ZAPP!

Staggered and honoured to win my category (At Home in their Habitat) in the Zoological Society of London Animal Photography Prize! Taken from an aeroplane, this image portrays the dependence on the environment of even the largest animal in Africa. The game trails show the passage of many animals, now absent, to what was once a large…

Grand Canal, Venice

Venice!

Back from a few glorious days in Venice. Really a paradise for urban photography, to the point you end up walking past scenes that would be a great shot in any other city.  A few highlights below, or you can see the full gallery here for more photos.

Into Africa

Created a new AV sequence for the competition at my local photography club.  Rather pleased to win against some stiff competition!  And do go full screen for best quality, it’s good up to 1080p HD. Almost all of these photos are from our recent trip to Namibia and Botswana with the ever wonderful Safari Consultants. Comment below if…

Competition time again

Editing photos for competitions again.  First deadline is Wildlife Photographer of the Year, on Thursday morning… would welcome thoughts on which of these are the best, and any further editing they need! It’s always a long shot, but always worth trying.

Baboon

Back from Botswana (and Namibia)

Well, as of last weekend, we’re back from our latest safari. Two countries (Namibia and Botswana), three weeks, three cameras, half a terabyte of memory cards and 11,000 photos later – I won’t say we were ready to come home, but we at least weren’t dragged kicking and screaming to the airport. The photos will…

Lovely Lavenham

A rather lovely day trip to Lavenham – an ancient little town with more timbered buildings than I think I’ve ever seen in one place.  Well worth a visit.  But bring your camera: I didn’t, and had to take these with my phone!  Oh, and we like cornfields.  Now using some of these as desktop…

Carnival!

My first assignment (for the club) – to photograph Harpenden’s carnival.  It was rather fun really, though that’s partly because we got some great weather.  But well worth learning how to use my camera and lenses on new subject matter.  See the full album here (when I say “full”, naturally that means about 5% of the…

Washington DC

Just a few photos this time – from my recent visit to see friends in Washington DC. All on my X100s, which I’m still getting used to (though it is just lovely to handle and work with). This is a shot of the Vietnam War Memorial, where I was lucky enough to catch a passing…

Farne and Lindisfarne

Back from holiday on the Northumberland coast (for which read Farne Islands, Lindisfarne, and castles).  1200+ photos to sort and edit.  Haven’t even begun to deal with that yet.  But here’s a sneak preview of the ones that stood out when I was importing them to Lightroom…

Another deadline, another edit

Some more new edits – this time to enter in the ZSL Animal Photography Prize. The pictures are slightly sharper in the original, as the latest version of WordPress seems to be resampling them on upload. For whatever reason, WordPress has never liked JPEGs exported from Lightroom.