Category Archives: Photography

Sunderland Airshow 2010

I went to the Sunderland Airshow yesterday along with my trusty Nikon D80, armed with my 70-300mm telephoto lens.

I took well over 1000 shots so will take some time to sort the ‘flares from the chaff’ (yes that’s a plane spotter term).

You can view the shots on flickr by clicking here.

Here’s a taster of what you’ll find.

Sunderland Airshow 2010

Sunderland Airshow 2010

Sunderland Airshow 2010

This month’s SMB photography competition entry

I’m a member of a very active SAFC discussion forum known as the SMBĀ and post under the name ‘keeps21’.

On the SMB we have a photography forum in which there is a monthly ‘themed’ competition. This month the theme is ‘motion’.

I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to photograph to meet this theme so had a walk along Durham City riverbanks with my girlfriend and two dogs and managed to get a few shots of birds in flight and flowing water which seemed to fit the bill quite nicely.

The shot I’ve chosen to enter this month is the one below although I’m starting to think I should’ve entered the one posted below it.

Motion

Motion of Flight

The second shot, just seems to have a better ‘feeling’ of motion / movement about it. Not that it matters now, once a shot has been submitted it can’t be changed. Maybe I’ll be less hasty in entering a shot next month.

If you’d like to see more of my photography you can do so by visiting here and also on my flickr profile.

Let me know what you think – constructive criticism is always welcome!