A second image from a set taken at Penallta Parc this one featuring a reed pond I do like how the pond reflects the blue sky and clouds . This photograph is available for sale at 500PX
Nikon D2X used with 11-16mm Tokina fitted , settings 14mm,F10,1/200thSec and 100 ISO
4th December 2023
Image of the Week W/C 20th November 2023
Taken in Penallta Parc early summer, lush green expance dominate the image, topped off with vivid blue sky with cotton wool clouds adding contrast
Nikon D2X used with 11-16mm Tokina fitted , settings 14mm,F10,1/200thSec and 100 ISO
27th November 2023
Image of the Week W/C 13th November 2023
Fitting this time of year that our top image last week captures the Autumn colours with a hint of whats to come with a Christmas pine tree middle right .
Taken at Cwmcarn Forest drive a location with a bucket load of great views
Nikon D2X used with 11-16mm Tokina fitted , settings 15mm,F8,1/200thSec and 100 ISO
20th November 2023
Image of the Week W/C 6th November 2023
Taken by Pen y Fan pond a wind turbine framed between trees . The light contrast drawing you into the centre of the frame .
Taken with a Nikon d3200 with 18-55 kit lens settings 40mmm F7, 1/200thSec and 400 ISO
13th November 2023
Image of the Week W/C 30th October 2023
After black and white photo's, I get most responce to 35mm images on social media , recent years seen an increasing interest in film and this spills over to reaction to analogue imagery.
Taken with F4 NikonS fitted with a Nikkor 35-70mm . Kodak color 200 film stock used
6th November 2023
Image of the Week W/C 23rd October 2023
I found if I want to super charge my social media engagement, I just need to put up a solid Black and White Image , last weeks top image smashed all comers and also took Octobers Image of the Month . Taken in Penallta Parc, view over Rhymney Valley capturing a lone tree.
Taken with a Nikon D3200 with 50mm Yongnuo lens set at , F8, 1/320thSec and 140ISO
30th October 2023
Image of the Week W/C 16th October 2023
Taken in Penallta Parc the path running right to left draws you into the frame at the middle top third you can make out the head of Sultan the pit pony, earthwork artwork . As with last weeks top image this one forms part of 50mm lens challenge I set myself
Taken with a Nikon D3200 with 50mm Yongnuo lens set at , F8, 1/200thSec and 100ISO
23rd October 2023
Image of the Week W/C 9th October 2023
Two months back I set myself a single lens challange for a full 4 weeks, this is one of the images, using a 50mm lens the view is compressed to a persons eye view of a scene . The light gap in the left centre is heart shaped delivering light contrast against the dark gray tones
Taken with a Nikon D3200 with 50mm Yongnuo lens set at , F8, 1/125thSec and 400ISO
16th October 2023
Image of the Week W/C 2nd October 2023
A product of a recent visit to Fuerteventura , I was attracted by the tyre tracks leading up the beach couple with the vast empty scene.
The power of black and white saw this photo out pace its sister colour image by 30% more responce on social media
Taken with a Nikon D3200 with 18-55 mm kit lens set at 18mm, F8, 1/1000thSec and 250ISO
8th October 2023
Image of the Week W/C 25th September 2023
A 35mm Image takes prime spot last week . Taken with an aged Zenit 12XP fitted with a 50mm Helios lens. This hill top view is stacked with detail, a dry brick wall running left to right down the hill , an abandoned form house at the edge of the top right third a rasied hilltop occupying the left and capped off with light and dark cloud. The soft delivery of 35mm produces a nostalgic feel to this landscape
1st October 2023
Image of the Week W/C 11th/18th September 2023
Due to holidays a most liked image spanning the last two weeks. Taken with an unorthodox lens for landscape , that afforded a tighter image of walls and tower at Caerphilly Castle
taken with a Nikon D2X with 100mm Tokina lens , setting F8, 1/250thsec and 100 ISO
25th September 2023
Image of the Week W/C 4th September 2023
An opportunity shot taken while crossing a footbridge 2 geese one in the light and one in the shade, the darker of the two stands in the light , lighter in the shade , contrast rules in this composition
taken with a Nikon D2X with 100mm Tokina lens , setting F8, 1/250thsec and 100 ISO
11th September 2023
Image of the Week W/C 28th August 2023
Yet another garden visit for last weeks top image , a macro image of a new budding Hydrangea . An image delivers symmetry and pattern packaged in vivid green .
