Shot for the Day (08 June 2017)

Stormy weather ahead.

The last vestiges of light were visible in the opalescent sky. Shortly after this shot was taken, the heavens opened and the rain did not stop for the next two days.

Believe it or not, this was taken on a very popular beach in Devon, just at a very unpopular time (i.e. moments before a torrential rain storm). Definitely worth it!

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Shot for the Day (16 March 2017)

I decided to change my point of view from large, open vistas to small, micro environments for this image.  In addition, I seem to have ruined my knee whilst on a run last week, so was confined to the back garden at the weekend.  Thee little flowers smell wonderful but apparently are a nightmare for hay fever sufferers…

Shot for the Day (6 September 2014)

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Singapore is a city of man made monuments.  Even though nature abounds with equatorial greenery and trees, there are precious few open vistas and very limited natural scenery for a landscape photographer like me to be satisfied.  So, instead, here is a homage to nature I took at the beginning of the year, at Gardens in the Bay.

Shot for the Day (22 August 2013)

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Still getting used to mixing light levels between graduate ND filters and a Big Stopper.  This was a 2 minute exposure on the Devonshire coastline, as the afterglow of the sunset dwindled just long enough to be captured on film.  To the naked eye, the scene was almost devoid of colour, verging on the black and white.

 

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.

Shots from the archive: Namibia

Several years ago, I spent a couple of weeks on the road in Namibia.  This was before digital photography had taken off (still prohibitively expensive), so I was armed with my trust Canon T90 and long lens as I intended to shoot wildlife photography.  However, on day 2 of my 15 day trip, whilst I sat in Etosha Park waiting for the animals and lighting conditions to align at the watering hole, my camera electrics suffered a catastrophic meltdown (literally) at the hands of the African midday sun.

All I had left was a £20 Lubitel 6×6 camera, 10 roles of Fuji Provia and my father’s 40 year old light meter  As it turned out, that was all I needed.  Over a decade later and I still love the analogue nature of these shots, all captured on a camera with a super cheap lens.

24Photography 2013

For the fourth year running, I am participating in the 24Photography artist’s group exhibition, which itself is in its tenth year. Each year, 24 photography artists document New Year’s Day, each assigned an hour to capture the day through our eyes and relate it to the year’s brief. This year, the chosen theme was Sign of the Times and I was allotted 13:00 – 14:00 slot.

My piece is entitles Fast Forwards. It is based on the premise that any city such as London is always in perpetual motion. This forward movement is derived from all the constituent componenets, which operate independently at their own pace.

I wanted to juxtapose the different time transitions, from the ever changing skyline to the frenetic movement of the people who inhabit it. Finally, I wanted to include the natural elements that surround all this activity, which itself is in a constant change of flux. However, in all of this commotion, it is this natural variable that will enjoy the greatest longevity.

As usual, the exhibition will opens tonight, 24th February in Berkeley Square, Mayfair. The nearest tube station is Green Park. Please come along and see al our work.

Useful links:
24Photography website: http://www.24photography.org/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/24photography
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/24photography

Press Links:
Photography monthly: http://www.photographymonthly.com/News-and-Reviews/2013/2/24photography-s-10th-anniversary-in-Berkeley-Square#.URPlCxhMTvs.twitter
Professional Photographer: http://www.professionalphotographer.co.uk/News-and-Reviews/2013/2/24photography-holding-its-10th-anniversary
Hot shoe: http://www.hotshoeinternational.com/wo_exhibition_details.do?b=14&c=1
Evening Standard: http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/exhibitions/242013-magic-abroad-air-115014
ArtsIant: http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/259378-242013—marlow-mortons-and-magic-abroad-in-the-air
All in London: http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/whats-on.php?event=99527
Indie London: http://www.indielondon.co.uk/Events-Review/24photography-exhibition-berkeley-square
Photo 75: http://photo75.com/home/?p=3061

24Photography 2012

Third year running for me to participate in the 24Photography artist’s group.  Each year, 24 photography artists document New Year’s Day.  Each of us are assigned an hour to capture the day through our eyes and relate it to that year’s theme.  This year, the chosen theme is Empty.

I was based in Hong Kong for most of December this year and although I was allotted 12 noon GMT, this translated to 8pm in Hong Kong.  The city is one of the most vibrant and hectic places on earth, so following the empty theme appeared complicated at first.  I wanted to focus on the hyper realism of the city, which I accomplished through using HDR to enhance the already bright end of day colours.

As usual, the exhibition will open on 24th February in Berkeley Square, Mayfair.  Nearest tube station is Green Park.

Useful links:
24Photography website: http://www.24photography.org/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/24photography
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/24photography