Push The Boat Out

I’m still struggling with the new schedule for the Weekly Photo Challenge. It just does not fit with my weekly schedule and so this week I’ve got a bit of a mixed bag for you. I don’t know which is the more predominant colour here, that bright orange or the even brighter green of the... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare

My bags are packed, batteries charged, I’ve got spare memory cards and the kit is all cleaned and ready to go. Done the online check-in, printed my boarding pass, I never trust those ones they send to your mobile. What happens if you have a problem with your phone? I’m a dinosaur, give me a... Continue Reading →

Danger Sinking Mud

Weston-super-Mare has some great sandy beaches, but venture beyond the signs in this image and you could soon find yourself stuck in thick cloying mud. Owing to the large tidal range in the Bristol Channel, the low tide mark in Weston Bay is about a mile from the seafront and this low tide uncovers areas of thick mud, hence the colloquial... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Arranged

Between Weston-Super-Mare and Uphill is a long, flat sandy beach with about 100 metres  of hard packed sand, when the tide goes out, which is ideal for kite-buggying. A kite buggy is a light, purpose-built vehicle powered by a traction kite (power kite). It is single-seated and has one steerable front wheel and two fixed rear wheels. The driver sits in the seat... Continue Reading →

Our dog, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Amantra Prince Rupert, but  that's too much of a mouthful so we call him Deefer. Work it out, it's not that hard... This image has been created with Machinery HDR Effects from a bracket of  3 RAW images (-2 to +2). Image details ISO 80, f3.5, camera Fuji... Continue Reading →

Beach shelters like this are dotted along the sea front at Weston-super-Mare. They're great to photograph and also great places to take shelter if you get caught by the rain on the long exposed beach. This image has been created with Machinery HDR Effects from a bracket of  5 RAW images (-2 to +2). Image details... Continue Reading →

Being on the Bristol Channel and having two tides a day Weston-super-Mare Beach always has interesting things to photograph after high tide This image has been created with Machinery HDR Effects from a single RAW image, with additional processing using Topaz Adjust V5 . Image details ISO 80, f4.9, camera Fuji FinePix S9600

Lorrain's Tea Bar on the beach at Weston-super-Mare has been there for long as I can remember and must be one of the most photographed sites in Weston-super-Mare apart from the pier.  Just Google Lorrain's Tea Bar and you'll see what I mean. This image has been created with SNS-HDR Pro from a bracket of... Continue Reading →

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