Shot for the Day (18 February 2018)

The first decent (weekend) day of weather in London for almost a month and I was out to grab some more shots of London. Above is the Lloyds building with the Leadenhall Building to the right (also affectionately know as the Cheese Grater).  The curved glass facia of the building behind me to my left was throwing a lovely afternoon golden glow on the Lloyd building.

I wondered down to the river over the course of the afternoon and set up on the north shore of the River Thames, overlooking Tower Bridge and the Shard. A gaggle of photographers descended upon my location moments after I set up, which somewhat took away from the moment. However, they were a friendly bunch of mature gentlemen, so were very pleasant company.

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Shot for the Day (10 February 2018)


Taken on a summer’s evening in the northern fjords of Norway as the sun was dropping in the skies. Being north of the Arctic Circle, it did not drop much lower than in this image, holding the lovely golden tones for a prolonged period. Although this was mid summer (early July), the snow had only just melted 2-3 weeks prior.

Shot for the Day (05 February 2018)


One morning looking out east across Badía de Pollença.  This was a while ago, whilst in Majorca, when I was up before sunrise one summer’s day, watching the boat gently bobbing on the calm waters of the bay.  Would love to be there right now, enjoying the warm air and stunning view.

Shot for the Day (03 February 2018)


The weather has been really poor over the last few weekends, so I have been trawling through my back catalogue of images. This was take in Banff, Canada several years ago. It was around 9am but I had already been up for hours. These two guys were gleefully meandering downstream, exciting about the fishing prospects to come. I would have loved to have joined the fun but was there to photograph, not frolic.

Shot for the Day (28 January 2018)


Shots from the vault: Back in 2009, I had just completed my cycle ride from London to Nordkapp in Norway, some 2.5k miles away. Following completion of this journey, I took a ferry from Honningsvåg to Hammerfest, where I spent these evening before heading on to Tromsø the following morning. I was treated to a spectacular light show that evening as the sun bounced along the horizon. Being north of the Arctic Circle and mid-summer, the sun never dropped below this level.

Shot for the Day (21 January 2018)


Over Christmas, whilst in Hong Kong, I took a ferry out to an island called Ma Wan, to visit an abandoned village. More on that in another entry. At the end of the day, I was wondering along the west coast, when I saw a husband and wife approaching the pier on their boat.  It was such a different scene to the usually hustle and bustle of Hong Kong, especially with the rural scene and flotilla behind the couple, bathed in the golden evening light.

 

Shot for the Day (20 January 2018)


Taken in 2017 in south east Devon, this singular tree stood alone on the common.  Above, storm clouds gathered. Indeed, I just managed to pack away before the rain fell hard. As the scene was devoid of much colour, black and white seemed a better way to convey the sinister, brooding scene best.

Shot for the Day (17 January 2018)


Taken a few years ago on my Noblex, a local Hong Kong boatman was collecting floating debris in Victoria Harbour. The building half finished in the back lefthand corner of the shot, is the International Commerce Centre. It has 108floors and is 484 m (1,588 ft) tall, the tallest building in Hong Kong. Indeed, when it was completed in 2011, it was the 4th tallest building in the world (now the 11th).

Amazing how quickly the Hong Kong skyline has changed in a relatively short period of time.

Shot for the Day (16 January 2018)


Some days just feel darker and more moody than others. This was taken on a beach in Scotland moments before the heavens opened and drenched what was not already wet.  I had camped out close by the previous night to the rhythmic sound of crashing waves. Although sinister looking, the location was actually quite invigorating, especially when trapped by the concrete walls of London.