Shot for the Day (16 September 2017)

The image truly does not do justice to the scene. It was one of the most incredible sunsets I have ever seen in Harris. It lasted for ages. Usually, the sun drops within an hour (hence a golden hour) but this last considerably longer, due to the longitude. This image is made up of 5 images stitched together, so the master RAW file is over 200MB, so I could fill an entire wall with this panoramic.

Shot for the Day (01 December 2016)

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A sky full of clouds.

After crossing Europe on my bicycle in 2009, I took the Hurtigruten ferry from Honningsvåg (and the North Cape) to Tromsø.  I was only on the ferry for a day but the landscape in mid summer was stunning.  As we were north of the Arctic Circle, we did not lose the light.  The shot above was take somewhere in the archipelago around 10pm.

I aim to return in the winter, when the landscape is covered in snow and under the Aurora Borealis.

Shot for the Day (16 September 2016)

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Still in the Canadian Rockies, I tried to shoot the famous Moraine Lake, situated close to Lake Louise, a few times but to no avail.  In the end, it took me three attempts to capture this dawn scene.  First time, I wondered into the forest jutting out into the lake on the right.  I was spooked by a bear and decided a shot was not worth a mauling.  The second attempt was marred by terrible weather.  Third time lucky.  The light lasted about 5 minutes before clouding over.

The solitude of the morning was somewhat dispensed with when I was interviewed by a Japanese film crew, who turned up too late to capture the dawn and wanted to use my photographs.

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I was staying in a small motel in Banff and had scouted this location out the previous day.  The light was falling to my right on the lakeside but I loved the dawn vanilla skies above the mountain on the other side of the lake.

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 (16 June 2015)

Langkawi end of days

Bit of eye candy for today’s image.  End of my first day on Langkawi, I was wondering along the beach with my camera and tripod.  The scene was beautiful but it was the delicate hues of different colours that I recall.  The faint orange juxtaposed next to the pale yellow.

I wish I were there right now…

Shot for the Day (24 April 2014)

Bantham Bay sunset

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.