Fox in perfect light

There are moments in life where time seems to just stop. A perfect point in the ongoing daily grind.

Today I had the absolute pleasure of having around 20 such minutes with this beautiful creature.

It was – 1c and the sun had broken the clouds at the nature reserve where I was taking a walk. Down the concrete sidewall came this fox, wandering looking for a spot to rest and it just so happened to choose a spot 50 feet from me to lay and warm up in the winter sun.

Perfect light and a perfect subject combined to make this.

What a privelege it is to present this image of my perfect moment seeing this stunner.

Scottish Wildlife

During my recent holiday to Scotland I took some time out from visiting family and friends to go back to what I love, Photographing wildlife.

Lucky for me then that Scotland has some amazing opportunitys to see and photograph birds and a I. Also that we just don’t see in the big smoke of London and I took many many shots of which I am extremely happy and proud, Red and furry should. Give a clue to my favourites.

So from Rutting Stags to Red Kites soaring above right down to Red Squirrels at waters edge I thought I would. Share just a few of the images.

The greatest compliment for me since being back is that after showing a few of these pictures to Andy Rouse and Tom Way (2 superb professional wildlife toggers), they were very impressed with them and complimented me and that really spurs me on.

Red squirrel

One of my all time favourite shots of a Red Squirrel. Taken this week in Scotland. Many many more shots still to process but I love the way this one turned out.

It was taken in Barhill Forest in Kirkcudbright and was a most peaceful and serene place. Totally quiet and away from the hustle and bustle. Probably why the red squirrels love it.

Transformation – A calm place

Unit 1: Visual Recording in Art and Design – Criteria P 2, 4, 5

Well here I am back in my comfort zone… Wildlife and Nature

I’m on holiday in Dorset for a week and a trip out at a nature reserve today brought these lovely animals into my viewfinder… The ultimate transformation for mind and soul. Just being out in Nature calms me… Brings absolute clarity to my mind and generally does me the world of good mentally. No matter how stressed or worked up I get in daily life a walk in the wild always de-stresses me totally. I see it as a transformation of self as doing this helps with the depression and anxiety symptoms that I sometimes suffer.

I must confess I am a little drained after researching and posting so much for this term… Racking my brain thinking of ideas and then worrying they aren’t going to work… Several trips to London, both tiresome and stressful now washed away by fresh air, sea breeze and sunshine.

I’m off out again tomorrow to find some textures and decay for my terms project. I’ve already been scouting some suitable sites and hope they will bear fruit.

One of my Images featured

Unit 33 lens based image making critieria P 1,2,3,4,5

A nice lift to the weekend yesterday as I was contacted by the editor of This is our town Richmond and asked if they could use one of my Images that they had seen on social media to feature in an article they were writing. I really love the composition as well as the subject and setting of this image so I am thrilled it was appreciated.

READ HERE

Great to feel my work is appreciated and I’ve been asked to be a regular Contributor… Which is excellent.