World Image Issue 43 April 2017


The magazine of the Peoples Photographic Society, produced by photographers for photographers (and everyone else).

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Gordon Longmead - England - CEO

Peter Hogel - Uganda - Deputy CEO

Scott Hurd - Namibia

Tom Coetzee - South Africa

Paul Welch—Australia


National and Regional Management

Steve Cook - USA

Robert Murray - Scotland

Tina Andreasson - Sweden and Mexico

Jack Glisson - Kentucky USA

4 A few days in Edinburgh with only a 50mm lens. - Robert Murray

6 Alpine Springtime - Gordon Longmead

8 The Hungry Hawk - Geoff Bowers

10 Matooke Mountain Gorillas - Peter Hogel

14 Sarah McKeeman - Doing what Photographers Do Best - Taking Pictures

15 Rogers Fire Dept. with Louise Bradt

16 Wildlife Borneo - Sabah Reef by Gary Bridger

18 Colobus Monkey - Peter Hogel

19 The Pangolin - Scott hurd

20 Picture Post with Scott Latham and Martin Clarke

22 People of Uganda - Our Spirit, Our Hope - Peter Hogel

26 Flowers in My Lens - Gordon Longmead

30 Laon Catherdral - Geoff Bowers

32 1941 Boeing Stearman At Oil Springs, Ontario, Canada - Kevin W. Moore

34 Mushrooms and Toadstools - Gordon Longmead

38 Wildlife of America - Waterbirds by Larry Hitchins

39 Greyscale Landscape - Pictures by Alan Griffiths

40 Tawny Owl - Pictures by Scott Latham

41 Wildlife of America - Red Fox by Larry Hitchins

42 The things we do for photography pt3

Wheels no longer in motion

© Please remember that all articles and images published in this magazine are copyright protected

Cover picture - Mountain Gorilla by Peter Hogel

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Sri Lanka has many beautiful waterfalls, unfortunately I only had chance to visit one of them one

afternoon in Sinharaja Forest Reserve. So something new and completely alien to me is this high

contrast B&W shot with a polarising filter and a 10 stop ND filter to slow down the shutter speed.

The polarising effect cant really be seen here but the colour version details that effect better.

Tony Sparkes

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Alpine Vista - Gordon Longmead

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Resting from Duty - Gordon Longmead

On a late February afternoon as we

were preparing the food for dinner

we heard a loud bang against the

patio doors. I rushed over and

looked out.

There was a sparrow hawk

struggling with a blackbird it had

just caught against the window.

I was surprised, it did not fly off but

struggled up the lawn and stood

over it.

I quickly snapped with my phone

but the light was poor and the

reflection through the glass killed

the picture.

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I rushed upstairs where our little Olympus Stylus camera was sitting on the desk ready for the previous

days pictures to be uploaded to the PC. I grabbed it and carefully opened the widow and took some

frames, then a video of the hawk savagely plucking its kill. I realised that it was in no hurry to move

away, perhaps the blackbird was too heavy to carry off, so grabbed my Olympus OMD EM5. This had

my travel lens (15-150mm) fitted and I shot away with it for a few 100 frames. (Continuous shooting

mode). By now the hawk was though the feathers and tearing into the flesh. Every now and then it would

look up but then ravenously continue devour its meal.

I thought I still had some time so changed to my longest lens, a 70-300mm one. I was also getting cold as

the wind blew through the open window so I went down stairs again. It was still there standing over the

now bloody carcase. I decided to change the angle of my shots and lay down on the floor and shot

through the double glazing.

This put me at eye level with the hawk. I looked magnificent as it tore at the carcase. “Nature in the raw”.

Suddenly the camera stopped. I’d filled the SD card. I rushed back upstairs changed the card and shot

some more including video. Time had passed, about an hour and the light was fading. I upped the ISO

and kept shooting until the hawk suddenly flew off. I went down into the garden to shoot the carcase only

to find nothing. It had taken it away, leaving only feathers and a few entrails.

Luckily I was shooting in raw so I was able to develop some images despite the light and the noise from

the high ISO. It is amazing what can happen in ones own back yard. I hope you like the images - oh and

our own dinner was a little later than planned but we did not complain.

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Having left the comfort of the tarmac road from

Kampala the scenery as well as the comfort is

changing, one for the better…getting closer to

Bwindi in search for our long lost relatives the

mountain gorillas.

The true nature of the name “Bwindis impenetrable

rain forest” comes to reveal itself.

Mountain peaks, slopes and deep valleys of truly

impenetrable forest emerge, and at first you might

think “how are we going to find anything in

there?”…But we will, and we did!

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Once reaching our destination, Buhoma we are close,

the mist is like a veil around the tree tops, you can

hear the sounds of the rain forest, the birds, distant

monkeys calling the sound of crickets and

grasshoppers. We tuck in for the night eagerly

waiting for morning to break…

But gorillas are friendly, and you don’t have to fear

them as you walk in to the forest, Gorillas use most

of their day for resting then eating…and playing, and

they don’t seem to mind eagerly photographing

humans sitting among their family.

After breakfast, bringing our packed lunch we head

to headquarters for gorilla briefing, here you get the

dos and don’ts, don’t get too close, don’t stare a

gorilla in the eye, and seriously, you don't want to

pick a fight with 200Kg of muscles, 10 times as

strong as a man.

Finding the gorillas is easy, trackers start up in the

morning so they know where to go when we get

there, but reaching is another story.

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Sometimes the come down the mountain so you will

have an easy walk for half an hour, or you can be

following them in their search for food…for 4 hours,

But it is all worth it!

