Roger Worrall Photography: Blog https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog en-us (C) Roger Worrall Photography (Roger Worrall Photography) Tue, 19 May 2020 08:28:00 GMT Tue, 19 May 2020 08:28:00 GMT https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/img/s/v-12/u278504403-o606865612-50.jpg Roger Worrall Photography: Blog https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog 120 90 Norfolk Sunsets https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2020/5/norfolk-sunsets DSC_3047.jpgDSC_3047.jpgSunset Overstrand Beach Norfolk.

Taken around May 2019 when all was normal, I just love coast lines, especially around sunrise and sunset. with the right conditions and some cloud you can create some dramatic images.

Sunset Overstrand Beach Norfolk.

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Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race 2018 https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2018/3/devizes-to-westminster-canoe-race-2018 Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race 2018. Photo time line Devizes Wharf 07.00 - 09.00hrs


I first shot this back in 2015, it was a wet and cold morning, today is not much different to be honest.
125 miles long, 52 on the Kennet and Avon Canal, 55 on the River Thames and the final 17 on the tide stretch of the Thames. 

5 classes within the event, Senior Doubles - Senior Singles - Junior Double - Veteran / Junior and Endeavour held over the Easter weekend, starting at 7am on Good Friday and finishing on Easter Monday.

 

 

All images are are available to download in digital format follow the link. http://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/p840989415

 

 

 

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(Roger Worrall Photography) 1948 2018 canoe canoerace devizes devizestowestminster dwrace dwrace2018 race since westminster https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2018/3/devizes-to-westminster-canoe-race-2018 Fri, 30 Mar 2018 17:47:52 GMT
Coffee in Ho Chi Minh City https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2018/2/coffee-in-ho-chi-minh-city On our first day in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Vietnam we had a tour around different districts and we were taken to a very popular coffeehouse which came highly recommended. Cheo Leo has been trading in the same place for over 80 years, purchasing the coffee beans direct from the farms roasting, grinding and then brewing them in clay pots and strained through cloths. A tradition unchanged since 1938, founded by Vinh Ngo and is now owned and run by his eldest daughter Le Thi Tuyet. The clay pots and oven are the originals her father used all those years ago.

Cheo Leo stood alone in an isolated area and could be spotted by the oil lamps burning, its now surrounded by houses and shops in central District 3. 

In today's busy business world and the large corporate coffeehouse chains, this one certainly stands out from the crowd. We walked in to the small seated area which was full, yet a table of young Vietnamese students got up, cleared the table and even wiped it down for us. I was told that this is what usually happens for the locals to help out.

Best coffee I ever tasted.!

Here are are a few photos of the coffee being made.

 

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More images form my travels to Vietnam and Cambodia can be found in the galleries drop down menu.

 

 

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Avebury https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2017/11/avebury Avebury,
A beautiful walk around Avebury Stones

The following link will direct you to the Avebury Gallery page where these prints can be purchased

http://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/p20723710

Framed - Avebury-33.jpgFramed - Avebury-33.jpgAvebury Avebury (/ˈeɪvbri/) is a Neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles, around the village of Avebury in Wiltshire, in southwest England. One of the best known prehistoric sites in Britain, it contains the largest megalithic stone circle in the world, and is both a tourist attraction and a place of religious importance to contemporary pagans. Constructed over several hundred years in the Third Millennium BC, during the Neolithic, or New Stone Age, the monument comprises a large henge (a bank and a ditch) with a large outer stone circle and two separate smaller stone circles situated inside the centre of the monument. Its original purpose is unknown, although archaeologists believe that it was most likely used for some form of ritual or ceremony. The Avebury monument is a part of a larger prehistoric landscape containing several older monuments nearby, including West Kennet Long Barrow and Silbury Hill. By the Iron Age, the site had been effectively abandoned, with some evidence of human activity on the site during the Roman occupation. During the Early Middle Ages, a village first began to be built around the monument, eventually extending into it. In the Late Medieval and Early Modern periods, local people destroyed many of the standing stones around the henge, both for religious and practical reasons. The antiquarians John Aubrey and William Stukeley, however, took an interest in Avebury during the 17th century, and recorded much of the site before its destruction. Archaeological investigation followed in the 20th century, led primarily by Alexander Keiller, who oversaw a project which reconstructed much of the monument. Avebury is owned and managed by the National Trust.[ It has been designated a Scheduled Ancient Monument, as well as a World Heritage Site, in the latter capacity being seen as a part of the wider prehistoric landscape of Wiltshire known as Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites. Framed - Avebury-19.jpgFramed - Avebury-19.jpgAvebury Avebury (/ˈeɪvbri/) is a Neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles, around the village of Avebury in Wiltshire, in southwest England. One of the best known prehistoric sites in Britain, it contains the largest megalithic stone circle in the world, and is both a tourist attraction and a place of religious importance to contemporary pagans. Constructed over several hundred years in the Third Millennium BC, during the Neolithic, or New Stone Age, the monument comprises a large henge (a bank and a ditch) with a large outer stone circle and two separate smaller stone circles situated inside the centre of the monument. Its original purpose is unknown, although archaeologists believe that it was most likely used for some form of ritual or ceremony. The Avebury monument is a part of a larger prehistoric landscape containing several older monuments nearby, including West Kennet Long Barrow and Silbury Hill. By the Iron Age, the site had been effectively abandoned, with some evidence of human activity on the site during the Roman occupation. During the Early Middle Ages, a village first began to be built around the monument, eventually extending into it. In the Late Medieval and Early Modern periods, local people destroyed many of the standing stones around the henge, both for religious and practical reasons. The antiquarians John Aubrey and William Stukeley, however, took an interest in Avebury during the 17th century, and recorded much of the site before its destruction. Archaeological investigation followed in the 20th century, led primarily by Alexander Keiller, who oversaw a project which reconstructed much of the monument. Avebury is owned and managed by the National Trust.[ It has been designated a Scheduled Ancient Monument, as well as a World Heritage Site, in the latter capacity being seen as a part of the wider prehistoric landscape of Wiltshire known as Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites.

 

 

 

24" x 16" Print framed £140.00
18" x 12" Print framed £85.00


Please Allow 14 to 28 days for delivery from date of order.
These images can be purchased as a 24" x 16" print, Pale Ivory single mount, 23mm Black paint frame measuring 29" x 21" with a clear acrylic glazing. Or as a 18" x 12" Print, and a frame size of 23" x 17"

All Images are printed on the following type of paper.
Fine Art or 'Giclee' print, created using high quality printing techniques, achieved with a combination of state of the art inkjet heads placing the finest droplets of ink onto textured Fine Art grade paper. A special, acid free smooth art paper with a unique ink receiving layer that exhibits a silk/gloss print. This coating is undetectable on the surface until the ink is applied.

Avebury Avebury (/ˈeɪvbri/) is a Neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles, around the village of Avebury in Wiltshire, in southwest England. One of the best known prehistoric sites in Britain, it contains the largest megalithic stone circle in the world, and is both a tourist attraction and a place of religious importance to contemporary pagans. Constructed over several hundred years in the Third Millennium BC, during the Neolithic, or New Stone Age, the monument comprises a large henge (a bank and a ditch) with a large outer stone circle and two separate smaller stone circles situated inside the centre of the monument. Its original purpose is unknown, although archaeologists believe that it was most likely used for some form of ritual or ceremony. The Avebury monument is a part of a larger prehistoric landscape containing several older monuments nearby, including West Kennet Long Barrow and Silbury Hill. By the Iron Age, the site had been effectively abandoned, with some evidence of human activity on the site during the Roman occupation. During the Early Middle Ages, a village first began to be built around the monument, eventually extending into it. In the Late Medieval and Early Modern periods, local people destroyed many of the standing stones around the henge, both for religious and practical reasons. The antiquarians John Aubrey and William Stukeley, however, took an interest in Avebury during the 17th century, and recorded much of the site before its destruction. Archaeological investigation followed in the 20th century, led primarily by Alexander Keiller, who oversaw a project which reconstructed much of the monument. Avebury is owned and managed by the National Trust.[ It has been designated a Scheduled Ancient Monument, as well as a World Heritage Site, in the latter capacity being seen as a part of the wider prehistoric landscape of Wiltshire known as Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites.

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Caen Hill Locks https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2017/11/caen-hill-locks Caen Hill Locks, Devizes, A selection of images beautifully framed. 

