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.

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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 (14 March 2017)

High on the altiplano between Bolivia, Chile and Argentina, the sky is an impossibly deep blue.  The car pulling up was my driver, who played a prank and drove off when I was talking too many photos.  It gave the scene a sense of scale, which was perfect. I ended up asking him to do this a few times over the 4 day trip, much to his bemusement.

Shot for the Day (20 February 2017)

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I am trying to improve my cityscape portfolio, especially of London as it is my home city.  This weekend, I went walking for hours and ended up back at Tower Bridge. The streets were teeming with thousands of tourists and people on half term holiday. After much searching, I found a small platform on the Thames walk, overlooking Tower Bridge and the London Assembly.  The clouds framing the Shard were perfect for a portrait of the scene.

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 (1 November 2016)

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After waking up early for a dawn shoot, I was a little dejected by the lackluster weather.  However, using a Lee Filter Big Stopper to slow the scene down and generate movement in the clouds, whilst making the sea turn more glassy.

The delicate orange glow below the morning clouds, behind the pillar of land at Ladram Bay in Devon made for a rather haunting scene.

Shot for the Day (21 October 2016)

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The dawn of a new day in southern Patagonia.  This shot pf the Moreno Glacier was taken a few years back when I was working and travelling around South America.  I purchased a lovely Fuji GW690 that took no time at all to get the hang of, along with a huge bag of medium format, 120 roll film all around the continent.

This shot was taken a short while before the sun progressed over the mountainous horizon behind me, illuminating the whole Moreno Glacier in a glorious morning, amber light.  Definitely should be a place one’s bucket list to visit and watch sunrise.

Shot for the Day (15 August 2016)

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Half an hour after the previous entry was taken, the Hong Kong skyline looked like this. Long exposure (16 seconds) has softened the water and sky.  This was also taken from Kowloon, southwards towards Hong Kong island.  Definitely one of my favourite places on earth.

Which cityscape would you photograph if you could choose anywhere to be?