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Heres full schedule of the 72nd Liberation day celebrations

St. Peter Port

From 9am: Ex-RNLI Lifeboats
Victoria Marina
Four ex-RNLI lifeboats will be moored in the Victoria marina on Liberation Day.
1938 Watson Class Lifeboat – Samuel and Marie Parkhouse
1954 Watson Class Lifeboat – City of Bradford III
1989 Tyne Class Lifeboat – Mary Irene Millar
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9am: Inter School relay
Seafront
The annual Liberation Day Road Relay race remains the oldest activity of the Liberation Celebrations, having been run annually since 1946 making this year’s race the 72nd to be run. 

Teams, drawn from the Grammar School, Elizabeth College, Blanchelande, La Mare de Carteret, Les Beaucamps, St Sampson’s High and Ladies College, pit their physical athletic skills against each other in the pursuit of winning the trophy that is awarded to each of the winning boys and girls teams.

 

10am & 10:25am:  Parade and Inspection
White Rock and North Esplanade
The Liberation Church Parade, under the command of Tim Slann, will march off from St Julian’s Emplacement (White Rock) at 10am and will be led by the Band of The Queen’s Division. The islands Lieutenant-Governor Sir Ian Corder KBE, CB and the Bailiff will inspect the parade outside the Guernsey Information Centre.

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10am – 5pm: Love Food, Love Life, Love Liberation Day
Various locations
Liberation Day is a time to celebrate and enjoy.  From mouth-watering home made burgers to hot dogs, traditional fish & chips, donuts, cakes, waffles, ice creams, milkshakes, Thai cuisine and much more – all tastes are catered for!

 

10am – 5pm: Markets Galore
Various locations
A myriad of stalls and pop up shops offering a huge variety of products and produce.

 

10am – 5pm: Ninja Extreme Assault Course
Albert Pier
A new attraction of 2017 Liberation Celebrations is the Ninja Assault Course, the first of its kind.

 

10am – 5pm: Facepainting by Joni
Crown Pier
Bring the kids for a facepainting session or come just to marvel at Joni’s creations.

 

10am – 5pm:  Inflatable Zone
Crown Pier
Island Castles will once again be providing the children with hours of bouncy fun.

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11am (doors open at 10am):  Liberation Church Service
Town church
The Liberation Church Service will be led by the Dean of Guernsey The Venerable Timothy Barker and the Preacher is The Venerable Ian Wheatly, The Chaplain of the Fleet and Archdeacon for the Royal Navy. *An alternative service is being held at Les Adams in St Peter’s

 

11am – 4pm: Royal Navy Patrol Boat
Crown Pier
The Royal Navy will have a patrol boat moored in the Victoria Marina:  HMS Dasher will be available for islanders and visitors to go aboard in small groups of 8-10 people for a tour lasting 10-15 minutes.

 

11am – 5pm: FCG Creation Station
Market Square
For younger children wanting to create and make their own Liberation Day keepsakes, the FCG Air Dome is the place to be.

 

12pm – 5pm:  Crown & Anchor
Picquet House
Place your bets at this Guernsey favourite which originated in the 18th Century.

 

12pm – 4:30pm:  Dance Zone
Albert Pier
Always popular, the Dance Zone is a great opportunity for our young (and not so young) dancers to perform.  Programme is:
12pm – 12:30pm: Samba Burros, also performing at Market square at 2pm
1pm – 1:30pm: The Guernsey Majorettes
2pm – 2:30pm:  B-Creative
3pm – 3:30pm:  Rebellion All-Stars
4pm – 4:30pm:  Belles & Broomsticks, also performing at Liberation Monument at 1:30pm and Music at Castle Cornet at 2:45pm

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12pm – 5pm: The Homefront Marquee
Crown Pier
Liberation Celebrations would not be the same without the iconic and emotive swing sounds of the 1940s music in the Homefront Marquee that will be on the hammer end of the Crown Pier.

 

12pm: Samba Burros
Dance Zone, Albert Pier
Originally formed in 2000 for the Millennium celebrations, drum troupe Samba Burros and their infectious rhythms can regularly be seen performing at all Guernsey’s major events.

 

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1pm: Belles and Broomsticks
Liberation Monument
The Belles are a mixed Cotswold and Border Morris side who dance the Morris because they enjoy it.  A firm favourite!

