The Moon Tonight – 26th March 2015

Posted on Mar 26, 2015
The Moon Tonight – 26th March 2015

The Moon Tonight – 26th March 2015. The clearest night we’ve had for a while. Breathless and almost balmy out there, she looks fat and sharp. I’m amazed at the difference between two nights ago and tonight, I never really clocked before how much of a change there is every night. Oh to able to […]

The Moon Tonight – 24th March 2015

Posted on Mar 24, 2015
The Moon Tonight – 24th March 2015

The Moon Tonight – 24th March 2015. Looks like it should have a boy fishing from it tonight I thought.

The Moon Tonight 22nd March 2015.

Posted on Mar 23, 2015
The Moon Tonight 22nd March 2015.

The Moon Tonight 22nd March 2015. Waffer thin mint tonight. A bit hazy, but beautiful just the same.

A natural light photographer?

Posted on Mar 20, 2015
A natural light photographer?

I am at heart a fairly old-school natural light photographer. I’ll get to the old school another time, but as for the natural light bit… I’ve always had a sneaking suspicion that people who say they’re ‘natural light’ photographers would be at sea in a studio and think speedlight flash is for event photography. But […]

The Moon Tonight – 5th March 2015

Posted on Mar 5, 2015
The Moon Tonight – 5th March 2015

Well the cloud that was threatened arrived. Just managed to catch it as it rose through a chink in the cloud. Bit grainy, but it’s a bugger when it’s low on the horizon. Nice to catch it one last time before the banks roll in. Waning soon no doubt.

The Moon Tonight – 4th March 2015

Posted on Mar 4, 2015
The Moon Tonight – 4th March 2015

I wanted to wait till full moon, but the cloud’s coming in tomorrow for a what looks like a longish spell, so it’s adieu to the moon for a while. She’s almost there, though actually I’m looking forward to her waning as she benefits from more cross light. Bar the whole ‘Ooooh full moon’ thing, […]

The Moon Tonight – 3rd March 2015

Posted on Mar 3, 2015
The Moon Tonight – 3rd March 2015

Rather a small and blurred moon tonight, but the moon nevertheless. I was down at Portland to take another shot entirely, but got blown and ‘sprayed’ off the cliff, so came leeward to snap this.

Another Rainy Day in Paradise

Posted on Mar 2, 2015
Another Rainy Day in Paradise

Barreling down with rain, a passing downpour on Kho Libong in Southern Thailand.

The Moon Tonight – 2nd March 2015

Posted on Mar 2, 2015
The Moon Tonight – 2nd March 2015

Think I might make this a regular thing, well, for as long as I can borrow the telescope anyway. Only just caught it before the clouds came in, by seconds, so rather lucky to get at all. Still a little obscured by cloud, but not that noticeable. The rabbit’s really clear tonight and the bottom […]

The Moon Tonight

Posted on Feb 26, 2015
The Moon Tonight

The moon tonight looking very cratery, first time I’ve got this close and seen the mountains like that. And boy it moves fast, so silent so quick, rather spooky.

iPhone Photography Course, The Cobb at Lyme Regis

Posted on Feb 25, 2015
iPhone Photography Course, The Cobb at Lyme Regis

Spent a lovely day down at Lyme Regis last week teaching iPhone Photography. Ludicrously gorgeous day, it was like summer, people everywhere, though wisely bundled up in winter kit. And the iPhone 6 pulled it off again.

Well I’d buy a copy

Posted on Feb 13, 2015
Well I’d buy a copy

Mucked about in the studio yesterday shooting the pic for Charlie’s next gig. Thought this might make a nice album cover.

Dorset’s misty valleys

Posted on Feb 4, 2015
Dorset’s misty valleys

Walked up the hill last week, lovely view over Netherbury down towards the sea. Just shows it’s worth not leaving the house without your camera.

All calm evening down at West Bay

Posted on Jan 13, 2015
All calm evening down at West Bay

Cold and wintery down at West Bay the other night. You never really know how long exposures are going to turn out, but I quite like the milky effect of this one.

Breaking wave

Posted on Jan 5, 2015
Breaking wave

Wave breaking on the shore of the Andaman sea with islands on the horizon. Rather like the silveriness of the sea.

