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 (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 (22 August 2016)

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Last weekend, the UK was battered with gale force winds and heavy rain.  I headed down to Sidmouth in Devon to try and capture some of nature’s drama.  The first shot was from a rock jetty by the sea. I used a Little Stopper, which caused an interesting colour cast in the image.  The sea was a deep red from the churned up sea bed.

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I move along the beach to grab this shot of the waves breaking against the concrete causeway.  The evening sun was behind me but the clouds to the east reflected the evening glow, behind the crashing waves.

Shot for the Day (09 August 2016)

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Whilst out one evening in Devon, I was walking along the Jurassic coastline when the light made me stop in my tracks.  Using a Lee Filter Big Stopper, I softened the rolling waves into silky smooth wisps, lapping against the groyne.

As the light changed, the waves became ever more energetic.  Soon, the pinky orange hues gave way to the grey blues post sunset, making the whole scene feel palpably colder.

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Shot for the Day (24 April 2014)

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Dreaming of the summer nights at Bantham Bay in Devon, looking into the sun with no one around.   Actually, the reason there was no one around was because it was Easter 2013 and it was bloody freezing.  Still, one way to get such a beautiful beach all to oneself.

Shot for the Day (13 August 2013)

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Following on from my last shot of the day on August 10th, this shot was take a few hours earlier at Ayrmer Cove, just as the sun was setting behind the peninsula.  The magic of the moment was having this entire beautiful scene to myself, something that rarely happens at sunset.

Shot for the Day (10 August 2013)

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I had originally intended to photograph one of my favourite beaches in southern Devon but it was the wrong time of year for the sunset across the opening of the cove.  Instead, I retraced my steps by a few miles to Ayrmer Cove and waited until around half an hour after the sun dropped below the horizon, to capture this long exposure shot.

Shot for the Day (07 August 2013)

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Another early rise shot on Dawlish Warren.  The clouds had meant the sunrise was not as spectacular as I had hoped, so I tried my Lee Big Stopper.  This created the pleasant softening of the clouds and water.  It also added a blue cast to the image, which I chose to preserve.