Competition Time

Castle-SunburstPlease share among your friends and family for a chance to win this print, winner will be drawn at random by Thunder the Husky

Yes thats right Thunder the Husky is the official Adrian Ashworth competition assistant, this way we are truly impartial unless someone gets to him with puppy bone treats, his fave!

Todays image is from Bamburgh in Northumberland and is of the poppy field at the side of the castle, you can make out the silhouetted battlements  and sunburst through its turrets. This is a limited edition version and will be on the website later for sale, I am limiting it to 100 copies only with the winner receiving the first direct from my sponsor Peak Imaging in Sheffield.

 

So don’t forget you need to share then leave a comment that you have shared, Thunder can only pick from those who have commented “Shared” on my FB page either my personal one Adrian Ashworth or my business page Adrian Ashworth

Winner will be picked once we have plenty of Shares, last months winner was Janet Vickers who received her print of the Island Queen, it was also her birthday so well done Janet x

 

Adrian

 

Bamburgh Summer Morning

Bamburgh-Colours A wonderful morning to you all,

thought I’d brighten your day up with this colourful shot from Bamburgh Castle, love the mixture of colours.

Today will see me at the Hilton Leeds for my portfolio review for my FBIPP  then onto do a Canal shoot in Leeds City centre, hope we get a little but of sunshine later too as I need a summer shot of the Arches in Leeds.

Have a great day and feel free to share and brighten up your friends day too.

 

Adrian

Cannon Hall Park

cawthorne-RaysHappy Monday all

 

here’s a piccy from a recent walk round Cannon Hall at Cawthorne Barnsley, a very pretty place complete with stately home, garden centre and cafe, there’s even a farm shop selling local produce of a very high quality and a farm for the kids to visit, generally a good day out for the kids and parents alike.

Snapped this shot on our way back to the car park, very foreboding sky with the hope of a ray passing through and lighting up the trees and field.

Happy days

 

Adrian

Up Above The Streets And Houses

RainbowWell I couldn’t resist with the title, think we all remember Rainbow don’t we?

 

This is another of my shots for my FBIPP qualification folio panel next week.

Yes I know you’re wondering why the sky is lighter inside the rainbow and darker on the outside, here’s the tech

“The lighter sky under a rainbow is created by the way that light is bent inside raindrops. The raindrops also focus the sunlight into an expanse of bright light that illuminates the sky under the rainbow’s arc”

Clever stuff eh? either way it creates a beautiful effect and I never tire of shooting rainbows when I get the chance.

Off shooting canals this afternoon in West Yorkshire, some really beautiful walks along the Aire Calder and then off to Birmingham at the weekend.

 

Adrian

 

Castlerigg View

Castlerig-ViewHi All and happy Friday…….see it came round quick enough

 

Just a quick update and upload today as I’m busily getting the house ready for a view, fingers x’d we have some lovely people coming over the weekend to see if our house meets their needs and more importantly expectations, hate doing stuff like this but its a step closer to our dreams which involve the north Welsh coast, huskies etc etc etc…ONE DAY

Today’s shot is a view from the stone circle at Castlerigg, right time right place again as it lasted a matter of seconds until the cloud took hold once again and blackened the sky and game over. This is why tell my students you have to keep going over and over until it’s right for you, chasing the light is second nature to a landscape photographer, we learn more patience than the average tog and this helps when it comes to doing commercial work and especially children and pets.

anyway back to my cleaning and jobs that Jo has left me with.

Wish us luck with the viewings and have a great weekend what ever you’re doing.

Adrian

Sales – www.adrianashworth.co.uk

Qualified, Insured, Guided and medically covered workshops – www.adrianashworth.co.uk/workshops

Old Man View

Old-Man-View

Appreciate it if you would share with your friends on Face Book

Morning all, nearly the weekend phew!!

This shot isn’t on the website for sale but if you contact me I’ll be able to sort especially for you, it is one for my book sponsored by Go Outdoors and also my FBIPP qualification so very important to me.

Taken from part way up The Old Man of Coniston, in case you were wondering about the title, looking over Coniston Waters and onto Furness Fells and Windermere, you can just make out snow covers peaks in the distance.

It’s a great walk especially with snow down, it was a lot deeper at the top and the day after we had 24″ of snow at the base which pretty much shut everything down…apart from Stormy the Husky walks that is.

sales www.adrianashworth.co.uk

Workshops, which are guided, insured, medically covered and inc buffet lunch and some transportation to locations. www.adrianashworth.co.uk/workshops

 

Adrian

Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography

Lonely IceMorning all,

long day yesterday getting images ready for my Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography pre assessment on the 19th August, I’ve set aside 3 days to choose 40-50 images that will compile a broad spectrum of my genre and capabilities, I’ll be going for landscape and Commercial FBIPP.