The following link will direct you to the Devizes Gallery page where these prints can be purchased.

http://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/p209208053

 

 

Lock34-Framed-2.jpgLock34-Framed-2.jpgLock 34 Caen Hill Locks (pronounced "Cane") are a flight of locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal, between Rowde and Devizes in Wiltshire, England. The 29 locks have a rise of 237 feet in 2 miles (72 m in 3.2 km) or a 1 in 44 gradient. The locks come in three groups. The lower seven locks, Foxhangers Wharf Lock to Foxhangers Bridge Lock, are spread over ¾ of a mile (1.2 km). The next sixteen locks form a steep flight in a straight line up the hillside and are designated as a scheduled monument. Because of the steepness of the terrain, the pounds between these locks are very short. As a result, 15 locks have unusually large sideways-extended pounds, to store the water needed to operate them. A final six locks take the canal into Devizes. This flight of locks was engineer John Rennie's solution to climbing the very steep hill, and was the last part of the 87-mile route of the canal to be completed. Whilst the locks were under construction a tramroad provided a link between the canal at Foxhangers to Devizes, the remains of which can be seen in the towpath arches in the road bridges over the canal. A brickyard was dug to the south of the workings to manufacture the bricks for the lock chambers and this remained in commercial use until the middle of the 20th century. Because a large volume of water is needed for the locks to operate, a back pump was installed at Foxhangers in 1996 capable of returning 7 million gallons of water per day to the top of the flight, which is equivalent to one lockful every eleven minutes. In the early 19th century, 1829–43, the flight was lit by gas lights. The locks take 5–6 hours to traverse in a boat and lock 41 is the narrowest on the canal. After the coming of the railways, the canal fell into disuse and was closed. The last cargo through the flight was a consignment of grain conveyed from Avonmouth to Newbury in October 1948. From the 1960s there was a major clearing and rebuilding operation, culminating in a visit by Queen Elizabeth II in 1990 to open the new locks officially, although the flight had been navigable for a number of years before then. In 2010 British Waterways planned to install sixteen new locks gates in twelve weeks as part of its winter maintenance programme, in an attempt to reduce the amount of water lost. The exceptionally cold weather delayed work, and when the section was re-opened at Easter 2010 only twelve pairs of gates had been dealt with. The wood from the old gates was donated to Glastonbury Festival and used to build a new bridge which was named in honour of Arabella Churchill, one of the festival's founders. Framed - Caen Hill Locks-71.jpgFramed - Caen Hill Locks-71.jpgCaen Hill Locks Caen Hill Locks (pronounced "Cane") are a flight of locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal, between Rowde and Devizes in Wiltshire, England. The 29 locks have a rise of 237 feet in 2 miles (72 m in 3.2 km) or a 1 in 44 gradient. The locks come in three groups. The lower seven locks, Foxhangers Wharf Lock to Foxhangers Bridge Lock, are spread over ¾ of a mile (1.2 km). The next sixteen locks form a steep flight in a straight line up the hillside and are designated as a scheduled monument. Because of the steepness of the terrain, the pounds between these locks are very short. As a result, 15 locks have unusually large sideways-extended pounds, to store the water needed to operate them. A final six locks take the canal into Devizes. This flight of locks was engineer John Rennie's solution to climbing the very steep hill, and was the last part of the 87-mile route of the canal to be completed. Whilst the locks were under construction a tramroad provided a link between the canal at Foxhangers to Devizes, the remains of which can be seen in the towpath arches in the road bridges over the canal. A brickyard was dug to the south of the workings to manufacture the bricks for the lock chambers and this remained in commercial use until the middle of the 20th century. Because a large volume of water is needed for the locks to operate, a back pump was installed at Foxhangers in 1996 capable of returning 7 million gallons of water per day to the top of the flight, which is equivalent to one lockful every eleven minutes. In the early 19th century, 1829–43, the flight was lit by gas lights. The locks take 5–6 hours to traverse in a boat and lock 41 is the narrowest on the canal. After the coming of the railways, the canal fell into disuse and was closed. The last cargo through the flight was a consignment of grain conveyed from Avonmouth to Newbury in October 1948. From the 1960s there was a major clearing and rebuilding operation, culminating in a visit by Queen Elizabeth II in 1990 to open the new locks officially, although the flight had been navigable for a number of years before then. In 2010 British Waterways planned to install sixteen new locks gates in twelve weeks as part of its winter maintenance programme, in an attempt to reduce the amount of water lost. The exceptionally cold weather delayed work, and when the section was re-opened at Easter 2010 only twelve pairs of gates had been dealt with. The wood from the old gates was donated to Glastonbury Festival and used to build a new bridge which was named in honour of Arabella Churchill, one of the festival's founders.

 

24" x 16" Print framed £140.00
18" x 12" Print framed £85.00


Please Allow 14 to 28 days for delivery from date of order.
These images can be purchased as a 24" x 16" print, Pale Ivory single mount, 23mm Black paint frame measuring 29" x 21" with a clear acrylic glazing. Or as a 18" x 12" Print, and a frame size of 23" x 17"

All Images are printed on the following type of paper.
Fine Art or 'Giclee' print, created using high quality printing techniques, achieved with a combination of state of the art inkjet heads placing the finest droplets of ink onto textured Fine Art grade paper. A special, acid free smooth art paper with a unique ink receiving layer that exhibits a silk/gloss print. This coating is undetectable on the surface until the ink is applied.


Caen Hill Locks (pronounced "Cane") are a flight of locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal, between Rowde and Devizes in Wiltshire, England. The 29 locks have a rise of 237 feet in 2 miles (72 m in 3.2 km) or a 1 in 44 gradient. The locks come in three groups. The lower seven locks, Foxhangers Wharf Lock to Foxhangers Bridge Lock, are spread over ¾ of a mile (1.2 km). The next sixteen locks form a steep flight in a straight line up the hillside and are designated as a scheduled monument. Because of the steepness of the terrain, the pounds between these locks are very short. As a result, 15 locks have unusually large sideways-extended pounds, to store the water needed to operate them. A final six locks take the canal into Devizes. This flight of locks was engineer John Rennie's solution to climbing the very steep hill, and was the last part of the 87-mile route of the canal to be completed. Whilst the locks were under construction a tramroad provided a link between the canal at Foxhangers to Devizes, the remains of which can be seen in the towpath arches in the road bridges over the canal. A brickyard was dug to the south of the workings to manufacture the bricks for the lock chambers and this remained in commercial use until the middle of the 20th century. Because a large volume of water is needed for the locks to operate, a back pump was installed at Foxhangers in 1996 capable of returning 7 million gallons of water per day to the top of the flight, which is equivalent to one lockful every eleven minutes. In the early 19th century, 1829–43, the flight was lit by gas lights. The locks take 5–6 hours to traverse in a boat and lock 41 is the narrowest on the canal. After the coming of the railways, the canal fell into disuse and was closed. The last cargo through the flight was a consignment of grain conveyed from Avonmouth to Newbury in October 1948. From the 1960s there was a major clearing and rebuilding operation, culminating in a visit by Queen Elizabeth II in 1990 to open the new locks officially, although the flight had been navigable for a number of years before then. In 2010 British Waterways planned to install sixteen new locks gates in twelve weeks as part of its winter maintenance programme, in an attempt to reduce the amount of water lost. The exceptionally cold weather delayed work, and when the section was re-opened at Easter 2010 only twelve pairs of gates had been dealt with. The wood from the old gates was donated to Glastonbury Festival and used to build a new bridge which was named in honour of Arabella Churchill, one of the festival's founders.

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Human Waterfall Dubai Mall https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2017/9/human-waterfall-dubai-mall Human Waterfall Dubai Mall.
The Human Waterfall installation in the Dubai Mall is certainly a crowd pleaser, the cascading water occupies the height of the mall with it's fiberglass full size sculptures of divers plunging down the waterfall. What an eye catcher this is, the rhythmic water flow giving the visual effect of the waterfall.

This image here is just one of many that I captured during my visit to Dubai.

This image is currently on show at Greengages Coffeehouse & Restaurant in Salisbury. DSC_7252.jpgDSC_7252.jpg 24" x 16" Print framed £140.00
18" x 12" Print framed £85.00

This link will direct you straight to the page for purchasing, just click the buy button on the image in the gallery.

http://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/p575942213 


Please Allow 14 to 28 days for delivery from date of order.
These images can be purchased as a 24" x 16" print, Pale Ivory single mount, 23mm Black paint frame measuring 29" x 21" with a clear acrylic glazing. Or as a 18" x 12" Print, and a frame size of 23" x 17"

All Images are printed on the following type of paper.
Fine Art or 'Giclee' print, created using high quality printing techniques, achieved with a combination of state of the art inkjet heads placing the finest droplets of ink onto textured Fine Art grade paper. A special, acid free smooth art paper with a unique ink receiving layer that exhibits a silk/gloss print. This coating is undetectable on the surface until the ink is applied.

