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MACH LOOP LOW FLYING MILITARY AIRCRAFT
10th December 2014 - 0 comments
A new portfolio just added to the Latest Images section.

At last I have visited the famous triangle of valleys in the Welsh mountains near Dolgellau and Cader Idris.

Visiting in December, the direction of light throughout the day favoured two famous locations, THE BLWCH and BLWCH EXIT.

Monday to Friday last week for 7 hours a day, in -5 to -15 degrees windchill temperatures and absolutely brilliant!

4 hats/hoods, 6 top layers and 4 bottom layers and I was set to stay up there after the 300 feet climb.

The F15E's from Lakenheath, both the Madhatters and the Panthers, were the stars of the show, along with the departing USAF Hercules and the Saudi Tornado upgrade.

Oh, and now I am officially a "Looper" and I know to call the condensation on an aircraft "fluff" and "ribbons".

I met some great blokes, really helpful and friendly.
NEW CAMERA CLUB/ SOCIETY BOOKINGS FOR NEXT TWO SEASONS
03rd October 2014 - 0 comments
I am delighted to say that I am now booked in to deliver Guest Presentations / Talks this season, at Bingley Camera Club in Yorkshire, Eden Valley Camera Club in Cumbria, Preston Photographic Society, Lancashire and Lunesdale Camera Club, Lancashire.

I am also booked to return to Garstang Camera Club in January 2015.

I am really looking forward to these evenings.
USA URBAN LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2014 AWARD WINNER
30th May 2014 - 1 comment


I am thrilled and delighted to announce that I am the winner of the USA Urban Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014 Competition.

http://www.usalandscapephotographeroftheyear.com/winners-gallery
http://www.usalandscapephotographeroftheyear.com/news
http://www.usalandscapephotographeroftheyear.com/news/view/winners-of-usa-lpoty-2014-announced-in-usa-today
http://www.curiousanimal.com/winning-images-american-landscape-photographer-year-2014/




This photograph was taken last year along the waterfront at Chicago, near to Navy Pier. The aluminium canoes arranged and suspended by steel wires, were part of an open air art exhibition. I was attracted by the texture of the metalwork and the subtle effect the warm morning light was having on the otherwise cool appearance of the bare aluminium structure.

This is the first year of this Competition, inspired by and led by Charlie Waite and supported by the leading Landscape Photographers in the USA.

Charlie and 12 of the best US Landscape Photographers, including David Muench and Art Wolfe, made up the panel of judges.

I entered 12 images into 3 Categories. 7 went through to the semi finals and 3 went into the finals. 1 of these 3 was the award winner for the Urban Landscape category. I was even more thrilled to be told by Charlie that the decision on my image was unanimous.
SILVERDALE AND ARNSIDE ART & CRAFT TRAIL JUNE 27-29 2014
09th April 2014 - 0 comments
This great event is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer. I am going to exhibit again and this time I am being located at the WI Hall in Arnside, on Orchard Road.

The event kicks off on Friday 27th June from 5pm - 8pm. It then runs from 10.30am - 5.30pm on both Saturday and Sunday, the 28th and 29th June.

I will be showing a range of material which will include local landscapes of the Kent Estuary area, Lake District landscapes, Northumberland and Scotland seascape and landscape work and some European travel images.

There are 37 venues including 7 Key Public Venues and over 100 exhibitors, and so there should be something of interest for everyone!
PHOTIUM, THE AWARD WINNING WEB SERVICE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS FEATURE MY SITE ON THEIR HOME PAGE
05th January 2014 - 0 comments
I am really pleased that Photium are using my website as an exemplar on the home page of their site. The link is creating extra visitors to my site and I am honored to be an ambassador for their excellent services.
http://www.photium.com
CAMERA CLUBS AND PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETIES VISITING SPEAKER EVENINGS
16th December 2013 - 1 comment
During the 2013 - 2014 season for Camera Clubs and Photographic Societies in Cumbria and Lancashire, I am currently booked to give a Visiting Speaker illustrated talk at the following locations:

MORECAMBE CAMERA CLUB. THURSDAY 7th November 2013

LANCASTER PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. WEDNESDAY 27th November 2013

GRANGE AND DISTRICT PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. MONDAY 13th January 2014

LYTHAM ST. ANNE'S PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. THURSDAY 13th February 2014

LUNESDALE CAMERA CLUB. TUESDAY 18th February 2014

HOLME AND DISTRICT PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY ( Judging). FRIDAY 21st February 2014

KENDAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. WEDNESDAY 12th March 2014.
LAKE DISTRICT LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP VOUCHERS AVAILABLE
19th November 2013 - 0 comments
I produce vouchers for all my Workshops, that can be given as presents for Christmas, Birthdays, Anniversaries or any other deserved occasion!

Please get in touch with me to discuss your exact needs and I will produce a personalized voucher. The recipient(s) can cash them in up to 12 months after you order them.
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION AT THE HERON THEATRE , BEETHAM 19th NOVEMBER - 20th DECEMBER 2013
17th November 2013 - 0 comments
The Heron Theatre at Beetham are hosting an Exhibition of my framed photographs of Lake District landscapes and scenes within the Arnside and Silverdale AONB. The latter will include winter sunsets over the Kent estuary. I will also be showing images from the Northumberland coast, the Isle of Skye, the USA, Venice and Paris.

