Overnight Rain Has Sprung the Esteva & Lavender Into Bloom

Both the Esteva (Gum Rock Rose) and French Lavender locally in the hills has been flowering for sometime, but the overnight rain has seemed to have given it a real kick start. This morning the hills are covered in white and purple carpets. You can imagine what the damp air smells like, it’s amazing!


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Dia Nacional Dos Moinhos

I found out this morning that yesterday here in Portugal was the “Dia Nacional dos Moinhos”, the National Day of Mills.

I’ve often used these reminders of days gone by in my Photography so thought it apt to share a selection of them.

Most of these photos are available in the Web Shop.

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Adobe Lightroom Classic Bird Specific Brush Presets

If you use Adobe Lightroom Classic and are looking to improve your processing of your Bird Photography, then I am pleased to announce that I am now sharing the Local Adjustment Brush Presets that I have been using for many years.

This “Bird Pack” has many useful brushes which I have created to really bring your photographs to life. The pack is currently at a launch discount rate of just €9 (half price!) and is available for immediate download if paying by PayPal (Bank Transfer will activate the downloads once received).

These brushes are intended to be used as starting point for processing with the intention of slight alterations to your own preferences and photograph requirements.

More information on these Brush Presets can be found in the Adobe Lightroom Classic Brush Presets : Bird Pack Product Page.

Here is a video all about them and how I use them.

{Remember to watch in HD if possible}


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Online Adobe Lightroom Classic Workshops Now Available

There’s no hiding away from the fact that I’m missing my workshops, if you have attended one of my workshops you’ll know that there is a passion for delivering my knowledge of photography to all.

Whilst behind the scenes I am busy simmering away organising something bigger and better here in the Algarve for when life after Covid-19 arrives, I have decided to put together a workshop that I can deliver online using the power of the Zoom Video Conference Platform.

So I have great pleasure in announcing my Adobe Lightroom Classic Workshop in a 1 to 1 format (multiple people from the same household are invited at no extra cost). A great way to learn the next step of photography whilst we remain in lockdown, I’m taking bookings now and the workshops start from 25th February.


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Question, What Is Better Than A Little Owl………..?

…..Two Little Owls!

I posted on my Facebook Page a few days ago that I was ecstatic that after 4.5 years of living here I had heard and spotted a Little Owl close to the house. Some of you will say, “So what? They are everywhere!”, and you’d be right. The Little Owl is very common in the Algarve, however, even though the land around the Quinta is perfect for them, they have been absent, the closest I’ve found is about 1km away – SEE HERE.

I heard one this afternoon so grabbed the binoculars and spotted one sitting on the dead Cork Oak that I suspected it would choose as a nest spot. I didn’t realise at the time that I was looking at a pair (to be fair to Emma, she did say she heard 2 calling each other a few days ago). The tree is about 400 meters away from the Quinta so grabbed the camera with the 80-400mm lens, even so, the tree is still a long way away. Can you spot them both?


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Signed Prints Are Now Available

I stopped placing signatures on photos a long time ago for a few reasons, but mainly because I’m not a fan of the fancy digital signatures that are either created in Photoshop or have a professional to create one, in my opinion, it doesn’t add any personal touch unless it is a handwritten one.

However, I am being asked more and more to sign photographs and even my yearly calendars. Now, for those that know me well will know just how terrible my handwriting is, it’s so bad that I often can’t even read my own writing and therefore my signature is no work of art either. So I have been working on a new signature that is very recognisable and this is now available as a free option on any print purchased from the Shop. All Single and Limited Editions will automatically have the signature along with being a numbered print.

The option is available on each print available as shown in the image below. It defaults to “No”, simply change the option to “Yes” if required.


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