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(Roger Worrall Photography) acid and anglican architecture art art installation black cathedral coffee cromer divers dubai dubai mall elizabeth fine framed free gallery giclee granted greengages house human waterfall i image ink ivory lifeboat lr mounted nikon norfolk pavilion photographer photography pier prints ps queen roger sale salisbury seaside station sunrise tallest theatre white worrall https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2017/9/human-waterfall-dubai-mall Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:58:08 GMT
Cromer Pier https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2017/9/cromer-pier Cromer Pier, Norfolk. 
The pier is the home of the Cromer Lifeboat Station and the Pavilion Theatre.

There are records of a pier in Cromer back as far as 1391, although then it was more of a jetty. In the year 1582, Queen Elizabeth I, in a letter to the inhabitants of Cromer granted rights to export wheat, barley and malt with the proceeds to be used for the maintenance and well-being of the pier and the town of Cromer.

In 1822, a 210-foot (64 m) long jetty was built (of cast iron, made by Hase of Saxthorpe) but this structure lasted just 24 years before it was totally destroyed in a storm. This jetty was replaced by another wooden structure but this time it was a little longer being 240 feet (73 m). This jetty soon became very popular for promenading. A keeper was employed to keep order; there were strict rules applied including no smoking, and by 9 pm ladies were required to retire from the jetty. The last wooden jetty survived until 1897, when it was damaged beyond repair after a coal boat had smashed into it. It was dismantled and the timber sold for £40.

For a period of time from this date Cromer was without a pier but to end this situation the "Pier Commissioners" planned to replace the old wood structure with a more fashionable structure. In 1902, the new pier was completed and opened to the public. This new pier was designed by Douglass and Arnott and the construction was carried out by Alfred Thorne. The new pier was 450 feet (140 m) long and had cost £17,000 to build. In the early years the pier consisted of glass-screened shelters and a bandstand on the end of the pier. The shelters were roofed over in 1905 to form a pavilion; the bandstand was later replaced with a stage and proscenium arch. From 1907 this was used to accommodate the latest craze of roller-skating.

The pier is owned and maintained by North Norfolk District Council who took on the responsibility for running and funding the pier following the local government re-organisation of 1974. Since that time, the District Council have carried out a number of major repair and refurbishments of the pier, the most recent being completed in 2013.

In March 2015, the pier was voted Pier of the Year 2015 by the National Piers Society. Owners North Norfolk District Council said it was "a fantastic reward" and they were "hugely proud of the pier".

This image is currently on show at Greengages Coffeehouse & Restaurant in Salisbury. DSC_7250.jpgDSC_7250.jpg 24" x 16" Print framed £140.00
18" x 12" Print framed £85.00

This link will direct you straight to the page for purchasing, just click the buy button on the image in the gallery.

http://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/p575942213 


Please Allow 14 to 28 days for delivery from date of order.
These images can be purchased as a 24" x 16" print, Pale Ivory single mount, 23mm Black paint frame measuring 29" x 21" with a clear acrylic glazing. Or as a 18" x 12" Print, and a frame size of 23" x 17"

All Images are printed on the following type of paper.
Fine Art or 'Giclee' print, created using high quality printing techniques, achieved with a combination of state of the art inkjet heads placing the finest droplets of ink onto textured Fine Art grade paper. A special, acid free smooth art paper with a unique ink receiving layer that exhibits a silk/gloss print. This coating is undetectable on the surface until the ink is applied.

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Salisbury Cathedral https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2017/9/salisbury-cathedral Salisbury Cathedral, formally known as the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  
Is an Anglican cathedral in Salisbury, England, and one of the leading examples of Early English architecture.

The main body of the cathedral was completed in only 38 years, from 1220 to 1258.

Since 1549, the cathedral has had the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom, at 404 feet (123m). Visitors can take the "Tower Tour" where the interior of the hollow spire, with its ancient wood scaffolding, can be viewed. The cathedral also has the largest cloister and the largest cathedral close in Britain (80 acres) It contains the world's oldest working clock (from AD 1386) and has the best surviving of the four original copies of Magna Carta. In 2008, the cathedral celebrated the 750th anniversary of its consecration.

This image is currently on show at Greengages Coffeehouse & Restaurant in Salisbury. DSC_7249.jpgDSC_7249.jpg 24" x 16" Print framed £140.00
18" x 12" Print framed £85.00

This link will direct you straight to the page for purchasing, just click the buy button on the image in the gallery.

http://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/p575942213 


Please Allow 14 to 28 days for delivery from date of order.
These images can be purchased as a 24" x 16" print, Pale Ivory single mount, 23mm Black paint frame measuring 29" x 21" with a clear acrylic glazing. Or as a 18" x 12" Print, and a frame size of 23" x 17"

All Images are printed on the following type of paper.
Fine Art or 'Giclee' print, created using high quality printing techniques, achieved with a combination of state of the art inkjet heads placing the finest droplets of ink onto textured Fine Art grade paper. A special, acid free smooth art paper with a unique ink receiving layer that exhibits a silk/gloss print. This coating is undetectable on the surface until the ink is applied.

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New Zealand a dream destination. (Part 4) https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2016/4/new-zealand-a-dream-destination-part-4 Sunday 20 February 2011

Heading back to the West Coast along state highway 6 and picking up state highway 7 towards Kaikoura approximately 470 Km and 7 hour drive depending on stops. Again travelling through so much changing terrain, this part of the journey leads us to Kaikoura. Few places in the world can boast of nature and wonders offered by the land and sea in Kaikoura.

Here are a few images taken on our journey West.

The image taken out of the window shows about 7 or 8 AC Cobra's bet that was a great Sunday drive for them, good weather too.

Arriving at our destination we park up in the holiday park and get settled for the night but not before having a wonder around a few shops and a drink, also booking a table for the evening in a local restaurant just across the road from us.

A few images taken whilst having a time of our lives.

 

A little bit about Kaikoura and it's history. 

"A town with its own fascinating history, archaeological remains indicate that Moa Hunters inhabited the peninsula 900 years ago. In Maori legend, Maui placed his foot on the Kaikoura peninsula to steady himself while he 'fished-up' the North Island. The Maori name Kaikoura translates to 'meal of crayfish' (Kai - food, koura - crayfish), and it is crayfish for which the region has traditionally been famous. The area's abundant food sources attracted Maori settlement, and the remains of several pa sites can still seen on the peninsula to this day."

"European history can be traced back to 1770. Captain Cook first discovered the Kaikoura peninsula, believing it to be an island. The first shore whaling station was established in 1843, located near where Fyffe House still stands today. Other whaling stations soon followed, and at one stage the industry employed over one hundred men in the Kaikoura district alone. Whale numbers steadily declined after 1850 and the exportation of them became un-economic, leading whalers to turn to alternative means of existence, such as farming. Whaling continued sporadically until as recently as 1964 when the last of NZ' s whaling operations ceased."

Monday 21 February 2011

We were woken this morning by the wailing of a siren, expecting it to be a really bad storm or something worse like a tsunami, but reality revealed that it was the petrol station just across the road was on fire. After the excitement of the awakening we gt up and headed out for the WhaleWay Station. Whale watching day!!. We got on the 7.15 am boat trip and actually saw 3 Sperm Whales, a pod of Dusky Dolphins who really liked to perform in their natural environment, and actually got some awesome photos. Feeling very blessed that we have had this opportunity and seen these magnificent mammals.

Feeling blessed, humbled what ever you like to call it but these are the shot's some people only dream of. 

Sperm Whale Diving.

Here are the playful Dusky Dolphins.

Yet again so thrilled to have been able to capture this moment.

What a day this has been certainly one we shall never forget, I am so glad that after so many years I picked up my camera again.

This was not the last of today's surprises as we headed off along State Highway 1 towards Picton we encounter seals on the shore line basking in the sun.

Oh what a day this has been.

It has bought back so many memories just writing this part of the blog and I really do hope you are enjoying them.

Thinks these blogs are going to be more than 5 parts but please keep checking back.

Next one Picton and the gateway to the North.

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this, your comments are most welcome.

 

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New Zealand a dream destination. (Part 3) https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2016/4/new-zealand-a-dream-destination-part-3 Friday 18th

Continuing our journey along the West Coast to Franz Josef, such beautiful scenery. 540 Km 7 hrs approximately as we did stop a few times on the way. Heading on up State Highway 6 and through the rain forest on the West Coast so many changing landscapes along this route. We head on towards Queenstown but chose not to stop off here, the roads are quiet every where you seem to travel. As always I like to share some of the photos progressing through our travels. 

From here we drive to Arrowtown where we stopped and had a quick walk about before moving on, this is an historic gold mining town in the Otago region of the South Island. I was hoping to find my fortune here but alas it was not to be.

