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A Norwegian coastal cruise (Part 2) and some thoughts on photographing the Northern Lights.

Was there anything else? Oh, yes…….the northern lights! Unless conditions are absolutely perfect, a moving ship will be rocking backwards and forwards and from side to side, with engine vibration to add to the photographer’s misery.  There wasn’t any prospect … Continue reading

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A Norwegian coastal cruise (Part one)

In March I did the unthinkable….. went on a cruise.  You’ve probably seen the ‘Northern Lights Cruise’ adverts featuring a stunning photograph of the Aurora set in a spectacular Norwegian landscape. Closer inspection revealed that almost all these promotional images … Continue reading

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An inscrutable visitor from the Arctic

This snowy owl was first reported from St. Davids Head on the Pembrokeshire bird blog on Good Friday, and then again on April 3rd. It seemed to be elusive, to say the least. But the forecast for April 5th was … Continue reading

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My annus horribilis

It is probably not the done thing to blog about one’s failures. Like the Christmas circular letter a blog will normally only contain details of the writer’s achievements. There have been successes over the last year for me to look … Continue reading

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With Seasons Greetings…..

With seasons greetings to all, and best wishes for the year to come. This is actually the view from our kitchen window. Jane had already suggested it as a Christmas card and when some snow fell a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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The slow death of Adobe Lightroom.

I made a very hesitant transition from film to digital during the period 2006/7. Photoshop was THE digital processing software in those days so I coughed up my £400 and dived in. It was HORRIBLE. Photoshop was designed for graphics … Continue reading

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Highly Commended image in the 2017 BWPA competition

  At long last I can announce that one of my images – Hawthorn in a Cherry Tree – has been Highly Commended in the “Habitat” section of the 2017 British Wildlife Photography Awards. That makes three Highly Commended awards, … Continue reading

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Cwm Bargoed and its invisibility cloak

At last a couple of decent days for the landscape photographer! On Wednesday I headed down to Merthyr Tydfil, an unloved town situated just outside Brecon Beacons National Park; outside it for very good reason. It is no exaggeration to … Continue reading

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Repeat until it gets dark……

In summer 2011 I discovered Porth Ysgo, a tiny cove near Aberdaron at the tip of the Lleyn peninsula. I was working on Wales at Waters Edge, my book about the Welsh coastline. It took me a while but eventually … Continue reading

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Role reversal

I had some reading to do this week, so rather than stay at home to do it – with all the consequent risks of coffee, biscuit and chocolate consumption, I decided to take myself off into Aberystwyth, sit in the … Continue reading

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