All posts by Andy Dow

An avid amateur photographer based in the South East of England sharing photos from around the world.

True Colours

Whilst we are in lockdown 2 and unable to play golf we are definitely missing the courses at their most colourful. What better time than now to walk the course with a camera bag rather than the normal golf bag? These were taken at East Berkshire Golf Course in Crowthorne, UK when the afternoon sun starts to throw the long shadows down the fairways.

To edit or not to edit?

As Travel Photographers and Wildlife Photographers we face a dilemma. We want to record what we see and offer the best representation to our followers but we also want to produce the biggest impact with our work.

The leopard in the tree with the washed out sky in the background is the true representation of what I saw. I sat in a boat on the Chobe river for hours waiting for the sunset to change the sky or the leopard to move and offer a better back drop, but no, she was happy sitting against the African bleached out skyline whilst her cub (in the bottom photo) played along the river bank.

The top photo, with the replacement sky has been one of my most successful photos in competition, it is a true representation of the leopard – but not the African skyline along the Chobe river.

Which is best, what is right, how much editing should we do? What are your thoughts – all criticism welcome!

Sunrise at Durdle Door

There is only a few weeks each year when you can see the rising sun through the Durdle’s doorway so when the weather forecast and the ‘Clear Outside’ weather App tells you that the sky will be totally clear you know it is time for a 4:30 start to get to the beach on time. However the weather forecast can be wrong! Nevertheless Durdle Door’s magic is still there on cloudy mornings….