Friday, 17 October 2014

A Visit to Venice - Day Two

Our first morning in Venice so it was obligatory to get up really early and go out before breakfast to photograph the people in their costumes. The light was not anything to get excited about but we managed a few photos.


After breakfast there was the more touristy things to do. Plenty of people enjoying gondola rides. 

and the fish looked good in the Rialto Market.

 Too early for lunch under the Rialto Bridge but it was in a nice sunny spot.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

A Visit to Venice - Day One

We decided to visit Venice again this year at carnival time.  It's a cold time of year to visit and it can be wet but if the sun shines it's usually warm enough to sit outside and enjoy a leisurely lunch.

We arrived mid-afternoon and after getting the boat to our hotel it was time for dinner. Afterwards we decided to do a little night photography.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Swansea International Salon

I have only entered 3 international exhibitions this year. My results in one of them were all unaccepted but I did manage to get three new images into Swansea.

Dying Gracefully

Tate Staircase

A Great Day Out

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Solway Salon

After an almost year long break from entering international exhibitions I decided to enter the Solway Salon for small prints this year.  I was really surprised with the results having 17 acceptances from 24 prints entered.  I even managed to get 4 acceptances in the creative section despite none of them being 'surreal'.  Unfortunately none of them gained any awards but several of the entries were first timers.

Absorbed and Steampunk Memories were both first time entries accepted in the Colour Open section.

 The Plotters and Venetian Fantasy are old favourites, Tuscan Trees Impression and Venetian Dreaming were new images and these were all accepted in the Creative Section.

 Abandoned Propeller, Aim for the Enemy Son, Curious and Langdale Tree were accepted in the Mono Open Section with Aim for the Enemy Son and Curious being new images.

In the Mono Landscape section RX435 and Steetley Pier were accepted both being new images.

Jamaa El Fna Marrakech and Palouse Spring were accepted in the Travel Open section with Palouse Spring being a new acceptance.

And finally in the Travel People section Morroccan Stool Seller, a new image, and Venetian Lady were accepted.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

More Images from Tuscany

After a break for various reasons I have started to process a few more pictures from our trip to Tuscany last year.

Vitaleta Chapel
Montisi Life

Montisi Workshop

Montisi Mural

Il Rigo Cats

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Whitby Reflections

It was such a lovely day on Saturday that we decided to go to Whitby - and so did the rest of the North East of England it seemed.  I guess everybody was suffering from cabin fever after all the wet and windy weather.  Remembering that it was still early January we were very surprised to find that three of the best fish and chip restaurants had queues outside at 1.45 pm!  Worth the wait though as they do some very good fish and chips in Whitby.

Just a couple of photos which I thought worth keeping.  The fishermen on the pier made me laugh - obviously they were taking no notice of the 'No Fishing' sign.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Tangled Trees

In Tuscany we found this glade of quite spindly trees covered in yellow lichens.  It was a challenge to find a good composition.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Tuscany Part 2

Because of the lack of good light more time than expected was spent in the hilltop villages pointing the lens at sculptures and even inside a very dark chapel which gave me the chance to use HDR (always trying to avoid the picture looking too grungy of course!).