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 (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 (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 (11 January 2016)

All creatures great and small

This weekend, I was in Sentosa, an island just to the south of Singapore.  It is a local favourite and the closest proximation to the white sandy beaches of Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia that Singapore has to offer.

Whilst relaxing in the sunshine, this beast settled in front of me.  He seemed utterly unperturbed about our proximities and basked in the heat of the afternoon alongside me.  With only my Nokia 1020 to hand, I was still able to grab this shot.

As they say, the best camera you have is the one with you.