As we head on our way we stop off at Wanaka, this is a town situated in the shores of Lake Wanaka which is estimated to be more than 300m deep and is the gateway to the Mount Aspiring National Park. We managed to stay here for possibly an hour or so and had a bite to eat in one of the cafe's.

Moving on after lunch we continue this long drive but do we care no, time just seems to get lost in the surroundings.

 

As we carry on we drive through some ever changing scenery as you can see from the photos I have post in my blogs, the one's below show how the road is on the coast line Haast Highway or Haast Pass I believe its called. On the left of us we have the Tasman Sea and to the right wind swept trees, rain forests and mountains.

It must be getting on for maybe 4 or 5 o'clock in the afternoon when we finally arrive at our destination Franz Josef Glacier as we pull into the campsite check in and park up for 2 days as there is plenty to see. We have a quick wander around the site then head off to explore the town and in pursuit of a few beers at the Ice blue Cafe lovely bar and much needed refreshments before heading back to the motor home for some evening grub, think we had pasta and bacon.

Saturday 19th

Early start today heading out for a walk to the Terminal of the Franz Josef Glacier, it's got to be 10k or more from the campsite but well worth. We left at 9am and got back around 6pm below are just a few snaps of the day.

Franz Josef Glacier / Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere is a 12 km (7.5 mi) long glacier located in Westland Tai Poutini National Park on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. Together with the Fox Glacier 20 km (12 mi) to the south, and a third glacier, it descends from the Southern Alps to less than 300 metres (980 ft) above sea level.The area surrounding the two glaciers is part of Te Wahipounamu, a World Heritage Site park. The river emerging from the glacier terminal of Franz Josef is known as the Waiho River.
Franz Josef Glacier is currently 12 km (7.5 mi) long and terminates 19 km (12 mi) from the Tasman Sea. Fed by a 20-square-kilometre (7.7 sq mi) large snowfield at high altitude, it exhibits a cyclic pattern of advance and retreat, driven by differences between the volume of meltwater at the foot of the glacier and volume of snowfall feeding the névé. Franz Josef Glacier had periods of advances from 1946 to 1951 (340 m), 1965–1967 (400 m), 1983–1999 (1420 m) and 2004–2008 (280 m). The glacier advanced rapidly during the Little Ice Age, reaching a maximum in the early eighteenth century. Having retreated several kilometres between the 1940s and 1980s, the glacier entered an advancing phase in 1984 and at times has advanced at the phenomenal (by glacial standards) rate of 70 cm a day. The flow rate is about 10 times that of typical glaciers. Over the longer term, the glacier has retreated since the last ice age, and it is believed that it extended into the sea some 10,000 to 15,000 years ago.

This cyclic behaviour is well illustrated by a postage stamp issued in 1946, depicting the view from St James Anglican Church. The church was built in 1931, with a panoramic altar window to take advantage of its location. By 1954, the glacier had disappeared from view from the church, but it reappeared in 1997. This is due to the highly variable conditions on the snowfield, which take around 5–6 years before they result in changes in the terminus location.

The glacier was still advancing until 2008, but since then it has entered a very rapid phase of retreat. As is the case for most other New Zealand glaciers which are mainly found on the eastern side of the southern alps, the shrinking process is attributed to global warming.

There have been some incidents of jökulhlaups (outbreak floods from water-filled ice tunnels) at the glacier, with one destroying a bridge on the access route in 1989.

Based on past variations, scientists expect that Franz Josef Glacier will retreat 5 km and lose 38% of its mass by 2100 in a mid-range scenario of warming.

 

Here are a few more photos taken on the way back to the campsite from the Terminal of the Franz Jozef Glacier.



 

St James Church I think. 

Ice Blue Cafe.

 

My next blog  Whale Watching in Kaikoura.

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Photographing Star Trails my setup https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2016/3/photographing-star-trails-my-setup Here I would like to share with you my setup on shooting star trails. First of all it's best that you know how to work your camera in the dark knowing where the control buttons are and what each one does as you will need to adjust settings whilst out in the field.

What I tend to do before going out is to preset my camera to the following;
Manual shooting mode, widest aperture available for me this is F4 and i set an ISO of 1000, as i am using a timer remote control shutter release i set the shutter speed to bulb, this is changed to 30 sec exposure for taking a few test shots, for use manual focus and set the lens to infinity, a good sturdy tripod and a torch most important. For save measure I tend to use tape so we don't move it out of focus by accident when out on location, that's my basic setup before venturing out to the location. Don't forget some hand warming pads not to keep your hands warm but to stop condensation on the lens. I use a cloth wrapped around the outer edge of the lens with the hand warmers inserted into it held on with an elastic band. This stops any interference with the camera whilst it's continuing to take shots for 2 hours or more. No lens wiping.

Here are a few images of the gear and setup.

Yongnuo remote timer shutter release.

Nikon D610 with Sigma 24-105 F4 DG OS HSM "ART" lens taped to infinity plus the remote receiver fitted to camera. Ideally i would love a wider angle lens something like the Nikon 14-24mm f2.8.

A good sturdy tripod with spikes fitted to ensure a solid and stable placement on the ground.

Head torch or any torch as long as you take something with you. Can also be used for lighting up an object or building to be in the shot.

Hand warming pads to stop condensation build up on the lens.

Now we have the kit setup to as near as we want it, it's time to head out, as long as the skies are clear. It's always best to scout your location during daylight hours so you know where your going and where you want to be to take the shot, also to see how the ground lies if there are any dangers etc. 

On location we set up our gear and take a few test shots using the settings already on the camera. 

Aperture F4, 30 sec exposure and ISO 800

You can see we need to make a few adjustments her angle of camera etc.

 

I changed a few settings for the next shot
F4 30 sec exposure ISO3200

 

The final settings I used were F4 35 second exposure set on the remote timer (and the camera exposure set to bulb) with a 1 second interval ISO800 and 200 shots. Within the last 15 shots or so I had an aircraft fly over obviously resulting in a trail of light. See image below.

The trails of light were edited out in the processing stage using.

The final image consists of 180 images edited in Lightroom and stacked in PS CC

King Alfreds TowerKing Alfreds TowerStar Trails King Alfreds Tower

A good dark sky with little or no moon light and choose your location with no or little light pollution will give you the best results, here you can still see some light pollution and some high cloud. Hope this has been of some help and look forward to hearing your comments. 
Remember wrap up warm, if your heading out alone tell someone where you are going, adhere to the country side rules and take a flask of tea with you most of all enjoy your photography. 

Stay Safe out there.!

 

 

 

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New Zealand a dream destination. (Part 2) https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2016/3/new-zealand-a-dream-destination-part-2 Part 2 moving on to the West Coast.

Wednesday 16th February 2011

A nice steady drive starting out on SH1 and picking up SH94, 288 kms 3 hours 55 mins Dunedin to Te Anau taking in all the wonderful scenery on the way, it's pretty mind blowing big open country side long empty roads a dream. 

The sun was shinning skies were blue when we arrived at the campsite in Te Anau, think it must have been around lunch time.

What a beautiful day slow stroll around the town, a rest sitting and looking across the vast lake and large views, all this whilst tucking into a seafood takeaway Fresh Calamari from the mobile van. Later in the afternoon we venture out to a local bar for, oh yes a cold beer well deserved and needed. What a great country we are in and so blessed for being here a fantastic experience if you get the chance to do it. 

Thursday 17th February 2011

Early morning start as we head out on a day trip to Milford Sound (Road Trip) although the day did not start off that good as I managed to get one of these.

yes a  speeding ticket (bad boy lol) and of course I paid it when I got home.! enough of this back to the road trip. Heading on after my encounter and a poorly wife to my side we travel on State Highway 94 to the Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound. Again the scenery mountainous roads are all just mesmerizing. On the way to Milford sound you have to go through the Homer Tunnel, the tunnel is straight and was originally single-lane and gravel-surfaced. The tunnel walls remain unlined granite. The east portal end is at 945 m elevation; the tunnel runs 1270 m at approximately a 1:10 gradient down to the western portal.Until it was sealed and enlarged it was the longest gravel-surfaced tunnel in the world. You really need to google this one just to see it.!! 
Here is a few I took on our return to Te Anau.

 

On arrival and parking at Milford sound the wife had taken a turn for the worst, full of cold and just wanted to go home. It's was probably the worst cold I have ever seen her have, which thanks to a lovely American lady on the same flight had managed to pass it on to her through her unhygienic behavior on the flight.(Again that's another story). Anyway she curled herself up int he back of the motorhome and went to sleep leaving me to explore and wander aimlessly around this wonderful National Park. 

It's a real shame the wife never got to see any of this the few pictures here don't really do it justice the tranquility and landscape views are amazing. I spent a while just sitting at the end of a jetty taking in all of it's charm and beautiful surroundings.

