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Fun in the Farnes

Although this is a fairly old image, I’ve been prompted recently to consider that people enjoy seeing the “fun” stuff that I’ve taken. Never have I had closer interactions with marine life than I did on 2 consecutive weekends in late 2011 when we visited first Lundy Island and then the Farne Islands… Pretty much …

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BSoUP Lionfish

I was very pleased to come 4th in the BSoUP competition this month – the theme was “Photoshop Bonanza” . The brief was to be creative with image editing software like Photoshop. You can see the other winning images on the BSoUP Website Here. I decided to try emulating Michael Aw’s Amazing Van Gogh Style Images which I …

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Fibre Snoots

A discussion on facebook about snoots has prompted me to write this blog entry regarding the fibre-snoot that I made for myself. For those not aware what a snoot is, it’s a contraption which shapes the light used when taking a photo. To explain further, I’ve created a Gallery which shows how I made the snoot and …

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macro splash studio technique

French Crown

Winter’s a great time for indoor photography so I set up my DIY drip photo contraption again – in the spare room this time. Pash wasn’t ecstatic to see I’d pushed all her computer equipment to one side of her desk but I persuaded her it was all in a good cause! Please share…

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Egg Laying Squid

I run the risk of getting boring by publishing another squid picture (see my last post) but I was really blown away by the activity I saw that day in Ambon.. The animals weren’t frightened and they carried on much as they would’ve if we weren’t there. Please share…

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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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Ambon Squid

Ambon is one of the Maluku islands of Indonesia and forms part of a chain of volcanic islands surrounding the Banda Sea – home to some fabulous marine life. Sixteen of us – mostly BSoUP members – stayed with Maluku Divers in Ambon for two weeks in November. Now there’s an awful lot of garbage …

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architecture technique

Natural History Museum

This is very much a work in progress but I’ve seen a couple of photographs of the Main Hall of the Natural History Museum In London which have really inspired me. One such image was by a chap called Michael Walker-Toye. When I visited recently, I didn’t get too long to consider what I was doing, …

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Macmillan Underwater Coffee Morning

I’ve been occupied with things other than photography this year but we went to Nuweiba, Egypt in September. Towards the top of The Red Sea in the Gulf of Aqaba lies Nuweiba, about an hour and a half drive north from Sharm-El-Sheik Airport. I’d been once before and this looked like it’d be the last …

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