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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.

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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Hope Station

PotD: Stop the train at Hope Station

Sony A7RII : f/3.5@1000th : ISO 160 : EV +0.3 : FE 55mm f/1.8 Stop the Train, I want to get off! Continuing on from where I left off in yesterday’s post, here’s a shot of Hope train station in the Peak District. I’ve taken a bit of creative licence with the sign just to make it more topical in light of recent events; the middle part should read ‘For Castleton and the Caverns’. None of us really knows what’s […]

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Farewell, we'll miss you

PotD: Farewell to our European neighbours

Sony A7RII : f/4.5@100th : ISO 640 : EV 0.0 : FE 25mm f/2 Yesterday Article 50 was triggered by the British prime minister, Theresa May, and the long road to separation from Europe has reached the point of no return. I myself am just back from a long weekend hiking in the Peak District to celebrate a close friend’s 50th birthday. Our first day took us to a part of the Monsal Trail and it was here that I came across this desolate […]

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Liberty in London and Beyond

Visiting London with our two teenage children has become much more of an extended shopping trip, with the occasional cultural interlude and frequent food stops. Not that I’m complaining as I enjoy restocking my wardrobe just as much as they do and eating is something I do well. Hearing that our kids had never been inside the Liberty department store, my wife left me to continue getting my manly fix in the two Filson stores round the corner in Newburgh St., the first Filson […]

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Norfolk

A Misty Morning in Norfolk

We were spending a few days at a friend’s thatched cottage somewhere in the Norfolk countryside, eating well and drinking plenty as we caught up on each other’s news over the last 2-3 years. I woke up early on our final day, more bleary eyed than hungover this time around and before either of our families were stirring. I decided on the spur of the moment to go off for a wander with my camera gear to see if I could capture a […]

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Helsinki 100

Finland 100: 100 – My Helsinki in Independence Centenary Year

Sony A7RII : f/10@250th : ISO 250 : EV 0.0 : FE 55mm f/1.8 A countdown of 100 images for the 100 days leading up to the 100th Year of Finland’s independence So, this image of ‘My Helsinki‘ is my final post for the ‘100 for 100’ photo series celebrating the start of the centenary of Finnish independence. It has been a lot of fun getting out and about with a camera, but the best part has been learning more about the country […]

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Helsinki 99

Finland 100: 99 – Out with the Old

Sony A7RII : f/8@100th : ISO 1600 : EV -0.3 : FE 35mm f/2.8 A countdown of 100 images for the 100 days leading up to the 100th Year of Finland’s independence It’s the last day of the year and it has definitely been a difficult year to feel thankful for. There have been results in world events that have left me shocked, with what I regarded as well-researched opinions counting for nothing. My own private world may be going very well but it’s […]

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