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Palmate Newt Swimming Underwater
15th April 2014 - 0 comments
For some time I have wanted to photograph the British Wildlife found in our ponds, lakes, rivers and streams. I have tried various methods of doing this (sometimes at great expense) with little success. Recently I have been experimenting with a GoPro 3+. These little cameras are most often used in filming extreme sports due to their small size, wide angle lens and durability. They also come with very sturdy underwater housing, which is what caught my attention. Using a homemade extendable pole mount and a bit of patience I was able to capture the video of a male palmate newt moving around its pond.



Okay, so the footage is shaky and not all that clear (best to watch in 1080p), but it's a start. It's fascinating to see these animals head on in their underwater world. As a professional ecologist, I come across newts a lot in my day job, but this is the first time I have seen them from this perspective. Hopefully I can improve on my first clips in the coming weeks and capture something really interesting soon.
Mammal Photographer of the Year.
21st February 2013 - 0 comments
A few months back I entered several photographs into the Mammal Society's "Mammal Photographer of the Year" Competition. I am delighted to be able to say that my photograph of two fighting Stoat kits selected as one of the highly commended images in the competition.



Despite having several images shortlisted for other awards, this is my first actual success in a photographic competition, so I am very pleased.

The winners and other highly commended pictures can be seen here
Song Thrush Feeding Behaviour
25th January 2013 - 0 comments


A short, slow motion video of a song thrush extracting a snail from its shell. A typical bit of behaviour for the species, which often use the same "anvil" stone to smash the snails shell. If you notice a lot of broken snail shells by a rock in your garden, this is probably why.
The Night Sky
15th January 2013 - 0 comments
Although this website mainly focuses on my wildlife photography, I do (very occasionally) focus my camera on the night sky. For a number of years now, I have tried to get decent pictures of the stars and in particular our galaxy, the milky way. Below are a few of my best photographs and some tips which, after much trial and error, have proven to be key to getting good results.


Canon 7D & 10-22mm @ 11mm. f/3.5, 20 seconds, ISO 6400

1) Dark skies.
The streetlights from towns and villages cause an all too familiar orange glow, as they point and reflect into the atmosphere. This light pollution makes the stars less visible by reducing the contrast between the faint light they emit, and the dark sky. The longer the shutter is open the more obvious this effect can be, and in particularly urban areas the image can even become quickly overexposed by this unwanted light. The moon can also cause these problems, so if you are trying to photograph the stars it is best to choose a time when the moon is not visible in the sky.

2) A clear night.
This is obvious, but crucial. If the sky is even slightly cloudy, this will show up on the photograph causing distractions and blocking out the sky. I have also found cold nights to be better with less atmospheric pollution, yielding clearer, better results.

3) Correct Shutter Speed.
I have had greatest success with my night photography by setting the camera to shutter priority. It is important to find a balance between having the shutter open long enough to let a good amount of light in, and short enough to stop the rotation of the earth causing the stars to streak across the picture. I find a twenty second exposure to be perfect for my 10 - 22mm lens, although the longer the focal length of the lens, the shorter the time before the stars begin to streak.


Canon 7D & 10-22mm @ 10mm. f/3.5, 20 seconds, ISO 6400

4) High ISO
This is an area which is worth experimenting with if you get the chance. Normally the lower the ISO, the less noise and better the image quality. When photographing the stars, however, using a low ISO reduces the sensitivity of the cameras sensor to such an extent that many of the faintest stars are not recorded on the photograph. Using a high ISO shows much more detail but also much more noise. The good news is that many modern software programs are so good at removing noise that image quality can remain high even with ISO over 3200


Canon 7D & 10-22mm @ 10mm. f/3.5, 20 seconds, ISO 6400

I have included the settings I used below all of the photographs in this post, to give you a clearer idea of how I took each shot. I am fortunate enough to live in North Wales, where a short drive (less than 5 minutes in the car) is all that is required to get somewhere with the dark skies needed. I understand that this post has barely touched the surface of night photography, but hopefully it will inspire you to get out there and have a go.
Bizarre Bittern.
07th January 2013 - 0 comments
Bitterns are one of our most cryptic native species. They move slowly and silently through the reed beds they inhabit, using their perfect camouflage to avoid predation and catch the fish and small animals which make up their diet. This makes finding Bitterns very challenging, and they are usually only seen by those fortunate enough to catch one flying between reed beds or those willing to sit in a hide for several hours. I fall in to the latter category.

