Mr White

Mr White No not the one that brews up drugs in a Winnebago, but another one my work colleagues, he says he is not very photogenic, tell me what you think, second shoot with flashgun firing off the ceiling with natural sidelight .

Apple of my eye or fade to grey

The image is a long exposure for which I used a 10 stop filter, I was interested to see what effect the long exposure would have on the on the sea mist which came down so suddenly, it made the mist so thick that it made the old burnt down pier almost disappear. Picked up my…

Tree lines

It is sometimes the way with landscape photography, you spend ages getting to location that you know thinking how it well look with the conditions, then find that it has changed beyond recognition, I woke up nice and early on Sunday and looked like it was going to be a misty sunrise, my thought was go to a…

Downtime

I have been away for a while due my macbook deciding to show me a grey screen (common problem) and nothing else, it is still playing up but at least it does not crash all the time now (thank god I backed up) as I had to wipe my drive reload my files and software,…

Dodge and Burn

Here I going to explain why I believe extensive editing in Lightroom/Photoshop of images is a good thing, this is a bit contentious with some photographers as some believe it should be as near to  straight out of camera as possible, this is great if the light is perfect and subject are illuminated well, but life…

Night shooting in London

It is always a bit of a challenge shooting in London as it seems every good location has been blanket covered by photographers already, for instance the Shard building has been shot from every conceivable angle, originally I was going to shot it from a different location but this not possible as there was a high…

Peggy

I have been to the funeral of my Aunt Peggy, who was an amazing woman (along with her husband John) not only did she raise her 3 children all of whom grew to be wonderful well balanced adults, but she fostered 30 children 1 of which she adopted as I say an amazing woman, in-between…

Hopscotch

Only popped into the Tate as the weather outside was awful drizzle with flat sky, thought I would go get a coffee & see what had changed from my youth, it seems to now have a lot of places to eat, to many for my liking, but they now have the spiral stairs down to…

The bike with heart

Saw this while waiting for a bus and I could resist taking a shot, would have been better with the owner on it but still, such a sweet idea to have a wooden light blue box with heart cut out, I does make think who owns it, I imagine someone that is very nice. May…

The Chimes

I shot this image for competition on Kujaja, which is a charitable non profit photo site, the idea is they publish books on a theme to raise money for good causes, the theme was that people around the world take an image at the same time in England it was 10 in the evening on midsummers day….

Mother’s day

This is a homage to my late mother, who really straggled to bring me and my brother up, born in Dublin into a large family (she had 9 brothers and sisters) she could hardly read or write when she left school, so ended up being a cook (not chief) working up to running a large kitchen serving…

When plans go awry

Well I had good intentions tonight to get a sunset shot at a pond that has a watermill, but when I got there they are doing maintenance work on the pond and all the paths where blocked off with no access, as they say best laid plans and all that, this was a bit annoying as…