Friday, 12 December 2014

Buying an Entry Level DSLR

If you are considering moving up from your point and shoot camera to a DSLR, watch this video from B&H, which describes the features available on a selection of DSLR cameras.

It features the Nikon D3100, the Canon Rebel T2i, the Pentax K-r. and the Sony Alpha a33.
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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Calendar Photo March 2015

I heard today that I have had an image selected for the March image in the 2015 calendar for a local courier company, Delivered of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England.

It is the following image of Ludlow Castle showing the Great Hall and the Chapel of St Mary Magdalene with its circular Nave. The medieval castle is located in the town of Ludlow in Shropshire, England and was one of the first stone castles to be built in England, being constructed shortly after the Norman Conquest.
Ludlow Castle
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Previously I have had my photo of "Low Tide at Rye" used as the November image for 2012 and "Colourful Punts on the River Cherwell, Oxford" for June, 2013 in the same calendar.

If you would like a copy of the above image, it is available to purchase as original  Wall Art, in a variety of formats including stretched canvas, metal or acrylic prints, framed prints, or simply as standard prints for you to mount in your favourite picture frame. Simply click on the links below each image - Fine Art America for international buyers or Photo4Me if you are from the UK. If you wish to obtain a licence to publish the image, visit 500px.com for details.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Fungi

At this time of year in England the fields and woods are full of a variety of fungi which I enjoy taking photos of. Unfortunately I have very little (none) idea about to identifying the different types and which are edible or highly poisonous!

So I will just post a few of my favourite images, without too much comment - I hope you enjoy.

The first two were a selection of mushrooms growing on a wooden bench on the towpath of the Grand Union Canal near to Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire, England.


 The next four images were all taken in Shabbington Wood in Berkshire, England.





Monday, 24 November 2014

The Photography Concentrate Black Friday Sale is now LIVE!

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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Balkan Butterflies

While on my Balkan cruise in August I found some time to photograph a few butterflies as well as the usual tourist attractions. Here are three that we saw in Vidin in Bulgaria.
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Meadow Brown butterfly
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Silver Studded Blue Butterfly
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Balkan Fritillary
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Balkan Danube Cruise

Following on from the cruise I enjoyed at the end of August along the Danube from Budapest to Bucharest, here are four more of my images, the first three from Budapest, Hungary and the fourth something rather different, from Croatia.
Hungarian Parliament Building
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The Hungarian Parliament building from the opposite bank of the Danube. The building stretches 268 meters in its length, along the Danube embankment. Ornamented with white neo-gothic turrets and arches, it forms the most outstanding landmark of the Pest side horizon. Statues of Hungarian monarchs and military commanders decorate the outer walls. The Chain Bridge can be seen in the background.
The Chain Bridge
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The Chain Bridge, which can be seen in the background of the above image, ( officially the Széchenyi Chain Bridge) was the first permanent stone-bridge connecting Pest and Buda, and only the second permanent crossing on the whole length of the river Danube. At the time of its construction, it had the second-largest span in the world of any suspension bridge. It was designed by the English engineer William Tierney Clark who had previously used the same design on a smaller but identical bridge crossing the River Thames at Marlow.

Walking around the side streets of Budapest, I was surprised to come across this mural on a wall overlooking a car park:
Mural Of England V Hungary
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A mural in the Hungarian capital of Budapest celebrating their famous 6-3 victory over England on 25 November 1953 to become the first foreign team to beat England at Wembley. At the time they were the world's number one ranked team, the Olympic champions and on a run of 24 games unbeaten.
Vukovar Memorial
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After leaving Hungary we sailed down the Danube to the town of Vukovar in Croatia. Vukovar is a city in eastern Croatia. It has Croatia's biggest river port, located at the confluence of the Vuka River and the Danube and the population was 26,468 in the 2011 census. 

This is an image of a bombed out house in the town, left like this as a memorial to the Serbo-Croatian war.


Vukovar was heavily damaged during the Croatian War of Independence when approximately 2,000 self-organised defenders defended the city for 87 days against approximately 36,000 Serbian troops supplemented with 110 vehicles and tanks and dozens of planes. The city suffered heavy damage during the siege and was eventually overrun.



The damage to Vukovar during the siege has been called the worst in Europe since World War II, drawing comparisons with the World War II–era Stalingrad.

As usual, my work is available to purchase as original  Wall Art, in a variety of formats including stretched canvas, metal or acrylic prints, framed prints, or simply as standard prints for you to mount in your favourite picture frame. Simply click on the links below each image - Fine Art America for international buyers or Photo4Me if you are from the UK.

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Autumn Colours

Visited Westonbirt Arbouretum recently and while the autumn colours were not as vibrant as last autumn, here are three of my favourite images of the day.
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A Walk in the Woods
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The colours were brought out well in this close up:
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Autumn Leaves
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Finally, while this one doesn't particularly say autumn, it  is one I enjoy:
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Fly on the petal of a Lacewing Hydrangea
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As usual, my work is available to purchase as original  Wall Art, in a variety of formats including stretched canvas, metal or acrylic prints, framed prints, or simply as standard prints for you to mount in your favourite picture frame. Simply click on the links below each image - Fine Art America for international buyers or Photo4Me if you are from the UK.


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