Thursday, 31 July 2008


My latest lens is a Sigma 105mm EX DG, it is a Macro lens, and I have wanted one of these for ages. It really make you look at the world in a different way. Looking at the insect world in particularly amazing. It is a very frustrating part pf photography too, the little insect don't tend to sit still for that long!! Hope you like some of my shots.
Not sure what this little moth is called. But it posed for me perfectly.

This is a Hover fly. It was resting a leaf under a tree, I used a flash gun to get the shot.

This was my first Macro shot with my Sigma lens, I was very chuffed how it came out. Sorry I don't know the ID of the fly.

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Landscapes - Australia

I have been to Australia on two occassions. I love the country, it is so diverse in it's culture and geography. My last trip out (2007), we ventured to Tasmania. It loved it!! Great people and fantasic beaches and culture. I really liked Hobart - great place to stay (although I think it rained most of the time).

Here are some shots of Tassie.

This is Wineglass Bay - apparently it's one of the top 10 beaches in the world. Two ways of getting there, either by boat, or scrambling. Well, we are not richer enough to have a boat. But, it was fun getting to the beach.

This is a shot of The Hazards, to get to Wineglass Bay, you have to go walk over these!!

This is a shot of Coles Bay, basically looking in the opposite direction to the picture above.

Landscapes - Peak District

I love taking landscapes, since I got my Sigma 10-20mm lens. I have been on several holidays to the Peak District, which is such a beautiful part of England.

This shot was taken with the Standard Stock Canon 18-55mm lens. The location of the shot is in the Derwent Valley. I love the way the mist in the background make you want to know what is just around the corner.

This shot, also with the 18-55mm lens. It Allport Castle, which is not exactly a Castle. Apparently it is Englands largest landslide. This is a view up the valley.

This shot is a HDR image, taken with the Sigma 10-20mm lens.

Welcome to my Photo blog

Hi, thanks for taking a look at my photoblog. I will be posting some of my pictures on here.

I am thinking of taking an Open University course in Photography, and I thought it would be good to put some images up here for people to look at.