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Riders of the storm Fifi @BUCSsurf 2018

October 14, 2018

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Another year another dollar. I’ve been involved in the British Universities Surf Championships since the the early eighties, first as a judge and as event photographer, then as head judge and now as Contest Director. It’s a bloody nightmare of a comp to organise, squeezing over 350 university surfers into a contest with a small […]

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OktobeR Projeck 2018

October 4, 2018

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  Welcome to Autumn: Juicy apples, grumpy wasps, rusty leaves, rutting deer, mellow fruitfulness, misty valleys, chilly mornings and melancholy sunsets full of barred clouds blooming in the soft-dying sky. A collection of photos from Autumn 2018 #OktobeRProjeck2018 updated frequently. The last Lundy sunset of the year. Dark skies blooming. Exmoor golden hour. Red Deer […]

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Snowdonia Surf Pool Comp 2018

September 19, 2018

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Had fun judging this event of the UK Pro Surf Tour & managed to snap some portraits, line ups and surf action during my breaks. Here they are Jobe Wave garden Mr B Action Emily Emily Emily Emily Jo, queen of the pond Mike, king of the judges pre heat isolation Alys Patrick Surf Snowdonia […]

Posted in: UK Pro Surf Tour

Chasing shadows up on the roof

August 27, 2018

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It’s ‘heather’ time on Exmoor, mid to late August, and the stags are in full, soft velvet before it imminently sheds, to reveal their battle amour and the abruptly hard new-season antlers in preparation for the autumn rut. Rut, rut, rutting. It can be a fractious and emotional time as the new flood of hormones […]

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Lundy Sparrow

July 25, 2018

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Everyone loves Puffins and that’s because they are photogenic, quirky, have a rainbow beak and exquisite facial feathers, but their most endearing characteristic is that they seem to be dumber than dumb, in a sort of Charlie Chaplin type way (not in a stupid type way; most endearing. However they are not the only birds […]

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Lundy birds in loco motion.

July 23, 2018

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The challenge: Auks in flight. The place: Lundy island. Some lovely weather, calm. still and plenty of light, helped. I used the XT-2 and 100-400mm with a 1.4x converter, plenty of ISO and plenty of shutter speed. I played with the Fuji AF settings for tracking subjects and using zone area focus I found custom […]

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Four conquer Rat island

July 22, 2018

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A chance spring low and a golden opportunity to visit a part of the island that not many have. Seaweed slipping, rock scrambling and a little climb then you’re on the back of the Rat. Recommended for. spectacular views. shitting yourself. finally getting the rat stamp. View images on at the full site: esterspears.com Click […]

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