Shot for the Day (18 June 2017)


Taken a few years ago on a Noblex 612 panoramic camera, this is a shot of a fishing boat on the beach of north western Zanzibar. The fishermen had finished for the day and there was a significant rainstorm on the horizon.

Shot for the Day (24 April 2017)


This boat has been floating around Victoria harbour for as long as I have been visiting Hong Kong.  It was a super grey, inclement day when I took this shot with only a small handful of hardy tourists onboard.

Shot for the Day (22 March 2017)

I took this shot whilst standing on a manmade, floating island, on Lake Titicaca, close to Puno in Bolivia.  The locals, descended from the Spanish and the Incas, built the Uros Floating Islands from reeds, as well as the shelter you can see in this image.  In the background, you can see one of the locals rowing her boat with her baby strapped to her back.

If you look closely enough, you can see the traditional engine…

Shot for the Day (20 March 2017)

I was standing on the edge of Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake at a dizzy altitude of 3,811 m, when the girl in this photograph approached me and asked if I would take a picture of her.  This was in 2003, so this shot was on 120 film, certainly well before the widespread usage of digital cameras. I doubt she will ever see this image, unless she somehow managed to find my blog.

If you ever decide to see South America, I strongly recommend that you visit Lake Titicaca, on the border of Peru and Bolivia. The lake is beautiful, with the Andes scraping the sky behind them in the distance.

Shot for the Day (09 March 2017)

Last time I was in Ushuaia, the most southern city in the world, was back in 2010.  I visited Argentina, Bolivia and Chile for a 20 day photography trip.  I started in Tierra del Fuego and worked my way north.

Ushuaia is an industrial town, situated next to the Beagle Channel, nestled amongst the mountains.  Whilst wondering along the waters edge, I cam across this old tug that had run aground.  The scene felt as desolate as the wintry weather that was lashing it that morning.

Shot for the Day (05 December 2016)

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I was in Stockholm at the end of last week and wondered down to the harbour in search of a morning shot before the working day commenced.  The weather forecast had stated it would be a clear, sunny day, yet as I stood on the quayside, it started to snow gently.  As the opalescent cloud drifted off in a south easterly direction,  the dawn light emerged along with some dawn colours.

The second shot below I took a short while later, with a Lee Filter Little Stopper (x6 ND filter), to lengthen the exposure.  I lost the colour in the clouds but the movement of the ferry and sky made for an interesting alternative version of the same scene.

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Shot for the Day (02 August 2016)

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A couple of other extra long exposure shots from last weekend.  This one was taken close to the Millennium Bridge.  As the river was low, I was able to walk down to the beach, to take a lower angle shot of the Thames and Shard. The sun had finally broken through the clod, albeit temporarily, to illuminate the scene and bath the Shard in light.

This next shot was of HMS Belfast, across the Thames, of the Walkie Talkie building with the Gherkin also visible.  As the ship was floating on the river, it tended to bob around, so I diminished the length of the exposure to compensate.  You can see this in comparison to the tub boats in the foreground, which are blurred.

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Shot for the Day (9 July 2015)

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Out walking around downtown Singapore a week ago and grabbed a shot of the cityscape just after the sun had dropped below the horizon.  Still over thirty degrees even past 8pm but that’s life one degree from the equator.