There haven’t been any updates for a while as I’ve been suffering from the WordPress white screen of death. It’s taken a while to fix it but now I can write posts again!
One can visit the same place over and over and get different photographs. This picture is taken from exactly the same spot as the one before, only on a different day and with a different lens.
This is Hell’s Mouth on the Lleyn Peninsula in North Wales. Often the scene of dramatic conditions – the wind is usually strong and gusty; but you wouldn’t want to stay around too long. Recently the weather has been rather calmer as this just-after-sunset photograph shows.
At the end of last month I was very fortunate to be the runner-up in the Professional Photographer of the Year 2013 awards’ Portfolio category. Of course it would have been even nicer to be first but the competition was of a very high standard so I am definitely not complaining. The pics are from the Professional Photographer magazine’s Awards evening in Cheltenham. It was a great evening.
There are many photographs of Media City in Salford about – it’s a popular subject – so here’s mine. When I first got to this spot there was still too much daylight so I was forced to shelter in Cafe Rouge for an hour till the the light improved. There was an about ten-minute period when the daylight and office lights were in a nice balance. Normally one wants clouds in the sky for interest but in this case the plain sky was (fortunately) better.
Today was the 2013 Cholmondeley Tough Mudder Event, the 2nd year it’s run. Larger than last year and a bit more fenced-off but still some interesting pictures to be made!
Obstacles with names like “Arctic Enema” (dumpsters filled with ice cubes and muddy water) and “Electric Eel” (slither through mud under high voltage wires). If you took part have a look at the 2013 mudder gallery in case there’s a photo of you. If you didn’t take part have a look anyway – all human emotions are here!
This was a chance picture on my way to the beach; it just looked right and I made only one exposure – which was 1/200th of a second so no need for a tripod.
I hope this picture conveys how it was on the beach after the sun had gone; the waves at high tide sweeping up the beach and over the rocks.
The bad weather and big waves rolling in looked good, but it needed a rare patch of sunlight to lift the picture, and especially to make the spray visible. The next land beyond those breakers is Antarctica. Vivonne Bay, Kangaroo Island, Australia.
In this hot and dry climate of ours the sight of some drops of water on a flowering lilly can improve a picture!