New Listings – Preview Notes: Inukshuk Monument, English Bay, Vancouver

Posted on July 21, 2020 by Admin under big sky, seascape, Sunset, Uncategorized
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English Bay, Vancouver is the home of the most spectacular sunsets I have seen. And this photograph of the Inukshuk monument on the shores of the Bay is my favourite from an all too short visit… The sky was simply beautiful

New Listings – Preview Notes: Fleet Head at Sunset

Posted on July 12, 2020 by Admin under big sky, mirrored water, seascape, Sunset, Uncategorized
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Announcing a new listing – Photographic print of a sunset over and Essex Creek near Wakering in Essex.

Anatomy of a Custom Sale (I)

Posted on July 7, 2020 by Admin under seascape, Shoeburyness, Thames Estuary, Uncategorized
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A special order for a large canvas required a bespoke digitial file to be created…

New Listings – Preview notes: Free Flight

Posted on July 5, 2020 by Admin under Minimalist photographs, Painting with Light, seascape, Thames Estuary, Uncategorized
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Free Flight: Abstract photo – Birds in rapid flight over water, abstract image from Painting With Light gallery

Photo & Service Reviews

Posted on February 9, 2020 by Admin under Uncategorized

July 2020: Always chuffed when a client takes the trouble to email letting me know an order has arrived – and even more so when they prove to be delighted with the purchase. In this case, it was a Spitfire print, an air-to-air capture. Thanks to RS of Halifax for such kind words! “The print […]

Photo competition at Brooke

Posted on April 14, 2019 by Admin under Uncategorized

Photography is a part time occupation for me – the day job is a consultant and occasional interim manager working for charities. At the time of writing, I am doing some work with Brooke Action for Working Horses & Donkeys. When another team told me they were planning a photo competition as a fundraiser, encouraging […]

Imported blogs – complete with Word Press attempt to reformat from its old home

Posted on March 15, 2018 by Admin under Uncategorized

I will find a moment to reformat these blogs, but in the meantime, please bear with me, and put up with the rather clumsy impo

Post processing story board – from bland to better in 6 steps

Posted on March 22, 2014 by Admin under Aperture 3, black and white, dry grass, improving a bland image, Nik software, post processing, Silver Efex

  We all aim to get it right ‘in camera’ – to take pictures that will perform well on screen and in print. But sometimes, we don’t quite get it right.  Take this dry grass shot at Wisley… it is flat, and frankly bland.  I was shooting Aperture priority and did not think through the […]

So just what does a photographer hang in his own hall?

Posted on November 10, 2013 by Admin under Uncategorized

Don’t you just love decorating the hall?  (Really need an emoticon for ‘heavy irony’ after that statement!) Kemp’s Kingdom is not especially palatial, but when you add up the doors… reception rooms, loo, kitchen, cupboard under stairs, bedrooms, bathroom, airing cupboard… then they seem to go on for ever. And then there’s all that skirting […]

How not to spend an extra £2,699,970 on a photograph?

Posted on August 17, 2013 by Admin under bargain, expensive, Gursky, Minimalist photographs, Ripples, seascape, Shoeburyness, Sonning Creatives, Thames Estuary, value

Guardian newspaper caption from their article of 11/11/2011: Andreas Gursky’s Rhine II has set a record for the most expensive  photograph ever sold.  Photograph: Andreas Gursky/Christie’s £2,700,000 is a pile of cash.  Translate it into the US$ equivalent and it’s a mind boggling $4.3 million.   Quite a lot to spend on a photo – […]