London Fire Spinners

Went out to Gabriel Wharf on the South Bank of the Thames in London (almost opposite St Paul’s Cathedral), to see the London Fire Spinners perform. It was definitely fun, but challenging to photograph. Here’s some of what I got, I know some are still a little blurred, either with motion blur, or with camera out of focus/shake, but I like the effects.

UthinkPDP Event – part 1

UthinkPDP is a charity, and for more information on that please visit their website ( They had a networking event planned last night, and I just had to go along and take some photos. Part 1 will be behind the scenes, and part 2 will be images of the Fire Dancer, and some other shots. So here are some behind the scenes shots

Cliveden – National Trust

A group of photographers that I have teamed up with decided to visit Cliveden, so this was my second visit in 2 months. Weather was good again, and the flowers were better than the last time, I guess they have had time to bloom. Had a great time. There’s some comments further down on some of the individual images. I decided today to try to use the 70-200mm F2.8L IS II zoom for most of the day. There were times when I wish I had the wide angle on the camera, but continued on. I have to say this is one for the most impressive lenses that Canon makes.

This girl was doing her acrobatics routines, she was very impressive.

Loving how this lens can separate the subject from the background and provide some fantastic bokeh.

This family made me laugh, I was using a buddy’s lens, just messing about, and saw the four different expressions on this family’s faces, and couldn’t resist to capture it.

“Shhhh, don’t tell cupid, but I’m up to no good.” ¬†at least that is what I thought when I saw this.

Couldn’t resist a little bit of HDR on this.

Changed to the wide angle lens now. I had to perform a panorama for the prior image because the 70-200 was too close.

Again, I couldn’t resist an HDR for this, and I love the way the colours have come out.