On the dark beach again.

I wasn’t expecting great conditions at Leigh. The weather during the day had been pretty windy and almost freezing temperatures. This small crane on the fisherman’s jetty was getting some strong lighting and as usual the back-drop of Canvey lit the clouds up.  The high level wind was driving the clouds past but at ground level there was hardly any wind which is reflected in the calm sea. The new camera excels in low light where it seems to be very happy metering and taking long exposures without needing a second shot for noise reduction.


I’m trying to reset how I approach landscape photography. There are so many clean, technically great shots out there. I think many of them (including my own) often lack any message or personality. In the last year I have always tried to add a human element and that worked well for the series on Hockley Wood. I’m now having a think about what I want to show/tell - work in progress. Anyway the above photo was taken on a new camera..its a Fuji GFX50r with 45mm lens, this allows me to take hand-held shots in relatively dark environments. This was taken on an early morning walk in the woods, then off out to Derek’s funeral.

Back in Paris

Just when I thought I was done with black and white, and maybe street photography I experienced a few days in Paris during October. Great lighting created many opportunities. The photos I preferred are those with a human element and tell a story. This photo was taken in the Tuilerie Gardens is one of my favourites.

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