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THE BEAUTY OF BACK-LIGHT

A rufous-tailed hummingbird in Costa Rica Back-light is, as you might expect, where the light on the subject is predominantly from behind. What this does is produce a dramatic effect, outlining the subject in rim light. All the more stunning if that light is warm in [...]

THE WILD DREAM SHORT FILM

Wow, this is excellent. My friend Scotty Shaw's final year film is now finished: The Wild Dream Short Film. I'm delighted to have been involved in a small way, shooting the drone scenes in the Lake District. Nice one, Scotty, Meg and Rahman :) THE WILD DREAM SHORT FILM [...]

By |2019-03-30T14:46:24+00:003 Jun 2018|Filmmaking / Video, Lake District, Newcastle & Tyneside|

FRONT COVER OF IRISH DANCING MAGAZINE

As some of you may know, my two daughters are Irish dancers, even though we haven't an Irish bone in our bodies. It came to pass that Irish Dancing Magazine wanted a cover shoot of one of the girls' fellow dancers, Molly McAdam at the Kelly Hendry Studios. I [...]

By |2019-03-30T14:58:22+00:0020 Apr 2018|Dance, Irish dancing, Magazines, Newcastle & Tyneside, Portraiture|

Tits on the Town Moor!

A blue tit forages for insects in the dead leaves   Looking thoroughly stumped a few days earlier: all the wildlife had vanished. Like the train companies say: wrong kind of snow. As part of my #bbctownmoor project, I popped out yesterday to take advantage of [...]

BBC Town Moor project

BBC Town Moor commission: An image from a couple of weeks ago, in anticipation of the project. This shot of a black-headed gull in fantastic morning light was taken from Cow Hill on the Town Moor, looking across to the town centre. Newcastle United's St. James' Park football ground (right hand [...]

Spanish City Triathlon 2014 photos

Here are the photos from the event (there's a short film here). See below to buy digital images or prints. Click on a thumbnail to enlarge.   Buy a digital image or print [wp_eStore_fancy1 id=12] [wp_eStore_fancy1 id=13]   More triathlon and other sports images here.

By |2018-10-24T19:54:17+01:0021 Aug 2014|Newcastle & Tyneside, North East England, Sport, Triathlon|

Giant Red Kite Takes Flight

Yesterday, the exhibition of pictures I've taken for the Flight of the Red Kite project opened at Gateshead's Civic Centre. Below is today's Newcastle Journal with an article by Tony Henderson and there are better quality versions of some of the images here. today's Journal article by Tony Henderson [...]

Red kites like you’ve never seen them before

Now then, that's a big bird! Red kites have been an important thread running through my wildlife photography for years. The RSPB originally commissioned me to get shots of the end of the reintroduction project here in the north east. Once the reintroduction had completed, the project handed over the [...]

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