The exhibition runs from Tuesday 19th November until Friday 20th December. The framed images are available to view and purchase on Tuesdays and Fridays between 10am and 12 noon, when the Box Office is open, and from 6.45pm on the evenings of performances and screenings and also for hirings. They can be found in the theatre foyer and bar areas.

Each theatre season the Heron hosts 6 art exhibitions, offering works for sale and I am very fortunate to have been given an opportunity to exhibit this season, and especially before Christmas.

http://www.theherontheatre.com/exhibitions.html
SILVERDALE AND ARNSIDE ART AND CRAFT XMAS FAIR, SUNDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 2013 12 - 4PM
06th November 2013 - 0 comments
This Sunday I will be selling mounted and framed photographs at this event at the Leeds Children's Holiday Centre. refreshments will be available and 20 other folk. We will have stalls and the work available will include photography, glass/wood, jewellery, painting, woolies, textiles, fabrics and ceramics!

Come and have a chat and please note that for me this will be Christmas SALE PRICES!

http://www.silverdalearttrail.co.uk/highlights_of_2013.html
ARNSIDE AND SILVERDALE AONB - ANOTHER 2 METRE BANNER COMMISSIONED
04th November 2013 - 0 comments
The AONB have produced a second 2 metre high banner to advertise the beauty of the area, using another of my images. This time it a September afternoon photograph of the estuary and viaduct, taken from Arnside Knott. It was really good to walk into their offices and see these very large images!
BAY SEARCH AND RESCUE CALENDAR 2014
20th October 2013 - 0 comments
Two of my images of the Kent estuary at and after sunset in winter, have been chosen for this great organization's 2014 calendar. I am really pleased to say that the Trustees have also chosen to use one of them for the calendar's cover.

The Bay Search and Rescue all terrain transport, rescue and recovery team provide a fantastic service as volunteers on and around Morecambe Bay and across Cumbria and Lancashire. I am pleased to support them in this small way.


17012bsar Calendar Cover Proo
17012bsar Calendar Adrian Proo
17012bsar Calendar Adrian Proof 2
ARNSIDE AND SILVERDALE AONB 2M HIGH BANNER
13th September 2013 - 0 comments
The Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty have recently commissioned "An extraordinary place" 2 metre high banner. They have used one of my winning photos from their Photographic Competition. The chosen image is a view along the estuary at Arnside, half an hour after a winter sunset.

Please click on the link below to open a PDF file of the banner.

Final Banners One
PHOTOGRAPH TO BE INCLUDED IN NEW BOOK
20th August 2013 - 0 comments
Ellen Bowness is writing a book on "Photography in the Lake District", which is due to be published in October. She will be including one of my images of a sunset over Lake Windermere, taken from a landing stage at the Millerground boathouse.

SILVERDALE AND ARNSIDE ARTS AND CRAFTS TRAIL UPDATE
30th June 2013 - 0 comments
I had a great day yesterday at the Leeds Children's Centre! Thank you so much to everyone who came along, had a look at my work and had a chat. The atmosphere was wonderful, the interest most uplifting. I very much appreciate the purchases of so many framed photographs and mounted only pieces and I look forward to meeting up again with all those of you who have booked or are considering a Workshop experience.

Thanks again for your interest and support.
OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE - LOW LIGHT COMPETITION
22nd May 2013 - 0 comments
I am pleased to say that Outdoor Photography Magazine have once again chosen one of my images as a runner up in the "Low Light" Competition. This shortlisted picture will be published in the OP 168 Issue.

SILVERDALE AND ARNSIDE ART AND CRAFT TRAIL JUNE 28TH - 30TH 2013
21st May 2013 - 0 comments
I will exhibiting and selling mounted and framed photographs at this event. I will be located at the Leeds Children's Holiday Centre, in the middle of the Art Trail route.

The event runs from 5pm - 8pm on Friday 28th June. Saturday 29th June and Sunday 30th June, it is open form 10.30am - 5.30pm.

Further details about all the exhibitors is at www.silverdalearttrail.co.uk
AONB Ecology Study Day 11th May 2013
12th April 2013 - 0 comments
This event is to take place on Saturday 11th May, from 9.30am - 1pm. There will be afternoon fieldtrips and the morning session is at the Arnside Educational Institute.

Throughout the day there will be various displays in place and a selection of my bird, wildlife and environmental images will be on display as A3 board mounted large prints, along with the work of three other wildlife/nature photographers.
OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY MONTHLY COMPETITION
24th March 2013 - 0 comments
My submission for the "One Thing This Month Panoramas competition" made it into the final selection and will be published in OP166, the June issue, along with the other runner's up. The last time they ran a panoramas/ the Big picture competition I won it, so I am very chuffed. The Great Langdale valley has done me proud!



GARSTANG CAMERA CLUB SPEAKER EVENING
15th March 2013 - 0 comments
The Garstang Camera Club have booked me in for a Presentation on a Speaker Evening Wednesday 17th April 2013. I will be talking through a selection of Lake District landscape and Kent Estuary seascape images before the break. This will be followed by a mixed bag of images to illustrate Landscape and Travel across 3 Continents, Military Aircraft, Steam Trains, British Superbikes, Nature and a few pieces of Digital Art. If interested please contact Bill Hansell through the Club's website.
GRANGE, KENDAL AND HOLME BOOKINGS
14th March 2013 - 0 comments
I am booked to appear next season at these 3 local Camera Clubs/ Photographic Societies.

I will be attending as both a Visiting Speaker and as a Competition Judge ( for Holme).

Details to follow at the tail end of the year.