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Here is where images often first appear, before I have had time to develop a Project or Photo Essay to its final stage. It is the place to share some of the material I have been working on at an early stage of the process, together with the experiences around the work. Dive in and see what you find. For a more precise dive, select a category.

Flag of Finland

An Isolated Jaunt to Tallinn

Ferry Ride Like most of us in Finland, we had not been away as a family since before the lockdown and decided that we’d risk a few days in Tallinn before the end of the summer. Suitably prepared with our face masks and spending most of our time up on deck, we hopped on the ferry and arrived a few hours later. There were some scattered showers along the way but we were fortunate that they never came directly overhead. […]

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Grim Reaper Photobomb

PotD: Grim Reaper’s Selfie Schtick

Sony A7RIII : f/8@160th : ISO 800 : EV 0.0 : FE 24-105mm f/4 On a recent short visit to Tallinn with the family, I came across this wonderful street art of the Grim Reaper photobombing a tourist in Telliskivi’s old industrial part of town, now very much a well-established creative hotspot and magnet for visitors. With the state of the world right now and tourist numbers way down, the dark humour in this image is even more topical. As […]

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Finnish Flag

PotD: A Passing Storm in the Gulf of Finland

Sony A7RIII : f/9@640th : ISO 250 : EV 0.0 : FE 24-105mm f/4 Managed to get away on a quick visit to Tallinn with the family over the summer break, wearing masks when in transit and spending most of the journey sat outside on the rear deck. As you can see, it wasn’t too busy out in the middle of the Gulf of Finland. I thought the bright orange and blues, with the Finnish flag flying high and a […]

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Brexit

London Town in Brexit Land

In September, 2019, I visited London on two separate occasions; one to chaperone my daughter’s class of 25 students on a week’s school trip, the other to celebrate a good friend and mentor’s birthday. I didn’t have much time to myself but, looking through the selections, there are definitely a few images that are worth sharing. And, in case anyone is wondering, the featured image above has been doctored by me to read the word Brexit. Some of these images appeared […]

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Nordic Life

Nordic Life

A general call-out was made to photographers based in the Nordic countries to go out and capture images over a specific few days during the summer 2019. The theme was Nordic Life and an eponymous book was to be published at a later date. As I generally wander around with a camera on me, I thought I’d give it a go and see what I could come up with. As you can imagine, none of my images were chosen for the […]

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Oviedo

Oviedo: Gracias por su visita

As I usually do when I go on holiday with the family, I get up before anyone else and head off into the early morning light to get a couple of hours of me-time with my camera, returning in a relaxed frame of mind, often with some local treats for breakfast. It’s a win-win situation for all, though I feel I get the better part of the deal when I’m in a place as gorgeous looking as Oviedo, the capital […]

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Oslo

A first-timer’s short visit to Oslo

Work has taken me to so many different locations and I am often a little ashamed after getting back home not to have found the time to actually get to know something about the place. I made the decision that Oslo would be different and, after completing two days shooting for the client, I set about making the most of the two extra days I’d tacked on to my schedule, 48 hours to wander around with a camera and see […]

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Hiking

GearTalk: a Hiking Trip to the Peak District

My last GearTalk was on the equipment I took with me on a two month epic journey round South America. Obviously, the needs for a four day hiking trip in England’s Peak District are very different and I was keen to come up with a more streamlined solution. There was to be no ‘basecamp’ on this trip so I would be carrying everything, the clothing and the camera gear, on my back whilst going up hill and down dale. The Evok CP 26l that came with me to […]

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