Coniston Water, Lake District

•7 February, 2011 • 3 Comments

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 16-35mm, ISO 100, 1101 seconds at f11

Take – Monday 7th February 2011

After 3 days of rain in the Lake District I finally got a tiny break in the weather this evening and a glimpse of the sun as it set over Coniston Water. This was an extremely long exposure, 18 minutes, using the Lee Big Stopper and after kicking my heels for as it exposed I was somewhat relieved to have calculated the correct exposure time.


Ladram Bay, Devon

•28 January, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 26-35 at 24mm, ISO 100, 488 secs at f22, Lee Big Stopper

Taken – Friday 28th January 2011

I’ve been wanting to visit Ladram Bay, which is just over the Dorset border in to Devon for some time and finally got the chance to do so late this afternoon. The rocks are red in colour and are from the Triassic age, formed some 250 to 200 million years ago, they are the oldest rocks along the World Heritage Coast. As the light was poor I used the Lee Filters Big Stopper to add some drama to the sky and sea, I’ll have to return another day for a colour image to show the rocks in all their Triassic glory.

Cornwall Coastal

•25 January, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Canon 5D Mark II, 16-35mm at 16mm, ISO 100, 1.6 secs at f16

Taken – 3rd July 2010

This was taken last July on the coastal path close to Godrevy Lighthouse on the eastern side of St Ives Bay. The quality of the light in this area is superb and I’m looking forward to shooting in and around the area later in the year. I had a bit of a hairy climb down the crumbling cliff face to get this composition so I was pleased to get a shot for my efforts.


•24 January, 2011 • 2 Comments

I was recently contacted by the magazine Advanced Photographer and was asked to take part in a feature on long exposure photography. The magazine is out this month and includes nine of my images, 8 of which are of the Dorset area, along with an article about me and how I use the Lee Big Stopper to create my images.

St Oswalds Bay, Dorset

•21 January, 2011 • 1 Comment

Canon 5D Mark II, 16-35mm at 16mm, ISO 100, 3.2 secs at f16

Taken – Friday 21st January 2011

After all the dreary skies that we have had on the Dorset coast recently we are finally getting some better weather and it is good to be able to get out again. This image was taken this evening at St Oswalds Bay, which lies between Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door on the Dorset coast, I was perched on yet another rock with the sea lapping around the top of my wellies…I’m starting to think that waders might be a good investment!

Worbarrow Bay, Dorset

•11 January, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Canon 5D Mark II, 16-35mm, ISO 50, 30 secs at f16

Taken – 5th April 2010

I’m still clearing a backlog of images and having just processed a handful from a shoot at Worbarrow Bay I though I’d share this one, the sun had just dipped behind the cliffs so I lowered the ISO to provide a 30 second exposure to provide the right amount of movement in the clouds and sea.

Bursting Through The Door

•9 January, 2011 • 2 Comments

Canon 5D Mark II, 16-35mm at 21mm, ISO 100, 1/6 sec at f16

Taken – Sunday 9th January 2011

I’ve been waiting for the opportunity to shoot Durdle Door with the sun rising through the arch for a while and with only a small window of opportunity due to the movement of the sun I was in position this morning. It didn’t look like it was going to happen due to a bank of cloud on the horizon, however as the sun rose above the cloud there was just enough time to shoot as it reached the top of the arch.