Archive for January, 2011


Friday, January 14th, 2011

I have received a lot of emails recently from people who have tried to comment on my blog posts but have been unable to. Unfortunately I had to disable the comments option some time ago as I was inundated with spam, so my apologies if you have tried to comment!

The magic of winter

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Winter has always been my favourite season for photography. Those clear, crisp days that often prevail during cold weather can, and usually do, create some stunning light. As usual throughout much of December I was working on wintering swans and geese, as well as spending time shooting other species of coastal birds for a commission I’ve been working on.

It’s been a fun couple of months. As usual, my main goal was to capture images showing the birds in their environment, using the winter light to create a special atmosphere. Here are a few of my favourites…..

On the day I took the image below, the conditions were the best I have ever encountered whilst photographing whooper swans. As the sun started to sink, the whole sky turned a vivid pink. The last rays of light reflecting off the ice in front of me took on a deep blue hue. This combination created an incredible mix of both cold and warm colour. The light was so intense that all i needed to do to the raw file was a slight adjustment to the levels.