Video: A Close Encounter With Corals In Timelapse

It’s been ages since the last entry and to be honest I’ve been so busy I’ve had absolutely no chance of getting out to do any ‘leisurely’ landscape work. On the odd day that I’ve had a glimmer of some spare time, typically the weather has scuppered my plans so I’ve not pushed it… time is so precious I can’t risk wasting it. Continue reading

Gear Review: Manfrotto MK190XPRO3-3W

IMG_2901AOne for the fellow photography geeks this…. I’d been toying with the idea of upgrading from the 5D MKII to the 6D for several weeks and had speculatively advertised the 5D to see what kind of response I got. Luckily I had interest quite quickly and ended up getting a great price. In short, the ‘upgrade’ was on! After sourcing a new 6D I was surprised and pleased to see that Canon were running a promotion whereby those who had bought a new 6D could claim a free accessory. I wasn’t too excited initially to be honest, expecting something small, but when I actually looked into it, it turned out that the accessories on offer were fantastic. Amongst other items on offer was a Manfrotto XPRO190 3 section aluminium tripod with XPRO 3 way ‘pan/tilt’ head. I was still pinching myself when it arrived several days later… a brand new £290 tripod for free! Continue reading

PC Wallpaper: November 2014

Heads-up, just posted a new wallpaper over on my other website www.digital-reefs.com. This is an aquarium image of a stunning Red Bubbletip Anemone (captive-cloned incidentally). Head-on over to digital-reefs and subscribe (free and quick) if you fancy brightening up your desktop this November. There are a couple of different aspect ratios available so it should fit most screens :-)

From Dusk to Dawn: 24hrs in Anglesey

OK, so I managed to duck, dive, weave and wangle a full 24hrs to myself… and thanks to the support of some great family and friends I just completed 3 shoots on the beautiful island of Anglesey. Literally ‘years in the making’ I’ve had these images rattling around my head based on old memories, opportunistic scouting trips and hours of internet research for a long time now. That said, although these images are planned, they of course turned out quite differently to how I so often envisaged them. I guess that’s what I like about landscape work so much… you can plan it over and over but when you get on-site that all goes out of the window! Continue reading