Taken with a Panasonic Lumix TZ70 set to macro . Settings 4.3mm, F3.3, 1/60thSec and 80 ISO
4th September 2023
Image of the Week W/C 21st August 2023
A delightful side profile of a yellow rose in full bloom surrounded by a mass of green foilage . The shape , colour emphaised by the light hitting right to left.
Taken with a Nikon D3200 fitted with 18-55mm kit lens . Settings 31mm, F7.1, 1/200thSec and 100 ISO
28th August 2023
Image of the Week W/C 14th August 2023
Interesting top image last week, won't appeal to most people, a full frame of a green palm leaf . I was attracted by the colour and pattern with leading lines running from bottom to top a simple representation of key photographic eliments .
Taken with a Panasonic TZ70, set at macro , settings 4.3, F3.3, 1/50thsec and 80 ISO
21st August 2023
Image of the Week W/C 7th August 2023
A monochrome image taken centre stage last week. Taken on a recent holiday to Cape Verde, a substantial look out tower stands as a sentinal on a wide expance of beach.
Taken with a Nikon D3200 fitted with a Tamron 18-250mm , a jack of all trades lens for a vacation. Settings 110mm, F8, 1/640thSec and 100 ISO
14th August 2023
Image of the Week W/C 31st July 2023
Bit of a minimalist image taken at Newport Wetlands, strong horizon line created by the mass reed bed , with East Usk Lighthouse just making an apperance in the centre . All capped off by blue sky and clouds
Taken with a Nikon D2X fitted with a manual 28mm Tokina prime lens this old glass does produce solid pictures, settings , F11, 1/200th Sec and 100 ISO
7th August 2023
Image of the Week W/C 24th July 2023
As we exit July, it is pleasing and surprising that the month has been dominated by 35mm film images, 4 weeks on the bounce has seen this photography format taking the weekly top spot, with last weeks photo making Julys Image of the Month. Never had such a month of consistant performance from film photography taken with a Petri7S film camera .
Last week is a street scene from Cardiff Bay depicting "Ianto's Shrine" a character from the Doctor Who spin off Tourchwood.
31st July 2023
Image of the Week W/C 17th July 2023
A black and white image again demonstrates the strong responce for the genre, this one recieved most attention compared to all images this year . Again its from a set I took using 35mm Petri7S rangefinder , film is not dead.
Image depicts raised walkway over the reed beds at Newport Wetlands , with a strong leading line to walkers and the East Usk Lighthouse
24th July 2023
Image of the Week W/C 10th July 2023
A scond week where a 35mm Image has taken top spot again taken with a Petri7S rangefinder camera over 50 years old and still delivering images .
Converted from colour to black and white to produce that go to street result, taken at Mermaid Quay Cardiff
17th July 2023
Image of the Week W/C 3rd July 2023
Top image for last week was only posted to social media yesterday and recieved a prompt and massive responce. This 35 mm Image taken with a Petri 7S , subject East Usk Lighthouse, in Newport Wetlands .
