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
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
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
This image was taken in the lake district with an Olympus E-30. It was a gloriously sunny day but very windy. We had pulled into a lay-by by a stream to get some shots both up the valley from where we had just come from and down the valley in the direction we were headed. … Continue reading MMX: The Boulder
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.
Everyone at some point who has a tripod and some neutral density filters tries a long exposure on water. This is one I took whilst in the Lake District with an Olympus E-30. The exposure was at f/11 for 1/5 second. Whilst not having the sometimes over-used 'smoke' look about it I think that it … Continue reading MMX: Slow Water
This is an image taken at Blea Tarn in the lake District. There was a slight breeze that day which prevented the tarn from actually being totally still. That being said, I still the the reflection works well. The water levels in the Lake District in 2010 were down considerably and rocks that were normally … Continue reading MMX: Blea Tarn
Taken in September, this image of the jetty on Derwent Water must have been taken a million times before by a million people. That however in itself is not a reason to ignore the chance of a picture when it comes. There is always something new in a picture, no matter how many times that … Continue reading MMX: Derwent Jetty
Continuing with the collection of images taken in 2010 and included in my MMX book, this was taken in the Lake District, during a three day long club shoot. I just loved the total abstract look of the edge of this building with the diagonal and vertical lines, the circular window and the textures on … Continue reading MMX: Geometry
This image of Kirkham Abbey was taken with an Olympus E-30. There were gorgeous clouds that day that were fairly slow moving across the sky. The abbey is a lovely peaceful place to visit with some very atmospheric ruins.