 

2pm – 5pm:  Music at Castle Cornet
Castle Cornet
Entrance to historic Castle Cornet is free on Liberation Day.  A musical programme that will be opened and closed by performances from The Band of the Queen’s Division in the Middle Ward.

 

2pm – 10pm:  House at POW
Prince of Wales’ Beer Garden, Smith Street
A free event for all house lovers with UK DJs Dave Aura and Mark Robinson. The event will be first-come first-served as capacity is limited.

 

2pm: Samba Burros
Market Square
Originally formed in 2000 for the Millennium celebrations, drum troupe Samba Burros and their infectious rhythms can regularly be seen performing at all Guernsey’s major events.

 

2:15pm: Cavalcade of military vehicles and classic cars
Departs Pembroke at 2:15, static display at Bus Terminus from approx. 2:45pm
The Guernsey Military Vehicle Group (GMVG) and the Old Car Club will be joining forces again with their procession of World War II military vehicles and vintages cars.

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2:30pm:  MK4 Chinook Helicopter Flypast
Seafront
A MK4 Chinook Helicopter from RAF 27 Squadron will conduct a flypast along the eastern seafront at 2:30pm.

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2:45pm: Belles and Broomsticks
Music at Castle Cornet
The Belles are a mixed Cotswold and Border Morris side who dance the Morris because they enjoy it.  A firm favourite!

 

4pm – 11pm: LibRock
Albert Pier
LibRock has been the annual live rock concert on Liberation Day for many years.  The line up this year is Unclassified, Problematic, Silverados, Clameur de Haro, The Recks and The Devotees.

 

4pm: Belles and Broomsticks
Dance Zone, Albert Pier
The Belles are a mixed Cotswold and Border Morris side who dance the Morris because they enjoy it.  A firm favourite!

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9:30pm: Liberation Fireworks
Seafront
The finale of Guernsey’s celebrations!

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10pm – 2am (Wed 10 May): DJ Mark Knight
Fusion Night Club
Leading player in dance music culture Mark Knight is coming to Guernsey for a huge night of celebrations.

 

Around The Island

10am: Liberation Slipway Service & Coffee Morning
Cobo Slipway, Castel
A service will be conducted by Revd Karen Dack with a blessing of the flags.  A coffee morning will take place at Cobo Community centre 10:30 – 12pm

 

10am:  Les Adams Methodist Church Liberation Day Church Service
Les Adams Methodist Church, Route des Adams, St Peters
A Liberation Day family service will take place from 10am.  This service is in addition to the service held in St Peter Port’s Town church and may be of interest to those less able to make the trip into town. 

 

7pm:  Festiva’s Liberation Spring Proms
St James Concert Hall
A night of quite unashamedly patriotic music with favourites such as  ‘Jerusalem’, ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ and ‘Rule Britannia’ floating through the doors of St James.

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For more detailed information on what is happening Liberation day please visit www.guernseyliberationday.com

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john@johnrossphotography.co.uk (JR Photography) day event liberation http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/5/Liberation-day-2017 Mon, 08 May 2017 20:59:00 GMT
Sleeklens Presets for Lightroom http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/2/sleeklens-presets-for-lightroom I've recently been contacted by a company called Sleeklens based in Denmark, a company that provide preset workflows for Lightroom and Photoshop.

My initial thoughts were "here we go again another company trying to make a quick buck by supplying awful presets that work for them and no-one else" as i sift through the email they ask for an honest review in exchange for one of their landscape collections.

Someone asking for an honest review on photo editing presets might as well start digging their own graves, so i said "lets do it"

They sent over the "Through the Woods Workflow" for Lightroom as it's the program i use the most, if you have used presets in the past you will know that you're not going to make the perfect image from one click, we all have different editing styles, presets help us get to the finished product that little bit faster.

I have selected three of my favourite landscapes all taken in Guernsey that i think will work well with these presets.

I delve in to a sunset image i took recently and straight off with one click of the Calm sunset preset and a couple of small brush adjustments i get this.

The image is far from finished but as i mentioned earlier you're not going to get a finished product from one click, but its a bloody good start and I'm impressed.

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Moving on to an image i took back in 2015 and I start to get really frustrated with some of the brushes, giving me way too much or way too little changes, the good thing about the brushes is you can make changes to the sliders and the effect is applied straight to the image.

