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10th January 2014
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9 times out of 10, our hearts just get dissolved, well i want a better place, or just a better way to fall... but 1 time out of 10, everything is perfect for us all
at the end of last year i went to the natural history museum to see the wildlife photographer of the year exhibition. i visited the previous year and as with then the standard was ridiculously high. in my head i tried to denigrate the superior standard of wildlife photography by telling myself that the photographers were lucky, in the right place at the right time, or use the old 'well if i was in africa...' argument. however those envious thoughts didn't hold much water when i began reading the accompanying text and it became clear how much skill, patience and effort was behind each photo. my favourite image, which was only awarded a runners up commendation, was bad boys by andrew walmsley - a shot full of power, humour and monkeys. if you're unable to make it to london to see it in person here's the online gallery. a positive side effect to seeing the exhibition was that it made me revisit some of my old photos, and i was particularly reminded of my dolphin encounter in venezuela by this dolphin shot. at the time i only posted one photo, so here's another from the same boat trip.

here's the original
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10/01/2014
a better way to fall
at the end of last year i went to the natural history museum to see the wildlife photographer of the year exhibition. i visited the previous year and as with then the standard was ridiculously high. in my head i tried to denigrate the superior standard of wildlife photography by telling myself that the photographers were lucky, in the right place at the right time, or use the old 'well if i was in africa...' argument. however those envious thoughts didn't hold much water when i began reading the accompanying text and it became clear how much skill, patience and effort was behind each photo. my favourite image, which was only awarded a runners up commendation, was bad boys by andrew walmsley - a shot full of power, humour and monkeys. if you're unable to make it to london to see it in person here's the online gallery. a positive side effect to seeing the exhibition was that it made me revisit some of my old photos, and i was particularly reminded of my dolphin encounter in venezuela by this dolphin shot. at the time i only posted one photo, so here's another from the same boat trip.

here's the original