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About avalonlightphotoart

I have been photographing with DSLRs since 2007, but have also used negative film many years ago and slide film more recently. Avalon Light Photoart specialises in nature photography from the southwest of England, particularly wildlife and landscapes from Somerset. A number of landscapes from Scotland and the Isle of Skye are also available. Prints and licences can be purchased from the main website.

The Blog has Moved

I have finally got around to moving the blog. It has now migrated to my own hosting area. This allows a bit more control and a more seamless link with the portfolio part of my website, using matching themes. It … Continue reading

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SleekLens Lightroom Presets

I was recently contacted by SleekLens about trialling their Lightroom Preset “Through the Woods”. It has been designed following comments by a range of landscape photographers. Last weekend, I installed the presets and had a quick look around. At first … Continue reading

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Canon EOS 5Ds and 5Dsr

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend a Canon Experience Day, with the chance to try out Canon’s two high resolution cameras, the EOS 5Ds and 5Dsr. Helping out, were two Canon Ambassadors, David Clapp and … Continue reading

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The Faroe Islands and Viking Invasions

I’m not long back from my latest trip around Scandinavia. Last year, I was given the opportunity to chase the total solar eclipse, which was going to occur on March 20th 2015. Totality was only going to be viewable from … Continue reading

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Guiding in Iceland

It’s been a little late in coming, but it’s past time to provide an update about my last trip to Iceland. Back in November, I helped out Aurorahunters, guiding for them during a tour to southern Iceland, in combination with … Continue reading

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Icelandic Aurora

It’s already been a spectacular start to the Aurora season, with bright and fast-moving displays up at 70 degrees North. Andy and the Aurorahunters team have been able to capture some more memorable shots and have been able to find … Continue reading

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The Calm before the Storm

Originally posted on VolcanoCafé:
Water drainage basins at the glacier bed for the principal rivers draining Vatnajökull. Subglacial water-filled cupolas, located under depressions in the glacier surface, collect meltwater and periodically drain by means of jökulhlaups. In order to determine…

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First Visit to Iceland – The Land of Ice and Fire

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit Iceland. I travelled with Andy Keen, founder and Director of Aurorahunters, a company who has made it their business to chase the “Tricky Lady” in northern Scandinavia, as well … Continue reading

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The Great British Wildlife Hunt

Earlier in the year I was contacted by Bloomsbury Publishing, regarding the use of one of my images in an upcoming book and after some negotiation, a fee was reached. The image in question, was a photograph of a treecreeper … Continue reading

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New Direction – Portrait Photography

Up until recently, I’ve always concentrated on nature photography, with a mixture of wildlife and landscape. I’ve photographed in a variety of places, including the local area in Somerset and my native Devon, as well as my spiritual home of … Continue reading

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