Calm night down at Lyme Regis yesterday

Posted on Nov 5, 2014
Calm night down at Lyme Regis yesterday

Very tranquil down at Lyme Regis last night, calm before the storm no doubt. I should come down again if and when it snows and repeat this pic I think. For the tech geeks, 4 minutes at f16 on Zeiss 21mm.

Autumn arrives in the West Country this morning.

Posted on Oct 2, 2014
Autumn arrives in the West Country this morning.

Rather charming morning, a gentle and misty arrival of autumn over Beaminster. Only drawback is that these misty morning sure show me how filthy my CCD is!

By Dawn’s Early Light

Posted on Sep 19, 2014
By Dawn’s Early Light

I say dawn, but the black and white was taken at 4am (6 minutes at f8) and the colour at 6am (14 minutes at f16). A chilly evening down at West Bay, but not a breath of wind and lots of foxes on the beach for some reason.

Hungry Cheetah

Posted on Jul 22, 2014
Hungry Cheetah

I had the sneaking suspicion that I was being eyed up for dinner.

Adorable hedgehog!

Posted on Jul 22, 2014
Adorable hedgehog!

Hedgehogs make the most fascinating noises. This one was huffing and puffing like an old man whilst cradled in someone’s arms.

Elephants doing the Abba thing

Posted on Jul 22, 2014
Elephants doing the Abba thing

On a recent trip to South Africa for the Charity Clouddog I spotted some elephants doing an Abba routine.

Walking with the dog and my macro

Posted on Jun 20, 2014
Walking with the dog and my macro

Took my Canon 100mm macro out with me this morning whilst walking the dog and did a bit of nature snapping. It’s rather fun looking at the world from a macro angle, especially at this time of year when there is so much to look at. I could quite happily have spent hours out there […]

A Storm Cometh

Posted on Jun 10, 2014
A Storm Cometh

And it did, and I got wet, but I think it was worth it.

Planet of the Apes?

Posted on Jun 10, 2014
Planet of the Apes?

Is it just me or is this old sea fort languishing in the sand vaguely reminiscent of the final scene for the original Planet of the Apes movie?

The bracken wakes

Posted on Jun 10, 2014
The bracken wakes

I love this time of year. Everything is so ludicrously green and bursting into life. Here the bracken is just beginning to take over the woods, flourishing in the shade and getting ready to choke the heck out of everything else.

Atlantic Beach

Posted on Jun 10, 2014
Atlantic Beach

A breath of fresh air on a windswept Atlantic beach in France.

At the still point of the turning world

Posted on May 20, 2014
At the still point of the turning world

Spent a week down in France on one of Jonathan Chritchley’s excellent Ocean Capture workshops, most enjoyable.

Another great mask by Theo

Posted on Mar 16, 2014
Another great mask by Theo

Shot another of Theo’s magnificent masks today, do check out his work here, it’s fabulous.

A gentle dusk at East Fleet

Posted on Mar 13, 2014
A gentle dusk at East Fleet

Spent a very chilled hour or two down by the jetty at East Fleet, sadly more or less destroyed now by the recent storms. Not a very dramatic evening cloud wise, but the stillness was marvellous.

The Sonneteer

Posted on Mar 12, 2014
The Sonneteer

Quick shoot of Seb and Tom for Sebastian Michael’s forthcoming show The Sonneteer premiering at The Edinburgh Festival this summer.

Star Worshippers

Posted on Mar 12, 2014
Star Worshippers

After rather a drunken birthday dinner for the wife I persuaded everyone to trog up the steep hill behind the house to look at the stars. The moon was so bright we didn’t need torches. Getting seven drunk and giggling people up a hill in the middle of the night, and attempting to get them […]

Beer

Posted on Mar 4, 2014
Beer

Went for a very long walk today around Beer to try and get some coastal rock formation shots, but ended up back where I started and shooting HDR, which really isn’t me at all. Still not sure I get the point of HDR.

All dried out

Posted on Feb 27, 2014
All dried out

We could do with a bit of this right now! This was actually taken in a dry river bed in the mountains above the Atacama Desert, where it hardly ever rains, except unfortunately for the entire time I was there. This was the only sight not shrouded in mist and drizzle. I’d love to go […]

Midnight on the beach. West Bay. F16, 7 Minutes.

Posted on Feb 17, 2014
Midnight on the beach. West Bay. F16, 7 Minutes.

