Sunday, 14 November 2010


Last week I had an idea for a series of work, and this saturday I went out and took a few test shots to see how it works...

...Whilst doing that, I took this photo.

This man runs a shop in my hometown, making frames. I asked him whether he did any photography...he told me that some 15 years ago he had a film camera that he loved - but then his flat was broken into and the camera was one of the things stolen.

Since then, he's only ever purchased one camera (a kodak), and only takes the odd photo when on holiday.

Monday, 1 November 2010


I saw this place for the first time on sunday morning...and went back this morning.

The light wasn't as good as it could have been, but I'm pleased with these two shots.

Sunday, 17 October 2010


These three shots are all taken from probably 100 steps of each other at different times, and different methods of post-processiong.
As always, click on a shot to see a larger version

Sunday, 3 October 2010


How the year is passing by...won't be long until it's 2011

Here are two more shots from the Town week I'm taking some photos of a new chippy that has opened about 15 minutes from my house (walking)..can't wait!

Friday, 17 September 2010


Almost 6 months have passed since my post - where has the time gone?

In this time, I have spent my time largely working, with not a great deal of time for photography...however, not the camera is back in my hand! I've been focusing a fair bit on Interior Photography...and this is what I hope to spend some time on to improve.

This shot is from the Town Hall...a beautiful building that has unfortunately been 'modernised' to suit our current needs, and so parts have lost some charm. A notice board is not something that adds anything to this old, wonderfully detailed building.

Hopefully with time and practise, my interior photography will get better and better!

As was always the case, to see a large version, click on the photo - all comments are appreciated

Wednesday, 31 March 2010


All of these photos were taken at Muttrah Souq...a place to go to buy traditional Omani gifts, clothes, food, spices, perfumes and many other things. Sadly, as is the case with most things nowadays, the traditional and cultural elements that would have once made up all of this souq are slowly dissapearing, but it's still well worth a visit.
I have two final shot that I am going to post of Oman, before moving onto to more strret photography and architectural/interior work I think.
As always, click on the pics to see a larger image, and all C&C is welcome

Monday, 8 March 2010


An old, crumbling mosque, near the beach below...I have no idea how old the building is, but it wasn't very big.
Although I can't be sure it was a mosque, I am fairly certain. I climbed inside to take the interior shot...climbig inside wasn't straight forward, it was done climbing loose stones - one slip and I'd have been in some pain.
As ever, click to enlarge.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010


3 shots on this post
They've arranged themselves the wrong way around but no problem.
The first is the same beach as the post below, taken as the sun was down, a long exposure shot.
Second, the same beach but pointing a different way, a group of friends playing football as well as others relaxing.
Finally, the portrait of the man. He has a boat and takes people onto the water, he asked if I was interested, and I wasn't at the time, I wish I had though to get some shots looking onto the beach...but he let me take a shot of him.
All comments welcome - and as is always the case, click on the image to see a larger version :-)

Monday, 22 February 2010


It's been a LONG time since my last post, in which time I will have lost the small number of visitors I had..D'oh!
The reason for that has largely down to me being away working in Muscat, Oman for 2 months as an Interior Designer.
Now I'm back in the UK, from 22 degrees minimum temp, to 2.2 degree maximum temp.
These two shots, and those that will follow are taken in Oman..these two were taken at a quiet beach as the sun was setting behind me.
The man was walking up and down the beach, and I asked him if I could take his photo and he said yes. He is wearing traditional Omani dress.
As always, click to enlarge, and all comments welcome