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…
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
Last year, on the 1st November, I started a 365-day Photography Project. The idea of this was to unlock some creative blocks and to get into the habit of taking photos again. Most of the photos were taken with a Sony smartphone, and I discovered so much more about the art of composition when taking … Continue reading A Year of Creative Photography…
I was invited by a friend on Facebook to participate in the Seven Days…Seven Black and White Photos Challenge. This challenge is to post seven black and white photos of your life over a period of seven days. No people, no explanation, and to challenge someone new each day. I wasn't sure at first whether … Continue reading Seven Days, Seven B&W Photos Challenge
Felt randomly inspired after sorting through my photos from Banham Zoo (See: Leopard Cubs at Banham Zoo), so I did a little sketch of a leopard cub with a ball point pen! I do enjoy sketching in Biro - sometimes the simplest tools are the best!