MMX: Florence I

Taken in Florence, Italy, this was a trip to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday. An absolutely fantastic location. We spent four days there experiencing and expolring the old city. You can't help but take good photographs in Florence, there is so much beautiful architecture and works of art. All you have to do is point … Continue reading MMX: Florence I

MMX: Burning Ivy

This was taken on a visit to the National Trust property at Canons Ashby in the autumn of 2010. The ivy on the front of the building had turned a gorgeous red and gave me the impression that the whole of the wall was on fire, with the flames licking around the window.I have done … Continue reading MMX: Burning Ivy

MMX: Beer

This image was my submission for a club project entitled 'beer'. I tried various different cans of beer, glasses and tankards in many different setups and eventually settled on Guinness (my favourite tipple) and a pewter tankard. I particularly like the lighting on this image and the simple yet effective arrangement of the objects.Taken with … Continue reading MMX: Beer

MMX: Three Boats

This picture was taken on a chilly day in September in the Lake District.  This is Watendlath tarn which lies in the hills above Derwent water. I used a 2 stop neutral density filter to help bring out the sky, and the camera was on a tripod. It was taken with an Olympus E-30.

MMX: Before and After

This flower was taken at Packwood House on an Olympus E-620. I really liked the way that the leaves curved around the stems of the flowers and the soft interplay of light and shadows on them and the juxtaposition in the remains of the flower that had bloomed and died and the healthy flower underneath.

MMX: Double take

These oversized benches are at Coughton Court in Warwickshire. My daughter sat down on them and as I turned around to take her picture she took me at the same time with her EP-1. I like the spontaneity of the moment and the way the bench makes a nice backdrop. Taken with an Olympus E-620.

MMX: Archway

Taken at the Chesterton Windmill, I got the inspiration of this from the cover of the Judas Priest album 'Sin after Sin'. It was easy to do using two layers, the top layer converted to greyscale and the archway painted out to reveal the colour image underneath. The picture was taken using an Olympus E-620.

MMX: Crushed

This was an early attempt at a combined colour and monochrome image. The can was found on the side of Bassenthwaite lake in Cumbria. The idea of the bright green of the beer can against the texture of the pebbles appealed to me. Taken with an Olympus E-620.