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HOLME PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
03rd March 2012 - 1 comment
The Holme Photographic Society have invited me to give a presentation to their members on Friday 14th September 2012. I am really looking forward to this event in my local area. Details to follow.
KEER TO KENT JOURNAL OF THE LANDSCAPE TRUST
25th February 2012 - 0 comments
2 of my images of the Kent Estuary appear in the Photographic Competition Winners section of Keer to Kent, the Journal of the Landscape Trust Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - No. 77 Spring 2012.
LANDSCAPE TRUST ARNSIDE AND SILVERDALE AONB
19th January 2012 - 0 comments
I am really pleased to announce my involvement with the Landscape Trust this year.

On Saturday June 16th 2012 the Organisation is presenting a Kent Estuary Study Day from 9.30am - 5pm. Full details at http://www.arnsidesilverdaleaonb.org.uk/AONB/Support/AONB-Landscape-Trust/Landscape-Trust-Events-2012.html

I will be presenting a Lecture and Exhibition on Estuary Photography in the morning and leading an afternoon Field Trip along the Arnside coast.

On Saturday 30th - Sunday 1st July 2012, the Landscape Trust Exhibition "AONB Landscapes and Wildlife" will take place at Arnside Cemetery and some of my images will be on display as A3 prints. Full details at http://www.silverdalearttrail.co.uk/

On Thursday November 1st 2012 at Yealand Village Hall there will be an Autumn Lecture entitled "Photographing the AONB" Lectures are at 8.15 and 9.15. Myself for Landscape and David Talbot for Wildlife will explain how the AONB landscapes and wildlife inspire us to produce prize winning images. http://www.arnsidesilverdaleaonb.org.uk/AONB/Support/AONB-Landscape-Trust/Landscape-Trust-Events-2012.html
BLACKBURN & DISTRICT CAMERA CLUB INVITE ME BACK TO LECTURE ON 31ST OCTOBER 2011
27th October 2011 - 0 comments
Next Monday evening at 7.30pm, at the clubs home of Feniscowles Methodist Church, Livesey Branch Road, Blackburn, I will be delivering another Lecture to the Blackburn and District Camera Club membership. This will be accompanied by 50 - 60 Landscape images taken from my Lake District, Kent Estuary, Cornwall, Northumberland and Canadian Rockies Portfolios.

After the coffee break I will then be presenting a range of images from subject matter as diverse as military aircraft, digital art, nature photography and travel.

Non members are welcome and if you live close by and may like to attend, then please contact Lee Johnson at spideylj1074@live.co.uk

I would be delighted to meet you and share my true passion for photography.
OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY OPOTY SHORTLISTINGS
25th October 2011 - 0 comments
I have recently heard that some of my images have been shortlisted in 3 of the 4 categories I entered for the Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2011 Competition.

I am shortlisted in " At the Water's Edge", "British Landscapes" and in "World Landscapes".

Now I have got everything crossed! Results should be next week.
KESWICK MOOT HALL EXHIBITION/ SALES EVENT FEEDBACK
08th October 2011 - 1 comment
About 120 people came up and had a look at the exhibition last week. We had a few sales of framed images and many great conversations. Thanks to all who attended. Sandie and I had a very enjoyable day and we will certainly return to the Moot Hall, probably in early December.










PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION IN KESWICK 2nd OCTOBER 2011
01st October 2011 - 0 comments
I will be holding an exhibition of mounted and framed photographs at the Moot Hall in the centre of Keswick, on Sunday 2nd October from 9.30am - 5.30pm.

There will be images from all over the Lake District and Cumbria and a few from the Northumberland Coast.

It would be great to meet and chat with some of you who have viewed and supported my photography and/or been out with me on Workshops!
TWO WINNING PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE ARNSIDE AND SILVERDALE AONB PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION
27th September 2011 - 0 comments
I am delighted to report back on the results of this competition. 2 pictures could be entered for any single category out of the 9. The judges shortlisted 5 of my images entered in 3 categories - MARITME, LIGHT FANTASTIC and FLORA AND FAUNA.

The Public visiting the Competition on Saturday and Sunday then voted on their favourite pictures for each category and the judging panel took no further part.

For the Maritme category I was the winner with "Arnside Intertidal sculptures" and I also came second with "Storth Sunset over Intertidal Ripples".

For the Light Fantastic category I was the winner with "Golden Glow over Sandside" and I also came second with "Kent Estuary Winter Sunset from Storth".

For the Flora and Fauna category I came second with "Avocets over Morecambe Hide".

I walked away from the Storth Village Hall a very happy Chappie!


http://www.arnsidesilverdaleaonb.org.uk/AONB/Support/AONB-Landscape-Trust/Landscape-Trust-25th-Anniversary.html









OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE DECEMBER ISSUE VIEWPOINT AT A GLANCE
26th September 2011 - 0 comments
The magazine have again chosen one of my images as a 1/3 page article for the "Viewpoints at a glance" section. It will appear in Issue 146 and it is a view from Middle Fell looking in a north - easterly direction, across Wast Water to the Scafells mountain range.

OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE PRINT A DOUBLE PAGE SPREAD IN THE NOVEMBER 2011 EDITION
25th September 2011 - 0 comments
Issue 145 Novenber 2011 of Outdoor Photography magazine just out now has 2 of my images in it. in addition to the "November Viewpoints" Kent Estuary image and small article, they have also used my image of the Estuary from Milnthorpe on pages 32-33, as the "Locations Guide" section's lead in image. It is really nice to see a double page spread!

ARNSIDE AND SILVERDALE AONB SEPTEMBER 24-25 PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
10th September 2011 - 0 comments
If you live in or near to the Southern Lakes area you might be interested in this event. During the weekend of 24th and 25th of September, The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Organisation is hosting a Photographic Competition at Storth Village Hall to celebrate 25 years of the AONB Landscape Trust. Full details at www.arnsidesilverdaleaonb.org.uk 100 photographs of landscapes and wildlife will be on display. It is open on Saturday 10.30am to 7pm and on Sunday 10.30am to 5pm. There are 9 categories of photographs and the Public vote on the category and overall winning images. The Award ceremony is at 4pm on Sunday.

There were 556 entries and the AONB narrowed the field down to 101, which they are printing and mounting at their expense.

I have 5 photographs they have chosen for 3 of the categories. Obviously, I am in the Competition, but I am very much looking forward to seeing the other 96 and learning about new locations and wildlife oportunities for photography in my local area!
OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE NOVEMBER EDITION VIEWPOINT AT A GLANCE
16th August 2011 - 0 comments
The magazine is again going to publish one of my photographs in its "Viewpoints at a glance" section, accompanied by some text relating to the image. The photograph is of a winter sunset over the Kent Estuary. It will appear in the November Issue 145.

TAKE A VIEW - LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
28th July 2011 - 0 comments
I am really pleased to say that 2 of my images for landscape in northern England have made it to the final round of judging in the Classic View section of this international competition.
COMPETITION WINNER AGAIN IN OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE
05th July 2011 - 0 comments
I am delighted to announce that I am the winner of the "Big View" competition in Outdoor Photography magazine. The panoramic made from 7 stitched images, will be published in the October issue OP144.


OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE VIEWPOINT AT A GLANCE
10th June 2011 - 0 comments
One of my images of a view from the Crinkle Crags will be published in the September issue OP143 of Outdoor Photography magazine. The image and accompanying small article, will appear in the "Viewpoints at a glance" section.

BLACKBURN AND DISTRICT CAMERA CLUB SPEAKER EVENING
05th December 2010 - 2 comments
I am delighted to report that Ian Sudall, the President of the Blackburn and District Camera Club, invited me along on the evening of 30th November to give a Speaker Evening talk and presentation to Club members and those who wished to attend from neighbouring Clubs.

The organisation of the evening and the hospitality I received were superb and I was greeted by a most enthusiastic and friendly set of photographers.

Sincere thanks to Ian, Andy Phillips and all other Committee members and to all who braved the icey sub-zero conditions to attend my talk.

We escaped from the depths of winter in the first 90 minute session by exploring 60 of my travel images from around the World. After tea/coffee I presented a further 60 images of the Lake District through the seasons, taken over the last 3 years. I included 10 images of winter sunsets by the River Kent estuary, this location being an excellent final stopping off point on a return trip from the Lakes back to Lancashire.

This Camera Club is a friendly and progressive organisation with a most impressive enrolment record. It clearly responds to the needs of the beginner enthusiasts, all the way up to the experienced life long photographers who remember the days of the darkroom!

Once again Blackburn & District CC, many thanks for the opportunity. I had a most enjoyable evening, sharing my passion for photography with such an enthusiastic crowd.
GATEFOOT GALLERY EXHIBITION PREVIEW EVENT
29th April 2010 - 0 comments
Thank you so much to all those of you who attended the Preview event on Sunday. The comments and feedback you gave me are much appreciated. The exhibition is now running until 5th June, but please do remember that the Gallery is only open from Wednesday until Saturday inclusive from 11am until 6pm.

WILF'S CAFE EXHIBITION DATES
01st April 2010 - 0 comments
I will be exhibiting 18 large framed photographs and a selection of mounted images in the upstairs rooms of this extremely popular establishment in Staveley Village, starting on 5th June.The Cafe is in Mill Yard and is close to Kendal.
OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE review my website
13th March 2010 - 0 comments
The April 2010 edition of OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY magazine(issue 125) have done a review of this website on page 107.
DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY PRINT MY WORK AGAIN
12th November 2009 - 0 comments
An image of the RAF Display Team,the Red Arrows, has been included in the Reader Showcase section of the December 2009 edition of this magazine. I am pleased to have succeeded in getting an aviation themed photo into a photography magazine, as they seldom seem to cover this subject matter.