On my return to the motorhome, whilst walking across a foot bridge I saw a Crested Penguin now I knew if I was to use the flash on my camera it would be scared and make a hasty retreat so I quickly took a picture without flash but the results were very poor, I rushed to much to try and get the shot, I noticed a crowd of tourist coming down the road with children and this was only going to mean one thing, lots of cameras and flashes hence why I tried to rush it. The penguin was over the edge of the foot bridge.

Although I suppose you could say it's a nice abstract shot :-). Back in the motorhome and start the return to Te Anau for one more night get the wife dosed up on flu medicine to try and clear the cold she has. Here are a few photos of the return journey back through the Homer Tunnel and along SH94.

 

Part 3 of this wonderful trip will be added at the end of March.

Moving on up the West Coast to Franz Jozef.

 

Hope your liking my travel blog be sure to comment if you wish.

bye for now.

 

 

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New Zealand a dream destination. (Part 1) https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2016/3/new-zealand-a-dream-destination Over 12 months of preparation and planning it's finally time. 

Kia Ora.

Monday 14th February 2011
One taxi, 4 airports and a shuttle bus we arrive at our destination, The Heritage, Christchurch,

what a relaxing thought after being in transit for over 25 hours. Checked in and freshened up we head out to take a tour of the city by tram, taking in all the architecture beautiful scenery and colonial buildings. We saw at first hand the devastation caused by the 2010 earthquake. (Little did we know there was another one about to happen on the 22 February 2011 at around 12.50 pm Christchurch was struck by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake, this is a story in itself).

Whilst we were touring the city we stopped of and had lunch at the Clarendon, food was exquisite, we chose the following from the menu, Groper Fish with Chorizo and Potato, Chicken Caesar Salad and of course a few beers and wines were at hand, just to help wash the food down. During the evening we ventured out and found ourselves in a nice Irish Bar think it may have been The Bog ? not 100% sure, I remember that it had a lot of Antarctica memorabilia on the walls. Had a few beers in here and a bacon sandwich with chips was a very nice evening.

Just a few photos of Christchurch

Tuesday 15th February 2011
Up early and out for breakfast at Drexel's Restaurant that was some good food too Full English and Eggs Benedict,


 

before hoping into a taxi to collect our motorhome a Mercedes Spirit 2 Berth from Maui rental for the adventure to begin. After spending a few hours sorting details etc we were loaded and on our way, first stop super market groceries, beer and wine a must have. First campsite destination is Dunedin (Dun-Edin). Travelling South from Christchurch picking up the SH1 (State Highway 1) for approximately 364 km, 5 hours 30 mins depending on stops and traffic. Scenery is just breathtaking every where you look. We probably arrived in Dunedin around 16.30 checked ourselves into the campsite and got parked up for the night. Upon check-in  we managed to pick up a discount card for use on various items and places very useful and everyone is so friendly. 

Meal for the evening was Steak, Salad and Potatoes. Steak was cooked on the BBQ which just pulled out from the side of the motorhome,

outside table set bottle of wine and some beers what more could you ask for.

Wednesday 16th February
Not such an early start today, we have a few things planned before moving on, a slow drive along the coastal road up to the Albatross centre.

Managed to see few of the Albatross's feeding their young. They have a wing span of some 2 to 3.4 metres and live up to 50 years. From here we move on to the West Coast and such a beautiful drive. 

Part 2 will be added soon.

 

 

 

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Pleased with the Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM / DG HSM | A https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2016/2/pleased-with-the-sigma-24-105mm-f4-dg-os-hsm-/-dg-hsm-a Over Christmas I purchased the Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM / DG HSM | A, for use on my Nikon D610. I must say since the purchase I am more than pleased with it. Although when I came to register it with Sigma I was told that because it has been bought outside of Europe (purchased in Dubai) warranty would not be covered if I was to have problems with it in the future. Not a problem of course unless I have issues with it. I was not aware the Sigma no longer offer a World Wide Warranty program. Rant aside its a great lens fantastic quality, sharp and has not been off the camera since I purchased it. I have mainly used for Landscapes and Night Photography and the occasional casual shot, It's also ideal for casual everyday use and it has a nice focal range. Good for close up's, portraits, weddings and still life. This is one from the Art range of lens, from memory I believe that Sigma categorizing their lens into groups contemporary, art and sports, that's a good idea and helps when purchasing a lens.

It has an aperture of F4 to F22 and weighs in at around 880g 


The images that are loaded in my Dubai gallery were taken with this lens, now i just need to purchase new filters as it's quit a large size at 82mm.

 

All in all I do like the Sigma lens.

 

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Nikon WU-1b wireless adapter https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2015/12/nikon-wu-1b-wireless-adapter The WU-1b wireless mobile adapter was a gift for my birthday, although I did give out some ideas of what I would like. I have not had much time to use it yet but I have given it a little test run and overall I am impressed with it. Pretty much plug play download the app Nikon WMU for Apple or Android link the adapter to the smart device and your away.

You can view / review images on the camera via your smart device and share over your social media accounts. Take photos by using your smart device as a remote, image downloads and saves in your photo library. 

 

The wireless adapter itself is pretty tiny, you get a little plastic case to attached to your camera strap for storage of the unit. 

 

 

 

 

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Leonardo the Bull Acrylic Print https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2015/12/leonardo-the-bull-acrylic-print Here is a direct link to the shopping cart to purchase an acrylic print of Leonardo the Bull, I have just recently sold a fine art framed print of this one A3 size and it looks great,  the link will take you directly to the checkout page where you just simply need to checkout as a guest or enter your details to login as a member where you can keep track of your purchases and favorite images. Click the check out button to proceed to this option, once past this page enter your postage address etc and then on to payment.

Payment types accepted are Paypal, Visa and Mastercard etc.

LEONARDO THE BULL follow the link below and proceed to checkout.
You can use the zoom tool on the left hand side of the screen to enlarge the image within the frame.

http://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/cart.html?import=606865612_266331893

 

 

 

15.7" X 23.6" ACRYLIC PRINT

15.7" x 23.6" size image printed on 6mm thick diamond polished acrylic. Aluminium wall fixings are included.

Printed on 249gsm professional photographic paper. Ideal for all around the home including kitchens & bathrooms.

Three working days production time.

 


 

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Christmas in Dubai https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2015/11/christmas-in-dubai This year is going to be a little different, first Christmas off in 6 years and heading to Dubai, my Santa sleigh shall be the Emirates Airbus A380. Looking forward to spending time with friends, my wife and getting some great photography in. Within the next 3 week's shall be getting my kit charged backed and ready for some awesome photographs, of Dubai Marina, The Burj Al Arab, The Burg Khalifa they all make great night shots, (I hope i can do them justice lol). Any one have any tips places to visit / photograph (or places that should not be photographed ) would be a great help. Trey Ratcliff if you read this blog any tips?, as i know you have traveled the world and shot amazing and awesome photos.

Feel free to leave your comments tips etc on my blog page.

Updates will be done periodically when I have wifi and shall add a few photos along the way.

Whilst your here why not take a tour of my site, find out a little bit more about me by going to the about page, or scroll through the galleries. You never know something just may grab your fancy. All images are available to purchase in different formats. 

I shall be offering a discount throughout December and January of 15% just use the following code on checkout.

Code = Dec15Jan Valid from 01/12/15 through to 31/01/2016

 

Thanks 
Roger Worrall

 

 

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Limited Edition Prints on Canvas and Acrylic https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2015/10/limited-edition-prints-on-canvas-and-acrylic Here is a direct link to my shopping cart for the limited edition print, the link will take you directly to the checkout page where you just simply need to checkout as a guest or enter your details to login as a member where you can keep track of your purchases and favorite images. Click the check out button which will take you to the login detail page this is where you can create login details where you can keep track of your favorite images and purchase or if you do not want to do that then you can checkout as a guest. once past this page enter your postage address etc and then on to payment.

Payment types accepted are Paypal and Visa, Mastercard etc.

Here are a few images of my favorite limited edition prints.

Moon Lit Stonehenge, Available as acrylic print only and print run is limited to 50 follow the link below and proceed to checkout.

http://rogerworrall.co.uk/cart.html?import=606865612_821087915 Watermark will not be printed.

15.7" X 23.6" ACRYLIC PRINT

15.7" x 23.6" size image printed on 6mm thick diamond polished acrylic. Aluminium wall fixings are included.

Printed on 249gsm professional photographic paper. Ideal for all around the home including kitchens & bathrooms.

Three working days production time.