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Finding the gorillas in the thicket of the rain forest,

approaching them, to find yourself surrounded by a

whole family, being among them while their babies

play around you and sometimes even come up to you

and playful pull your shirt. It is amazing and an

awesome experience.

Peter Hogel, Eaden Adventures, Uganda

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Many issues ago the magazine ran a series of

images using light by photographer Alan Griffiths.

We wondered if Alan’s work would inspire others

to have a go at something new. Imagine my

surprise when this image appeared.

I forgot to ask Sarah if she really was inspired by

Alan’s images to try this out, but we can hope.

This image was created using the technique of Light

Spinning, in this instance using a home made jig from a bike

wheel .

Light is not the only way in which we can experiment with

imagery. Another of Sarah’s new toys is a ‘drip kit’. You can

make your own in various ways, there are probably as many

ways as people trying them out, but there are a few things that

apply with equal importance to every method.

The first of these is timing, you can get a remote release that

can be programmed to fire the shutter on detection of

movement, sound, and even light, the hard way is manually using

hand eye co-ordination.

This is the same method I use when trying to photograph birds

flying to and from a feeder, I miss more times than I like to admit,

but the principle is the same and you do get better with practice.

The second point to be aware of is the subject matter, for example,

some liquids react better than others, try to get these images using

treacle and the result would be very different.

Finally, and probably most important, is the lighting and the

exposure used. Stronger lighting allows for a higher ISO and thus a

faster shutter speed to freeze the motion. This is a question of

balance between the two.

It is great to see members of the Society and the

Magazine trying new ideas, inspiration can be gained

from anywhere and everywhere if we are willing to look

for it.


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This is the beat known as ARFF3..She is a Rosenbauer

Panther, and her wheels are almost as tall as I am

(5'4"), to give you an indication of her size. ARFF

trucks (Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting) are fitted with

two deck guns and can roll and pump which is what

you see here.

The image on the left is from ARFF recertification at

XNA (Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting)

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Wildlife Borneo - Sabah Reef by Gary Bridger

The underwater world of Sabah Reef is threatened by development and irresponsible tourism. Here is just a

glimpse of the fragile beauty that may soon disappear.

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Will be the Black and white

This ladies and gentlemen (and the rest of you…) is one interesting monkey, first, the name “Colobus” from

new Latin/Greek “Kolobos” actual meaning “Cut short” (some more barbaric people would say mutilated,

I’m a nice guy, sticking to “cut short”), referring to the Colobus lacking their thumbs, they only have 4


But there is more, Colobus monkeys have an interesting

digestive microflora, so they live on leafs and unripe fruits,

containing so much toxins that other monkeys avoid them…

Oh and you can see, all their babies are born white....

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It seems like a good reason to share some of my latest

images of this marvelous creature. Many thanks to

Maria Diekmann at Rest and to everyone who's worked

so hard to get world's most trafficked animal up on the

Red List with Rhinos. Scott Hurd

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Male Goosander taken at Hogganfield Loch, Glasgow.

Picture by Martin Clarke

Female Migrant Hawker by Scott Latham

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Red Squirrel by Scott Latham

Female Goosander taken at Hogganfield Loch, Glasgow.

Picture by Martin Clarke

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At Oil Springs,

Owned by Bruce Bond -

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A Study in Nature

Wildlife of America - Waterbirds by Larry Hitchins

Harlequin Duck

Ringed Teal



Lesser Scaup

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A Study in Greyscale - Landscape

Pictures by Alan Griffiths

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A Study in Nature - Tawny Owl

Pictures by Scott Latham

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A Study in Nature

Wildlife of America - Red Fox by Larry Hitchins

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So where was I … Having installed the DPC and

insulation in the snug, the insulation was

removed. The reason being simple, although the

insulation was supposed to be under the concrete

floor, I had put in to much sub base, so by

removing the 75mm insulation it gave me room

to manoeuvre.

With the insulation removed we put in the floor,

a 75mm concrete screed, which gave me just

enough clear space to use 25mm insulation under

the floor boards. I am not concerned about the

thinner insulation as the floor is sitting on fen

peat which is thermally efficient in itself.

With the floor partially installed I could finish the concrete base of the fireplace. Now I am waiting for the

arrival of the slate to create the hearth.

Meanwhile I have a builder working on levelling

the upstairs floor and converting the cottage into

a one bedroom. We do not need more as there

will only be the two of us living here on a

permanent basis.

The across are taking the place of a brick wall

that was separating the two bedrooms, this is now

an opening and the door is being moved to the space seen on the right of the

picture. The picture on the right shows part of the bathroom which will

incorporate the original landing making it a large room with lots of space.

Work on the kitchen is stopped but reroofing the

utility room commenced. Once the section of

roof seen in the picture was removed we discovered that the walls were not

actually attached to the house.

The small double window was lifted out as it had not been attached to the

walls in any way, shape or form. Investigation showed that the same applied to

the larger window at the opposite end,

The double doors and attached windows faired a little better, the windows

were attached to t he door frame and that was held to the timber over joist by

two small screws.

The most secure part of the utility room was the roof to house junction, five

lengths of timber side by side, each nailed to the other to provide a support for

the roof, sealed to the house with concrete and two layers of tiles, the weight

of this should have been enough to bring the whole lot down. One tap with a hammer and down it came.

Needless to say the utility room is now going to be rebuilt.


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Kuyimba means 'to sing' in the

Zambian Chinyanja language and

this site is a celebration of the sights

and sounds of southern Africa. Join

us to experience it for yourself.

Derek & Sarah Solomon

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