As a Bittern had been regularly reported for a couple of weeks at my local RSPB reserve in Conwy, i decided to pay a visit. Fortunately the reserve is relatively small, and I hoped that this would improve my chances. I headed for the Benarth hide, where I felt a gap in the reeds would offer the best chance of a view. This is also the hide where the Bittern had been most recently reported.

After nearly three hours, the Bittern first showed itself. The bird moved closer and closer to the waters edge from within the reeds, before quickly retreating for another forty five minutes. Eventually it crept back in to view and this is what happened next.



Edging closer to the shallows it looked as though it would fly at any moment, but instead the bird chose to wade into the water.



The gap in the reeds was only twenty metres, however, I was not expecting to see the bird swim across it (even though it had been observed doing just that, days before).



Slowly but surely, the bittern made its way across the channel, through what appeared to be relatively deep water.



I don't have much experience when it comes to watching bitterns, and I am not sure how common this behaviour is. All I know is that I have never seen any other species of heron swim, despite observing both Grey Heron and Little Egret on a very regular basis. I have only ever seen a couple of photographs of bitterns displaying this bizarre behaviour, and I am very happy to have witnessed and photographed this first hand.



Once on the other side, the Bittern melted away into the reeds and was once again invisible.
Waxwings
12th November 2012 - 2 comments
At this time of the year, the summer migrants of the UK are mostly long gone, having flown south to warmer climes in which to spend the winter months. In turn, birds from further north seek shelter in the UK from harsh the winters and unforgiving conditions in the their breeding grounds. The Waxwing, about which this blog post is written, is one of those species (although it is a lack of food rather than a lack of warmth, which drives them west). Waxwings breed in Scandinavia, but some cross the North Sea to overwinter in the UK each year. Usually sightings are restricted to small numbers of birds along the east coast, however, when food resources are too small to sustain them in their breeding grounds we witness irruptive migration. This happens to be just such a year. The bad weather in Scandinavia has seen the failure of the berry crop upon which the Waxwings usually feed. This has forced many thousands of birds to migrate in search of food, and in the past few weeks they have been making their way west across the UK. This week the birds finally reached North Wales and I was able to photograph them less than a mile from my house.

The birds were reported at a local retail park (where many of the UK sightings come from due in part to the number of people to spot the birds, and the high abundance of berry trees at these locations). I got my first sighting of the Waxwings, after hearing their distinctive high pitch trill in the trees overhead. As it was a busy Saturday morning many people were there to see the birds and I decided not to stay for long, instead opting to get up early the next morning and beat the crowds.



living a 2 minute drive from the site, made a 7:30am start pretty painless, and I quickly located the birds in the top of the trees.



Getting in to position near a patch of rowan trees, I kept still and was rewarded with the birds feeding on the tree nearest me.



The birds would spend several minutes feeding on the berries in large groups, before flying back to the tops of a nearby tall tree.



This feeding behaviour continued for the next hour with the birds feeding, then flying off, before returning to feed again.



Now, for the boring photography bit! The dull weather and early start meant that light levels were low. I had to shoot most of my pictures at iso 3200 and shutter speeds of 1/320th of a second or less. My tripod was locked in the boot of my car and in the end I resorted to deliberately underexposing my images a small amount to improve shutter speed and hoping I would be able to rescue them in Raw conversion. I was fortunate that the birds were very confiding and fed on the low branches. This meant that my background was not that of a white sky, but instead a fantastic patch of autumnal trees which really set the mood.



I have waited many years to get the chance to see these birds, and to have them arrive in a flock of over 100 less than a mile from my house has been fantastic. I was able to spend the best part of an hour alone watching the birds, so the early morning start was definitely worth it. The trees have now been almost completely stripped of berries, so the birds will be moving on in search of food anytime now. Hopefully, I will be able to catch up with them again before they return to Scandinavia in the spring.
Dormouse days
19th October 2012 - 0 comments
This year I have been volunteering with the Cheshire Wildlife Trust and a variety of other groups, on a project to monitor a reintroduced population of dormice in the county along with a nearby Welsh site with a native population. The study has evolved beyond the initial reintroduction program in Cheshire and now focuses on improving our knowledge of the biology and ecology of dormice in the area, in order to better conserve the species here.



One of several hundred Dormouse nest boxes throughout the woodland.



