Dave Amber Photography: Blog https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Dave Amber Photography info@daveamberphotography.com (Dave Amber Photography) Tue, 24 May 2022 16:58:00 GMT Tue, 24 May 2022 16:58:00 GMT https://www.daveamberphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u951881380-o39667359-50.jpg Dave Amber Photography: Blog https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog 96 120 Old Leigh Fishing Boats https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2022/5/old-leigh-fishing-boats So I went down to photograph the fishing boats this week - these 3 are local icons, bringing in fish and shellfish for the local community and beyond! 

I couldn't resist a "fine art" makeover to this shot as I think it really helps create a moody atmosphere.  Let me know what you think! 

Fishing Boats at Old Leigh, Leigh on SeaFishing Boats at Old Leigh, Leigh on Sea


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New Pier Train! https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2022/4/new-pier-train So I've been wanting to get a shot of the new Southend Pier train for a while.  This is the new all-electric train in lovely retro colours that was recently named by HRH Prince Charles after the late Southend West MP Sir David Amess.  It's now fully in service, so I went down and got this one.  It's a departure from my normal style as I've given it a "fine art" makeover.  I'd love to know what you think of this, so leave me a comment if you have a moment.  Thank you!

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Calendars 2022 now available! https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2021/10/calendars-2022-now-available This year I have 2 beautiful 2022 calendars in "double-A4" size available - Southend-on-Sea and Leigh-on-Sea.   

Printed in high resolution on 250gsm silk paper, ring bound, punched with a hole to hang them from, these open up to double A4 size (297mm wide x 420mm high), with a full A4 size image above and a full A4 date page below, leaving plenty of room to write in those important reminders!

Only £12.99 plus £2 delivery (UK only).  Calendars are in stock and ready to post now!  

If you'd prefer to collect/pay direct and avoid postage, please contact me directly. 

Please choose your preferred calendar below which will take you to the full details and order page and then click on any one image to add the calendar to your basket:

Southend on Sea Calendar 2022Southend on Sea Calendar 2022Southend on Sea Calendar 2022 Leigh on Sea Calendar 2022Leigh on Sea Calendar 2022Leigh on Sea Calendar 2022  


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Autumn Sunsets are back! https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2021/10/autumn-sunsets-are-back It was so good to get back out on the Thames Estuary at Thorpe Bay now the evenings are drawing in, we have some decent cloud/sun and the sun is once again setting over the water.  This boat (called the "Best Mate") took my eye as it was facing nicely towards the sun setting behind the clouds.  The wind was blowing quite hard towards me and that made this a great case for a long exposure photograph, which means I left he camera shutter open for a long time (30 seconds in this case) to capture the amazing movement in the clouds and the shallow water at my feet.  I'm happy with the result! 

If you'd like to have this hanging on your wall in a wide variety of materials (framed prints, acrylic, aluminium, canvas wrap, etc) just get in touch for a no obligation chat about options and prices - thank you!  

Autumn sunset Thorpe Bay ("Best Mate")Autumn sunset Thorpe Bay ("Best Mate")An Autumn sunset at Thorpe Bay on the Thames Estuary. The boat is called "Best Mate".

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Let the chain lead the way! https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2021/5/the-chain-leads-the-way I went down for the sunset the other night and found this rather interesting chain mooring on the Chadway boat.  One way of constructing an interesting photograph is to incorporate "leading lines" and the chain fitted the bill perfectly, leading the eye in a lovely swooping wave all the way up to the boat itself! 

So I got the tripod down low and made a feature of the chain.  I hope you like it!

Thorpe Bay sunset (Chadway, chain mooring)Thorpe Bay sunset (Chadway, chain mooring)Sunset on the Thames Estuary at Thorpe Bay, Southend on Sea, Essex, UK.


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Thorpe Bay sunset https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2021/4/thorpe-bay-sunset Well I got out last night for the sunset and it did not disappoint! Down at Thorpe Bay on the Thames Estuary.  Stunning clouds and a rather pretty boat on its side came together beautifully.  We really are lucky to live by the sea!  For the technically minded, this was taken on a tripod with a professional DSLR camera with a wide angle lens at 20mm with a filter used to balance the sky tones with the land. By balancing the shutter speed, aperture and ISO I was able to get this 1/2 second duration photograph which caught the drama nicely.  And I found just enough water to get a reflection, which I love! I hope you like it too.  