 



 

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Yildiz2 Day trip and BBQ night cruise. https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2015/9/yildiz2-day-trip-and-bbq-night-cruise A day trip around some of the bays of Kalkan on board the Yildiz 2, at the helm Captain Osman and his wife Zeynep helped out by his 2 daughters and cousin, lovely people and a trip.



The day starts of around 10 am when you are greeted on board the Yildiz 2, it's not overcrowded like some of the other tour cruise's around Kalkan probably a maximum of 16, most of the time I have been on board it's been around 12 to 14 people. Served with Turkish tea, coffee or normal tea before sailing, whilst waiting for others to arrive and board. 

All boarded we set off to our first bay just up the coast line here you can enjoy free swimming :-) in the crystal clear waters of the turquoise coast, you may even get the chance to see some Turtle's as there have been many sightings this year in some of the bays and around the harbour area. We move on to the next Bay where Zeynep starts to prepare lunch, fresh vegetables, fish, chicken, rice, chips, crispy pastry rolls filed with feta cheese and if we have successful fishing during the morning then we will get fresh mackerel served as well. Will add photo of the food later. How all is food is prepared in a small galley kitchen is amazing. The food is absolutely glorious and you get plenty of it.

After all that food time for a rest and on to the next bay for swimming or mud bath if you like that sort of thing, apparently makes you look 5 years younger. From here we move on again for fresh fruit, ice cream and tea this is indeed a great day out.

This trip is a full day from 10 in the morning returning to harbour around 5 sometimes 6pm.

The following evening we book ourselves onto the BBQ night cruise, get to see the sunset before a romantic evening under the stars no light pollution out here so you get to see a beautiful sight even the Milky Way is visible somewhat hard to capture on the camera from a swaying boat. Again the food was outstanding and this time Captain Osman cooks on a small BBQ situated at the rear on the gang plank. Meat balls, stuffed peppers, kebabs on skewers, rice and chips they certainly know how to feed their guests.

Below is a few shots of the sunset and Milky Way although as I mentioned before quite a difficult shot to take on board a boat.

This is a very pleasurable evening cruise which I have been on several times over the years, but this year a couple had let the side down by shouting abusive language over the bay to another boat, I admit it was blasting out garage music to the point that their speakers were crackling but still there is no need for that kind of behaviour shouting profanities and using hand gestures especially as there were children on board and a lovely German couple we met with a young daughter what must they have thought. ? Derek (IT Consultant) and Jacky (Ex BA Cabin Manager circa 1982) I can safely say that I have never felt so embarrassed being British.

Captain Osman had this situation taken care off !! nothing like a good loud fog horn to get the music off.

Its a lovely cruise with great host's and I will return. 

You can contact them through the following link 

http://www.yildizboat.com/Yildiz2.aspx

 

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Day 1 Arriving at Kalkan https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2015/9/day-1-arriving-at-kalkan After a long and tiring trip we arrive at our apartment in Kalkan. The Taxi journey was an 1hr 30min white knuckle ride wasn't really sure if we were going to make it to our destination.

Plans for today rest and recuperate, Turkish bath and massage and a light lunch. 

It's very quiet here this year, speaking to some of the restaurant owners they are telling me that some of the restaurants are empty in the evening it certainly looks that way. Walking through the streets in the evening certainly paints a different picture to last year, it's a shame that a lot of people are choosing not to travel as this place certainly is gem on the Turquoise Coast.

A few of the harbour restaurants were destroyed by fire in Dec of last year, although most of these are still running they have moved to different locations I guess until the new modern buildings are complete.

I shall be loading a new gallery on my return home with a selection of Kalkan images,  so keep checking back.

 

 

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Return to Cornwall https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2015/7/return-to-cornwall Have been looking forward to returning to Cornwall for sometime now, it's only a long weekend but I have my Nikon D600 and Cornwall will be supplying the views, beautiful. Looking forward to getting out to capture the scenery that Cornwall offers, catching up with some great friends. A chance to get images for a few competitions I am entering. I recently managed to get expert commended on one of my previous black an white shots titled Masks. I do seem to be heading down the route of more black and white photography at the moment of which I have a love for.  First time out with the D600 since it came back from the cleaners (Nikon Service) second time after having oil spotting issues, lets see how we get on with it this time. 

Car is packed kit is charged cleaned and ready to go but the weather has decided to change Friday evening is not looking great at the moment, it's been raining all day long hoping its going to clear up for the 3 hr drive down to Portloe fingers crossed. A late arrival in Cornwall but the weather seems to be clearing rain has stopped skies are clearing, it's looking good for a sunny Saturday.

Woken by bright light and blue skies lovely only one thing, I missed the sunrise this morning due to the late arrival and a few beers, never mind Cornwall has plenty of scenery to offer plus a great chance it's going to be clear skies tonight.  

It's been a lovely day sun shinning a bit of cloud cover at times, spent the morning at St Mawes boat show, some great entertainment by The Cornish Connection a superb men's Barbershop Harmony Chorus, RNLI Rescue display and a lot more,

followed by the afternoon on Carne beach.
 

Iphoneography Iphoneography

Sunday, weather has changed again been raining all night and still is now quite heavy in fact, hope it clears up later so we can get out and do some photography. Last night overcast before the rain set in so never managed to get the night shots that I wanted. Raining bad weather can only mean one thing wet and moody photographs plus a very wet photographer. I was lucky it cleared up and the rain held off for a while, went for a nice walk to Dodman Point along the South West Coastal Path, it's actually the highest headland on the south Cornwall coast at 374 feet. It was originally known as Deadman's Point and host the remains of an Iron Age promontory fort. The views from up here are just amazing. On route to our afternoon tea through these narrow and winding roads you really do not want to be meeting anything coming towards you because reversing can be difficult and sometimes damaging to the car, as shown here below.




Afternoon cream tea at The Idle Rock's Hotel very nice here, scones and tea lovely. 

 

 

Monday almost time to travel home spent the morning at Trelissick Gardens, with more than 30 acres of garden and twisting paths to explore. These sit within the 300 acre estate with stunning walks, coastal views, woodlands and a beautiful house.


Late afternoon we take a stroll along the South West Coastal Path to Portloe before packing up and heading home.

In all a great weekend away with the wife and some lovely friends. Plus managed to get a few shots done, the weather didn't help but we cannot control that.

 

 

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First Wedding Shoot https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2015/7/first-wedding-shoot Recently I shot my first ever wedding shoot, it was a privilege to be asked and I thank the Bride and Groom Martin & Louise for trusting me to shoot their special day. Getting the kit ready and charging batteries, formatting memory cards, cleaning the lens's rechecking I had everything I needed and then again rechecking I guess everybody does this the first time and even still do when they have been shooting for years. Nerves was fine until I arrived at the brides house for the bride getting ready photos, that's when the nerves kicked in and it was a scorcher of a day. The scene was set, marque setup and laid out flowers arranged on tables and transport for the bride waiting outside.
I had my Nikon D600 with Tamron 28 - 300 lens which I thought was quite a versatile lens, also used Nikon 50mm prime and a Tamron 10 - 24mm lens also had my Nikon D7000 at hand. I knew that this was no easy task and used muscles that have been dormant since I left school, man I ached the day after. The work still not over as the easy task of transferring images from the memory cards is a very daunting prospect especially if it goes wrong or the cards can't be read, alas it all went well bit of post processing burning to disc or memory sticks and all done.  Well you would think so next onto the wedding album now we are finished. I guess a lot of people think this it's just a days work or a few hours work depending on how long your booked for but in fact in reality it's more than just a day.  Overall it was a mighty fine day and I enjoyed it immensely would I do it again absolutely.

Please feel free to leave comments.

Here are a few of the images from the day.


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Great Dining Experience at Restaurant Nathan Outlaw https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2015/5/great-dining-experience-at-restaurant-nathan-outlaw A long bank holiday weekend away in Cornwall, relaxing all camera kit charged and ready to go. Late drive down on Friday evening, ready for a great taste experience at Restaurant Nathan Outlaws, New Road, Port Isaac.

The food was so wonderful that out of the 4 courses I only managed to grab one photograph. Really need to go back and photograph the rest, and of course eat it. Although next time will get a taxi so i can also enjoy the wine that comes with each course to compliment it, the wife certainly enjoyed all of it and we are still talking about it now and probably for some time to come I have never tasted food as good.
Mother and Father in law also enjoyed this fine dining experience.
 

We opted for the Lunchtime set menu on Sat 23rd May
First course
Scallop Tartare, Apple and Radish, myself not being a great lover of scallops, I got to admit it I really enjoyed this and so did the rest of my table. The wine that complimented was the Trevannion 2013, a local wine from Cornwall Knightor Winery the wife tells me it complimented it very well.