An active nest box, with two dormice present. These dormice are then captured and held in linen bags.



Scanning the bagged dormice to see if the individual has been microchipped. The use of microchips allows the individual to be identified, and data to be collected on movements, longevity and a number of other variables. If no microchip is found, the dormouse is new to the study and one is fitted.



An unchipped dormouse preparing to be anaesthetised by the vet.



Out for the count!



preparing to be microchipped at the mobile vet station.



Checking the dormice for sex and general condition.



Recovering from the anaesthetic and preparing to be returned to the nest box.



This time we were joined by the One Show, who were there to create a video report on the project and highlight the plight of Britain's dormice.
Video Slideshow
21st July 2012 - 0 comments
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I was recently contacted by my young film maker friend Max Tobin, to see if he could make a video to help me promote my photographs and share them with his audience on YouTube. Having seen many of Max's short films and comedy sketches, this was a bit different to his usual projects but it was still a no-brainer, and I immediately said yes!

Using the pictures on this site, and his editing skills, Max was able to create a lovely short video which shows some of my favourite images, and can be watched below.



from here, and his own wesbite you can see all of Max's other work, and see what great talent he has (amazing considering he is only 14 years old!!!). Many thanks Max, I expect great things from you in the future!

Thanks for reading,

Joel
The Avocet
02nd May 2012 - 0 comments
I have decided to focus this post on the Avocet, a bird I have been fortunate enough to observe on several occasions in the past 12 months, and a bird which symbolises the requirements and the rewards of good conservation work.



The Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) is a boldly patterned wader, with distinctive black and white colouration and a slender upturned bill. Avocets are large birds, but use this specially adapted bill to sweep side to side through the water of their coastal salt lagoon habitat, to catch small insects and crustaceans.



The Avocet is recognisable to many as the symbol of the RSPB, adopted after Avocets returned to the UK as a breeding species in 1947, over 100 years after its extinction in the country. Conservation efforts created the specific coastal lagoons which the species require, and protection from human disturbance which was one of the main reasons for the birds initial decline.



In the winter they form small flocks which feed on estuaries and coastal marshes around the UK. During this time, numbers swell around Britain as migrant birds join natives to make use of the rich feeding grounds and escape colder conditions elsewhere.



These flocks break up for the breeding season instead loose breeding colonies made up of several different breeding pairs may form. Both adult birds incubate the eggs and protect the nest from predators.



When the young hatch, they can feed and move around within a matter of hours but often still dependent on their parents for some time.



In the UK, Avocets now number 877 breeding pairs, a true conservation success story. The photographs featured here were taken at RSPB Elmley Marshes and RSPB Leighton Moss reserves in England.
Short Eared Owls
08th January 2012 - 1 comment
Each year in the Autumn, we have an influx of avian wildlife to the UK. As our summer breeding birds fly south to escape the cold, species from the continent flock to our shores to avoid the inhospitable winters in their homelands. This includes one of our rarer breeding species, the Short Eared Owl (Asio flammeus). During this time, the number of owls in the UK may reach 50,000. This year, the numbers have been considerably higher than recent years, following a population explosion of their vole prey in their continental breeding grounds.



Short Eared Owls are one of the easiest species to see, as they have a largely diurnal lifestyle, and are often seen hunting over coastal marshes and rough ground on winter afternoons.



In the North West of England, where I am based, a famous wintering population can often be seen along the Dee Estuary near the RSPB site at Burton. This is where all of the photographs in this blog posts were taken.



Short Eared Owls are ground nesting birds, and often spend time perched on the ground.



I was able to observe two individuals hunting over the same patch of Burton Marsh. Although not as territorial as some bird of prey species, these two birds did occasionally fight (presumably to protect their access to prey).



Photographing Short Eared Owls has been a frustrating process. Although they are bold birds, flying close to the footpath which is in almost constant use, they are hard to approach closely. I often waited in one place watching them fly over the marsh further up the track. When I changed positions so did they!



You should be able to see Short Eared Owls in the habitats described above for the next couple of months before they return to the upland areas of Great Britain, or their home countries to breed.

Saving The Drab Looper
04th January 2012 - 2 comments
I recently received the results of my MSc in Conservation and Land Management and thought I would share the press release for the project I did on the Drab Looper in Wales.

http://www.butterfly-conservation.org/article/9/251/drab_life_in_an_ambulance_to_save_rare_moth.html

The aim of the project was to understand the habitat requirements and the factors affecting the abundance and distribution of the moth within a woodland. This included spending four months living in an ambulance which I converted into a campervan for the project, spending all day every day in some of the most beautiful woodlands imaginable! Heaven!!!




