Friday, 26 October 2012


The title says it all really; just a few pieces of whimsy.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Knocking on Heaven's Door

The title has nothing to do with the images in this post - just happens to be the song I'm listening to whilst posting (SoM version). Some more oil, water and dye.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

shroom With a View

Some images shot in ambient light whilst rambling around Wivenhoe Woods on a magical mushroom hunt with the Wivenhoe Watching Wildlife team. Who would have guessed that the image of Santa Claus riding the skies on his sleigh derives from psychotropic reindeer urine (those deer love their 'shrooms). Must be why Santa is such a fun guy. Groan. (And yes, shots 1 and 5 are not fungi, but were shot at the same time as the rest).

Friday, 19 October 2012

Eye Candy

Another update from the studio experiments with oil and food dye in water. This time, just dyes (red and pink) and water for the most part, the oil only making an appearance in one image.

Thursday, 11 October 2012


The title is a reference to that famous saying by Dale Carnegie.
We cycled out to Elmstead Market last weekend, and the light was just beautiful across the farmland there - but I didn't have my camera with me (cardinal sin, I know, but sometimes marriage comes before photography... just). I therefore planned to return at a similar time of day during the week - tooled up, naturally.
Monday was busy with other stuff, so Tuesday afternoon I checked the skies, and it looked promising. However, by the time I got back to the spot in question, cloud filled much of the horizon, and the light was simply not the same - it didn't glisten across the shorn crop fields the way it had two days earlier.
But I wasn't planning to leave empty handed, so what you see below is the lemonade.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Low in the Sky

Autumn is my favourite season for capturing aspects of the Essex and Suffolk landscape - not simply because of the colours, but also the quality of the light from a sun that is lower in the sky for much of the day. The following images are from he most recent Wivenhoe Photography Group trip, to Highwoods Country Park last Saturday morning. It turned out that the sun was not the only celestial body lounging low in the heavens.

Friday, 5 October 2012

The Red, Red Vino

More play with red dye, including some basic compositing.