Taking the plunge in more ways than one…

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So this is my first blog entry. I’ve been thinking about starting a blog for a while but I’ve never been the strongest writer so it is a little intimidating but I hope this will be a record of what I get up to in the word of photography.

I suppose I should start with what I have been doing in the last month or so.

I finally got round to shooting the second in the series of classic F1 cars that I started earlier this year. The pictures will show iconic F1 cars from the 70’s and 80’s in some unusual locations. The first (shown above) is James Hunts championship winning McLaren parked in a Costco car park and the second will be Nigel Mansell’s championship winning Williams at the bottom of an Olympic swimming pool. Needless to say this posed a few problems technically and also with the insurance company letting me drop a tripod into the pool at Bath University. I did however learn to take pictures while holding my breath and wearing a diving mask! A fair amount of retouching to go but will post it as soon as it is finished.

I also had a picture accepted into the AOP Assistants Awards final exhibition. A shot I took last year while working in Iceland. As is usually the case I was surprised that this shot was chosen as I feel it was the weakest of all my entries and very nearly didn’t enter it at all. However it was exciting and a great compliment to be in the finals this year as all the work in my category was so strong.

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