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Day 237 - A photo meet at the Beach

One of the facebook photography groups I belong to suggested a meet up at a local beach to take some photos. This would push me out of my comfort zone as I would have to meet and mix with photographers that I did not know, but would give me…

Day 235 - Bournemouth Air Show

I really wanted to visited Bournemouth Air Show, I last visited a few years back and I was desperate to go back this year as I wanted to see whether my photography had improved on not. Bournemouth Air Show is a 4 day event - it is free to watch…

Day 232 - Southampton Docks at Night - Chasing the Dark

It is August - the month of sunshine and summer holidays ... actually more like overcast skies and rain, juggling three teenagers and discovering the best time to go out and get my photos is at night - no rain, no heavy traffic, no interruptions…

Day 230 - Wire Wool Photography - Chasing the Dark

Ever since I saw a photo of someone doing Wire Wool photography, I knew I wanted to try it. I have a safety conscious family who felt I should not try it without knowing the risks involved so where i saw the opportunity online to have a go in…

Day 228 - Fireworks

Friday evening marked the end of Cowes week 2015, and one of the best places to view the Cowes fireworks on the mainland is Calshot beach. It is a very popular spot - with people coming early, BBQ's cooking, fires lit and the car park full,…

Day 227 - Seeing the Stars (Chasing the dark part 4)

Now is suppose to be a great time of year to view the Perseid Meteor shower - so I thought why not have a go, and I discovered that it really was down to a certain amount of luck - the weather had to be right - a fairly cloud free sky, I had…

Day 222 - Spinnaker Tower at Night

The Spinnaker Tower at Portsmouth is an icon image on the British South Coast, however the best place to capture it is from the other side of the water on sea front near the Gosport Ferry terminal, as that was you get the refelections and lights…

Day 192 - Lightning

My first ever lightning photos, and I am delighted with them. A wide angle lens (17-70mm) on the wide setting A makeshift tripod - the window sell A small aperature A 30 sec exposure and a fixed ISO and WOW!!! These were taken from…

Day 183 - Night time Adventures

It is summer, so the dark evenings are a long time coming... which is great news unless you want to try some night time photos, I knew last night I was going to be running out of time today, so I took these photos in the evening light. The…