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Andy Gray
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Lives in South Charlton, Northumberland
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An entertaining night lastnight as our skies lit up after midnight with loads of lightning strikes! (We don't many big lightning storms at all here, so I tried to make the most of it!)
In the early hours of 2nd July 2015, Northumberland was hit by an amazing thunder and lightning storm unlike anything I've seen in 15 years. Here are the results and how I photographed the lighting strikes.
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The ultimate lightening shot!
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My recent photography road trip into the West of Scotland started off with a visit to The Kelpies structure in Falkirk where I shot them using a range of styles and techniques.
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Talisker Bay No.12

About as close as I get to producing normal landscape images as I get these days!

Another from a recent trip to the Isle of Skye - Need to go back ASAP!
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Sweet, love it!
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After much curiosity about how multiple exposure blending handled in the Canon 5D mk3, I finally had 5 minutes with one to find out!
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Moody magnificence +Andy Gray​
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Did I mention I've released an ebook?

Maybe I forgot, so I'll tell you now...

Out now, a 50+ page ebook of photography from my trip across to the Lake District last autumn. Filled with various styles of photography including my impressionist abstract landscape images.
Priced at a very affordable £3 and £1 from each sale will go to the Great North Air Ambulance. is the link you want! :)
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Harbour Colours

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Very nice. Love the minimal look.
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Two posts in a day!
Its been many moons since I did that around these parts - check out the second part of my Scotland trip blog with a few iconic locations!
Day two of the Scotland Road trip took in Glencoe and the surrounding area including Rannoch Moor, Buachaille Etive Mòr, Glen Etive where everywhere you looked you saw cliche images, or are they cliche?!..
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Lovely photos. You have made it look like middle earth. 
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The Kelpies No.106

These horsehead structures have been on my list of things to shoot since they were constructed, and on the way up to Glencoe the other week we looked in and ended up shooting them for a couple of hours.

This is one shot I've ended up doing quite extensive and intricate processing on!

#Kelpies   #Scotland   #falkirk   #photography   #blackandwhite  
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Fabulous +Andy Gray​ really good job on this one!
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Scotland - Day 6 No.263

Recently had a week away in Scotland with some fellow photographers. I'm slowly starting to post some images from then, here's one I knew what I wanted to do with it before I even got the camera out!

#Scotland   #Highlands   #monochrome   #blackandwhite   #blur  
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Love this one +Andy Gray !!!
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Well its been a long time coming, but I now have a decent upload speed on my internet connection so video is finally a possibility for me!
To celebrate that fact I've recorded a walk through of an edit of one of my more successful  #Intentionalcameramovement  ( #ICM  ) images.

In the video you see the steps I take to end up with the final result, those steps have come from months and months of experimentation, but hopefully you will take some tips away to apply to your own experiments.

This is my 1st video so please excuse the stuttering, the phone interference and my rambling! ;)

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Will watch as soon as I get a chance +Andy Gray :D
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Managed to have a quick play with Lightroom CC earlier with the tools I'll likely use in my normal workflow - i.e. face detection won't be featured.

Within, I give my very initial thoughts...
Adobe have just released the 6th version of Lightroom. This time branded as Lightroom CC. With additions of HDR and panoramic merges I give my thoughts on my 1st hour exploring this new updated software for for photo processing.
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A River Scene


My new ebook: "A Brief View of the Lake District" - available now!
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Amazing !
Nice shot ...
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South Charlton, Northumberland
Northumberland UK based Photographer and other things -
Northumbrian born and bred. Photography and Design is how I make my pennies these days. Always hopeful of a large lottery win though!

When I joined Google+ I didn't put my Photography front and centre in my business, but after participating in the community here my photography has improved massively and has given me the confidence to push it further, recently opening an online store

I continue to develop my style snapping the wild landscapes around me here in Northumberland, recently I have ventured into the realms of Long Exposure photography and Macro Photography.


I am a regular panellist on Midweek Photo Talk, a recorded hangout that is usually recorded at 8pm CET on Wednesdays. Drop me a line if your are interested in taking part. We are always looking for new people to join our discussions and features.


I was there in the original Hangout where Virtual Photo Walks started to be dreamt up, tagging along as John Butterill wandered around his neighbourhood  looking for wildlife to Photograph. Amazing to watch then, and just mind blowing to see the corners of the earth we've been since! Perth, Rome, Singapore, the mountains of Utah, even the Google Campus! etc etc.


I also submitted an image for the Google+ inspired Plus One Collection charity book raising money for the charity Kiva. This image features in the eBook version.

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