The Drab Looper is a very rare moth in the UK and is found in only a handful of sites in Wales, in the border areas near Monmouth. Much of this decline has been due to the increased movement away from traditional forestry techniques such as coppicing, which increased light and food plant abundance.

The Drab Looper is a rather dull, small day flying species of moth, which relies upon woodspurge as a food source for both larvae and adults.



Hopefully, the information collected can be used to improve the habitat for the species and stop or even reverse the decline which has been occurring in recent years.

Mull, November 2011.
21st November 2011 - 3 comments
I recently spent two weeks on the Isle of Mull for an autumn break to watch and photograph the native wildlife. Mull is a haven for wildlife offering an opportunity to see first hand, species which are rare and elusive elsewhere in the UK. Most people visit Mull to see the Eagles and Otters which are some of our most charismatic native animals. Travelling in November the peak season for tourism was well and truly over and the island, and in particular the single track roads, were far less busy than when I visited in the summer.
Taking the ferry from Oban, we were greeted with wonderful sunshine upon our arrival which by some miracle lasted for nearly the full two weeks, and temperatures exceeded 13c every day (with a couple of exceptions).



We were based in Tobermory for our stay, but we were keen to get close to the Otters and Eagles along with Hen Harriers and Divers which spend the winter around the coast so travelled around much of the island. Our tactic was to take advantage of the quiet roads and drive slow, regularly pulling into the many passing places where there was room to scan the coast and horizons.

We went three days before seeing our first Otter, but were spoiled with amazing views of this very approachable individual at Croggan on our fourth day.







From this point on, Otters became an almost daily sight (Amazing considering how difficult they can be to find in the rest of the UK). We quickly developed our technique to get close to the Otters and photograph them, without disturbing them in any way. When an Otter was spotted we would determine the direction which the animal was hunting the shoreline, and aim to get ahead of it and into cover. We found camouflage was not an absolute requirement, but keeping silent was a must. Any noise seemed to attract attention and waterproof trousers became a source of great frustration. The otters we encountered would readily feed in the water, only coming to land to tackle larger or trickier prey such as crabs or Scorpion Fish.



We found the end of Loch Scridain just beyond Croggan to be the most reliable site for Otters during our stay on Mull, and we saw them every time we visited this area of the island. We also encountered Otters all along Loch Na Keal and Loch Scridain and also saw single animals at Grasspoint and along the coast between Craignure and Salen.

Three Sleeping Otters


Hidden Otter


Craignure Otter



Whilst we struggled with Otters at first, Golden Eagles were seen almost daily with three seen on our first full day on Mull. We regularly saw an adult female and juvenile (identified by the white patches on the underwings) around Loch Spelvie.



The Golden Eagles came far closer than I expected and viewing through binoculars was fantastic, and showed incredible detail. The eagles we saw were commonly being mobbed by Hooded Crows, Ravens and Buzzards which really give a clear view of the size. (Hopefully the photographs below go some way to give a true appreciation of just how big these animals are!). We found this adult perched high up on a hill along the north edge Loch Na Keal on the road from Calgary




For the first week of the trip White Tailed Sea Eagles proved far more difficult to see than I had anticipated, with only one brief and distant view at Grasspoint under our belt. We had counted on going on the sea eagle boat trip, however these had finished for the season so were left in something of a dilemma. After a tip off, we headed over to Loch Na Keal and were instantly rewarded with the sight of this adult female bird perched on the shingle beach near the campsite.



This individual flew off and landed in some nearby trees where they commonly wait for long periods. We watched the Sea Eagle and noticed this second adult bird, its mate, in the same patch of trees!



Satisfied with our first proper sightings knowing the often lazy nature of these birds we decided to move on in search of other wildlife. We spotted an Otter fishing along the shore some distance away. We approached slowly and quietly on foot, and were sat still when the Gulls and Grey Heron stood nearby took to the air and gave alarm calls. We were confident we hadn''t spooked the birds and it quickly became apparent what had. One of the adult White Tailed Eagles we were watching before flew overhead, seemingly curious to what we and the otter were doing.









