Shot for the Day (11 May 2019)

Wembury Seas

Wembury Seas, taken over Easter, on a trip down to Devon.  This end of day shot of Wembury, close to Plymouth was taken at the beginning of the long weekend . Unfortunately, there was little interesting cloud in the sky.  However, the rocks and sea were at least playing ball.

Shot for the Day (02 March 2019)

Hopes Nose, situated close to Torquay on the southern coastline of Devon, was not somewhere I had been before.  Fortunately, the light was decent and the tide was compliant, albeit somewhat frisky. From the water’s edge, Ore Stone island is visible below the rising sun. My daughter joined me on location for this shoot. It was a treat to share such a lovely view with her.

Shot for the Day (31 August 2018)


Part of a selection of work from our recent family holiday down in Cornwall and Devon. This one is of St Michael’s Mount at dusk. The tide was high and the mosquitoes were out in force, so I was glad to find a decent vantage point.

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 (4 October 2017)


I drove around Harris on my first evening, looking for the right vantage point for an end of day shot. I spoke to a local farmer, who recommended an isolate beach situated on the far side of his land. Once there, I had the whole place to myself and perhaps one of the finest sunsets I have been fortunate enough to witness.  The colours were so vibrant, the water looked like it was gold, lapping against my feet.

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.

Shot for the Day (20 April 2017)


Another shot from La Palma island.  This one was taken close to a place called El Pinar, at around 1500m in the dense pine forests that are often shrouded in cloud.  This long exposure shows the clouds rolling in, covering the forest and hill tops in the distance.

Apparently, there is a specific species of pine tree on the Canary islands, called Pinus canariensis.  These Canary Island Pine trees can grow up to 50 meters tall and have large cones (up to 30cm).