Friday, 29 January 2010

Millport Harbour

Millport Harbour.
The town of Millport on the Isle of Greater Cumbrae, Scotland.
The island has a eleven mile circular coast road that is ideal for anyone who enjoys walking.
The town of Millport is situated halfway round the island from the Cumbrae Slip, where the ferry from Largs docks.
This photo was taken looking west towards the pier and small harbour.
Camera canon 1D.
Lens EF 70-200mm f4 IS.
Focal length 100mm
Exposure 1/250th sec @ f5.6

Thursday, 28 January 2010



A view taken from the clifftop looking over Marina Piccolo, Sorrento, Italy. Ferries depart from this busy harbour to Capri, Ischia and other neighbouring islands.

Camera Canon 1D
Lens 24-105mm f4 IS
Focal length 24mm
Exposure 500th sec @ f5.6
ISO 100


Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Pneumatic Tools

Pneumatic Tools.

Image captured onsite, lighting from overhead windows.

Camera canon 1D
Lens 24-105mm f4 IS.
Focal length 60mm
Exposure 1/10th sec @ f4
ISO 400
Manfrotto tripod.


Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Austrian Church

Austrian Church.

The church had existed here from the 14th century, in the years from 1500 to 1510 the small church was enlarged, before being destroyed by fire between 1580 to 1590. The green tower on the Mayrhofen church, whose colour symbolises its belonging to the Diocese of Salzburg, is the oldest part that remains. The inside of the church is elaborately decorated, as are most of the churches in Austria.

Camera canon 1D
lens 24-105mm f4 IS
Focal length 24mm
Exposure 1/20th sec @ f8


Monday, 25 January 2010

Scottish Shortbread

Scottish Shortbread.

This photo was taken on a desk covered with white paper and a sheet of perspex.
Lighting was a Canon 580ex flash with a shoot through umbrella to camera right. Camera left was a small mirror positioned to reflect the flash back into the shortbread.

Happy Burns day everyone.

Camrea canon 1D
Lens 24-105mm f4 IS
Focal length 99mm
ISO 400
Exposure 1/60th sec @ f5.6
Canon 580EX flash and shoot through umbrella
Manfrotto tripod.


Friday, 22 January 2010

Bay of Naples

Sorrento sit atop cliffs directly across the bay from Naples. Although only a ninety minute ride away on the Circumvesuviana train route circling the bay. Sorrento is a world apart from Naples hustle and bustle. The town's centre of cobbled streets stretches for a kilometer westwards and half a kilometer northwards from Piazza Tasso with its ring of terrace cafes.
The above image was taken from the terrace of the Grand Hotel Ambasciatori overlooking the bay at twilight.
Camera canon 350D
Lens Tamron 18-200mm
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Exposure 4 sec @ f22
Manfrotto tripod.

Thursday, 21 January 2010



This image was taken for a stockist's catalogue and web site.

Camera Canon 350D
Lens Tamron 18-200mm
Focal length 200mm
Exposure 1/6th sec @f11
Manfrotto tripod.


Wednesday, 20 January 2010



This image was captured while on holiday in the Maltese capitol of Valletta.

The fortified town was built after the Great Siege of Malta by the Ottoman Turks in 1565.
The fortifications were started by Grand Master Jean Parisot de la Valette in 1566 and completed three years later shortly before the building of the city itself.

During the Second World War German and Italian force's were unsuccessful in their attempt to starve the island into submission.

The above photograph was taken from close to the highest point in the picturesque Valletta looking towards the port.

Camera Canon 1D.
Lens 24-105mm f4 IS.
Focal length 37mm.
ISO 200.
Exposure 1/125th sec @f13.


Tuesday, 19 January 2010



One of the woodland walks in Roukenglen Park, on the south side of Glasgow. The park also lists the following attractions, boating pond, putting green, play area, picnic facilities and restaurant.

Camera Canon 350D
Lens 18-200mm
Focal length 22mm
Exposure 1/125th sec @ f16
ISO 100


Monday, 18 January 2010



These are various types of bearings that the stockist wanted to display in his brochure.

Camera Canon 350D.
Lightening by stockist's desk lamp.
Lens 18-200 mm
Focal length 42mm
ISO 100
Exposure 1 sec @f16
Manfrotto tripod.


Friday, 15 January 2010

Frosted Trees

Frosted Trees.

Taken on a frosty morning in the small village of Auldhouse Lanarkshire, Scotland. I positioned the sun behind the tree trunk to reduce lens flair.
I also like this photo as a black & white.

Camera Canon 1D, Handheld.
Lens 24-105mm f4 IS.
Focal length 24mm
Exposure 1/200th sec @ f8.0


Thursday, 14 January 2010

Glasgow University Chapel

Glasgow University Chapel,
Inside of Glasgow University Chapel, taken during Scott Kelby's 2nd World Wide Photo Walk.

Taken looking alone the isle towards the alter.

Camera Canon 1D, handheld.
Lens 24-105mm f4 IS.
Focal length 24mm, 1/8th sec @ f8, ISO 800.


Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Bruce Vault

Bruce Vault.

Taken at the Bruce Vault in Culross Abbey Church, Fife, Scotland. The statues are of seven of the eight children of Sir George Bruce.

Sir George Bruce of Carnok lived from 1550 to 6th May 1625. He was a early industrialist who
developed a highly innovative system of coal mining at Culross in Fife.

Camera 1D handheld. Lens 24-105mm f4 IS.
Focal length 24mm, 1/40th sec @ f5.6.
Off camera flash, manual @24mm zoom setting, bounced off far wall.


Tuesday, 12 January 2010


Grass backlit by early mornibg sun.

Camera 1D, Manfrotto tripod.

Lens 70-200mm f4 IS. Focal length 160mm, 1/16th sec @f22, ISO 100.


Monday, 11 January 2010

Knitted Pouches

Knitted Pouches.
These were on display on a market stall in Malta.
Camera Canon 1D, handheld.
Lens 24-105mm f4 IS. Focal length 105mm, 1/350 sec @ f4.5.

Friday, 8 January 2010



Two photos merged in Photokey software (green screen)


Saturday, 2 January 2010



This image was captured on a visit to Culross, Fifi, Scotland.
I found this garden just off the main street, it was a bright sunny morning and I managed to get in position to backlight the seedhead.

Camera Canon1D, handheld. Lens 100mm f2.8 macro. ISo 1/15 sec @f13


Rock Garden

Rock Garden.
I came across these pretty flowers that were growing on the side of a rock, while on a walk around the Isle of Cumbre, in the Clyde estuary.
Camera Canon 1D, handheld. lens 24-105mm f4 IS.
Focal length 88mm, 1/125 sec @f4



Two photos merged in Photokey (green screen software)


Open Gate

A frosty morning in the Lake District Cumbria, England

Taken on Canon 1D. Lens 24-105 f4 IS. @ 80mm. 1/45sec @ f4.