It glided low in front of us, circling the otter then gliding close over our heads before heading off to the other side of the Loch. This was a once in a lifetime experience and showed the true size of Britain''s largest bird of prey, which completely dwarfed the fleeing Heron.

As we travelled around the island scanning the coastline, Divers (A bird I was desperate to see) became more and more common as the trip went on. We saw individuals in many different stages of plumage from almost complete summer colouration to individuals completely changed for winter. This mixed group below regularly called to each other, an eerie sound.



Most of the Divers we saw were Great Northern Divers, however, on two occasions we did come across some Red Throated Divers. These were easily distinguished by their upturned bills and smaller size.



Seeing Divers from the car and photographing them turned out to be two completely different challenges. They appeared shy of people and when approached would swim at a slow but steady pace well away from the shore. This obviously presented some problems however, after two weeks of trying we eventually got lucky. We spotted a pair in close to the shore of Loch Scridain, approximately five metres from the rocks. We had on previous occasion managed to get close by waiting for the birds to dive before trying to move close and get into cover. The Divers regularly dive for over a minute and this can give ample time to get near. On many occasions the birds would resurface in a completely different area, some distance away, however this time they remained close to the shore allowing the following photographs.







Another key species we aimed to see on the trip were Hen Harriers. Although I have seen these a few times at Parkgate and Burton Mere RSPBs I had never managed close views. That was definitely going to change by the end of this trip. On our drive from the ferry to Tobermory we saw our first Harrier after only being on Mull for 15 minutes. They became an almost daily occurrence in particular through Glen More, Grasspoint and the Ross of Mull.
This individual flew close to the road and I managed some fairly distant, but half decent shots after watching it fly closer and closer.



When they drop into the grass to catch prey they become almost invisible, as the picture below shows.



Perhaps my best opportunity to photograph a Hen Harrier was on the road to Bunessan, when a female appeared to the side of the road from nowhere. I was able to quickly park the car and fire off a few quick shots before she disappeared behind a hill and out of site. Unfortunately in the rush to grab my camera, i must have knocked the program dial around and set it to shutter priority. In bright daylight the speed of only 1/500th of a second let me down, and an aperture of 32 meant that most of the quality was lost too! I was gutted as to get that close to a Hen Harrier is a very very rare thing. Here is one of the better photographs, although this opportunity was definitely "the one that got away".



As the focus of the trip was to photograph British wildlife that is either difficult to see or none existent in my local area, Mountain Hares were another species I wanted to try to see. When i was researching Mull it became apparent that the population there was fairly unusual. They were often found at low altitudes and a tip off had us driving to the beach at Fidden. Our first visit didnt yield any results however, a second visit whilst on a "wild about Mull" tour gave great results with this pair spotted on the beach.



However, on approach they ran away, covering the ground at tremendous speed without seemingly touching the floor! Incredible speed and agility for what had, at first, appeared like a chubby ball of fluff sheltering from the wind. They made their way up the rocky outcrops with no effort at all and were soon staring down at us from a high vantage point. I managed to knock the mode dial of my camera yet again so those photographs are a write off. We decided we would definitely pay the Hares another visit or two....
We werent so lucky with our weather on our return, but the Hares were proving a lot easier to see! Typical! Using the car as a mobile hide, we were able to get incredibly close to one individual and sat and watched it for several minutes before it had had enough and crossed the road into cover.



Walking around the site we encountered huge numbers of Hare, some more approachable than others. It was incredible to see how easily they scaled huge rocky outcrops, reaching the top in seconds (something most people would struggle to do in minutes!). Of all the shots i managed to get of them running only a few showed their feet on the ground.



Unfortunately whilst we were at Fidden, we also came across this rather sad sight....



I have only ever seen Mink at a distance, and brief views as they move across waterways and from one patch of cover to another. This was entirely different. Mink have caused substantial ecological damage in the UK and they need to be controlled, but seeing one first hand and close up you really get an appreciation for this beautiful creature. They are simply gorgeous, but unfortunately they don't belong. It's a very sad thing to see, but ultimately its for the best. We let the farmer know and decided to move on in search of other wildlife.
It seems Mink have invaded much of the UK now, and I had no idea they were a problem on Mull. However, the very next day we encountered this individual hunting around a cattle grid at Grasspoint.



