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Trolley splash...

A Photograph of any discarded everyday object can offer many interpretations depending on the individual viewer. For some folk it may produce a deep and meaningful observation on humans and our everyday detritus. Alternatively for others it could be one of anger about the state of humanity and a general breakdown of society. Whatever the response, photographs of neglected and abandoned manmade objects provides us photographers the opportunity to get creative and may even result in a photograph with hidden beauty found in unexpected locations.
Case Study ...

Portrait of Darren Griffin Group Managing Director of MACOI - one of the UK's leading providers of office and educational furnishings and interiors. I was commissioned by Carob Creative, one of a portfolio of portraits for case studies for clients of Cambridge Help Desk IT support providers for businesses in Cambridgeshire.
Owlstone Medical...

Owlstone Medical opens new high volume breath biopsy lab with Tony Blair visit. During the visit, Mr Blair learned more about the company’s medical breathalyzer which could save 100,000 lives and £1.5 billion in healthcare costs. This includes early detection of lung cancer, and colorectal cancer, the disease from which Owlstone founder, Billy Boyle lost his wife. More detail on this story here.
Spring photography photo chat ...

Great fun chatting photography and viewing listeners photography with Jeremy Sallis on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire,
You can listen again starts at 22minutes here.
Spring colour...

Loving today's early spring sunshine ... the backlit decorative catkins on this Corkscrew Hazel are enough to lift most folks' winter blues. Yellow is definitely a spring colour when it comes to nature. Come summer, yellow seems a little out of place in any flower border. I didn't have to go far to grab this shot - just had to stick my camera out of the back door. The lens flare top left adds a burst of colour and excitement into the shot.
Thanks postie..

Always a delight to see how my work looks in any publication. It’s the first time I’ve been sent a publishers catalogue for retailers, so thank you Bonnier Books of Helsinki for the WSOY publication and for the photo credit alongside the legend that is Prof Hawking – much appreciated.
Urban Landscape photography...

My next photo chat with Ian Daborn on Cambridge 105 is Saturday March 4th. We're going to be exploring Urban Landscape photography. Not be confused with Street Photography, Urban Landscape is a style of photography used to describe a photograph taken in any city or suburban built up area which attempts to portray city life or environment .. it can be either a shot which captures a large area ie: a bustling every day street scene or a vista of a looking over the roof lines , or a close up shot IE: graffiti, street furnishing.
Here is a photograph I took in times square , titled ‘ The Courier, Times Square, New York in January 1996. I bet you can do better so please do share your photos with us via Cambriodge105
Nordic noir...

Three years ago today (25th Jan 2014) , I took this photo in Iceland , of their "White House" Hofdi, which hosted the Reykjavík Summit in 1986 - said to be start of thawing of cold war relations between the then leaders of super powers Russia and USA. That's about as bright as daytime hours get during the winters in Iceland - not much of it but it is a beautiful soft light which lends a Nordic noir mood to any photographs lit using just the daylight.
Talented Law students...


It's always a pleasure when I get to photograph and meet talented people.

Hameeda Hussani and Meriam Altaf, who study at Anglia Ruskin University, have already beaten a team from the University of East Anglia in the UK Law Students Association National Moot Competition, and are now preparing for the second round in January.

Hameeda, who is now 22, left Kabul as a 13-year-old. As a girl growing up in Afghanistan, she had never attended school and arrived in the UK unable to speak any English.

Hameeda’s family settled in Peterborough, where she enrolled at Stanground Academy School, and is now a third year Law LLB student at Anglia Ruskin in Cambridge.

Meriam arrived in the UK aged 16 to attend Fyling Hall School in Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire. Originally from Odessa in Ukraine, the 21-year-old is also a third year Law LLB student, and is representing Anglia Ruskin in the competition for the second time.

Meriam was part of the Anglia Ruskin team that beat King’s College London in the first round of the competition last year. This year she is hoping to go all the way to the final, as well as participate with Hameeda in the National Dublin Moot Competition in February.
Overcast broadcast...

There's no such thing as bad light for outdoor photography if you know what your doing. Which is why I enjoyed being in a warm radio studio and chatting about photography on overcast, damp days with Jeremy Sallis on BBC Radio Cambs you can listen again, starts at 20min 30secs, here.
Snow flurry cobweb flake...

Melting snow flake hangs on to cobweb strand during this morning's light snow flurry. You don't need to rely on a heavy blanket of snow to capture the fine detail within a seasonal snow scene. When it's just a light sprinkling of snow, focus on getting a close-up. The accompanying gusts of wind meant I had to use a fast shutter speed to freeze the movement of the wind-battered cobweb. I used a micro lens but you could also capture a similar shot using a decent high-spec compact albeit that your resulting image would not be as close up in the frame or of such a high quality.
Photo Chat...

Start of a fine bromance and clicking from the outset... I had great fun with Ian Daborn during today's inaugural monthly (first Saturday of each month) focus on photography slot on Cambridge105 radio. One of the topics we explored on air was how desktop is the alternative to the wet and chemical smelling darkroom, demonstrated by the portrait I shot of Ian which I adjusted and fine tuned in Photoshop.
Bright and chilly - easy for all...

Great day even for all with a camera - photo dummies to pro - we can all grab great shots today. my offering Frozen waters on Grunty Fen in the Cambridgeshire fens this morning.
Textured thaw...

This photo of temporary ‘street art’ of textured ice detail was made possible due to a rapidly thawing thin layer of ice on a puddle. Sometimes it’s good to shuffle along slowly with eyes focused on the ground rather than looking in the direction where I’m headed. By framing the shot tightly to contain it all within the viewfinder, the impact of the pattern has been emphasised more than if I had shown all the puddle area and some of the surrounding area. It’s a fine example of an impromptu photo opportunity and why it pays to have any type of camera at hand at all times.
Seasons greetings...


Season's greetings one and all, wishing you and yours a cracker of a Christmas here's to a stonkingly healthy and rewarding 2017 and may your doubts and fears be Carried away by a moonlight shadow, lost in a riddle this Saturday night, far away on the other side
Three in to one...

The Giraffe the world's tallest land mammal has been classified as vulnerable to extinction. Their numbers have dropped from 155,000 in 1985 to 97,000 over last year claims the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Decline in numbers has been put down to loss of habitat, poaching and civil unrest in many parts of Africa. I took this photo during a trip to South Africa - which just goes to show you wait all day for a Giraffe and three come along together!
New dawn ready to launch...

A touch of romanticism can be implied by photographs taken in the soft light of a fog covered landscape. Obviously it's not Cape Canaveral(it's Willingham Rd near the village of over in Cambridgeshire) even so this shot here of a telecommunications tower is translated in my imagination as a rocket sat ready for it's impending launch in the fog covered landscape.
Red light...

Red weather warning ... just had to capture this , there's something appealing about the short-lived backscattering effect of this reflection created by the rear lights of a braking car - the two flares top left add to the fleeting existence of the scene.
Hanging in...

Natures Jewel .. a row of pendent water droplets created by early morning fog.
Charity boss business star...


It was a pleasure to photograph Daryl Brown, CEO of MAGPAS Air Ambulance charity, who received the Anglian Ruskin University Alumni Success in Business Award in today's ceremony.
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