Cucumber splash commercial photography

From an early age I think most parents have told their children not to play with their food… I’m glad I’m old enough to break the rules..

Setting the home studio up I had a ‘play’ day where I was testing the limits of my flash duration on my studio lights for future projects.  Throwing objects into a tank of water was a great way of testing the flashes to see if i could freeze the motion of both the falling object and the splashes that they created.  It was lots of fun but not without its’ problems.

If anybody wants to know how to shoot these type of images please drop me a line.

Heres one of my favourites.

…i now just need to find out where I put the goldfish…

Canon 5D Mk3 with Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II. 1/160s @ f10 at ISO640.


162/365 Rainbow

Another quiet period on the blog due to me visiting South Uist in the Outer Hebrides for 10 days.  Although the wildlife there was very difficult to capture due to 60mph+ high winds and being on migration, I did manage to get this image of a storm passing through the islands with just one tiny hole in the clouds allowing this rainbow to form over this farm in the rain.  I really like this image as it could convey a lot of different meanings for a lot of different people.

South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. September, 2012.
Canon 5d MK3 and Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS lens.

Canon release three new EF lenses!

A quick update for all you Canonites out there.

Canon have announced three new additions to their EF lens range:

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM

More details can be found by clicking on the Canon website link here:


Image 017 shows a sunset taken last year from the warm sunny climes of Menorca.  I thought it was quite apt to post a warm image since its -2c outside my office at the moment.  The silhouette of the land mass (for those wondering) is Mallorca looking across the Balearic Sea.

Sunset overlooking Mallorca from Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain. October, 2011.
Canon 1d MkIV and Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS lens.


Image 009 is of a Crocus flower.  I can’t wait to start photographing these again.  They start to peek out of the soil at next month along with the Snowdrops. A sure sign spring is on its way!

Crocus, Crocus longiflorus, Herefordshire, March 2010.
Canon 40D with Canon 100mm f/2.8 lens.