Posts by richardwashbrooke

Porthcawl – Storm Dennis. 16th Feb 2020 Featured

We headed down to Milford Haven on the Sunday during the half term. On the way down Storm Dennis was hitting the UK west coast. We had the chance to go via Porthcawl and to see the storm in action. Porthcawl is on the coast and was taking a real battering. The first time I have visited and with a storm lashing the coast. The power of Storm Dennis was incredible and I managed to walk a round and take some images and video.

I left the big camera behind and bought down with me the Sony RXOii. The Sony RXOii I had won in a raffle after being invited by Sony to come out to the Sony Alpha Pro experience at the Gloria Serenity Resort in Turkey to try out the Sony range of lenses and the new Alpha9 mkii.

I secured the RXOii and shot some video. Zeiss lens equivalent to a 35mm. The smallest camera I have seen and used and I was very impressed with the results. Looking forward to testing this camera more.

Richard Washbrooke Photography

Harpenden Gang Show 71st Featured

Another Year another Gang Show. The 71st this year. I wonder if I will be photographing the 100th.

Next year is the last in the Public Hall / Eric Morecombe Hall. The following year the Gang Show will be performed in the new location being built in Rothamstead Park.

I photograph the show through the week. My favourite day is Saturday. Matinee back stage and the evening last Performance.

The matinee is great low light and looking for movement and expressions. Pushes the camera to the limits. Plus I like producing black and white images.

To view the images from the day http://www.richardwashbrooke.photoshelter.com -> Galleries -> and then click on a folder called Scouting

https://richardwashbrooke.photoshelter.com/gallery-collection/Scouting/C0000YZGaGGvum_8

Enjoy the images there is a lot of them.

www.richardwashbrooke.com

Roundwood Park Careers Investigator Day. 5th February 2020 Featured

Roundwood Park School

I was invited back again to the Roundwood Park Careers Investigator Day on the 5th February 2020. This the third time I have been asked back. I was a pupil here many years ago, I left 6th form 1982. The school has changed in many ways. I don’t remember when I was there having a great careers advise. Today it is a lot more organised and they appreciate people coming in to talk to the student about their experiences.

I was here as a freelance photographer, others were from Film Industry, Banking Sector, NHS, Construction, Engineering, Law, IT, Food & Drink Industry, Journalism, Civil Service, HR, University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire Police.

The morning was set up to talk to 4 groups of 6 children 20 mins per group. I had time to explain my journey over the past 10 years. With time for Q&A at the end of each group. Managed to answer the questions put to me. I look forward to next year and another crop of interested students

www.richardwashbrooke.com

Architecture and Construction Photography

check out my website www.rwacp.com

Year 2019 has been a great year for photographing, Architecture, Construction and Building; particular areas Commercial, Construction, Car Showrooms, Education, Food, Healthcare, Retail, Lighting, Engineering, Dental, Hospitals, Interiors and Residential.

I work for some fantastic clients and have photographed some great projects over the last 10 years. This year 2020 has started well with three new clients coming on board during January.

Always looking for new clients so have a look at my links and should you have an interest in using my services please don’t hesitate in calling me.

e: richard@washbrooke.com m: 07791853325

Dan Shelley Master Thatcher Featured

D.G.Shelley Master Thatcher, Hatching Green, Harpenden 15th August 2019

It was a great to see and photograph a thatcher at work today. Dan Shelley is a sixth generation thatcher based in St Albans. www.hertsthatcher.com

If you think this is a dying art you might be surprised to hear that they are as busy as they can be. The average cottage will take 2 people 5 weeks to complete. A good thatcher will have work booked for 1 year and sometimes 3 years in advance. They work throughout the year and rain does not stop them working.

To see more images follow the link https://richardwashbrooke.photoshelter.com/gallery/Hatching-Green-Harpenden-15th-August-2019/G0000k.MBepYXW_U/C00001T0T5cZuHq4