Nights Closing In

As the days grow shorter I find myself busier than ever with 1-1 workshops in particular filling my weeks. apart from one or two small gaps I will be working up till 23rd December this year with clients arriving from two continents.

As the winter approaches, my season of talks begin. 

The first is in the North East on Thursday 6th October for the Durham Photographic Society. If you are nearby and would like to come then please drop me a line for details.

I managed a week away in the Algarve recently and the wall to wall sunshine was extremely welcome. I never tire of going there and Irene and I had a superb week with a few images captured for Monarch Airlines and the agencies. I even managed to find a fossil of a footprint whilst out and about near Faro.

 Fossil Footprint

Fossil Footprint

I take a small kit with me when away namely my mirrorless X Pro1, a couple of lenses and my Lee Filters. I dont normally photograph at night but whilst walking around one evening I saw these sun beds illuminated by the restaurant lights. They looked eerie and as someone commented had the appearance of being a moon installation.

 Not a German in sight....

Not a German in sight....

Upon my return, I went straight into a two day workshop with Ashleigh and whilst day ones weather was overcast the second was simply stunning. I have to say that the first day was really cold. Having come from temperatures of 32 degrees to 12 with a cool wind had an effect. Gloves and my trusty old Flying Helmet were out all day

 Keeps my bald noggin warm...

Keeps my bald noggin warm...

I personally don't mind the weather but its nice to be able to teach with a variety of 'seasons' in a couple of days. She enjoyed it throughly and produced some stunning images. I look forward to seeing her in the early part of 2017.

 Ashleigh setting up by Devoke Water

Ashleigh setting up by Devoke Water

As I write this the fleece is on and the temperature has taken a downward turn. The leaves will be turning quickly and I read today that we are due a very heavy winter.

We will see....