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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.  

My-Phoneography

Happy New Year everyone.  Here’s looking ahead to 2015.  And to start you off, here are some photos from our recent trip to Scotland.  The sculptures are the Kelpies, near Falkirk / Grangemouth.  This is also the first time I’ve tried using my phone for “serious” photography, mostly on the basis that the best camera…

Tower Poppies

Picked up a new lens yesterday – the Nikon 16-35 f4 – and took it down to see the poppies installation at the Tower of London “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red“.  The crowds were enormous, but it was still very moving.  It’s hard to get a sense of the sheer scale of this installation,…

Kenya Redux

Ok, so I’ve just spent a long time working over old photos.  A lot of them.  But it’s worth it.  Never processed a lot of photos from our first trip to Kenya properly, but with a bit of effort, some of them came out pretty well.  Now I just need to do the same again…

At the zoo again

Another great trip to Whipsnade – chimps, baby ringtail lemurs, and some quality time with a red panda that, for once, wanted to be seen.  Or at least it was hungry enough to come out of the tree, which is close enough for me.  My heart was in my mouth at one point when a…