The following photos were taken while walking around Cambridge with a friend - the ice rink in particular was great fun to observe!
I love creating home made gifts where possible... This one was for my Grandad, who has a history of working on trawlers out of Lowestoft. The boat in the picture was one that he’d mentioned having worked on at the very start of his career. Working from an old printed reference photo, I completed the … Continue reading ‘Trawling’ for Christmas gifts…
The holidays have been a bit jumbled up this year, with various commitments and conflicts, but I was still able to take some photographs for my housemate while he observed a ritual. The day was lovely for a walk - the mist made for a slightly eerie atmosphere in the woods, and was lovely to … Continue reading Yule and Winter Solstice
This week I joined a few people from a local camera club for an evening wander in the city. I spent quite a lot of time observing the constantly changing colour sequences of Norwich's 'Tunnel of Light', which is installed near the Forum in Norwich. The 45-metre long installation first came to the city in … Continue reading Christmas lights and light painting…
Needing a bit of inspiration, I walked around Oulton Broad's Nicholas Everitt Park at the weekend with an idea of taking a few landscape photos of the autumn leaves and ice. As the sky clouded over, and the light faded, I found myself focusing instead on a group of squirrels that were congregating around a … Continue reading Squirrels!
Earlier this year, I entered Suffolk Owl Sanctuary’s Annual Photo Competition. In 2016, I entered the competition with a photo of a Great Horned Owl named Birkett (below), taken with my Samsung GX-1L camera: Although I didn't win anything, I did receive a lovely email commending me on my photo, which inspired me to have … Continue reading Photo Competition Success
I attended a street photography workshop in Norwich on Saturday, which was lead by Wex Photographic and a Photographer and Sony Ambassador, Robert Pugh. Despite it being a damp and miserable day, with very little lighting, I enjoyed the opportunity to wander around town with a group of other photographers and got a few shots … Continue reading Street Photography in Norwich
Following my recent success using Pastelmat for the first time, I thought I'd try another type of paper. This time I used velour pastel paper, which was a completely different experience! I started this in a workshop that was themed around landscapes - and I think the reference photo I chose to work from was … Continue reading Landscape Pastel Painting
Fireworks are one of my favourite photographic subjects! I shot the following photos at a fireworks display overlooking Norwich on Friday 3rd November: I then stuck around for a while after the display had finished, as there were a lot of people with sparklers and torches on the heath. I thought the light trails combined … Continue reading Fireworks!
I've been following #Inktober on Instagram and have been amazed at some of the work that has been shared throughout the month. Feeling inspired by this, and following completion of my 365-day photo project, I am ready for a new challenge! This year, once again commencing on the 1st November, I have decided to create … Continue reading 365 Days of Art!