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Photographing Dawn at the Taj Mahal

Posted on 13th June 2014 - 0 Comments

Although perhaps it seems obvious at first, this beautiful building is not all that easy to photograph. The restrictions that are presented are the ones that you would expect in high profile architectural icons. The biggest problem is timing and of course it's crowds of people, as well as the usual tripod ban. The world has gone a bit tripod crazy these days but it's totally understandable as even low price consumer digital SLR cameras are capable of shooting extremely high ISOs with professional quality results. In this case, I used a Canon 6D, propped up on the raised paved...

Photographing Ganga Arti , Varanasi

Posted on 24th March 2014 - 0 Comments

This remarkable moment in Varanasi, India was taken during the beautiful evening ceremony of Ganga Arti, part of the days Hindu celebrations but take place every night along the River Ganges. If you have never been, it is one of the most human places on earth. I’m standing in the middle of a small rowing boat with the Canon 6D attached to my tripod and a 24-105mm lens. That’s our captain in the bottom left. He had been trying to row us as close the action as possible but resorted to wedging the boat in between others...

Infrared at Venford Falls, Dartmoor

Posted on 16th September 2013 - 0 Comments

This rather wonderful location at Venford was found by my good friend Mark Lakeman, whose voyages of discovery across Dartmoor have inspired many a local photographer, whether or not they like to admit it. I have put off photographing here for a long time as it quickly became a 'must have', as waterfalls of any height are not common on the moors. Rather than the usual approach, I thought I would try infrared for a different take, and a chance to explore a new camera.

Photographing Humayun’s Tomb in Infrared

Posted on 30th March 2013 - 5 Comments

Namaste - Greetings from India. I have to say it is so good to be back, photographing in this beautiful country, my second extensive trip in the last 14months. I am travelling for the next 17days, west into Rajasthan. The trip began jet-lagged this morning in New Delhi / Old Delhi and as usual we are not too far off the tourist track.... Earning a living is always at the forefront of all my experiences, so I continue to look for a combination of 'originality within familiarity', my quote of the day.

Photographing a Stormy Night in Norway’s Lofoten Islands

Posted on 14th March 2013 - 0 Comments

This was taken late last week when the workshop was hit by all manner of weather. From blue skies and virgin snow came blizzards and impending doom, all thanks to the start of a 'polar low', the arctic equivalent to a tropical storm, but slightly colder. This is the Lofoten Islands again, at Haukland, a wonderful spot. The smooth sandy beach is just the right angle for the receding waves to leave these wonderful lines, this time caught coming towards the camera rather than pulling backwards.