Queen Elizabeth Country Park Star Trails

Loving the clear winter sky’s recently! Snapped this beauty at Queen Elizabeth Country Park in Horndean earlier this week.

Handheld and steady

It’s been a couple of months since making the jump from a full blown, full frame Nikon over to the smaller, lighter but very capable Sony A7ii.  One of the original appeals of the Alpha was the in-camera sensor stabiliser and I’m quite impressed!  This image was shot on a recent trip to Seville, handheld and at 1/25th of a second.  Where usually camera shake would make such shooting nigh on impossible, the sensor stabiliser opens those doors.

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A Road Petrol Stations at Night

A photographic investigation of non-place and the sanctuary provided by the A Road Petrol Station.  Emerging from the darkness of the long nights drive, they give us shelter, food and water.

All images photographed using a 5×4 large format technical camera on Kodak Portra 160.

Milky Way over Hurst Castle

The Milky Way is something I’ve always wanted to photograph but needed to enthuse myself to get out and do it.

Recently on a camping trip in the New Forest I trekked out to Hurst Castle at about 1am and finally captured one!

This has ignighted a growing spark for astro-photography and I hope is the first of many!

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Fireworks and High ISO

This evening was the annual HMS Sultan firework night where I took the chance to stretch the legs of my new camera and its abilities when working at High ISO and I’m incredibly impressed!  Not dropping below 1600 ISO the images were consistently strong even when zoomed in on to.  The atmosphere and feeling of the fireworks with the crowd around made them very enjoyable to shoot.

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