending some time on Brighton Beach with some good friends, taking pictures of the old West Pier, I thought I’d take them to Burling Gap near Beachy Head for the sunset. Admittedly, it was a little overcast and the clouds weren’t terribly dramamtic but it’s still been possible to create some drama in the …

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Yellow and Blue

Had a bit of time today so I thought I’d explore, to find out where might be the best (and safest) place from which to take a picture of the lovely rape-seed which has come into flower on the side of devil’s dyke near Brighton. The issue really is that the best vantage point to …

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Brighton Gold

As the sun sank towards the horizon, I spotted a couple on one of the enormous breakwaters near the Marina in Brighton. The sky was lighting up with an orange-red tinge and since there were no clouds, dark shadows were being created everywhere. Please share…

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Tramps at Sunset

We drove into Brighton along the seafront road with the intention of getting to a point where I could get shots of either of the two piers in the sunset. Unfortunately, as is often the case in Brighton, the traffic was against me! I made it only about as far as the West Pier before …

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Reflections

Sheffield Park, near Haywards Heath is a National Trust property with several lakes and hundreds of beautiful old trees. It’s a tranquil place with lots of photo opportunities. We’ve had a pretty good start to the year in terms of weather and the trees are showing plenty of colour already. Please share…

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