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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.

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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Photo of the Week – Rally Day

Photo of the Week – Rally Day

For this week's photo you can probably tell I wasn't actually behind the camera! I've positioned my GoPro Hero 3 against a tyre wall and retreated to a safe distance. If you look carefully, you'll see me in front of the Race2Recovery truck on the right, leaning over...

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Photo of the Week – Rush Hour

Photo of the Week – Rush Hour

This image was taken a few years ago as a Get Off My Ass mission - I'd not been out with my camera for a while and decided that tonight would be the night. I don't recall what gave me the idea but I decided on shooting some light trails and fired up Google Maps to...

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Photo of the Week – Jet Car

Photo of the Week – Jet Car

As you’d expect from its name the Fire Force jet car is fast but I think the sheer amount of noise it produces is what makes it hard to shoot. Couple that with the fact it’s literally halfway down the strip at Santa Pod in the blink of an eye and you'll understand why...

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You have got to be kidding me?

You have got to be kidding me?

Someone showed me a link this week to a program called Piccure designed to remove camera shake and motion blur from photographs. If this was an iPhone app, aimed at cleaning up those shaky images shot in nightclubs it'd be brilliant. Phone cameras just can't deal with...

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Photo of the Week – Stop the Bus!

Photo of the Week – Stop the Bus!

I was confined to an exhibition hall because a monsoon had descended on Peterborough Arena and the rest of the show I was at was rained off. Not exactly conducive to photography but hey, I like a challenge and that challenge came from 'Maxxis babe' Sarah. Something...

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Photo of the Week – Racing Aston

Photo of the Week – Racing Aston

I talk a lot about technique here on the blog. It's only a very small part of photography as a whole but it's not until actually using the camera becomes second nature that you can start really thinking about all the other stuff. Seeing a different angle or...

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