Royal International Air Tattoo2018

We always hold off on booking our tickets for RIAT. But with the summer we have had, how could we not go to the biggest and best air show. Offering me spectacular photo opportunities and a chance to improve my panning shots. Even after getting sun burnt again, it was worth it. 

The Photography Show 2018

It's that time of year, and the Photography Show at Birmingham's NEC is once more upon us. Although I didn't spend as much money as I did last year, I still managed to bag myself some great deals. Best of all, I got to meet up with a couple of my You Tube heroes, Gavin Hoey and Thomas Heaton. Also captured a few rarther good images.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh my. Like a scene from the wizard of Oz!  We visited the Yorkshire Wildlife Park recently. I had been aware of the Polar Project that they have been running for a few years now, and thought I will go and get some Polar Bear images for my animal portfolio. I have to say both me and Clare, was really impressed. The four bears there, have got a 10 acre reserve that features several lakes, the largest one covers an area of 6,500 square metres, containing over 25.5 million gallons of water. 

 

Somerset

Me and Clare recently spent a week down in Somerset. This was our final trip away for 2017, so I am glad to say that I managed to get some great shots.  Last time I tried to photograph Clifton Suspensions Bridge I couldn't as it had scaffolding up.  Also visited Glastonbury Tor, Wells Cathedral and the old lighthouse at Burnham-on-Sea.

Monkey World

Monkey World in Dorset has been somewhere we have been meaning to visit for some time now. Its great to know that all the Monkeys there have been rescued from around the world and for a ticket price of just £12,  its a worth while cause.

Weymouth

Just got back from a visit to Weymouth. We got really lucky with the weather and was able to get some great images. Some of the best ones were taken on the Isle of Portland.

Royal International Air Tattoo 2017

Spent the day at RIAT.  While the weather wasn't as good as I'd hoped, I still managed to get some good shots (and sunburnt for my troubles)

Dudley Zoo 2017

Anyone who know's me will tell you, when i'm not out shooting weddings i'll be out photographing wildlife images. That's why this Sunday me and my lovely wife Clare spent the day at Dudley Zoo.

Venice

Venice was the main reason for our recent travels around Italy as it's been on the bucket list for a while.  I got some amazing shots and we got to enjoy a trip in a Gondola, well it is Venice after all...

Florence

Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome. The Ponte Vecchio bridge built for traders in medieval times, still houses shops. Now the shops are mostly jewellers, which grabbed Clares attention staight away. 

Rome

Just come back from the Eternal City, we were overwhelmed with the beautiful architecture and history of Italy's capital.  I finally got to take photo's of the Colosseum that show it in all its fine glory.  We had lovely sunny weather which helped.

Wild Arena

Last Sunday we travelled to Liverpool to visit our friends at Wild Arena for a day of macro photography.  Like I said before, I only used to use my macro lens for wedding ring shots, so it was good to use it and get up close to some exotic animals.