Dawn in Lowestoft

We spent the weekend in Suffolk. We couldn’t get on a preferred campsite so we ended up in a budget hotel for a couple of nights. Yesterday I got up at 4am and headed to South Beach in Lowestoft for the sunrise. I was great to feel the sun on my face, the breeze in my hair and listen to the sea as it settled on the beach before retreating once again.

Half Dome, Yosemite, Sunrise

Since the beginning of lockdown, I have, over on Instagram, being posting a picture a day from my archive and occasional newly taken pictures. This is the 100th picture I posted. It’s sunrise over Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. Pre-dawn we had struck our campsite, packed up and drove the forty minutes to this point and set up gear. The sunrise was spectacular but the pictures not so much. When I got home,I ignored this image as lens flare as it’s not “allowed” in landscape photography but when I trawled back through my archiveI really liked this picture. There is something of the breaking day and the promise of everything clean and new and full of opportunity about it.

My first instructional video on YouTube

I have recently (March 2020) started a YouTube channel.  In coming months I will be adding short instructional videos about:

  • Lightroom and Photoshop techniques and workflow
  • Theatre photography
  • Gig photography
  • Portraits and family photography
  • Wedding photography
  • Travel photography
  • Landscape and seascape photography

Taj Mahal

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Our recent trip to India brought us, at sunrise, to the Taj Mahal on a overcast and rainy day.  It is such an iconic building it seems incredibly familiar but it is still incredibly moving when you see it for the first time, and you can’t turn away.  Looking at the different angles.  Here is a pretty standard composition taken from the mosque.

Wahiba Sands desert, Oman

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Sunset at Wahiba Sands desert in Oman.  Half an hour before sunset there was no wind and bright sunshine.  At sunset, the wind picked up and the sands on the desert floor swirled around our feet. It was not the sunset I was hoping for, but I am happy with this shot that sort of reminds me of a picture my parents have on their wall of elephants in Africa.  The colours are similarly muted.  It may be the shape of the trees.  Anyway, here it is.  I hope you like it.  Pictures of camels and sand dunes may follow.