Photo: Canterbury Cathedral, UK

Canterbury is a beautiful town in southeast England and probably most famous for its enormous cathedral that is located within the old town walls. The Canterbury cathedral is one of the oldest in the world and definitely worth visiting if you’re in the area.

Shot details:
This shot was taken within the cathedral, and is a panorama composed of 34 images @ 40mm stitched together. I took them from the very back of the cathedral on some steps to gain a bit more height. The shots themselves were taken handheld, not on a tripod and processing in Adobe Lightroom 5 only.

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Photo: British Museum, London

If you ever get to London, then I highly recommend you check out the British Museum. Firstly, the building itself is magnificent. Secondly, it’s a museum. So you know… It’s pretty easy to spend an afternoon there (like I did) looking at thousands of historical items and artifacts.

This image is composed of 56 shots at 40mm (stitched together). It’s times like this I wish I still had my Tokina 11-16mm wide angle lens.

The only downside to this shot, it that it’s a bit of a cliche and is ‘shot to death’. But for good reason, it’s a great vantage point!

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Photo: Green Park, London

After waiting nearly two weeks for a break in the gloomy grey skies and patchy rain for an opportunity to shoot some photos in and around London the weather gods finally obliged on Saturday. My partner and I headed in from our accommodation in Bearsted in the Southeast (about one and a bit hours out of London) to go get a small taste of what this amazing city has to offer.

First stop was Green Park to check out Buckingham Palace. Green Park itself is beautiful and in this particular shot I was trying to capture the brilliant autumn colours.

Keep an eye out for more to come!

Leipzig Travel Photography

If you’d like to see a few of my travel pics from Leipzig, Germany, I’ve just posted a gallery on (a travel blog I co-author with my partner, Ali).

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Photo: Harry the Lab

This is Harry. He’s a beautiful five year old Black Labrador with an amazing personality. There’s not a moment in the day that he can be seen without a stick or log.

Harry lives on a farm in rural France, and is a descendent of the working Labrador’s traditionally used by hunters to retrieve small game and birds. Although you can’t see it in this photo, he has a much longer snout than most Labradors due to his breed.

Taken on the 22nd October 2013, this is a 3x shot HDR, spaced 2x EV apart. I used the LREnfuse plugin for Lightroom 5, which I use for the majority of my HDR images. All colour toning and editing was done in Lightroom 5.

I wasn’t actually expecting this shot to work as well as it did – I thought he would move during at least one of the exposures. I called to get his attention just before snapping off the photos and he stood perfectly still for all three which meant a perfectly aligned HDR with no ghosting.

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