The Colour of Dance

Just a single image update this time. This one was shot against a very messy background with a window, pipes and all sorts of stuff cluttering up the image, unfortunately there was no option at the time.I really liked the shape and dynamics of the subject but it didn’t work for me, so time for…

Touch of Ballet

Recently I spent a few hours in a studio with a couple of local dancers to try something a little bit different. These images are of Georgina Brown and capture some stylish moves and shapes from the session. I’m sure I will do more of this but I need to gather some ideas first so…

Little Urchins

Just wanted to share a few images of the little ‘uns that are part of the Ragged Victorians story. Shot over two weekends in 2017 and 2018. No story, just some enchanting images.

The Very ‘Common Blue’

A morning at Leighton Moss nature reserve provided a spectacle of Common Blue Damselflies, swarming around the causeways in the warm summer sun. They were present in their thousands, some looking for mates, some paired-up whilst others were seen ovipositing in the ponds and waterways. Photographing these insects is difficult in the sense that they…

Shooting Local Cricket Matches

Having covered quite a few local matches now, I thought I would share some of my thoughts and some lessons learned. I suppose it breaks down into two areas; (i)Equipment and (ii) The photographer’s eye. Technical stuff first then: High Shutter Speeds will freeze the action and keep everything nice and sharp, you will probably…

L&CPU Results 2017-18

I am very happy again with my ‘Lancashire & Cheshire Annual Photography’ individual results, I managed to be placed 6th in the overall award of Photographer of the Year. This requires a set of 12 prints and 12 digital images in 3 sections; Colour, Mono and Nature. Last year I set myself a target of…

Peelers

‘Peelers’ was the name given to the first police officers in the UK and they were named after Sir Robert Peel who introduced them, first in Ireland, and later in England. They were also known as Bobbies in England. The ‘new’ Metropolitan Police patrols, based in London, took to the streets on 29th September 1829,…