Following a failure in my website's primary picture archive, many blogs have lost their images. I am endeavouring to re-instate these from back-ups. Bear with me please while I undergo this labourious and very sweary process...
A gorgeous serene dawn provides the light and mood of this shot. Broad Rife Estuary at The Spit, Pagham Nikon D810, 14-24mm f2.8 Nikkor at 14mm,¼ second, f11, ISO 64, tripod 07.38, 22nd October 2016 An uncannily calm, almost wave-less, receding tide was curving smoothly around The Spit and the occasional pink cirrus clouds were reflected perfectly in the water’s surface. Pebbles and breakwater rock provided foreground interest as well as a foundation for the shot - and Mother
By the end of October, sunrise times are becoming quite civilised. After the lunacy of 04.30 mid-summer dawns, requiring 02.30 or 03.00 alarm calls, 6AM is a cosy lie-in for me… Pagham Breakwater Nikon D810, 50mm f1.4 Nikkor, 30 seconds, f11, ISO 64, 10-stop ND filter, tripod 07.43, 22nd October 2016 This is a late autumn dawn shot from Pagham. Acquired six minutes after sun-up, the creamy sunlight is being filtered by distant sea mists that are persisting near the horizon.
It was a spectacular sunset with vaulted gold, magenta and vermilion streaks arcing across the skies, most of which, unfortunately, I experienced through the windscreen of a gridlocked vehicle. On my way from Chichester to Felpham I became wedged in a monster bumper to bumper traffic jam that stretched all the way from the bus station railway gates, through Stockbridge and along the A27 (you know the sort of thing, I’m sure). It took over half an hour to escape Chichester’s c
By lunchtime it was shaping up to be a classic afternoon for photography. I planned to be at East Head in the afternoon because the weather forecast was for squally rainstorms clearing from the west (some of my favourite end-of-day shooting conditions)... East Head, West Wittering Nikon D810,14-24mm f2.8 Nikkor at 14mm, 1/250 second, f11, ISO 64, tripod, 17.42, 16th October 2016 West Wittering provides stunningly beautiful uninterrupted westward views, so I was confident I wo
Finding barren places and empty spaces is becoming an obsession lately. The more landscapes I produce, the less I like to include in them. The incredible shrinking content... Diminutive Dune - Sand Forms at Low Tide, East Head, West Wittering Nikon D810, 50mm f1.4 Nikkor, ISO 64, 0.6 second at f11, tripod 18.44, 4th October 2016 For me, this is one of my favourite landscape shots of 2016. I am always on the lookout for simplicity in a composition but very seldom finding it to