I took a quick look at the Sleeklens website to find some tutorials on how to use the workflow to its best, it was good to see they're making adjustments to the brushes as they go and not trying to sell it as one stop brush presets.

I continued to reset the image and start again, with a bit more success.

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After a couple of hours using the brushes and understanding what they were doing to the image i started to feel a bit more comfortable.

I remember editing this last image back when i took it and it was an absolute nightmare, so using the presets and brushes on it would put them to the ultimate test.

One thing Sleeklens don't mention or at least i haven't seen them mention is that the the brush presets can also be used as graduated filters and and radial filters, something i tend to use more often, from there i then use the brush within them to add or remove effect to areas in the image.

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Do i see myself using these presets in the future......?  Yes, or at least as part of my process, I'm not going to say they're all great because their not but depending on your style they may work for you.

As far as presets go "Through the Woods Workflow" presets for Lightroom are probably the best I've used, and if you're looking to improve your images and workflow they are going to get you off to a good start.

To find out more about the Sleeklens presets i used click HERE.

Find the full line of products Sleeklens has to offer HERE.

 

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All you need is love http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/2/all-you-need-is-love Safer03021711Safer03021711

 

Safer is the Bailiwick of Guernsey’s domestic abuse charity supporting all victims of domestic abuse whether they be adults, children, women or men & regardless of age, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

When you order from our gallery, 10% of the proceeds will go to this great local charity.

Full Gallery HERE

 

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The Gathering http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/the-gathering The GatheringThe Gathering

New to the Guernsey scene at North Field, a fantastic line-up of local bands and music, with more than one hundred acts over three stages - The Gathering was a huge success and one to keep an eye out for next year, fingers crossed.

View the full gallery Here.

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john@johnrossphotography.co.uk (JR Photography) event http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/the-gathering Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:00:00 GMT
Chateau De Son http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/chateau-de-son Chateau De SonChateau De Son

 

The biggest rave of the year back for the second time at Vale Castle.

Dancing the night away to the early hours of the morning with some awesome sets by local DJs and eye watering light and laser shows.

Check out the full gallery Here.

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john@johnrossphotography.co.uk (JR Photography) event http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/chateau-de-son Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:00:00 GMT
Soap Box Racing http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/soap-box-racing Soap Box RacingSoap Box Racing

The first of its kind on the island and what a turnout!

From trikes to racing cars and not forgetting the Best Of Guernsey Bus, there was no escaping this jump! Hi jumps, long jumps and barely lifted the ground jumps, o and a few crashes.

Check out the full gallery above.

 

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john@johnrossphotography.co.uk (JR Photography) TheBestOf racing http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/soap-box-racing Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:00:00 GMT
Sure's Big Print http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/sures-big-print Sure's Big PrintSure's Big Print

A brand new store for sure opened earlier this year and we are proud to be part of it; Waterloo House is home to one of our largest prints in Guernsey covering three walls at the back of the store and blending in to Guernsey's beautiful harbour view.

Are you in need of Bespoke images and printing? Im here to help.

View the photos from the opening day and VIP evening Here.

 

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john@johnrossphotography.co.uk (JR Photography) event prints http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/sures-big-print Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:00:00 GMT
Les Folies d'Amour http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/les-folies-damour FoliesFolies

Its been around seven months since Les Folies d'Amour reopened and If you've forgotten what the old club looked like already, heres a quick reminder, I'm sure this will spark some memories from the last few years.

Ive had some great times working and partying in the club and i look forward to many more nights on the new dance floor.

View the full gallery Here

 

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john@johnrossphotography.co.uk (JR Photography) event http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/les-folies-damour Fri, 14 Oct 2016 22:01:09 GMT
Spring Sale http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/4/spring-sale pg00001_mt00001_16000171pg00001_mt00001_16000171

 

Heres a full list of some of the gadgets, equipment and prints we have for sale (All images below are the genuine items for sale)

For all enquires please click HERE.

 

Apple iMac 21.5" 2.7GHZ

1Tb HDD

Upgraded Ram from 4gb to 16gb

All updated and running OS El Capitan

Comes with original power cable, magic keyboard, magic mouse and mouse pad.