Second course
Turbot and Port Isaac Sauce, the sauce was wonderful from memory soft crab shell sauce, A Spanish wine complimented this dish O Rosal 2013. Bodegas Terras Gauda, Galicia. 

Third course (this course is the only one I managed to get a snap of)
Cod, Cauliflower,Watercress and Bacon. Cod on a bed of sliced cauliflower with crispy bacon and watercress, for we had a South African wine Professor Kurkurowitz, BLANKbottle Wellington, South Africa blank bottle because there is no cultivator on the label and you are asked what you can taste when tasting it, not sure bu i think my wife said vanilla but I do believe she enjoyed it.

Fourth course pudding.
Rhubarb,Strawberry, Vanilla and Yoghurt the wine was Brachetto d'Aqui 2014 'Braida' Giacoma Bologna Piedmont, Italy.

A couple from my table had the cheese course
Tunworth Cheese, Celery and Hazelnuts
the wine was Brachetto d'Aqui 2014 'Braida' Giacoma Bologna Piedmont, Italy. This one had a strong smell of Sherry or even tones of Brandy but was told to get past the smell and to taste it, again all exceptionally good.

The whole experience for me and the rest of my family was fantastic with exceptionally good food and wines. The service was second to none, from the moment we walked, being asked if we would like to meet Nathan as we thought he may not have been there, handing over my Nikon D600 (GULP) for a photo opportunity to the moment we left. 

You can get some great panoramic views on a clear day from this location.

Just a shame I never took more photos of the food would love to return to take more photo's !. 
If any one would like to comment on this post then feel free to do so.
Nathan or any of the staff at the restaurant get to read this blog then I hope you like it more than welcome to comment.

 




 

 

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English Garden https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2015/5/english-garden I had the privilege at the weekend of a private tour around the gardens of Crowhurst Place, with the understanding of only being allowed to photograph the gardens but not the house.

Well the gardens are spectacular, beautifully landscaped and array of bright rich colours even in mid May, I could only imagine what it would look like when all the flowers are in bloom.

Here are a few pictures taken whilst having the tour of the grounds. 

Private gardens of Crowhurst PlacePrivate gardens of Crowhurst PlaceSome images from the private gardens at Crowhurst Place Private gardens Crowhurst PlacePrivate gardens Crowhurst PlaceSome panoramic images of the private gardens of Crowhurst place
The above to photos are 5 images each and stitched together creating these beautiful panoramic shot of the gardens, these would be fantastic in full bloom.

Pond LifePond LifeA tour around the private gardens of Crowhurst Place in Surrey, These are just a few of the images I took that day. Vibrant and full of colour you can only imagine what it would look like in full bloom. Really would like to be invited back to shoot the house and more of the gardens.
How the other half live.
 
Pond Life with a rotating viewing / resting shed. Get board of one view spin it around and look at the other great idea.

Crowhurst Gardens SurreyCrowhurst Gardens SurreyA tour around the private gardens of Crowhurst Place in Surrey, These are just a few of the images I took that day. Vibrant and full of colour you can only imagine what it would look like in full bloom. Really would like to be invited back to shoot the house and more of the gardens.
How the other half live.
Crowhurst Gardens SurreyCrowhurst Gardens SurreyA tour around the private gardens of Crowhurst Place in Surrey, These are just a few of the images I took that day. Vibrant and full of colour you can only imagine what it would look like in full bloom. Really would like to be invited back to shoot the house and more of the gardens.
How the other half live.

The Dovecote what a lovely structure this is, apparently they have an owl in here too.

Garden AmphitheatreGarden AmphitheatreA tour around the private gardens of Crowhurst Place in Surrey, These are just a few of the images I took that day. Vibrant and full of colour you can only imagine what it would look like in full bloom. Really would like to be invited back to shoot the house and more of the gardens.
How the other half live.
This one is the Amphitheatre in the gardens. Spectacular

Amphitheatre in the garden what a great landscaping this is and it was / has been used as it was intended too.

 

The house itself is amazing jaw dropping even, Grade 1 Listed timber framed with a moat, I believe the main part of the house was constructed between 1425 to 1450, with additions an extension built on over the years. The Duchess of Marlborough commissioned the extensions, there is a full height round bay window which must be inserted to the great hall. This is truly a magnificent building and gardens, would love the opportunity to photograph this great majestic house. 

You can find these images in my galleries landscape and panoramic.

 

 

 

 

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Nikon D600 or D700 https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2015/4/nikon-d600-or-d700 I have a bit of a dilemma I am at present looking to add to my kit a full frame camera, now do I go for the D600

with a 24.3 megapixel full frame (FX) cmos sensor and takes SD cards dual slot. or do I go for a D700

12 megapixel in full frame mode, this has the option of using it in cropped mode when DX lens are fitted and sets to this automatically, this one takes compact flash memory cards.  Been looking at both of these models and I find myself swaying to the D600, second hand models with low shutter counts form various sites. Also been looking to add a lens to my collection Tamron 28-300 VC DI AF Lens. 

Currently I am using a D7000 which I am very happy with so I have plenty of SD cards. 

 

Any thoughts or comments that could help me decide would be gratefully appreciated.
 

 

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(Roger Worrall Photography) 28-300 camera count d600 d700 d7000 frame full fx kit lens low nikon second shutter tamron https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2015/4/nikon-d600-or-d700 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:48:03 GMT
Saturday evening in Bath at the Koh Thai Tapas https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2015/4/saturday-evening-in-bath-at-the-koh-thai-tapas Meeting friends in Bath for evening cocktails and Thai meal. Starting point was the Be At One Cocktail bar happy good time to start although I had the keys and was driving. ;-( next time i will take the train. Good atmosphere here and I was told the drinks were also great next time I will try myself. Looking forward to it.

From here we moved onto the Koh Thai Tapas early evening sitting, shown to our table for 4 up stairs at the rear of the restaurant.  A few evening meal drinks a good chat and laugh before ordering. Bottle of white wine, Singha beer lovely. Now for the orders I thought about the 24 hour spare ribs I kindly asked the waitress if I need to come back tomorrow that created a laugh but I am sure she's heard it before. Food was great we had a good selection,

 Thai Style Pan-fried Chicken Pieces. very mild not spicy at all.

Koy Special Crispy Squid, Tender pieces,pan fried in a super-light batter and served with hot sweet sauce. 

Spicy Vegetable Vermicelli Salad,crunchy vegetables in a hot sweet and sour dressing with garlic.

Green Curry with Beef and Boiled Rice quite I found this one quite mild for my liking.

Koy's Jungle Curry very hot in deed, Fragrant fiery thin sauce with Thai herbs, green peppercorns and sliced red chili's. 

We had some lovlely food and great company to top it off, service was good and didn't mind a bit of banter. I would recommend this place if your in Bath.

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(Roger Worrall Photography) Bath Koh Tapas Thai afternoon ambient beef chili cocktails crunchy curry dressing food fragrant friends garlic green herbs hot jungle lighting peppers phone photography red rice salad singha social spicy squid tender wine https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2015/4/saturday-evening-in-bath-at-the-koh-thai-tapas Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:44:21 GMT
Easter Sunday Lunch at the Angel Inn, Upton Scudamore https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2015/4/easter-sunday-lunch-at-the-angel-inn-upton-scudamore As i never bought the wife any easter eggs I took her for lunch at The Angel Inn, Upton Scudamore, near Warminster. I understand that there is new management / landlords in well at least 4 months or more. The new decor is inviting subtle muted colours of mulbery.

Although i wasn't too sure about the large screen TV on the wall.
On arrival we had a very warm welcoming and drinks in the bar before being shown to our table. Managed to get in early before the rush, lunch was lovely i had the Lamb with roast potatoes and seasonal veg very nice lamb was a little bit red for me but i enjoyed all the same very tender. 
Roast Lamb

My wife had roast beef which was cooked just beautifully served with a scrumptious yorkshire pudding and seasonal veg which included cabbage an leaks in a creamy sauce, broccoli and green bean and roast potatoes, carrots and parsnip. 

Roast Beef

Puddings we had 2 scoops of ice cream, vanilla and raspberry, and vanilla cheese cake with black currant sorbet divine.
All washed down with a couple of drinks.
Reasonably priced menu and found the service good. 

Compliments to the chef great food will be back soon.
 

 Now where shall I be eating next hmm maybe another blog where ever it maybe.

   

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(Roger Worrall Photography) Angel Inn Scudamore The Upton angel beer food goodfood lunch roast warm warminster welcoming https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2015/4/easter-sunday-lunch-at-the-angel-inn-upton-scudamore Sun, 05 Apr 2015 15:45:48 GMT
Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race 2015 https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2015/4/devizes-to-westminster-canoe-race-2015 It was a very early start this morning up at 4.30 am get kit packed in car and off to Devizes for the DWRACE 2015. Race start time 7.00 am.

