Despite being the worlds most beautiful up and coming model Inez was a dream to work with and not at all Diva. Here she is during a break in shooting.

Swanmore sunset, UK. 21:42 01-July-2013

Yesterday we were very happy to have relatives from South Africa visit. 
My cousin was amazed at how light it was for so dark in the evening…

Using a photographers tool known as The Photographer’s Ephemeris we looked up the daylight hours for our homes in the UK and South Africa for the relative middle of summer.

England June 21 sunrise - sunset: 04:50 - 21:22 
South Africa Dec 21 sunrise - sunset: 05:12 - 18:58

One advantage of living further from the equator is during the summer months there are long light evenings. At least this makes up for those short winter days.

Canon EOS 5D3, EF17-40 F4 L, grassy knees!

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First sunlight at St Michaels Mount.
05:52 08 June 2013 

St Michael’s Mount is one of 43 unbridged tidal islands which can be walked to from mainland Britain (wellies may be required).
Lots of interesting history and myth is told about the origins of the Mount. One of the most interesting facts is that it has been home to a village for over 200 years and people still choose to live there today. Whilst at times the isolation must be peaceful, nipping out for a pint of milk could be a real chore. 

But its not all so out of date, the island actually has its own underground train system. Originally built in the 1800’s to transport goods from the harbour to the castle. Could this be the worlds smallest tube line? Mind the gap!

Canon 5D3, EF 17-40mm F4 L, wellies and warm socks.

— at
 St Michael’s Mount.
Port Solent near Portsmouth, UK
In their words… “Set against the vibrant backdrop of Port Solent’s Boardwalk restaurants, bars and shops, sailors and boat lovers of all kinds are drawn to this marina and its unique atmosphere.”

With the sun rising this morning and there was a unique atmosphere. The stillness nearly massively broken by a cleaner emptying a bin behind me making me jump and almost fall over the tripod into the brine.

Canon 5D3, EF 24-105 F4 L, clean pants.

— at Port Solent Marina.

The pedigree moon disappears from view at 05:12 not to be seen for another 14 months.

In a similar way I dissappear back to bed not to be seen again for another 2 hours

Canon 5D3, EF 24-105 F4 L, and an empty tea flask. Job done. (must bring more biscuits next time)


— at Portchester Castle.

The setting pedigree moon at 05:08 this morning.

Canon 5D3, EF 70-200 F2.8L, and a warm coat.

— at Port Solent Marina.

This mornings super moon sets in the south west as the early morning mid summer sun rises opposite in the North East and I worry that I have brought enough tea and biscuits to see this through.

Canon 5D3, EF 24 - 105 F4 L, and chocolate bourbons for breakfast because I forgot the cereal bars.

— at Portchester Castle.

Last night on June 23, 2013 at 12:32 was a Pedigree moon, often refereed to us non astronomers as a super moon. Rather splendid it is too.
This point of the lunar cycle is the closest, and so largest, moon of the year. The next occurrence will be August 2014. 
I’m quite pleased about that having been out almost all night with under 2 hours sleep between the rising and setting moon to capture these images. So for me the best bit about this moon is that I get to have a guilt free afternoon nap today. Yes!

Canon 5D3, EF 24-105mm plus filters, tripod and a lot of magnification in post processing (the only problem with full frame sensors and yet I still love them).


Like the curtain of an old theatre, the clouds slowly rise to reveal tonight’s show; The pedigree moon (or super moon) from the top of Portsdown, Hampshire UK.

Canon 5D3, EF 24-105mm plus filters, tripod and a flask of tea.


Porth Nanven is at the end of a tiny lane on the outskirts of St Just in the county of Cornwall, UK.

At low tide the beach is covered in large beautiful round boulders. In the past these proved to be tempting souvenirs , if you could lift them! Fortunately the stones are now protected as the beach is owned by the National trust and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. 

It is also a beautiful place to watch a mid summer sunset at high tide.

Canon 5D3, EF17-40 F4 L, ISO 400, F8, 30 sec, 17mm

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