Dovestones Reservoir

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I was pleased to have a quick walk around Dovestone Reservoir on Saddleworth Moor near Manchester a couple of weekends ago.  It was one of those early spring days when the wind is low, the sun is out and the clouds are moving slowly.  The long exposure worked well here to emphasise the reflections in the water, and the slow moving clouds made dream-like.

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Cape Cornwall

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I took this shot in November.  There was lots of wind and I was shooting around 4pm into the setting (weak winter) sun from the beach at Cape Cornwall.  I struggled across some slippery rocks to this pool.  A long exposure meant the water’s movement became impressionistic.  I like the ethereal effect the shot became.

The Christmas period has not been easy as my mother has been in hospital but she is home now and I am looking forward to more outdoorsy adventures, coastal walks, and perhaps some new places to visit in 2019.  My jaunt along the SWCP has brought me as far as Mousehole and I want to get along towards Kynance during 2019.

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.

 

 

 

 

Milford Sound

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One of the most amazing trips I’ve been lucky enough to go on was to New Zealand over Christmas and New Year in 2013/14.  Towards the end of our trip we went on a boat trip on Milford Sound.  We had great weather on the first day, kayaking and swimming from the boat.  Taking pictures of the waterfalls that cascade down the sides of the fjords.  The next morning we woke up to mist and rain and fog.  A totally different experience.

Vancouver, Leg in Boot Square

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I shot this image in 2007 one during an extended work break in Vancouver.  We had a good meal in some bar & grill place. I dusted it off for a Getty stock call but the image.  I found out that I used to shoot in JPEG (not RAW) and it’s a little soft and therefore not up to get over the Getty quality bar, but I quite like it nevertheless.