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Falconry Photographic workshop


Hi everyone

Just to let everyone know that the next evening summer photography workshop is now scheduled for Sunday the 9th August.

Its scheduled to start at around 17.30pm.

We are now taking the birds out of the arena to give everyone a better chance to capturing the birds with more natural backgrounds and to give us more scope for different locations etc.


Please see http://www.falconrycentre.co.uk for details and to book your place.

We try and limit the number of guest participating in these workshop to 15 maximum.

Full tuition / guidance is available if required.


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Barn Owl

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

Without doubt one of the UK’s favourite birds.

I photographed this little guy, named Spike, at Sion Hall Bird of Prey Centre near Thirsk in North Yorkshire.

Nikon D300
Nikon 500 F4VR Lens


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Steam Train, NYMR

Its Steam Gala Week again on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Friday’s slightly overcast weather was perfect and the trains were really steaming and putting on a show.


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Winter Sunset

A landscape photograph this time.

“Roseberry Topping is a distinctive hill on the border between North Yorkshire and the borough of Redcar and Cleveland, England. It is situated near Great Ayton and Newton under Roseberry. Its summit has a distinctive half-cone shape with a jagged cliff, which has led to many comparisons with the much higher Matterhorn in Switzerland.[1] It forms a symbolic image of the area and featured as the logo for the now defunct Cleveland County.”

The above description was taken from Wikipedia.

During the last minutes of daylight on the 12th February 2011 I managed to capture the above shot. It had been great weather all day and on our way back from a trip to the Yorkshire Dales we decided that it was looking like it might be a good sunset so we drove up the back of Roseberry Topping.

for this shot i set my Nikon D3 on a tripod with a Nikon 16-35 F4 VR lens attached and also attached Two Lee 3 stop ND graduated filters to control the very bright sky and bring back some of the colour.

Settings were F18 for a 4 second exposure, ios100, at a focal length of 26mm. I also applied +1ev on the camera to lighten the foreground detail.

Loading the photograph into Photoshop i applied a warm up filter from the Nik Colour efex plugin suite and sharpening with Photokit Sharpener.

I hope you like the shot and I would be grateful for any comments you would like to make

best wishes

Colin Carter ARPS

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