The BIPP as a body provides not only great support to its members and associates but guidance and career advice in ways to move forward, there are courses available run by members who specialise in their chosen field and local sections for a more area specific approach to photography.

This is one of my images that will be included in my selection, use of negative space along with an almost monochrome appearance with a curtain backdrop of a waterfall, simple yes, technically moderate, kneeling in freezing water is never easy and you have to watch out for falling icicles from the falls above. It sells well as a canvas print. Let me know what you think, like / dislike whatever.

 

Adrian

The Kelpies – Falkirk

Kelpies Please Like And Share On Face Book With All Your Friends.

Finally got round to processing the images from Falkirk.

It was a rainy day when we arrived at Helix Park but pretty much as soon as we parked up (FREE) the sun came through and didn’t disappoint, entrance again is FREE and helpful staff are there to assist, the site has toilets and mobile eating and coffee vans to tempt the weary traveller.

I have to say and I have been to quite a few places which include the Pyramids that I think this could easily become a wonder of the world, the shear scale and majesty of the structure is awesome, even when you see them from the motorway travelling into Falkirk you simply cannot believe their scale as they dominate the skyline. You can actually have a guided walk up inside too, we didn’t as we have the Husky pack with us but I would imagine that is a spectacle to behold too.

What really brings it home is it practicality too, it’s actually forms part of a canal system  (Forth and Clyde) with a lock between the two Kelpies, absolutely amazing.

The Kelpies name reflected the mythological transforming beasts possessing the strength and endurance of 10 horses and stands 30m high. Created by Scottish sculptor Andy Scott. A graduate of Glasgow School of Art in 1986, Andy has now completed over 70 projects across a wide range of disciplines across the UK and internationally.

I would rate this as a must see, tick list location, one not to be missed

 

Adrian

The Old Ropery

Room-With-A-View-2A wonderful Monday to you all, the sun is shining here in Yorkshire.

My day has just been made all the better after having an enormous compliment from a friend , really made my day and I’m sure you will be wonderful at what ever you decide is a new career for you. Made me think actually if I can feel this good after a few small words, how would it be if me / you send someone a text email call them even and tell them they are something special, imaging what sort of day that would turn out to be for the lucky recipient. It’s so easy to be nice isnt it?

Anyway on with today’s image, Sandend Scotland again, a wider view of the old ropery or what’s left of it anyway, takes a bit to walk round to it and it’s a little tricky under foot but I’m sure you’ll agree worth the challenge!. Would have like to call back again soon as the heather was just coming into bloom and the  smell of the sea and heather together was beautiful.

Spent the weekend on a commission project again down in Northants, though we did get caught up on the way down for 45 minutes in the M1 closure, at least we were far luckier than the poor people in the accident, sometimes you have to sit back and relax, there are definitely worse things happening to others, be thankful for you health etc etc. Spent a super day with good company and enjoyed the beautiful weather in a n even more beautiful part of our country, thatched cottages and country inns, canal walks and river folk…..who could ask for more.

Spending today processing shots and catching up doggy walking, poor things only got 2 walkies yesterday and they get cranky if I don’t manage at least 3 so it’s make it up to the pooches afternoon, think I’m I’m forgiven just given them a donut to share, I know its not good for them but a treat once in a while is good.

Anyway on with the day, enjoy everyone

Adrian

A Room With A View

Room-with-a-viewPLEASE LIKE AND SHARE WITH YOUR FACE BOOK FRIENDS

 

The Old Ropery at Sandend – Aberdeenshire

Afternoon all, is it warm enough for you? fantastic for us, not so for our little furry friends, having 4 huskies at times can be a little difficult especially when you have to have to air con units blasting ice cold air out all night keeping you awake while they lay on their backs in cool luxury….wouldn’t have it any other way, but we could certainly use a nights sleep!

This shot from our little jaunt up to Scotland last week or is it 2 weeks, time flies for sure, we’ll be heading off again in a few weeks once I get my contracted work complete. Anyway this is I believe is the old Ropery at Red Haven very near Sandend Bay and the beautiful little village.

Fantastic caravan/Campsite hosted by a  lovely family who couldn’t do enough for us, a real treat to come across such a friendly place. we’ll be going back I’m sure, loads more to investigate.

Sunday will see me down at the Grand Union Canal in Northants doing some contract shots, I’ll be covering a few site and going back again next week for a portrait session there. All good and very exciting stuff, sorry I can’t elaborate further but its all contracted until 2015. Hope this weather holds out for me too.

 

Anyway have a great weekend all

 

Adrian