Water Ark Foss

Water Ark 3 by TheApertureMan
Water Ark 3, a photo by TheApertureMan on Flickr.

Took my Nephew Matt to Water Ark Foss for the afternoon.

Its a terrible place to get to, very slippy steep muddy grass banks and rocks to navigate and a narrow path navigating past a few trees but we were rewarded with one of the best waterfalls in the area, in my opinion.

on the way back, the path collapsed and i was hanging from a fallen tree but it was great fun.

There is another shot i want to get but it means climbing down a 10 foot high rock face which wasn’t going to happen on the day we went with all the gear we had with us.

Ive just bought some assailing equipment so will be going back shortly to safely get to the bottom where i want to be.


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The Last Photo Workshop of the Year

Tawny Owl by TheApertureMan
Tawny Owl, a photo by TheApertureMan on Flickr.

What can I say, every photo workshop we have run, this year, at Sion Hall Bird of Prey centre has been blessed with superb late afternoon / early evening light.

I would just like to thank all the staff and the participants for making the evenings a great success.

We are in the process of organising day workshops during the centres closed season where we have more time and scope to try and deliver something totally different.

Please keep checking this blog for dates or check out the centres website for details.


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Photo Workshop

White Tailed Sea Eagle by TheApertureMan
White Tailed Sea Eagle, a photo by TheApertureMan on Flickr.

The next photo workshop has been announced for the 7th September 2013

location is Sion Hall Falconry Centre Near Thirsk and it will start at 5pm

cost is £40

please contact the centre to book your place



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Chilean Blue Eagle Buzzard

There are still places left on my next photo workshop evening on the

3rd August 2013

Sion Hall Falconry Centre, Nr Thirsk


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Northern Hawk Owl – Sion Hall Photo Workshop

Northern Hawk Owl by TheApertureMan
Northern Hawk Owl, a photo by TheApertureMan on Flickr.

Come and meet the latest addition to the birds at Sion Hall Falconry Centre

A baby Northern Hawk Owl named Radar


the next photo evening is on the 3rd August 2013

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Barn Owl in long grass

Barn Owl in long grass by TheApertureMan
Barn Owl in long grass, a photo by TheApertureMan on Flickr.

Just to thank everyone for making the first of this years Photo Workshops at Sion Hall Falconry Centre a great success and to let you all know that the next date scheduled is for

Saturday the 3rd August 2013.

We are planning a signature photograph at each event that will be different from the last so there will always be something different and unique to take.

hope to see some of you on one of the workshops.

please contact Sion Hall for further details


best wishes

Colin Carter

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Ive just seen this news article on DPReview and the UK’s largest photographic trade show is not being run anymore. The 2013 show which was last February / March was the last one

This is a real shame and it one of the only places in the UK where you could go and see, handle, try and buy camera equipment.


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