Leith Hill - The Surrey Oil Painting

Leith Hill – The Surrey Oil Painting

We returned to Leith Hill, allegedly the temperature was 10 degrees, but it felt sub-zero; especially with the wind chill. We climbed the tower, and looking North we could see the Shard, and in the far distance the Gherkin. Looking south is the oil painting scenery that you’d expect to see looking south across the Surrey Downs, from the highest point in the South …

alistairLeith Hill – The Surrey Oil Painting
Leith Hill - Black & White

Leith Hill – Black & White

I wanted to try something different, and despite the foggy autumn hills were crying out for some moody HDR, I thought I’d process this dark, in Black & White. The concept was to make the silhouette of the tree stand out against the setting autumn sun. Aperture: ƒ/4 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Focal length: 24mm ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 1/250s Title: Leith …

alistairLeith Hill – Black & White
Aire De La Baie

Aire De La Baie, Normandy

This ‘Aire‘1 (basically the omnipresent French version of the woefully sparse English ‘services’) , is set on a barracks/defense post used in the Second World War – captured by the allies as they retook Europe from the Germans. You can understand from this view why it was such a key position! As a special treat, I’ve uploaded this in an ultra-high resolution, …

alistairAire De La Baie, Normandy
A Balmy May

A Balmy May

It’s been one of the driest springs on record, and exceptionally warm. I don’t mind photography in any weather – rain lends a certain ambience to photographs that I love. However sunny days are easier and often more awe-inspiring.  

alistairA Balmy May