Film stock used FujiFilm C200, just love the quality of the results, colour and image sharpness very impressive (See link to Amazon for a 5 Pack)
10th July 2023
Image of the Week W/C 26th June 2023
Top image for last week is a result of a review of my back catalogue. Taken in September 2019 at Abaravon Beach on a gray overcast day. In post I have pushed the HDR adjustment to highlight the colouring on the beach and emphasis the dark sky
Taken with a Nikon D3200 fitted with a Tamron 10-24 lens , settings 10mm, F9, 1/1000th Sec and 200 ISO
3rd July 2023
Image of the Week W/C 19th June 2023
Top image last week a landscape taken at Cosmeston Lake, South Wales, taken in March the view contains the Autumn/Winter colours with the promise of Spring in a bright blue sky and white inviting clouds
Taken with a Nikon D3200 fitted with a Tamron 18-250 lens , settings 30mm, F8, 1/400th Sec and 200 ISO
26th June 2023
Image of the Week W/C 12th June 2023
The main subject is the Merchant Seamen's memorial on Mermaid Quay Cardiff , the face forms the underside of a ships hull an eye catching piece of rememberance
I selectively coloured the image to emphasis the red of the poppys against the gray sculpture
Taken with a Nikon D3200 fitted with it's kit lens , settings 38mm, F8, 1/400th Sec and 160 ISO
19th June 2023
Image of the Week W/C 5th June 2023
The top 5 images on social media last week were all Black and White, this image of a lone Turbine, just got top slot
The gate and wall anchor the centre with the turbine and dramatic sky dominate the images upper half
Taken with a Nikon D2X fitted with a Tokina 11-16mm Lens, settings 11mm, F9, 1/160th Sec and 100 ISO
12th June 2023
Image of the Week W/C 29th May 2023
Image of the week a result of a much visited Caerphilly castle, always looking for different views of this amazing location, when I was confronted with this scene . The lady surrounded by geese and other birds whilst she scatters seed , making sure each bird gets its fair share.
interesting scenes, people and location are all eliments in street photography, this photo ticks off all these
Taken with a Nikon D3200 fitted with a Tamron 10-24mm Lens, settings 24mm, F8, 1/250th Sec and 200 ISO
5th June 2023
Image of the Week W/C 22nd May 2023
A change of genre for last weeks top image, a dramatic landscape taken on a mountain overlooking the Rhymney Valley .
A sole wind turbine imposes its present on this windswept location .
From foreground to middle ground a dirt track adds a strong leading line. All topped off by gray and white clouds
Taken with a Nikon D2X fitted with a Tokina 11-16mm Lens, settings 12mm, F9, 1/160th Sec and 100 ISO
29th May 2023
Image of the Week W/C 15th May 2023
Posted this image on the site last week and shared across all my social media platforms and got a massive responce
Taken in Porthcawl where my lead camera that day was my 35mm Nikon F4S . Shot into the low Winter sun the street created a tunnel of light, with deep shadows either side of two people chatting . The street cobbles add pattern and contrast.
First time I used Kentmore Pan 400, did like the results, creates sharp images with a fine grain . (Check out Link left )
22nd May 2023
Image of the Week W/C 8th May 2023
After a number of weeks where Black and White images dominate image of the week, a coloured albeit with muted colours .
A photograph of the main gate at Caerphilly castle. The sky creates a solid background helping to emphasis the horizontal and vertical lines. Barrier rails add an eliment of leading lines with the gate framing the inner parts of the castle
Taken with a Nikon D3200 fitted with 10-24 Tamron lens , settings 11mm , F8, 1/100thSec and 200 ISO
15th May 2023
Image of the Week W/C 1st May 2023
After a number of weeks on holidays time to share our top images, driven by responces to social media . Onc again Black and White is king , a low angle shot taken at Southerndown beach , all about contrast of light and form
Taken with a Nikon D2x fitted with 11-16 Tokina lens , settings 15mm , F5, 1/200thSec and 200 ISO
8th May 2023
Image of the Week W/C 3rd April 2023
A black and white image again draws a lot of attention, Porthcawl sea wall and lighthouse.
This is all about the contrast of light and shadow , with a right to left leading line to the lighthouse .
Taken with my compact Panasonic TZ70 being used as a support camera whilst having a 35mm day . Settings 12.5mm , F4.5, 1/500thSec and 125 ISO (Check out banner for Amazon and check out )
10th April 2023
Image of the Week W/C 27th March 2023
A modern footbridge in Newport South Wales I choose this portrait aspect to emphasis the leading line including the suspension structure . The multiple triangles in the frame adds an interesting pattern
Taken with a Nikon D3200 fitted with 18-55 kit lens , settings 18mm , F6.3, 1/250thSec and 100 ISO
3rd April 2023
Image of the Week W/C 20th March 2023
A change of genre last week with a close up of a dry withered Hydrangea
Structure and patterns the main feature of this image .
