Monday 25 December 2017

David Fowler 23/06/1935-25/12/2017

Appologies for the lack of posts recently. Sadly, we lost our Farther over Christmas and I'm sure you'd apprectiate I have had more important things to do than maintain a blog.

Mind you, this give me an opportunity to publicly thank my Dad for introducing me to photography as it was one of his hobbies. Having served his National Service with the RAF, he always looked forward to seeing my airshow photos and as an avid nature and bird watcher, loved seeing my photos from the local reserves.

Yes I shall miss him dearly, but as my sisters have pointed out, he lives on in me.

David Fowler 23/06/1935-25/12/2017
(41 Squadron, RAF Coltishall)

Sunday 5 November 2017

Daddy/Daughter Day

Poppoed along to Cannock & District Car Club's autotest and managed a rig shot.

This was great fun to set up and I think makes for a great "Daddy/Daughter Day"

Saturday 14 October 2017

Grafitti Wall Car Shoot

Took the camera and rig along to a local mini meet at the grafitti wall in Tamworth:


Sunday 10 September 2017

Middle Earth Festival

Sarehole Mill, Birmingham

Uruk-hai in training

Wednesday 30 August 2017

Custom VW Van

A proffesionally customised VW Transporter Van and it's owner out for a ride:

The light was a little poor (upsetting the camera setting) and my lens was a little dirty (grrr) - Might have to return and re-shoot this concept.

Great fun though - Mark, you are a star.

Saturday 26 August 2017

Video Promo

Was invided to contribute to a promotional video for an upcomming Volvo/Saab event - great to see the behind the scenes filming and partake of a little rig-shot photography.

Sunday 23 July 2017

Old Volvos at Bantock House

Another Volvo Enthusiasts Group were meeting at a local Bantock House in Wolverhampton, so I popped along with the camera. Some fantastic cars:

Rig Shoot #6 - #9 Bantock House

Met up with another group of Volvo Enthusiasts at Bantock House in Wolverhampton:

Wednesday 19 July 2017

Time Lapse

Birmingham Photographic Society's practical this week was "Time Lapse". After a short explanation, we ventured outside to see what we could come up with:

Sunday 2 July 2017

Rig Shoot #4 & #5

Whilst at the Peugeot Festival, I found a couple of volunteers for a rig shoot:

Prescott Hill Climb with the Peugeot Sport Club UK

Visited the Peugeot Festival at Prescott Hill Climb.

Track action all day and some fantastic maintained cars to view in the paddock:

Sunday 18 June 2017

Wales - weekend break

Took a friend away to Wales for a spot of camping in the June heatwave.

Visited lots of locations and took a few photos:

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Flour Shoot

This was a popular Birmingham Photographic Society event, so much so that with so many photographers arriving for the shoot, there was little time to perfect the shot I wanted.

That said, I managed to rescue a couple of shots, even though with no flash and high ISO:

Thankfully, BPS will be re-running the event in August.

Sunday 4 June 2017

Rig Shoot #3

Took a short drive out to Harvington Hall where one of the Volvo Enthusiast Groups were holding their annual meet - was surprised to find an old radio marshalling buddy with a fifty year old Volvo Amazon, so took the opportunity for Rig Shoot #3

Wednesday 31 May 2017

Clent Hills

Another Birmingham Photographic Society outing, this time to the Clent Hills with the idea of taking some landscape photos.

Sadly, the sunset never really awed us, but with a little editing, I thought these worthy of sharing:

Saturday 27 May 2017

Rig Shoot #2

Arranged to meet up with Volvo nut Matt to try out the rig on his Yellow S40.

This was more of a test session, but we came away with some acceptable shots, especially after a little editing:

Saturday 20 May 2017

Rig Shot #1

I've been contemplating getting a car rig for some time... and now I've got one :-)

Within a couple of hours of collecting the 4.5m kit, I had my first photo and within another hour, at another location, I had my second:

I can see this becoming mildly addictive

Sunday 14 May 2017

Dudley Zooalogical Gardens

A Birmingham Photographic Society day trip out to the zoo.

I've been before, but it was great to share experiences and ideas with other photographers.