NEW PRICE! £600.00 (SOLD)

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1Tb Seagate External HD (SOLD)

£30

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Adobe Lightroom 3 - £15 (SOLD)

Adobe Lightroom 4 - £20 (SOLD)

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BULK PURCHASE FOR ALL CAMERA EQUIPMENT BELOW - NEW PRICE! £720.00

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Sony A77 APS-C Camera + 2 Lenses + 2 UV Filters + 1 Circular Polarising Filter + Variable ND Filter (original box and paperwork)

Sony 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 (boxed with camera)

Sony 75-300mm f4.5-5.6 (original box and paperwork)

Included in box: 1 Battery, Brand new camera strap, charger and paperwork.

Fading around the edges of the LCD display, unfortunately this is common due to sony special coating to the screen but does not effect the images in any way and can be easily removed and replaced.

Shutter rated for 150.000 actuations and only 61.616 taken.

Full in-depth review and spec can be found HERE.

NEW PRICE! £500 (SOLD)

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A77 Battery Grip

(Batteries not included) (original box and paperwork)

£120

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Sony DT 50mm f1.8 + UV Filter + Circular Polarizing Filter

(original box and paperwork with paperwork)

£85

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Cokin ND Graduated Filter Kit (soft)

£20

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Lowpro 350 Slingshot camera bag

£40

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BlackRapid Rs-5 Cargo Sling camera strap (SOLD)

(original box and paperwork)

£25

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A4 Framed Print of South Point St. Martin and Town front at night.

Both for £40 or £25 each.

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Huge 23"x33"- A1 Framed Print of Lightning over Fort Grey - £75 (SOLD)

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Colourful Castle Cornet:

24''x16'' Lustre Print - £25.00 

30''x20'' Lustre Print - £34.00

Colourful Castle CornetColourful Castle CornetI can be known to add a bit to much colour to my landscapes sometimes and ill admit now that it doesn't always work, this is one image colour really works for me.
Ill finish the challenge with the same location and a slightly different composition as David, just to show that now matter how good a photographer is they will have a different idea and put together something completely different with the same subject, so no matter how many times its been photographed it can be different every time.

ill admit now that i completely got this by fluke straight after id shot the breakwater image, one of the reasons i always look behind when i see something amassing happening in front of me, because 50% of the time the real magic is behind you.

 

23''x33'' Lustre Print - £45.00

Lightning over Fort GreyLightning over Fort GreyThis image was taken in Guernsey throughout the early hours of friday the 7th of June 2013.
I shot through the night from just after 12am past 5am starting off at guernsey airport where i realised this wasn't going to be the average storm, i then moved to St. Peters and then right up to Cobo Bay until sun rise where the the clouds started to clear and lightning started to dissipate.

 

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john@johnrossphotography.co.uk (JR Photography) discount sale spring clean http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/4/spring-sale Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:01:00 GMT
Seven Day Landscape Challenge http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/4/Seven-Day-Landscape-Challenge After completing my 365 challenge last year of a photo a day for a year, Good friend and fellow photographer David Gilliver nominated me again to take on the Seven Day Landscape Challenge. I want to share with the seven images i picked over the week in no particular order and by no means are these my most popular images but my favourites.

 

Landscape challenge day 1:

In the few days i was in Castro Urdiales i came across this old iron mine that was built in 1938. the first one was built in 1880 and destroyed by the weather, the second came along in 1894 and blown up during the Spanish civil war, a year in 1938 and this one was built then decommissioned in 1970 and later bought by the local government for 1 peseta, about a half a penny.

Took this back in 2011, still early days in my photography career but one of my favourite landscaped, just along the coast you will find the city of Bilbao with some of the funkiest architecture i have ever seen.

Taken on my old now decommissioned Sony A500 my first DSLR with my 10-24mm wide angle lens.

El CargaderoEl CargaderoIn the few days i was in Castro Urdiales i came across this old iron mine that was built in 1938. the first one was built in 1880 and destroyed by the weather, the second came along in 1894 and blown up during the Spanish civil war, a year in 1938 and this one was built then decommissioned in 1970 and later bought by the local government for 1 peseta, about a half a penny.

Took this back in 2011, still early days in my photography career but one of my favourite landscaped, just along the coast you will find the city of Bilbao with some of the funkiest architecture i have ever seen.
Taken on my old now decommissioned Sony A500 my first DSLR with my 10-24mm wide angle lens.

Landscape challenge day 2:

Definitely one of my favourite landscapes i took last year, and number 112 of my 365 Project.

