Last weeks top image topped the pulse rate on 500px as well as getting some positive traffic on Instagram. Taken in Caerphilly and was on the short list for the 52Frame challenge Leading Lines .

Like the balance with this shot the geometry of the image and the man in the top left third delivers a classic composition . Taken with the Nikon D3200 and Tamron 10-24mm lens set at 17mm ,F5.1, 1/125Sec and 100iso


24th February 2020


Chek out the Tamron at Amazon (Other Fittings available)



Image of the Week (W/C 10th February 2020)

Very strong responce to this Image taken at Barry Island, low winter sun bit of a beast to manage but does create a sharp silhouette.I could see the image forming as I walked behind the man and fired off trusting my autofocus, there are 2 other photo's of the same subject check out the other two on the right

Image taken with my Nikon d3200 and Tamron 11-24mm lens set at 24mm,F7.1 1/1250Sec and 100iso

17th February 2020

Image of the Week (W/C 3rd February 2020)

There's a saying that you use the best camera you've got, last weeks top image is an example of this. Taken from my office the early morning mist and sunrise just screamed take me.

I was processing images from my Nikon 2DX still fitted with a 100mm Tokina lens, grabbed it and fired off a number of shots, the telephoto nature of the lens allowed my to frame the scene. Image is full of mood and atmosphere worthy of top slot

Settings 100mm,F6'3, 1/160Sec and 100 ISO

10th February 2020

Caerphilly mist morning

Heritage Coast --Rhoose Point

Image of the Week (W/C January 27th 2020)

Yet another photograph from a set taking at Rhoose Point, this one of the limestone gap to the beach , taken from a different view point and this time in colour.

This trip has delivered a lot of positive responce with a number of images being accepted by stock company's for commersial sale. 

Image taken with the Nikon D2X and Tokina 11-16mm set at 13mm, F6.3, 1/200Sec and iso 100

3rd February 2020

Image of the Week (W/C 20th January 2020)

A second image from a trip made to Rhoose Point, prior to Christmas takes the number 1 slot as last week top image. 

Interesting location with lots of image to catch , the map to the location is linked to the Obelisk photo below, well worth a walk out, very rugged but a lot to see in a short distance

Taken with the D2x and Tokina 11-16mm lens set at 11mm throw, F6.3 aperture, 1/160Sec and 100 iso

27th January 2020

Limestone Gap -- Rhoose Point

Image of the Week (W/C 13th January 2020)

The selection of the Image of the Week comes from responces on social media, Flickr and the prime guide numbers from the stock agency 500px.

It does'nt help when 500px has system issue's that restrict viewer access, so image  I thought may have merit don't get any exposure. Never mind because the default winner for last week was a 35mm Image taken of the bandstand at Ynysangharad Park Pontypridd

Love the quality of this pictures taken with a Nikon EM sporting a Tokina 28mm prime lens, its a partnership I'll use again, did produce a lovely colour and sharp representation of the view


20th January 2020

Ynysangharad Park Pontypridd

Nikon EM

Rhoose Point

Image of the Week (W/C 6th January 2020)

First image of the week for  2020 goes to a black and white photopgraph of a mystical stone circle taken at Rhoose Point (map for direction is to the right.)

Did some research on the centre stone only to find it is a folly, erected by "Blue Circle" as part of a land reclamation project, so no dark history of Pagan worship and sacrifice.

Worth a trip out lots to see, don't be put off when you have to park in an housing estate to gain access 

Photo taken with a Nikon D2X and supporting lens Tokina 11-16 mm set at 11mm, F6.3, 1/160Sec and iso 100

13th January 2020


2019 Image of The Year -- Merchant Seaman's Memorial Mermaid Quay

Image of the Week (W/C 30th December 2019)

First Blog entry for 2020 for the last Image of the week for 2019. A week that has seen a lot of competition from Black and White images taking 8 of the top 10 slots. The winner is a colour portrait photo of the lone tree at Kenfig Hill Pond

I wanted to present a different representation of this image, and it do hit the spot  with followers in the 500px community.

Taken with a Nikon D3200 , fitted with the  Tamron 10-24mm lens , set at 13mm, F8 1/60thSec and 200 iso

6th January 2020

Kenfig Hill Pond