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Boardmasters in black and white

August 16, 2021

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I set myself a projeckt for the 2021 Boardmasters surf festival, the target was a dozen portraits in black and white. The tool I chose was the Fujifilm XT-3 coupled with the Mitakon 33mm f0.95, a Chinese lens that is only manual focus. The results are below, no captions – just photos – jpegs straight […]

English Champs 2014

May 11, 2014

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Contrast this years English Nationals with the Scottish Champs held earlier this year. One a hardcore, one day event run by volunteers in classic reef waves at remote locations and the other a three day behemoth of an event run in 1-3 foot beach break at Englands surf capital (Newquay) with all the razzmatazz and […]

June Projeck

June 1, 2013

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Project J13 – One photo everyday in June Scroll down to see todays photo Just for the fun fun fun of it; a diary of the best month of the year in the Shire. (random thoughts added instead of a title – clickety click on the pic; to make it sick) June 1st Morte Point […]

Fistie looking Fine

April 17, 2013

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It has been my privilege (and also pleasure) to be involved with the coaching set-up of the British Junior Squad this winter. At my age you can often be cynical about folks who (through no fault of there own) are younger than you, but this group of talented surfers have been inspirational in their attitude […]

Tribute to Russ

November 11, 2011

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Congratulations to Russell Winter who won three titles yesterday in one epic day of surfing at a thumping Fistral Beach, which was a strength-sapping and grinding 4 – 8 feet and classic conditions for the season deciding final event on the UK Pro Surf Tour. Russ won the final Relentless Energy Drink Super Series contest […]

Holga portraits at Quik Pro Junior

September 2, 2011

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I am really enjoying using the ‘hit and miss’ Holga lens at the mo. The exposures are all over the shop, and the focus is agricultural – to say the least but, the massive vignetting and softness force you into a different mindset to get a result. The technique I have developed so far is […]

Holga Self

August 31, 2011

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A profile picture is an essential item in these days of facewank, fantasy profile  and twitter. And whilst I have the lovely photo of my daughter and me taken by her, at arms length, on my much-neglected facebook page, my twitter pic, taken by the excellent photographer and friend Rob Tibbles for an interview in […]

The pleasure and the pain

May 23, 2011

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Yesterday was a massive day for English surfers, literally. Conditions for the English Championships at Watergate Bay were horrendous, strong onshore winds had whipped up froth to the horizon and competitors needed every second of the 15 minutes paddle out time to get out back. Only the fit and the brave accepted the challenge to […]