Whitby by night

Whitby by night

A pictoresque ruin of an old abbey. Water. Hillsides. Sunset and sunrise. What more could any photographer wish for? I had it all in abundance on this trip to Whitby a few months ago, and I am pleased with the photographic results.

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Flooded Ouse

Flooded Ouse

A picture of the flooded river Ouse in North Yorkshire reminded me of one of the conclusions from the press photographer 2012 exhibition: Pictures of natural disasters have more impact if there is a human context.

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Calm waters at the seaside

Calm waters at the seaside

I went to Southend-on-Sea to take some long-exposure shots of the sea. It wasn't all plain sailing, but 8 seagulls helped me to get a picture that communicates "continuous water" as intended (sounds weird? I know....)

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The sun that never sets

The sun that never sets

A sunset picture of The Houses of Parliament with the London Eye to help frame the picture, and a few words about finding the timing of the "magic" moment when floodlit buildings balance nicely against the night sky. As a bonus, there's also a night-shot of The City.

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Bull’s Eye

Bull’s Eye

Balloons. Water. Darts. These simple ingredients, and surprisingly little trial-and-error, resulted in some almost otherworldly pictures of water-balls suspended in mid-air, split seconds before they discovered gravity and disentegrated.

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Strawberry-phobic water

Strawberry-phobic water

Often used to adjust white balance, cheap, coloured strips of plastic (gels) can also be used to add oomph to a picture, by deliberately introducing bright, bold and beautiful colour casts. This post explains how to turn a glass of water, a strawberry, and a couple of gels into a piece of wall-art.

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