Shot for the Day (27 September 2019)

Last weekend, after watching the weather develop for a few days, it looked as though Sunday morning would be interesting with thunderstorms forecast.  I headed down to Tower Bridge, as I knew the light would be aligned with the bridge at dawn.

This was the first image I liked of the morning. The sky was a glorious mixture of red, yellow, orange and grey, opalescent clouds.

The rain held off for most of the time I was by the London Assembly.  Several ladies past me, heading to an early morning gym class along with many joggers running along the Thames.

Above is the last shot I took before the light  was obscured by ran clouds.

Which of these images did you like the most?

Shot for the Day (10 September 2019)


Decided to try a new project based around London scenery as I do not currently have much opportunity to get out of town very often. Last Saturday evening, I found a wonderful, elevated platform that I had almost completely to myself for a couple of hours at the end of the day.

The scene above was of a tall shop that Tower Bridge opened up for. It came through, did the U-turn shown in this image and then sailed back down river towards the Channel, or is it North Sea?

The reason the boat in this shot looks a little like a toy is because I was using a tilt-shift lens.

Shot for the Day (09 November 2018)


I was recently back down in Devon and took this opportunity to do a few early morning shoots of new places.

This one is of Daymark, in Kingswear Devon, which was built in 1864 by the Dartmouth Harbour Commissioners. It is a hollow, octagonal tower, 24m tall, constructed of limestone. It was built as a guide to mariners to the position of the harbour entrance and is visible for many miles out to sea.

Shot for the Day (15 September 2018)


At the end of my time in Cornwall and Devon this summer, I drove to a place called Sandymouth, a few miles north of Bude in north east Cornwall. The beach is a photographer’s Mecca, with rocks, sand, cliffs and westerly facing, so fantastic for end of day shots.

The tide was very high the day I visited and I would like to return when it has receded further, exposing more rocks and some sand.

Shot for the Day (6 September 2018)


This is a shot of one of the stone jetties on Dawlish. The sky was overcast but there was some really interesting light breaking through. My HiTech grad filter has a purple cast to them, much like Lee filters have a slight blue cast, which coloured the sky. Juxtaposed next to the polarised sea, which looked green after a chopping night and the colours look other worldly.

Shot for the Day (1 October 2017)


On the road back to Glasgow at the end of the week in the Outer Hebrides, I stopped at Etive Mor waterfall. I know this shot has been done to death and there were several photographers buzzing around the scene when I got there. However, with the light being behind the mountain and using a couple of ND grad filters, I managed to grab an interesting shot of the mountain, with the movement in the foreground water and clouds in the sky adding drama to the scene.

What do you think?

Shot for the Day (20 September 2017)

Clouds rolled in at the last minute to obscure the setting sun over the tiny village of Ardroil, on the Isle of Lewis. I had this huge expanse of sand all to myself with the exception of the occasional dog walker. I had decided to camp a few miles away in a place called Kneep, to capture the 4am sunrise the following morning, which turned out to be an error for two reasons. Firstly, the Kneep campsite was pretty awful, especially in comparison to the wild camping at Ardroil. Secondly, the rain started to fall after the sun dropped and the next day was a wash out.