Suns out Posted by Jake Woodnutt on Fri 29th Jan 2016 @ 3:40 pm
What a stunning day! Very happy walking around in just a t-shirt, little teaser saying that summer is on its way. One thing I think I forgot to mention about this project. The equipment.
I am using a Canon 5D Mark ii camera with my 50mm 1.4 Prime lens, and that is it.
The 50mm being a prime lens means no zoom, Just full control of depth of field and shutter speed. I love this lens, and challenging myself by having to move, Get closer or take a step back. Just to get the frame filled how I want it.
Im enjoying this project more and more!
2 day sailing holiday to Guernsey on A Roamer of AlderneyPosted by Jake Woodnutt on Sun 28th Sep 2014 @ 11:39 am
Cracking sail down to Guernsey on my little boat 'A Roamer of Alderney' I just love the lifestyle of Alderney, How on your two days off that you can jump on your boat and go to another island for the night, and it to only cost £15 for the harbour fee!
Barefoot Boat Bums! Ep.1 from Benjamin Turner on Vimeo.
Race around the Island- Amadeus Posted by Jake Woodnutt on Thu 18th Sep 2014 @ 6:21 am
Last month there was a Around the Island Yacht Race here in Alderney. I only took these few photographs just as we were about to come over the line, fighting for the finish line with Amadeus. My boat 'A Roamer of Alderney' managed to come first in the race, which is a very good feeling considering this time last year before I started work rebuilding her- she probably wouldn't even float...I got this email from Janie, the owner of Amadeus.
'Thanks for taking this photo of the kids! It was their first race on a yacht instead of a dinghy, and they all had a great day. Your photo of them is a special way of remembering their achievement! Cheers, Janie'
Really enjoy taking photos of sailing and yachts. I think i'm going to really start to get into it and sail out of the harbour and take photos of Yachts arriving in Alderney under full sail. If you are sailing to Alderney or even have a yacht/Boat in Alderney and would like me to take some photos, Let me know when you will be out and I will do my best to see you outside the harbour.
Tenacious Posted by Jake Woodnutt on Mon 25th Aug 2014 @ 12:57 pm
Being on the sea has always been a major part of my lifestyle living on Alderney. I am either in it or on it nearly every day. Although I spend a lot of my time flying places or even sailing places to photograph weddings in the UK and the rest of the channel islands, I find the week days I am on the water more and I take only really photos of the sea and boats.
Last week we had a training sailing ship called the 'Tenacious' sail into Braye Harbour- Alderney and I got the following photographs from the little rib owned by one of Alderney's restaurants 'The Georgian House' who I used to and sometimes still do work for.
I love black and white, I love turning the contrast up and seeing the blacks be black and the whites shine giving a really moody photograph.
I wanted to get a photograph of the sun setting behind, but unfortunately shortly after I took these photographs they started the engine and headed out.
I tend to use black and white a lot with my wedding photography, I have all of this years wedding to post on this blog so keep your eye open for new posts!
A Roamer of AlderneyPosted by Jake Woodnutt on Wed 16th Jul 2014 @ 11:05 am
I dont know how much you may know of my little catamaran. A Roamer was built by my parents 25 years ago here in Alderney. after 15 years of use she was taken out the water and left to sit and rot for the last 10 years. Last year I went to inspect the damage. The main structural beam which holds it all together. gave way under by foot. I have spent the last year re-building her and she is a good as new!
This has been transport for me to get to the UK and around the Channel Islands to photograph weddings. What fun! Here is a little video I made Sailing from Poole to Alderney
Gannet ChasePosted by Jake Woodnutt on Mon 13th May 2013 @ 12:50 pm
High Speed Gannet chase on the rib. Went out on the boat to test the engine as first time we have used it this year. Saw a Gannet so chased after it to get this photo. Driving at boat at 35 knots with one hand and taking this photo with the other. Vert difficult. But they are Beautiful Birds...