Taken with my compact Panasonic TZ70 this do it all camera is a real gem with a macro setting that affords close up image capture , settings 4.3mm , F3.3, 1/60thSec and 80 ISO (Check out banner for Amazon and check out )
27th March 2023
Image of the Week W/C 13th March 2023
Part of Barry Islands Dockland area, a black and white that out performed a similiar colour image by 20% the power of monochrome never fails to disappoint
Contrasting layers set off this photograph .
Taken with a Nikon D3200 fitted with 10-24mm Tamron, settings 18mm , F8, 1/200thSec and 100 ISO
20th March 2023
Image of the Week W/C 6th March 2023
Taken on a visit to Barry Island a massive canopy atop of a building with coloured doors, whats behind the doors ? -- Toilets very clean and well maintained
For me this photo is all about colour, patterns and form.
Taken with a Nikon D3200 fitted with 10-24mm Tamron, settings 13mm , F8, 1/200thSec and 100 ISO
13th March 2023
Image of the Week W/C 27th February 2023
I love it when I get such a positive response to a 35mm Image , the nostalgic look of a monochrome image, with its soft feel and grain, was well recieved on social media last week. #filmisnotdead
Taken with a Nikon EM fitted with a Tokina SZ-X 28-105 Manual lens Agfa APX film stock used (See link in Photographic Deals)
6th March 2023
Image of the Week W/C 20th February 2023
Put this Close up out there last week and despite a number of strong landscape performances , this simple image grabbed most support and interest .
Used a Tokina 100mm my go to Macro Lens
Taken with a Nikon D2X , settings, 100mm, f22, 1/200thSec and 160 ISO. Flash Deployed
27th February 2023
Image of the Week W/C 13th February 2023
As with the prior weeks top image this weeks photograph was taken during a visit to Parc Bryn Bach . Its quite minimalistic , central feature the island. Again my signature of dramatic clouds topping off the scene
Taken with a Nikon D3200 and Tamron 10-24m lens, settings, 19mm, f7.1, 1/200thSec and 100 ISO
20th February 2023
Image of the Week W/C 6th February 2023
Once again a Black and White image tops the popularity poll . This one contains all the eliments I enjoy in my photographs, a dramatic sky, a strong leading line and contrasting tones . Taken during a visit to Parc Bryn Bach well worth a visit
(Merthyr Rd, Tredegar NP22 3AY)
Taken with a Nikon D3200 and Tamron 10-24m lens, settings, 21mm, f7.1, 1/200thSec and 400 ISO
12th February 2023
Image of the Week W/C 30th January 2023
This image is all about light and shade with a central leading lines of trees and path . Taken at Pontcanna Fields in November the low Winter sun cast long shadows going left to right .
Taken with a Nikon D2X and Tokina 11-16m lens, settings, 15mm, f5, 1/125thSec and 100 ISO
5th February 2023
Image of the Week W/C 23rd January 2023
If I want to generate greater engagement I put up some Black and White images, this week this photograph taken at Pen -y- Fan Pond outstripped everything I put up last week . It's prompted me to start working on a new set of Words and Pictures with a Black and White theme.
Taken with a Nikon D3200 and Tamron 10-24m lens, settings, 12mm, f7.1, 1/160thSec and 400 ISO
30th January 2023
Image of the Week W/C 16th January 2023
Taken on a bright Autumn day for me this image is about contrast of colours the seasons browns set against a vivid blue sky with white clouds anchoring the centre space
Taken with a Nikon D2X and Tokina 11-16m lens, settings, 11mm, f7.1, 1/160thSec and 160 ISO
23rd January 2023
Image of the Week W/C 9th January 2023
A macro image takes the top slot this week. Taken at the start of Autumn this hydrangea is starting to die off , captured just after a rain shower ,the rain sets off the browning of the petals . Background of a flower still in full bloom adds contrast to the photo
Taken with a Nikon D2X and Tokina 100m lens, settings, f11, 1/200thSec and 160 ISO
16th January 2023
Image of the Week W/C 2nd January 2023
First image of the week for 2023 is delivered by a Black and White image of Tredegar House framed by bush's and sky viewed across the lake.
Taken with a Nikon D3200 and Tamron 10-24mm lens, settings 16mm, f5.6, 1/160thSec and 200 ISO