Sunday, 24 November 2013

Hedgehog Photograhy

This afternoon I was back at Mawnan Smith Hedgehog Rescue to photograph their hedgehogs. For those of you who don't know I have had a slight accident with my arm meaning it is in a sling at the moment until it sorts itself out. This meant that I needed a helping hand with my photography today so asked two of my house mates Dan and Ferne to come with me and help me photograph the hedgehogs and set up some scenes.

Below is one of my images from the afternoon showing a Hedgehog in a Bonfire, I will point out now before anyone get concerned for the hedgehogs safety that I created the bonfire and put him in place and photographed him then put him back before taking the shot again with the smoke which was created using burning paper.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013


Had a great dive today off Pendennis Point, swimming out to the wreak off the coat and capturing some great images using the wide angle lens. This allowed me to capture some interesting shots of the starfish that I found on the wreckage.

Unfortunately the dive had to be cut short due to me having an asthma attack and not being able to breath so well through the rig. Thankfully I was near the shore and able to get out the water quickly and all good now as if nothing happened. Just want to get back down there and dive again!

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Richmond Park

On Thursday me, Dad and Dan left early and headed over to Richmond park for opening, in the early morning sunlight we were able to capture some amazing shots. While there I was mainly using a Nikon D7000 with a Nikon 300mm F2.8, while using the equipment I noticed some of the images appearing slightly blurred. I put this down to me being used to using Canon kit and the screen being slightly different, but when I got home I found out that 99% of the images had focused about a foot behind where the focus point was really pointing. I straight away notified the Uni and they had suggested I used manual focus until I bought it in on Monday and they can check it out.

While there I used a Nikon 600mm F4 which seemed to be producing great images, below is one shot I took laying down taking a shot of a Great Crested Grebe on one of the many lakes at Richmond deer park.

I will try and save as many as I can and hopefully be uploading more soon.

Other posts to look forward too include my trip to the wildlife rescue center and a trip to London where I visited Billingsgate Market and Borough Market before wandering around photographing the spectacular buildings that create London.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Diving - Tuesday 5th November

On Tuesday I had a great dive at Pendennis Point, while down there I saw some great creatures and captured some of my favorite images I've ever captured, below I have attached some of these images.

Leach's Spider Crab

Nearer the end of the dive Dan (my Buddy) was in the sea weed photographing some blemmies and so I went off to find my own subject, I soon came across a cave and stuck my head in as I shone my light around from left to right as it move to the right I suddenly realized the next to move getting closer was the largest Lobster I have ever seen, it's claws bigger then my hands. I quickly moved out f the cave took a few photos before getting Dan and showing him the huge creature. 

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Godrevy at rough seas

A quick trip to Godrevy yesterday lead to an amazing site as they waves smashed against the rocks. Before I'd left the house however I came across of a major issue, probably the most stupid thing I've done this year when it comes to photography!! I left my Nd and Polarising filters inside a bag I hired with a camera from the photography stores last week when I was photography the tide at Swanpool beach. I quickly went and reported my stupidity and am now in wait in hope who ever has the bag notices and is honest enough to give them back.

But back to the shoot itself down in Falmouth it was a bit windy but nothing compared to what we were met with when we got to Godrevy. We could feel it from the car as it hit the sides, when we looked out at the sea the waves were crashing hard against the rock in which we normal stand to photography to lighthouse, even the surfers which normally coat the beach weren't in sight. Most people watched it from the cars, upon arrival we got out the car and had only a short about of time before our lens were coated in water and we were unable to photograph anymore.