As the clocks go forward we close the book on another season of dusk shots.

I love dusk shots, but now with the golden hour (or around 10 minutes in reality) now pushed back to around 7:30pm its not really practical as people have families to feed, guests to entertain and other things to be getting on with. So I thought I’d look back at a few of my favourites from this season:

This one from marketing material for a riverside penthouse taken in September 2011:


In this one from the same shoot, I love the light trails and flashes of the departing helicopter:


This one was taken for a large property here in Norfolk, again water and twinkly lights are an irresistible combination producing a memorable shot on an otherwise dull November day:


And of course, we can use the falling light outside to dramatic effect inside too, this one taken at a fantastic property in Porthcawl, south Wales in January:


And finally, the last of the season, and proving it can work without water was taken a couple of weeks ago for marketing a penthouse apartment in Sunningdale:


When vendors go the extra mile a house really shines!

I was delighted to take pictures for Fine ( of this wonderful barn in Feering, nr Colchester yesterday. I was all the more pleased to see that Susie had gone the extra mile to set the table beautifully – which helps really lift these images – and will hopefully inspire potential buyers to take a closer look.




Setting the scene with a single photo

If they say that a picture tells a thousand words, then maybe elevated photographs tell a few more… with an elevated photo the viewer can in an instant get a feeling for the size of the house, its layout, setting and surroundings.

setting the scene with one shot

setting the scene with one shot

With my vehicle mounted 26m / 85ft mast system I can take elevated pictures in no time at all – and in winds that those with portable tripod systems wouldn’t even dare to consider. This shoot was done on Tuesday in windspeeds of around 25mph – not ideal but my equipment meant that we were able to make the best of a rare sunny day here in Norfolk.