Thorpe Bay sunset (Morbank)Thorpe Bay sunset (Morbank)A dramatic sunset at Thorpe Bay, Southend on Sea, Essex on the Thames Estuary

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Old Leigh at sunset https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2018/5/old-leigh-at-sunset Well we finally got some nice sunshine with clouds which makes for great photographs, so I went down to Old Leigh to catch some sunset pictures.  It's amazing how many people are about!  I couldn't decide whether I preferred these in colour or black and white, so I did both!  They are on the main website too - I hope you like them.  

Old Leigh at sunsetOld Leigh at sunset Old Leigh at sunset BWOld Leigh at sunset BW Old Leigh at sunset 2Old Leigh at sunset 2 Old Leigh at sunset 2 BWOld Leigh at sunset 2 BW

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I love the beach! https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2018/5/i-love-the-beach Well it's starting to feel like summer is here!  I had a lovely walk along Shoebury Common beach a few days ago.  The sun was setting and the light was just beautiful.  This shot makes me very chilled out!

Shoebury Common beachShoebury Common beach

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Britain meets America in Old Leigh! https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2018/5/Britain-meets-america-in-old-leigh I was out in Old Leigh when I came across this great combination - a classic British red telephone box and a classic American red pick-up truck, so I couldn't resist a bit of colour pop!

Britain meet America in Old Leigh!

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Crazy Cockapoo! https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2018/4/crazy-cockapoo A lovely afternoon photographing this beautiful Cockapoo in Chalkwell Park.  The shoot was cut a bit short when he jumped into the muddy pond - that's dogs for you!  I still managed to get some nice shots.

Here's before:

CockapooCockapoo ......and here's after!


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Church Hill steps Leigh On Sea at sunset https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2018/4/church-hill-steps-leigh-on-sea-at-sunset Well I went out on a new project yesterday as I've been asked to get some nice pictures of the Church Hill steps in Leigh On Sea.  

It's a very picturesque path that connects St Clements Church/Leigh Broadway (West) to Leigh Hill (and Old Leigh), so very useful for the locals! That was part of the challenge as there were people constantly up and down the hill at the end of the glorious hottest day of the year so far.  I thought it would look great with the street lamps on as the sun was setting, so I got the camera and tripod ready and waited until all the lamps were on.  I also got bitten to death by gnats in the process!  

Anyway, after several attempts, I got some great shots - here is a taster and there are more on the website - enjoy!

Church Hill, Leigh On Sea BWChurch Hill, Leigh On Sea BW

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Shoebury East Beach at sunset! https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2018/4/shoebury-east-beach-at-sunset OK, so I went back to Shoebury East Beach on Saturday evening when the tide was high and the sun was setting and I caught this lovely scene - I hope you enjoy it!  Please get in touch if you want some of this tranquillity in your home or office.  

Shoebury East Beach boom at sunsetShoebury East Beach boom at sunset

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Shoebury East Beach https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2018/4/shoebury-east-beach I had a trip down to Shoebury East Beach this morning.  It holds great memories for me as I used to windsurf there a lot in my twenties and spent many hours avoiding the massive boom that runs out to sea and separates the public and M.O.D. land!  Although the tide was out, the boom was looking good. 

Shoebury East BeachShoebury East Beach

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Chalkwell bridge! https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2018/4/chalkwell-bridge Somebody recently suggested that they would like to see photographs of the spiral bridge at Chalkwell that crosses the C2C railway line and leads onto the coastal path between Old Leigh and Chalkwell.  It was a great idea!   Please get in touch if you have any more suggestions of great places in our area that you'd like to see more of.  

The bridge is an interesting piece of architecture and is used every day by walkers and joggers and seen by thousands of commuters on the railway.  There is a small collection of pictures on the website and here is a taster - I hope you like it!   The Gypsy BridgeThe Gypsy BridgeThe Gypsy Bridge at Chalkwell, Leigh on Sea, Essex

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Southend Pier at night! https://www.daveamberphotography.com/blog/2018/3/southend-pier-at-night Hello everyone, this is my first blog, so please be kind!
Following the recent launch of Dave Amber Photography after long preparations, I'm continuing to build the website with my favourite images.  

This one of Southend Pier is very recent, taken last weekend with a perfect combination of high tide as the sun set, giving me this amazing long exposure shot of the pier lights reflecting in the very calm sea and the boat moored to the right adds a lovely balance to the scene.  I love it and I hope you do too!

As with all my work, this is available to purchase and would look awesome in a high resolution large format (e.g. acrylic). Please contact me if you are interested!

Southend Pier at Night (16x9)Southend Pier at Night (16x9)


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