30th August 2013
I only had a few minutes to shoot James Brent this morning as he was right in the middle of a job. Big hands, I think he thought I was a bit deranged.
27th August 2013
It may be a little owl, but it still seemed determined to weird me out.
Up close and personal with a Ferruginous Hawk. Beautiful bird.
24th August 2013
After countless people mentioning it I thought I’d better do a shot of my own hands. This was just going to be a quick test, my camera balanced on a hanky and set on a 10 second self timer, but actually I’m quite pleased with it. The camera is my father’s old Rollie that he […]
21st August 2013
The level of mutual trust needed to hold a huge bird of prey in your bare hands is quite extraordinary. Those talons are designed to rip through bare flesh with consummate ease, and yet the bond Sharon Bindon has with her birds is so strong that all she gets is a few inevitable scratches. I […]
19th August 2013
A sixty something Gary Markwick looks considerably younger than I do, so either he’s doing something right or I’m doing something wrong. He has the most bewitching hands, fine fingered with deeply lined palms making them perfect for the straight on shot I was after. He took my hand after the shoot and told me […]
I drove up to meet Helen at Kingston University this morning. It was our second crack at the whip as the first time we met back in February it was pouring with rain and more or less dark. Oddly I saw James May in the car park, and no, I didn’t ask him if I […]
17th August 2013
Another portrait of my mate Vincent looking broody and menacing. The 80mm 1.2 really is a superb portrait lens.
14th August 2013
Jo Webb has been laying dry stone walls around the Cotswolds for over 30 years, and she and I walked out to into the fields to find one she could get to grips with, so to speak. There is a wonderful sense of permanence to dry stone walls, they’re almost monuments, like mini Stone Henge’s […]
13th August 2013
I spent several hours last night sitting on the hill above the house with my camera pointed at the heavens hoping to catch some of the Perseids meteor shower. I saw quite a few shooting stars, but mostly of course not where my camera was pointing, with the exception of this solitary meteor, quite pretty […]
3rd August 2013
Very remiss of me, no posts for ages, that’s the summer for you! Spent last weekend in deepest Cornwall at a circus camp (my wife and kids leaping about not me, though I did attempt the high wire). This guy had a fabulous look, curly tash and all, but it was the view from the […]