Considering i have broke the so called "rules" with the horizon in the middle and no detail in the sky, i got away with it! and thats what photography is all about, breaking the rules.

I love the contrast in colour and layers of landscape, I'm actually quite happy there wasn't a cloud in the sky for this pic.
I feel i could build a hut on the beach, light a fire, listen to the tranquil waves, gaze at the stars after the sun goes down and just chill all night.

This was the first time id been down to this beach and it took me a good half hour to find a spot to compose before i put my tripod down and waited for the right moment just after the sun had gone down.

Port Soif DunesPort Soif DunesConsidering i have broke the so called "rules" with the horizon in the middle and no detail in the sky, i got away with it! and thats what photography is all about, breaking the rules.

I love the contrast in colour and layers of landscape, I'm actually quite happy there wasn't a cloud in the sky for this pic.
I feel i could build a hut on the beach, light a fire, listen to the tranquil waves, gaze at the stars after the sun goes down and just chill all night.
This was the first time id been down to this beach and it took me a good half hour to find a spot to compose before i put my tripod down and waited for the right moment just after the sun had gone down.

Landscape challenge day 3:

The phone call in the morning to say there was no work started the Tuesday off just right, this followed by a 5 hour photo marathon of snow pics around St. peters, this one stands out as one of my favourite from the day.

12th of March 2013, The Spring is springing and winter comes and slaps it in the face, and if it wasn't for that, this photo just wouldn't work. I done the same marathon capturing the same photos on the same day in 2014.

 

 

 

 

White Fort SaumarezWhite Fort SaumarezThe phone call in the morning to say there was no work started the Tuesday off just right, this followed by a 5 hour photo marathon of snow pics around St. peters, this one stands out as one of my favourite from the day.
12th of March 2013, The Spring is springing and winter comes and slaps it in the face, and if it wasn't for that, this photo just wouldn't work. I done the same marathon capturing the same photos on the same day in 2014, ill attach it in the comments below to give you an idea of what i mean

 

Landscape challenge day 4:

It wouldn't be right to not include a lightning photo, although it wasn't the most popular at the time, it was one of the toughest to take that night and probably one of the hardest pics I've ever taken. All in all i think i waited for about an hour after id set up to get the shot.
As the storm made its last round for the night, the sun started to rise, house lights started to turn on and there wasn't much time left, every car that came along seemed to turn of at some point but luckily enough this one drove the coast road and it all come together with a flash of light and finished what was a very long night of photography.

Lightning over Cobo BayLightning over Cobo BayIt wouldn't be right to not include a lightning photo, although it wasn't the most popular at the time, it was one of the toughest to take that night and probably one of the hardest pics I've ever taken. All in all i think i waited for about an hour after id set up to get the shot. As the storm made its last round for the night, the sun started to rise, house lights started to turn on and there wasn't much time left, every car that came along seemed to turn of at some point but luckily enough this one drove the coast road and it all come together with a flash of light and finished what was a very long night of photography.

 

Landscape challenge day 5:

Grandes Rocques never really had anything going for it from my point of view, until last year. I took a 2 hour walk around one afternoon and came away with a load of keepers and even more so, a shed load of ideas and compositions to use in the future. 
By far this area has been my favourite place for 2015 and i came away with more than i ever expected. 
Hopefully 2016 will bring them ideas to a final product.

Cobo RocksCobo RocksGrandes Rocques never really had anything going for it from my point of view, until last year. I took a 2 hour walk around one afternoon and came away with a load of keepers and even more so, a shed load of ideas and compositions to use in the future. By far this area has been my favourite place for 2015 and i came away with more than i ever expected. Hopefully 2016 will bring them ideas to a final product.

 

Landscape challenge day 6:

Love the way the warm colours of the morning and the blue colours from a cold winter night are split by the breakwater and the lighthouse.
looking closer at this photo reveals the beauty of the rocks we live on and actually contains 6 of the Bailiwick Islands.

I wanted to catch the light from the lighthouse and the silky smooth sea with out loosing the fishermen at the end of the pier, so this was taken at ISO 50, f16 @ 13sec.

This is defenetly an image that looks better printed, the large canvas i have in the kitchen really shows off the deep blue colours on the green wall.

