Photography

Some of my better photographs, often shared via the #MySundayPhoto linky.

Ottawa street scene

There’s something about North American street scenes that I find incredibly photogenic. This particular image was taken on my recent trip to Ottawa. With the grid formation of the streets and traffic lights running into the distance, it looks typically North American. With the snow and ice on the ground plus the bi-lingual signage, however, I think this scene is unmistakably Canadian!

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A street scene in Ottawa. At first glance it simply looks very North American but the snow, ice and bi-lingual street signs make this a very Canadian scene.
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A different perspective of 20 Fenchurch Street

Anyone who follows me on social media will be aware I’ve spent the past few days in Canada where I was involved in the Canadian National Father Involvement Conference. This has prevented me from editing any photos and so I present to you an alternative perspective of 20 Fenchurch Street in London, also known as the Walkie talkie.

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This is 20 fenchurch Street in London, photographed looking up from one of the building’s corners.
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Winter sunset

During school holidays, my camera and I rarely get to spend much time together because I’m usually busy entertaining the kids. Helen and Izzy have been on half-term this week and so, apart from one quick drone flight, I haven’t the opportunity to dedicate any time to photography. This colourful image of a sunset is one I took a couple of weeks ago.

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I had to run with my camera to capture this sunset as the sun had already dipped below the horizon.
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A rainbow rose to mark Valentine’s Day

I confess I don’t generally make a big thing of Valentine’s Day. There was, however, no escape when I went shopping with my daughters Helen and Izzy a couple of days ago. They saw this rainbow rose in among the Valentine’s bouquets and they insisted I buy it.

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I don’t tend to ‘go large’ on Valentine’s Day, but I felt this picture of a rainbow rose was worth sharing to mark the occasion.
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Brighton’s West Pier: One photo, two edits

This week has been all about photography. In addition to attending the Bedrooms Of London photography exhibition, I spent a day in Brighton with Darren Coleshill of the Photalife blog. Together we strolled around the Marina, sea font and city centre with our cameras. It was during our time together I took this image of what remains of Brighton’s iconic West Pier, which was destroyed by fire in 2003.

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A long-exposure image of Brighton’s West Pier taken using an 10-stop ND filter.
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