Body Paint Photo Shoot

I have been helping out a charity that has put on some events, by taking some modelling images for them. This particular event was a collaborative one between artists, models and photographers. I was one of the photographers. It was quite a new experience, and fun. I get to meet all sorts of people, including professional models, and actors/actresses.

Syon Park Enchanted Woodland

A little trip to Syon Park yesterday to see the Enchanted Woodland. Did this last year, and probably won’t do it again, but I think the pictures have come out better this time. We were there early so wasn’t rushed to get around. Well worth a visit if you don’t mind walking a mile and a half. You can only walk one way round, so have to cover it all.

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.

Footloose Production by Stage Coach

At the local school there was a week long class to put together a Footloose production. Considering they only had a week to put this together with local amateur actors it was incredible. Here’s a selection of the shots that I took. I hate to admit it but I took 700 photos, and they were all pretty good, so I had a hard time narrowing the selection down to a handfull.











Virginia Waters – Chalfont Snappers

Went with the Chalfont Snappers to Virginia Waters again. I meant to get to the Roman Ruins there, but I didn’t get chance. Next time. This time is was the waterfall again. I didn’t take my usual lens, I decided to take the 70-200mm zoom and the 8-15mm fisheye zoom. I kind of like the results.









Aston Martin Experience Ride

Oh boy!
Today was off to the Silverstone Racing Circuit, where at the moment the Formula One Grand Prix is held in the UK. I got to drive an Aston Martin around the track 3 times. Wow! What a rush! the first lap I was getting used to it, the second lap was a bit faster, the last lap was, as the instructor said, we were flying. On the first lap I was passed by a Ferrari, but by the second lap, I had passed that same Ferrari. I didn’t get chance to see what speed I was doing but I do know the accelerator pedal was flat on the floor, and it seemed as though the car was going really fast.
Once I got back into our car, even driving on the motorway at 80mph (um, yes, I was speeding for a bit) seemed very slow, in comparison. Supercars Rock! I want one.







Nature Walk, Mill Hill, London

Went round the back of my Parents-in-law’s house where there is an abandoned railway track, beside which there is a walk that is opened on the last Sunday of the month. So that would be today, and we went for a walk down there with the 70-200mm zoom, and took some pictures of the nature around the area.

Olympic Venues, Wembley Stadium – London 2012

Well we weren’t going to go out today, on the day of the Opening Ceremonies but we decided to go to Wembley Stadium and see what it looked like. I haven’t been here since the early 1990’s, and it has changed a lot since then. It is a lot easlier to get around.

Wembley is also where a lot of football (soccer) games are played. I used to come here for concerts. Band Aid was held here, and all the bands want to play Wembley. A sense of achievement when they do. So, here is the stadium, and I also saw a group of Olympic Volunteers wanting to get a photo of themselves.