We stopped the car and watched it disappear and resurface from under the cattle grid several times, it was like watching a real live version of whack-a-mole! I decided to get out and approach on foot. The complete lack of fear was incredible and totally unexpected. I think it is this boldness and curiosity that makes Mink so adaptable and able to find food as escapees in the UK, they are ferocious predators. There was nothing we could do, but watch it move to a drainage ditch and swim back past the car, one of our last animal sightings of the trip.
European Otter video clip
17th November 2011 - 0 comments
I have just returned from a trip to the Isle of Mull to watch and photograph the native wildlife, with many great views of species that are incredibly elusive elsewhere. This otter hunted the shore of Loch Scridain eventually catching this fish and bringing it to the rocks to eat. we commonly encountered Otters hunting and most ate their catch in the water, but for larger or trickier prey such as crabs or in the case of this video, a Bullhead, the Otters came to land. I will add photographs from the trip when I get the chance, but until then please enjoy this short video clip.

The Peregrine Falcons of North Wales
19th September 2011 - 0 comments
This latest post focuses on the Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus) which I have come across along the rocky North Wales coast. Peregrine falcons suffered serious population declines in the UK in the last century, particularly in the 1960's, with egg collectors, persecution and pesticides such as DDT all having an affect. Thankfully, the species is now recovering due to better legal and environmental protection. As a result of this Peregrines are now relatively common in North Wales, and I encountered them on a regular basis in the area. Below are some photographs of those encounters. Enjoy, and as always let me know what you think! Cheers,


A juvenile Peregrine calling overhead


An adult Peregrine circling around the sea cliffs.


A parent bird with a freshly killed pigeon, preparing to feed one of the juvenile falcons


The adult parent Peregrine (top) passes the remains of the pigeon to the juvenile bird (bottom).


Adult birds regularly hunt the feral pigeons in the nearby town.


Juvenile birds have less bold markings than the adult birds, lacking the strong stripes across the breast and a more brown colouration overall.


An adult and juvenile bird practice stooping, where the birds dive down the cliffs at speeds of up to 200km/h. This technique is used to kill the peregrines prey, where the birds dive from above, often killing their target with the force of the impact.
Ravens
12th August 2011 - 0 comments
Following on from my last post on stoats, I have decided to share some of my Raven photos which would otherwise just be sitting in a folder on my laptop. The Raven (Corvus corax) is the largest member of the Crow family (Corvidae) in the UK, rivaling the Common Buzzard in size. They are a bird of the uplands and coastal cliffs, so in North Wales, they are fairly common. Ravens are easily distinguished from other Corvids by their croaking call, feathery beard, large, powerful bill, and diamond shaped tail in flight.

This silhouetted outline clearly shows the diamond shape tail large wings and powerful beak


Ravens are surprisingly agile for a such a large, bulky bird


Ravens are common around coastal cliffs along the West of the UK, and have recently started to recolonise the south east after being persecuted to extinction in these areas.


Ravens are incredibly intelligent birds, and are capable of solving complex problems in experimental conditions and the wild


Ravens are incredibly long lived, commonly reaching 15 years in the wild and can be up to 40 years old in captivity


An adult Raven in typical mountainous upland habitat
Stoats
28th July 2011 - 3 comments
I try to keep the gallery and portfolios on the site as varied as possible, so I don't tend to post more than a couple of shots of the same species (for me there is nothing more boring than visiting a website and seeing photo after photo of the same animal, which has barely moved between shots). This means that I am left with a fair amount of pictures that I never use. I have decided to use this blog/news section of the site to put a few up that would otherwise never be seen on here. The first set of photographs are on stoats. These shots were taken at RSPB Conwy, in North Wales, where a rather healthy population of stoats have taken up residence. Recently, the young have been out playing and due to the high volume of visitors to the reserve, they have become very approachable. Here are some of the photographs I managed to get. Let me know what you think, enjoy!













Changes!
15th July 2011 - 0 comments
In: News
Okay,

I've been really busy lately so haven't had the chance to update the site or put new pictures up until now. I have added a "latest photos" section which should hopefully show the 12 most recent photos added to the site. I have also added a few more photos to various portfolios on the site, such as the one below, so check them out. Cheers,

Joel

New site up and running!
04th July 2011 - 0 comments
In: News
Hi everyone,

I have finally got my act together and created this website (something I have been meaning to do for a while)so I just wanted to say a big welcome to everyone who has found their way here. The site itself is currently quite basic, but keep checking back as I plan to keep changing it and adding new photographs and other features as and when I get the time. Thanks for looking,

Joel Walley