Thursday, 31 May 2012

English Rivers

Here are a couple of photos taken last year, featuring two of the major rivers in England, the Thames and the Severn.

River canvas prints

Henley on Thames

Canvas prints of rivers

Stratford on Avon

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Moving Home

I havent posted for a few days because I have been in the process of moving house, from Maidenhead, Berkshire to Bicester in Oxforshire (I have also been without Broadband for a few days as BT messed up the transfer - nothing new there then!!)

I am now looking to exploring the local area, especially the city of Oxford and the Cotswold Hills for photo opportunities.

Until then, here is a copy of one of my photos from the Maidenhead areas.

Maidenhead Thicket

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Thursday, 24 May 2012

My Friend Robin

When the squirrels aren't eating all the nuts, the birds get a chance!

Sunday, 20 May 2012

No food left for the birds!

Took these this afternoon. The pesky squirrel is always eating the bird food.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Flowers in the Garden

Just been out in the garden and took a couple of photos of the rhododendrums (or should that be rhododendra?)

Rhododendrum Nancy Evans

More of the Three Headed Giraffe

My photo of the "Three Headed Giraffe" - see below - has now been picked up by both the Daily Mail and The Daily Mirror today, as well as being reproduced on numerous websites and blogs. If you really like the pfoto, it can be purchased as a quality canvas print from The Pic. Simply go to their site and type "tonymurtagh" in the search box to see all the photos I have there that are available to purchase.

This is the second photo that I have had published, the first one being a photo of Rye Harbour, which is shown below.

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Friday, 18 May 2012

Photo shown on Daily Telepgraph Pictures of the Day

Pleased to report that my photo of the "Three Headed Girafffe" has been selected to be included in Pictures of the Day on the Daily Telegraph Website. If you havent seen the picture before, here it is:

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Three Headed Giraffe

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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

National Countryside Photography Competition

The National Countryside Photography Competition in association with The Prince’s Countryside Fund and The National Countryside Week has just been launched for 2012.
Submit your photographs that depict the Life in the Country, and you could be in with the chance of winning one of six £500 prizes. There are also six runner-up prizes include a Musto Westmoor Jacket worth £195.

This is a photographic competition that is open to everyone and all areas of photography.  The only specification is that your photograph must capture Life in the Country, subject to the full terms and conditions of The National Countryside Photography Competition, which can be viewd on their web site.

You will need to upload your images into one of six categories, as follows:
Finest View
Down on the Farm
Countryside People
My Favourite Place
By the Sea

Upoad your most spectacular photographs of Life in the Country today!

Entrants may upload a maximum of 6 images and t
he deadline for submissions is 12.00 hours on 22 June, 2012.

For more information and to enter the competition click on the link below:
Great British Life

I know I will be entering a few before the end of the month!

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Birds Gallery

Have just added a Birds album to the Gallery - you can view the birds photos, which at the moment are all from The Gambia and Kenya, by clicking Birds Gallery. Hopefully I will add to this in the near futire with birds form the UK and Europe.

Lilac Breasted Roller

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Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Visual Arts Competition

Just returned from the Camera Club, where we held the Annual Visual Arts Competition, with categories for prints and projected images.

My projected image entry was entitled Mirrors and although the judge made some positive comments about it, the standard of entries was very high and it didnt get placed.

In the prints category, I entered a photo of an Aloe Vera plantation in Lanzarote, and I am delighted to sat that it was Highly Commended.

Monday, 7 May 2012


Just added a Favourites Gallery to the site. Let me know which ones you like best. Here is one of them, a photo of a Red Colubus monkey taken in the grounds of our hotel while on holiday in The Gambia.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

The Pic - for Canvas Wall Art Prints

Have just posted a dozen picures to The Pic website where they are available to purchase as canvass wall prints. Here are a couple of them:

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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Water Themed Competition

 Have entered the following two photos in the Camera Club, online. water themed competition. They were both taken on a recent holiday in Lanzarote.

Charco de Los Clicos

Los Hervideros

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Short Stories

Off to Camera Club soon, where for some reason I have put myself forward to take part in the Short Stories presentation which we have on tonight.

Basically about 8 or 9 members are each giving a short story on any photographic related theme of their choice, supported by around 10 photos.

I will be talking about my progress since deciding to take photography up as a hobby about 2 years ago. The stories should be short, but interesting - I can guarantee that mine will at least be short!

Here is one of the photos I will be showing tonight.

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African Elephant

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