Dippers

Dippers are a bird that I have long wanted to photograph but one that I have found difficult to locate or track down, even asking around has brought little success. However an opportunity arose and I jumped at it.Dippers are quite a small, plumpish bird with a small erect tail that live and breed by…

Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge built in 1933-37 that links San Francisco with Marin County to the north, costing in excess of $35m at the time. It is an instantly recognised structure around the world and as I was in the area it was on the list of things to photograph, luckily…

Yosemite’s Valley Falls

America’s Yosemite National Park is well known for it’s dramatic, rugged scenery – the mountains, trees and waterfalls that soar far into the skies. Spring is the time to see these waterfalls at their best as the snow on the mountain’s higher reaches begins to melt, filling the falls to the max and creating awe…

First Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds have been on my ‘bucket list’ for quite a while now, in fact for so long that I was beginning to give up hope of ever seeing any. So, here I am in Mariposa, California and the Guest House that we are staying at has hummingbird feeders and… Hummingbirds.These little birds are quite diminutive…

Yosemite and Tunnel View

I know, I know – I said I didn’t do landscapes anymore but when you are in a place such as Yosemite you just have to take some shots. This first shot is the iconic view from the tunnel exit on the way in from the west side. It has been shot many times in…

Digital Workflow (v2)

Recently I gave a short presentation to a camera club that explained how I manage, process and protect my digital images. Subsequently I have now added the slides from that presentation to this website. This isn’t a detailed tutorial but shows the stages that I use when I take my images from the camera to…

Now Taking Bookings!

I’ve now been added to the Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union’s (L&CPU) website for lecturers. If you fancy taking a chance on me for a presentation at your club or organisation feel free to drop me a line via the ‘Bookings‘ tab on the menu. I currently have two presentations listed which are as below:…