First time i have been to this event and it's been happening for years, In fact every year at Easter since 1948.
The race length is 125 miles long, 52 miles along the Kennet and Avon canal to Reading, 55 miles on the River Thames and the final 17 miles is along the tidal stretch of the Thames.

This morning weather was wet and dull, but every body were in high spirits, I positioned myself at the start line under one of the bridges at the Wharf in Devizes.

Here are just a couple of the shots I took. 

It was a day for ducks. !!

Was definitely the day for getting the shot. 

 

and of course a day to keep smiling and a lot of paddling.
 

Many more images available in my client access page please contact me if you would like access to this file and I will issue you a password.

 

 

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(Roger Worrall Photography) 1948 2015 DWRACE DevizestoWestminster canoe canoerace devizes dwrace2015 race since westminster https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2015/4/devizes-to-westminster-canoe-race-2015 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 20:06:16 GMT
Sunday Stroll along the Kennet and Avon Canal - Caen Hill Locks https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2015/3/sunday-stroll-along-the-kennet-and-avon-canal A quiet Sunday stroll along the Kennet and Avon Canal, backpack packed camera charged spare battery packed, tripod, ND Filter for some long exposure shots and a choice of some lens. Capturing some lovely images of the colourful canal boats along the way all with various names. Choosing my start point was a bit of a dilemma, do I start at the famous Caen Hill Locks or at Bradford on Avon. 

Well I started at Caen Hill Locks.

Tried to get the shot below as a long exposure but seemed to be far to windy today for that will return and try the shot again on a more stable day I feel. As you can see by the cropped 30 second exposure I had vibration on the tripod due to the wind. 

 

 

 

The weather was not good to me today, wet and very windy. but managed to take a couple of shots. Was hoping to get some long exposure shots too but with it being bad weather the tripod seemed a little unstable. but managed to get this one below, this can also be seen in my galleries section situated in the Industrial file. 

 

Caen Hill LocksCaen Hill LocksEdited version of 30 second exposure of one of the Locks at Caen Hill, Devizes. Thought i would give it a nostalgic look

Edited from the original cropped and a tonal colour effect, bit more nostalgic I feel.  
This is a great walk an you meet some very nice people along the way, who are more than happy to stand and have a chat. 

I have loaded a couple of images to the Industrial section of the galleries if your interested.
Will be returning here again on a less windy day with my ND filters to capture some stunning long exposure shots.

Hope you enjoy 
Feel free to leave comments if you wish.
 

 

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(Roger Worrall Photography) Avon Canal Kennet and avon barges boats canal canals longexposure ndfilter photography rogerworrall waterways wiltshire https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2015/3/sunday-stroll-along-the-kennet-and-avon-canal Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:04:23 GMT
Thai Orchid Restaurant https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2015/3/thai-orchid-restaurant After a hard day erecting the garden fence there is only one thing to do and that's to take the wife out to the Thai Orchid restaurant in Westbury this evening. Been here many times before and the food is just awesome. Looking forward to the starter of spring rolls or pork spare ribs hmm think I will have the pork spare ribs which have been marinated in herbs and cooked with garlic & black pepper, the meat just falls off the bone and so tender.

 

The wife is deciding on the steamed mussels with galangal (this is a root from the ginger family), lemon grass, lime leaf with a hint of chili and garlic to start,

for main she chose mixed seafood basil hot and spicy, stir fried king prawns, mussels, squid with onion, pepper mushroom, fine bean in fresh chili and hot basil leaves, sounds delicious.  

For me think it will have to be thai beef green curry, sliced beef in green curry & coconut milk with courgette with mixed pepper, fine bean, onion and sweet basil served with a side order of  boiled rice.

Exquisite although i would like mine a little bit spicier. Beverages had to be Singha and Red wine not at the same time of course :-). I can never fault the service and hospitality of this place very welcoming even when like tonight they were so busy. Also got a bit of food phone photography in as well. 

Extracts of ingredients taken from the menu at The Thai Orchid.

 

Now where am I dinning next watch out you may get a review on my blog ;-) 

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(Roger Worrall Photography) Orchid Thai Westbury critic cuisne eating food horse hot oriental out phone photography restaurant revues road spicy taste thai warminster westbury white wiltshire https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2015/3/thai-orchid-restaurant Sat, 14 Mar 2015 21:56:49 GMT
War Horse at the Bristol Hippodrome https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2015/2/warhorse-at-the-bristol-hippodrome What a show this is I would recommend it to anyone who fancies a great night out.

Our day started off with a few preshow drinks and a bite to eat at the Bordeaux Quay food was good and the service was excellent. Show doesn’t start until 19.30 so had a bit of time to spare and headed off to Molloy’s Pub for a quick pint and glass of wine.

We were seated in the stalls at the hippodrome and goods seats we had on the edge of the isle and a great view of the stage.

The size of the horse puppets are magnificent and the lifelike movements and sounds are just unbelievable, you really do need to see it to understand what I mean. The Backdrop on the stage was constant throughout black with a white torn out effect expanding from left to right, the white part was used as a canvas for illustrations portrayed on it. Sketches of different scenes from Farm land to battle fields of the Somme.
As many of us know it portrays a story of a farmer’s boy and a hunting foal  and the bond they have between them.  Albert Narracott the farmer’s boy and Joey the horse.

When Albert’s father sells Joey to the army for an officers horse, Albert leaves the British country side and heads off to the Somme in search of his beloved horse in the hope that he will find him.

The final scenes and the war is over Albert finds his beloved Joey and is reunited and they both return to the farm land from which they came.

It's a very high visual impact play and my words to describe is just WOW MAGNIFICENT.

After leaving the Bristol Hippodrome we headed off to the Cosy Club that in it self is a lovely building.

In all we had great evening, and I would suggest you get and see this play you'll love it. 

Image portrayed is not one of mine.

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(Roger Worrall Photography) albert backdrop bristol devon foal hippodrome horse hunter joey narracott puppets sketch somme stage war https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2015/2/warhorse-at-the-bristol-hippodrome Mon, 09 Feb 2015 16:24:13 GMT
Calm and Peaceful https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2015/1/calm-and-peaceful A Coast ViewA Coast ViewA view over St Mawes Bay and what a view it is. Sat having a light lunch and a little tipple at the Idle Rocks Hotel. Good weather good food and the company I was with was great.

A view over St Mawes Bay and what a view it is. Sat having a light lunch and a little tipple at the Idle Rocks Hotel. Good weather good food and the company I was with was great.

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Mitre Peak, Milfiord Sound, New Zealand https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2015/1/mitre-peak-milfiord-sound-new-zealand Mitre Peak, Milford SoundMitre Peak, Milford SoundMitre Peak, Milford Sound.
Situated on the West Coast, South Island New Zealand Fantastic scenery with big views having to drive through the Homer Tunnel cut through the mountain. You can see the bare raw cut rock as you drive through it with the water naturally dripping through the mountain. Milford Sound would love to get back there.

Mitre Peak, Milford Sound.
Situated on the West Coast, South Island New Zealand Fantastic scenery with big views having to drive through the Homer Tunnel cut through the mountain. You can see the bare raw cut rock as you drive through it with the water naturally dripping through the mountain. Milford Sound would love to get back there.

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(Roger Worrall Photography) 2011 Milford Sound beautiful foto honeymoon landscapes mitre peak mountain mountain scape new zealand photography by roger worrall south island west coast,homer tunnel, https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2015/1/mitre-peak-milfiord-sound-new-zealand Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:20:41 GMT
The Old Coliseum, St Austell Cornwall https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2015/1/the-old-coliseum-st-austell-cornwall Back in July 2014 i took a trip to St Austell Cornwall for the weekend, Early in the morning I walked along the coastal path where I stumbled on the Old Coliseum. Whilst talking to the security guard he old me that it used to be a very popular venue for some major rock bands in the 70,s Punk, New wave during the 80's. Some of the bands that had performed there were The Clash, Black Sabbath, The Who, Bon Jovi, Cliff Richard and many more.

Now it's being developed into luxury apartments, which I must say will have a fantastic view. Be great if people had their own stories to tell about the Old Coliseum during it prime.

The Old Coliseum St Austell CornwallThe Old Coliseum St Austell CornwallOld Coliseum

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(Roger Worrall Photography) 70 80s Austell Black Bon Clash Cliff Coliseum Cornwall Jovi Old Richard Sabbath St The Who and bands beach carlyon derelict new punk rock roll ruin ruins s slade venue wave https://www.rogerworrall.co.uk/blog/2015/1/the-old-coliseum-st-austell-cornwall Tue, 20 Jan 2015 21:09:58 GMT