The Eye of The Lens

Events with Maidenhead Camera Club (2009)
* Eton Wick walk
* Maidenhead Walk
* Nash Point
* Peak District Bolehill Quarry
* Peak District Higger Tor
* Peak District Stanage Edge
* Peak District Padley Gorge
UK collection 2009
* A Sunday afternoon at Savill Gardens
* A day at Aston Hill Red Kites (near Stokenchurch)
* Red Kites at Cookham one lunch time (I do so like these birds)
* A Bank Holiday Monday at Marwell Zoo lots of glass and wire to shoot thou :(
* Inspired by some swan pictures in comps. These are 3 day old
* The Hawk Conservancey Trust (Andover)
* The Wildlife Heritage Foundation (Kent/ Big cats)
* A day at Santago Leopard collection (now closed down)
* A day at Woburn Wildlife Park
* A day trip to Mottisfont Abbey (one of the best rose collections I have seen)
An American Road trip in 2009
* Bryce Canyon
* Zion National Park
* Monument Valley
* Antelop Canyon
* Grand Canyon
* Las Vegas

2010 and the outings I have had.

Seeing my daughter is in to ponies and horses. I have been put forward to do some pictures of different horse and pony shows this year ( That's my Saturdays and Sunday taken then! ). So here is some that I have done so far, all snap shots from around the rings. Maybe I'll get better the more I do ? fingers crossed lol
* Lea Barn show in Langley
* Help for Hero's show at Newbury show ground

The Isle of Skye 2010
After trying to get a picture of a "Sea" White Tailed Eagle for nearly all of my holiday. A picture happened a once in a life time shot! A Sea Eagle with a Golden Eagle in the same sky and together having a little set to with each other. The quality of the picture is not great but using a 500mm on full stretch and the birds being so high this picture is a tight crop. The best at the time and as a judge would say a record picture and maybe not the best lol ( I was there and it made me happy watching the Golden Eagle on and off for over an hour) A Link can be found below.

* Skye on a dslr camera
* Skye on a compact camera
* On the Isle of Skye a Golden Eagle and a White tailed Eagle
Plymouth, British Firework Championships (done over two days and well worth the trip down there)
* The first night 3 displays
* The second night of 3 displays
A gallery of Otters Taken at the Butterflies and Otters @ Buckfast Their web site
* Otters
* Butterflies
Ockwell Park Bird of Prey Display ( one day i'll get a bird in flight correct!)
* arranged by the Braywick center shame about the rain thou
Holiday in Cuba
* A set of holiday snaps really, not a photography holiday, no tripod all hand held, even the lighting image!
Wings, Wheels , Speed and Steam at White Waltham Airfield actual web ad for show
* A very enjoyable day out for the whole family
An early morning walk in Windsor great park, before it got busy, not all the best of pictures and I want to go and retry this (maybe with a tripod!) Lots of deer and a parrot.
* Windsor great park
A local firework display at the Greyhound Pub, seeing I know the event I got there late, a mistake and a mental note made get there earlier next year!!
* taken on Oct 30 not the 5th
A day out in London
* The Lord mayors Parade show in London, some of the picture are not the sharpest but so many different settings to think about must try harder!!
* The Military Tournament in Earls court, low light, lots of movement and all with telephoto lens, hand held so not ideal at all :(  

Events with Maidenhead (2010)

* Hawk Conservancy Trust

2011 Another year to look forward to

Can I introduce my new family member, Mouse she is a Parson Russell Terrier she was born on 4th Sept 2010. She is quite lively as some of the images will show :(
Now you may guess why my nick name is JackRuss lol
* just after we got her
* Taken on Christmas Eve on an afternoon walk by Dorney rowing Lake
* Her first show at the Parson Terrier Club show ( I have been asked if I can do all thier show pictures now !!)]]
* Her 2nd "fun" show with two of her siblings ( she got placed in the dog the judge would like to take home lol )

A day in London doing some street photography
* The Old Compton rd and China Town
A day in Stokenchurch hunting Red Kites with a few friends ( at one stage there was over 30 of them above in the sky a one point ) I must go again!
* A collection of images, various lenses and settings more practice required I think

A short break family holiday in Somerset staying near Porlock


I have been playing with some software and am thinking of paying for the full version here is the first test of the 1st night of fireworks at Plymouth.

See my photos featured in the PENTAX Photogallery
* New Images Accepted Now 70 Accepted. :)
* To view the Pentax pictures without the long intro click, *but* this link this now needs updating