Lighthouse SunriseLighthouse SunriseLove the way the warm colours of the morning and the blue colours from a cold winter night are split by the breakwater and the lighthouse.
looking closer at this photo reveals the beauty of the rocks we live on and actually contains 6 of the Bailiwick Islands.

I wanted to catch the light from the lighthouse and the silky smooth sea with out loosing the fishermen at the end of the pier, so this was taken at ISO 50, f16 @ 13sec.
This is defenetly an image that looks better printed, the large canvas i have in the kitchen really shows off the deep blue colours on the green wall.

Landscape challenge day 7:

I can be known to add a bit to much colour to my landscapes sometimes and ill admit now that it doesn't always work, this is one image colour really works for me.

Ill finish the challenge with the same location and a slightly different composition as David, just to show that now matter how good a photographer is they will have a different idea and put together something completely different with the same subject, so no matter how many times its been photographed it can be different every time.

ill admit now that i completely got this by fluke straight after id shot the breakwater image, one of the reasons i always look behind when i see something amassing happening in front of me, because 50% of the time the real magic is behind you. Colourful Castle CornetColourful Castle CornetI can be known to add a bit to much colour to my landscapes sometimes and ill admit now that it doesn't always work, this is one image colour really works for me.
Ill finish the challenge with the same location and a slightly different composition as David, just to show that now matter how good a photographer is they will have a different idea and put together something completely different with the same subject, so no matter how many times its been photographed it can be different every time.

ill admit now that i completely got this by fluke straight after id shot the breakwater image, one of the reasons i always look behind when i see something amassing happening in front of me, because 50% of the time the real magic is behind you.

 

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£500 Wedding Package http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/3/-500-wedding-package Last chance to book yourself the greatest wedding package in the Channel Islands! 

Save yourself hundreds of pounds by booking before the 31st of March. 

Package includes: editing and private online gallery where you can download digital copies of your images.

 

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john@johnrossphotography.co.uk (JR Photography) Offer TheBestOf wedding http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/3/-500-wedding-package Thu, 24 Mar 2016 11:03:00 GMT
Black And White Landscapes http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/3/black-and-white-landscapes If you have visited our website over the years you will have noticed the lack of black and white landscapes.

In fact, it's likely you haven't seen a black and white landscape from me anywhere at all because I'm a photographer who chooses to embrace the colours nature has provided.

However, having been inspired recently, I went out in the early hours to capture my first black & white landscape which has now inspired me to start working on capturing more of Guernsey without colour.

Watch this space!

 

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john@johnrossphotography.co.uk (JR Photography) Black & White Halfway Herm Island Landscape http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/3/black-and-white-landscapes Thu, 24 Mar 2016 11:02:00 GMT
A Fresh New Look http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/3/a-fresh-new-look Yes.... Its finally here!! We have been working really hard over the last month and, as promised earlier in the year, we have a brand new website to match our newsletter.

We have integrated the fresh new look to all of our pages and introduced some new galleries as well as a portfolio. 

The website is faster to navigate and optimised for our smartphone and tablet users.

Take a look around and let us know what you think.

 

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john@johnrossphotography.co.uk (JR Photography) Website http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/3/a-fresh-new-look Thu, 24 Mar 2016 11:01:00 GMT
The Best Of Guernsey Awards Evening http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/3/the-best-of-guernsey-awards-evening  

It's been another great start to the year for local businesses in Guernsey, and in true British style we like to celebrate with food, live music and a few vinos.
Check out the full gallery from our night out at The Doghouse that covers live music from one of my favourite local bands, 'The Barlows'.

Click on the Photos to see the full Gallery.

 

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john@johnrossphotography.co.uk (JR Photography) Bands Local and Loved Music TheBestOf business of the year event http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/3/the-best-of-guernsey-awards-evening Thu, 24 Mar 2016 11:00:00 GMT
Mothers Day http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/2/mothers-day Treat your mum to a lovely A4 or A3 Framed print this mothers day.
Order by the 3rd of march and get 20% off and receive it just in time for the special day.
Available with any photograph from our website.

 

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john@johnrossphotography.co.uk (JR Photography) Discount Offer http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/2/mothers-day Sun, 28 Feb 2016 21:43:08 GMT
£500 Wedding Package http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/2/-500-wedding-package  

We are celebrating 5 years in business and to celebrate this great milestone, JR Photography is offering lucky couples the opportunity for a photographic wedding package for just £500.
This Includes a full online gallery with edited photos that can be downloaded and used as you wish. Make sure you book by the 31st of march to take advantage of this special offer.
 
