The blue tits have been very active this spring and yesterday they brought their new chicks down from the nest and feed them in the tree next to the patio. I’m not sure wether all this wildlife was as active pre lockdown or wether we are now taking the time to stop and enjoy watching it. Either way, it is a joy to watch.
During this crazy time called ‘lock down’ it is time to try new styles of photograph and teach yourself new techniques, you never know, you may come to enjoy them more than your traditional style. I have loved playing around with these shots and have similar photoshoots planned.
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!
West Wittering Beach on the UK’s south coast on a cold March day delivering great surf in freezing conditions. Assisted by my faithful side-kick Charlie the windswept dog!
With the east and west coast only quarter of an hour’s drive apart the photographer’s golden hour is full of opportunities and stunning views.
Avoiding the UK’s storms but benefiting from the Atlantic rollers, Lanzarote is the perfect escape.
A day out with the Hampshire Motocross club
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….
Thames MCC Trails event – November 24th – good clean fun in the mud!
Views of Tower Bridge and the Square Mile taken from London’s South Bank.
Borough market and Trafalgar Square on a cold and wet October afternoon
Somedays you can sit and wait all day for the Kingfishers to come to your hide but luckily nature brings its own entertainment to keep you busy. In this case it was dragon flies galore.
All taken with a Canon 6DII & 100mm to 400mm with a 2x adaptor at 800mm
Swinley Forest in the heart of Berkshire hosts one of the best mountain biking areas in the South East of the UK. Here locals go in search of air on R15 & R25.
The wildlife around the local lakes out enjoying the UK summer.
Early morning wildlife shoot at the lake side hide.
The early morning crew riding Tank-Traps in Swinley Forrest, Berkshire, UK – plenty of switchbacks, air and crashes.
Small but perfectly formed surf along the west coast of France near Biscarrosse – a European surfers paradise.