Below are just a few of the thousands of photographs I have taken over many years. Click on the photographs to enlarge them.
This photograph was taken at Whitlingham Broad near Norwich in Norfolk on November 1st, 2015. Early morning mist gave way to bright Autumn sunshine and I like to think that I captured the essence of the day. I was particularly pleased with the reflection of the swans on the water.
This image is of top jockey Frankie Dettori - probably the best known jockey since Lester Piggott hung up his whip. Despite (or maybe because of) being Italian, Frankie won over the hearts of the British public with his fun, sense of humour and positive attitude. He became a sporting icon and a celebrity outside his sport before becoming well known for a drug habit that threatened to destroy his future. I took the image below at Newmarket Races on August 1st, 2008. It pictures Dettori on Awinnersgame after winning the 7 p.m race. He is on his way into the winner's enclosure. Somehow the expression on his face shows the fierce competitive spirit of the man alongside the obvious humour - the steely determination that is often hidden by the public fun persona that saw him posing for photographs and chatting to people during the evening. Apologies to Awinnersgame for having to cut most of him out of the picture but there were thousands of people around and getting a decent shot was difficult as I only had a split second to take it.
Another sporting theme - Taking sports photographs is problematic to say the least. Firstly you need a very long lens and secondly perfect timing. Usually I have neither. Occasionally, however, it does all come together as in this photograph. I'm sure the batsman will forgive me as he's my youngest son. There are mitigating circumstances for what in cricket is known as "an agricultural heave." Matthew will point out that this was the last over of a limited over game and he had to hit out. The result is evident for all to see. I was very pleased to picture the exact point at which the ball hit the stumps. This picture has plenty of energy and action. This was taken in May 2008 at Hethersett and Tas Valley Cricket Club in Flordon, Norfolk.