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john@johnrossphotography.co.uk (JR Photography) Offer Package Photoshoot Wedding http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/2/-500-wedding-package Sun, 28 Feb 2016 21:42:33 GMT
Celebrating 5 Years in Business http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/2/celebrating-5-years-in-business It's hard to believe five years have gone by so quickly. Although this is a short time in the scheme of things, I've made some great friends and met some amazing people along the way. 
Our business model has changed in many ways over the years as I've adapted and developed my expertise as a photographer.
Over the next six months we will be implementing new initiatives for JR Photography and we are really looking forward to bringing you additional services to improve and enhance your customer experience.
We are starting with a new monthly newsletter to keep you up to date. Each newsletter will open with our photo of the month and will include links to our social media sites so you can check out some of the other images we've produced during the month.
We are keeping it simple, easy to read and to the point. Make sure to sign up using the form on this page :)
I'd like to take this opportunity to say a special thank you to everyone who has supported my work over the years including the followers that have liked, shared and retweeted my images.
THANK YOU!

 

Foto of the Month: Grandes Rocques to Fort Saumarez.

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john@johnrossphotography.co.uk (JR Photography) Local and Loved event http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/2/celebrating-5-years-in-business Sun, 28 Feb 2016 21:42:10 GMT
January Giveaway http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/2/january-giveaway Congratulations to Patricia who walked away with the January giveaway framed print of the iconic Castle Breakwater with the sun rising over Herm and Jethou Islands in the background.
Thank you to all the 172 who entered the competition, we hope the photograph looks great in your newly decorated kitchen Patricia.

 

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john@johnrossphotography.co.uk (JR Photography) Giveaway TheBestOf http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/2/january-giveaway Sun, 28 Feb 2016 21:40:15 GMT
365 Project http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/1/365-project 2015 Project 365

Well.... 2015 has been another fantastic year of photography! Although my 365 Project was meant to be personal, it includes a great mix of images for me to look back on; all thanks to my good friend and awesome photographer David Gilliver who nominated me.
The 365 project is on many photographer's bucket list but most never get round to completing it. I knew from the outset this would be a tough challenge; the closest I have been previously was the '52 week landscape project' back in 2011 when I struggled to take just one landscape image a week.

I'm proud to say I've never seen such a variety in quality and genre than this album which contains images from eight different cameras and 10 lenses.

The best camera you have is the one you have with you and for most people it's the one in your pocket 99% of the time, your phone camera. So it's not surprising that 65 of the project photos were taken with my iPhone, as well as five from my Go Pro, 20 from APS-C Cameras and 275 from my full frame cameras.

Like any year, there has been ups and downs and some sad days, but thankfully many more happy ones! And the best thing about it is that I can just look at this album and remember every moment like it was yesterday.

Thank you so much to my friends and family for their support throughout the year. And a special thank you to the Buffalo Huddleston band for letting me use their music for the slideshow. They have always supported my work and have always been happy to have their photo taken as you will see below.

 

Click the image below to see the full gallery.

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john@johnrossphotography.co.uk (JR Photography) 365 Project Slideshow pic of the day project http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/1/365-project Mon, 04 Jan 2016 22:29:42 GMT
Real Ale & Cider Festival http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/real-ale-cider-festival If you haven't made plans this week and you're looking for something to do why not head over to Herm and enjoy the Real Ale & Cider Festival.

There's going to be loads of us there!

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Make sure you bring your pals!

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Have a drink or two, maybe 3 ;)

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But don't drink them dry..... I want some! ;)

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Take some photos!

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Take some selfies!

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Enjoy the music!

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Have a dance!

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And don't cry about it!

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Just laugh!

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Smile at the camera!

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And scream about the best Festival in the Channel Islands!!!

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The Real Ale & Cider Festival is on all week from the 9th until the 14th of September, I'll be attending the event on Friday the 12th for GBG Magazine so make sure you're there and more importantly, have an awesome time!!! ;)

For more information regarding the event, head over to Herms's Website

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john@johnrossphotography.co.uk (JR Photography) Ale and cider Herm island Local and Loved TheBestOf event festival http://www.johnrossphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/real-ale-cider-festival Sun, 07 Sep 2014 19:52:34 GMT