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I’m Simon, an unabashed geek who enjoys writing about photography, graphic & web design, technology, productivity and all round hustle. In my spare time I fly 120km/h racing drones.

Caring with Cars 2014

Caring with Cars 2014

Back in May I was proud once again to be part of the 3rd Caring with Cars event supporting the Children's Hospice South West at Charlton Farm, Bristol. It's a fantastic event where Pistonheads members come from far and wide to do their bit for charity. If you'd like...

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HDR that doesn’t look like HDR

HDR that doesn’t look like HDR

Photography is always a compromise, a constant trade off between shutter speed, aperture and ISO. Even with the latest and greatest sensors a digital camera still can't capture the 11 stops of dynamic range (the difference between the brightest highlights and the...

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Photo of the Week – Avon Rise

Photo of the Week – Avon Rise

This weeks photo is of BDC SuperPro Jo Fletcher throwing his Lassa Tyres sponsored Nissan S15 into Quarry corner at Castle Combe. It was taken at Japfest 2013 on the fastest entry to a corner I have shoot in drifting. Cars come over Avon Rise at almost 100mph before...

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Photo of the Week – Drag Ford Escort

Photo of the Week – Drag Ford Escort

I've gone back into my archive for today's Photo of the Week. I saw this monster Mk I Ford Escort at The Fast Show 2012 being wheeled out by a group of people and fired off a few shots but got nothing special. It wasn't until the bonnet was lifted and they gathered...

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Photo of the Week – Driftworks AE86

Photo of the Week – Driftworks AE86

Any shows at the National Exhibition Centre are notoriously difficult to shoot. Orange overhead lights, red carpet, messy backgrounds and crowds of people make it hard to come away with anything other than snapshots. I like the challenge though. It makes me think...

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High Tide Images

High Tide Images

This weekend was a particularly high tide in the UK and lucky my part of the world managed to avoid the worst of the storms. That meant high tide this morning was less life threatening than it could have been but still gave a an unusual view of the waterfront at...

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Photo of The Week – Garaged

Photo of The Week – Garaged

Here's a photo taken earlier this year in a cattle shed near Coventry for today's Photo of the Week. The event was Race Retro and between sessions on the mini rally stage a selection of classic rally cars gathered in the makeshift parc ferme. When left to it's own...

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Photo of the Week – Chew Valley

Photo of the Week – Chew Valley

Light is everything in photography and sometimes it's so good it'll make you stop the car, grab your camera and jump over hedges to capture it. That's what happened on Boxing Day two years ago. I was cresting a hill not far from where I lived and saw the rays of light...

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Photo of the Week – Moonlit Turbines

Photo of the Week – Moonlit Turbines

Today's Photo of the Week popped back up on my radar recently as it's being printed on perspex to be hung in an office in Glasgow. It might not be obvious at first glance that this was shot at about 11pm on a clear moonlit night but if you look at the blurred blades...

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Photo of the Week – Burner

Photo of the Week – Burner

Today’s photo was taken just after dawn at the Bristol Balloon fiesta. Just before the sun rises about a hundred teams spring into action, unfurling huge balloons out on the launch field at Ashton Court. This image intentionally looks pretty calm but just out of frame...

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