Thursday, 7 October 2010


Light, originally uploaded by markonmersea.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Fireside Basket

Fireside Basket, originally uploaded by markonmersea.

This shot was taken with the Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens. It is such an ideal lens to take this kind of shot with.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Water and trees

Water and trees, originally uploaded by markonmersea.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Old Oyster beds

Old Oyster beds, originally uploaded by markonmersea.

Sunday, 11 July 2010


Allium, originally uploaded by markonmersea.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Naughty but nice

Naughty but nice, originally uploaded by markonmersea.

Thursday, 24 June 2010


Bench, originally uploaded by Mark on Mersea.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Just testing

Just testing thisouy

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Thursday, 6 May 2010

Simple boat

Sometimes it only takes a few things to make a pleasing photograph. Sky, Sea and a boat, it doesn't need anything else.

My photos in the local paper

I have been completely neglecting my blog recently, you know how it goes, you have so much stuff to do thinking about other things.

Well some good news to start off with. 6 of my images have been published in the Mersea Island Courier. The Editor Peter, gave me a task of spring. I enjoyed the assignment and am looking forward to the next one.
The next assignment is going to be Buildings/Architect of Mersea and surrounding villages.
Look out for my next publication!!

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Tree Blossom

It is so nice to see nature awakening from Winter. I think perhaps Spring and Autumn are my favourite seasons of the year.

Thursday, 18 March 2010


We went to Fingringhoe Wick on Tuesday. The sun was shining and it was warm out of the wind. As we came out of the visitor centre this lovely Pheasant was walking very close to the door. Managed to grab a couple of shots before he decided to get camera shy.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Street Photography

We were in London for a few days, and I thought I would do some street photography. Trafalgar Sq. seemed a good place, as it's full of tourists. Normally people photography is something I don't do, but I really enjoyed taking these shots. Hope you enjoy them.

French Guy
Girl tourist
Man with red bag
Tripod Police :)

Monday, 1 March 2010

Night time photography

Last week we went to London for a few nights. We thought that we wanted to be tourists in our own capital city, as we have been to many others around the world.
Want a brilliant time we had, although the weather was a bit rubbish, raining mostly. One of the things I wanted to try the most was some night photography. Here are a few of the shots that I have got. I hope you enjoy them.

The National Gallery
London Eye
Tower Bridge

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Just released my own website.....

Well this is the front page to my new website, not sure how much traffic it will get, but I thought "Hey, why not give it a go".
I used to host the website, and it was so easy to use their templates to create a professional looking site, without having to learn complicated HTML code.

Please take a look at my new website.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Colourful boats.

Colourful boats., originally uploaded by Markonmersea.

Really good to get out with the Camera today. Started a walk around 3ish, looked like it was going to rain. Had a little snow, but that soon stopped. Eventually the weather improved, and ended up seeing the sun and blue sky!!

Love all the colours on these boats and nets.
The combination of the Canon 5D MKII and the 24-105mm lens still amaze me, and I am soooooooo enjoying using them together.
Hopefully in the next few weeks, we will be going to London, watch this space.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Beach Huts

Beach Huts, originally uploaded by Markonmersea.

Taken with the combination of the Canon 5DMKII and Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. It make a beautiful combination too.
I was worried about paying for an L series lens, as they are expensive, but it only took a few minutes to realised that I had made a good choice. I will be using this lens as a walkabout lens, but more importantly I will try this for Landscape shots.
I will let you know how it works out.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Curlew in Flight

Curlew in Flight, originally uploaded by Markonmersea.

There are talks about the Canon 5D MKII not being good to capture action, but so far I have found this to be the case. OK so a flying Curlew is not the fastest thing in the world, but you still have to track it through the air turning on your toes.

I'll let you be the judge of the shot.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Oyster Catcher in Flight

Oyster Catcher in Flight, originally uploaded by Markonmersea.

Very happy with the performance of the 5D MKII focusing with the Sigma 150-500mm in OS2 mode.

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/800)
Aperture: f/8.0
Focal Length: 500 mm
ISO: 640

Allium Seed Head

Allium Seed Head, originally uploaded by Markonmersea.

I was worried that the 5D MKII wouldn't be a good combination with the Sigma 105mm Macro lens. But I think this one shows that it is a good combo.

Seed Heads

Seed Heads, originally uploaded by Markonmersea.

Taken this morning, applied some filters in CS4 to give it a warm feeling, but it was very cold outside!!


Berry, originally uploaded by Markonmersea.

Another shot from this morning.


Lichen, originally uploaded by Markonmersea.

The sun is out today, so out in the garden this morning taking some shots with the Canon 5D MKII and the Sigma 105mm Macro lens.
Very cold outside, still in the minus figures at 9.30am.

Thursday, 28 January 2010


Forest, originally uploaded by Markonmersea.

Taken with the Canon 5D MK II. Astonished with the detail the camera can capture.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Old Shed

Old Shed, originally uploaded by Markonmersea.

Another shot from the 5D MKII, amazed how it performs under mediocre light conditions. This shot was on a cloudy dull day, but the high ISO performance is just stunning.


Water, originally uploaded by Markonmersea.

One of the first shots from my new Canon 5D MKII.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

New kit.

Well much to my surprise, I was given a Canon 5D Mark II for my birthday present this year. I truly was a complete surprise, and I am overjoyed.
As the weather has been crap, I haven't managed to get any shots with it yet, but as soon as I do I will post them up on here.

Blue Tit

Blue Tit, originally uploaded by Markonmersea.

Come on, who doesn't like the cute little birds. At Fingringhoe Wick nature reserve, they have a feeding station outside the visitor centre, so they Blue Tit's and Great Tit's are used to people walking around. So it is possible to get very close to the birds.
This little bird was very interested in me, and was great that he looked straight at the camera.

Flock of Sanderlings

Flock-of-Sanderlings, originally uploaded by Markonmersea.

This was a lucky shot. I saw this flock taking off from the shoreline. I quickly changed the OS mode on the Sigma 150-500mm lens to OS2 which is the setting for panning and moving, hit the AI Focus on the Canon and fired off about 5 shots.

Lucky? I'll let you be the judge. :-)

Grey Plover

Grey Plover, originally uploaded by Markonmersea.

Taken at Fingringhoe Wick Nature reserve. This was the only Grey Plover that we saw this afternoon. We arrived before high tide, so that we could see the birds being pushed to the shoreline.

Friday, 1 January 2010


Turnstone, originally uploaded by Markonmersea.

Yes the return of the Turnstone's. They seem very plentyful on Mersea Island and this one was very obliging with having it's photograph taken.

It was actually running past me, but was a little to fast for me to react to.


Teal, originally uploaded by Markonmersea.

This is the only Teal we saw today, he was hanging around with a big group of Widgeons

Lucky to get the shot of the Teal, as about a minutes after taking this shot it flew off.

Dog Portrait

Dog Portrait, originally uploaded by Markonmersea.

I saw someone's dog running around Cudmore Grove today, I thought I would grab a couple of shots.

I little crop in Photoshop and a little boost to the colour is all the processing I did on this one. Pretty happy with the results.