Articles by Patrick Gosling

Love of Nature

I was born and raised in a rural area and adore being surrounded by nature! We have such busy lives these days it is so easy to miss wildlife and flora as we rush around living our lives. I always try and make time to go for a walk or stop and have a break where I can take in our natural surroundings. I have the advantage on some people that I not only live in the country I also work in the country or on the marshes and beaches. My main occupation for the last 30 years has been supplying fishing bait... continue reading

Follow up to 'Jungle of camera equipment'

I wrote a blog about the jungle of camera equipment a few weeks ago and now the result of my deliberations. Initially I was going to go full frame but with the cost of several lense's I decided on a different tack for something more versatile in terms of every day use and better for my bank balance. I decided to go for the Sony bridge camera RX10 IV, now this isn't a camera review as I'm neither experienced enough or knowledgeable enough on the technical side to do... continue reading

The jungle of camera equipment

I am looking to purchase another camera and have been looking and changing my mind back and forth for weeks now! Let me start by saying what I have at the moment, which is the Sony A6000 and 5 lens...kit 16-50(reasonable for what it is), sony 35mm(good), a samyang ultra wide(good), sony 55-210( so-so) and the sigma 19mm(good and probably my fav lens). Now the A6000 is the camera I have because I walked in a shop in 2016... continue reading

Autumn is almost over.

I love autumn, it is undoubtedly my favourite season of the year. There is so much going on and so many changes of colour and moods through the autumn months. Often, in early autumn, the mushrooms start to pop their heads up and although many are easily missed the Fly Agaric stands out with it's red cap and white scales. It is the iconic mushroom of fairy tales and always a pleasure to see, but only to see as it's definitely not one to eat. Also in autumn we start to get... continue reading

Vacation in northern England

I have just had my annual vacation to northern England and spent a good deal of time walking the hills and dales of Lancashire and Yorkshire. I always like to find something different than I've found before and one thing I found on this trip was something called a clapper bridge. I didn't know what a clapper bridge was but found out it is a large stone used as a bridge over a beck or stream. I took the following photograph of one called clam bridge. It is located a quarter of a mile... continue reading

1500 images online

I joined Dreamstime in 2015 but my camera wasn't up to the required standard so I didn't start actively uploading until about 2 years ago. It was quite a learning experience when I started with virtually no knowledge of what was required and that showed in my acceptance percentage in the first 3 months of about 50% which was pretty abysmal!! I read a lot of blogs and listened to advice from other Dreamstime members which all helped to get me on the right path. I learned... continue reading

Beauty of the English coast

I have often thought many people take their own area for granted, when in fact almost everywhere has it's own beauty. In my case that beauty is around the coast of my local area in Norfolk in the United Kingdom. I am lucky because I work on the beaches and marshes gathering bait for fishermen or foraging for some tasty delights that grow wild in abundance in this area. I often take my camera in the hope of catching a great sun rise or sunset or any other great scene in between. As... continue reading

Winter in England

This has been quite a difficult winter for good outdoor images, too many days with poor weather conditions for good photography. We've had many windy dull days which makes outdoor photography that bit more difficult. Opportunities still present themselves if you are lucky and look for them. Getting up early to catch a good sunrise on one of the better mornings can definitely be worth it as the following image shows.I caught the right day with this image as the following day there were severe... continue reading

1000 milestone

I have recently achieved the 1000 image milestone on Dreamstime, which seemed a long way away when I started actively uploading files to Dreamstime just over a year ago and the first month my acceptance percentage was under 60%. I took note of the comments on refusals, read more blogs which can be very helpful and now have an acceptance percentage over 90% which is pleasing.I have taken the majority of my images with the Sony A6000 ILCE and most often with the 16-50mm lens. I have found this... continue reading

Learning every day

I have just passed the 800 images online milestone! I have enjoyed taking photo's over the last 11 months I've actively been uploading to Dreamstime and trying to improve my abilities whilst trying to add some inventiveness to some images. If you look through other site members portfolio's there are some fantastic photographs and also great inventiveness with illustrations etc.Taking photographs is enjoyable, disappointing when an image is technically not great but worth the time when an image... continue reading

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