After tremendous storms battered the south coast of the UK at the weekend, with high winds, heavy rain and a high tide causing all sorts of mayhem, it was bizarrely peaceful the following night down on the beach. This is one of a series of images I shot between midnight and 1.30am around West Bay […]

Windy on the Cobb this morning… and wet!

Posted on Feb 4, 2014
Windy on the Cobb this morning… and wet!

  Wet on the Cobb today. Thanks to Clive Dodd for catching me getting soaked in the pursuit of a picture.

A stormy morning in Lyme Regis

Posted on Jan 9, 2014
A stormy morning in Lyme Regis

Sadly I missed the peak of the storm, but it was still fairly wild and beautiful by the time I got down to the beach. The one of the ‘hand-like’ wave is there just because I thought it looked like Poseidon reaching up from the deep, and of course I’m into hands…

Eype Beach. Canon 5D MKIII, 24mm, F18 224 secs

Posted on Dec 18, 2013
Eype Beach. Canon 5D MKIII, 24mm, F18 224 secs

Wandered down to the beach at Eype yesterday to see what I could see. I didn’t have an ND grad on me, so had to do with dodging the sky with my hand during this nearly four minute exposure. Came out ok.

Gaboon Viper. Canon 5D MKIII 1/400, f11. 173mm on 70-200 2.8

Posted on Dec 4, 2013
Gaboon Viper. Canon 5D MKIII 1/400, f11. 173mm on 70-200 2.8

With two inch long fangs and one of the heaviest venom loads on earth, the Gaboon Viper is not a snake you want to piss off. If it bites you, your skin and tissue simply rot away, which is not a good way to start the day. I shot this one in the bush on […]

Terry O’Neill – Photographer

Posted on Nov 29, 2013
Terry O’Neill – Photographer

Popped in to see Terry O’Neill in London this morning. What an extremely nice guy. Considering he’s rubbed shoulders with some of the greatest stars of the 20th century, it’s a delight to see that none of their egos rubbed off on him in the slightest. Kind, calm, interested and without a shred of conceit. […]

Lyme Regis yesterday morning

Posted on Nov 27, 2013
Lyme Regis yesterday morning

Photoshoot with Calista Robertson

Posted on Nov 25, 2013
Photoshoot with Calista Robertson

Calista is a rising young star – a great songwriter and performer who recently gigged with my wife in London. She came over to the house for a practice run-through and we did a quick shoot. No lights, just the good old UK weather. It still amazes me how many different looks you can get […]

Nicky Clarke – Hair Stylist

Posted on Nov 5, 2013
Nicky Clarke – Hair Stylist

Any preconceptions you might have about the fluffiness or vacuity of people working in the fashion arena would be quickly dispelled after spending any time with Nicky Clarke. I spent a delightful hour or so with Nicky and his partner Kelly shooting his hands and chatting about the world of photography, and of course hair. […]

Guy Busk – Shepherd

Posted on Nov 5, 2013
Guy Busk – Shepherd

If you sat back and tried to imagine what a shepherd might be like, then you’d very probably imagine someone like Guy Busk. Tough and gnarled, yet terribly gentle, soft spoken and yet authoritative, someone who is so at home in the hills that they are in essence a part of the countryside. He has […]

Betty Bull – Milkmaid

Posted on Oct 29, 2013
Betty Bull – Milkmaid

Betty Bull started milking cows straight after she left school at fourteen, back in 1944. She milked by hand, by the light of a paraffin lantern. She then carried the four gallon steel pails on a yolk across her shoulders (she claims this is why she’s so short) down the lane to the churns which […]

Paul Dare – Farmer

Posted on Oct 24, 2013
Paul Dare – Farmer

Paul Dare has farmed cattle in the Marshwood Vale in Dorset all his life, as did his father, his grandfather and his great grandfather.

Jodie Kidd – Supermodel

Posted on Oct 18, 2013
Jodie Kidd – Supermodel

Jodie Kidd in her garden at home. Whilst we may all know Jodie Kidd as one of the worlds top supermodels, you may not know that she’s a very accomplished polo player, a racing driver (and one of the fastest stars in a reasonably priced car on Top Gear) as well as a golfer. As […]

Anne McAneney – Trumpeter

Posted on Oct 14, 2013
Anne McAneney – Trumpeter

Anne McAneney has played in over 4,500 concerts, 41 different countries and has trumpeted for over 55,000 hours – that’s quite some commitment to music!