Sunday, 27 May 2012

Fat Old Sun

Fat Old Sun by rothwell172
Fat Old Sun, a photo by rothwell172 on Flickr.
Fat Old Sun...available for purchase. I love this shot, when I processed this I used Smoky, and then faded the colour out, which brings out the burnt orange on the horizon.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Fat Old Sun

Fat Old Sun, Won't you come, and wash away the rain? Fat Old Sun, won't you come, won't you come.

It's been a blinding week literally, the heat has been incredible, but it is nice to feel the warmth of the sun on my skin ...once again.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Band Bus

Band Bus by rothwell172
Band Bus, a photo by rothwell172 on Flickr.
Band Bus at the Cavern Club, thought to myself this would make for an interesting backdrop.

This was taken for the project am currently working on.

You can check it out here:

Thanks for your interest.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

May 15 2012 Was such an amazing day, the slogan for the day Picture Today Inspire Tomorrow

Very fitting words for a unique photography experience, this of course was a global scale never before seen so to speak. Well in so many that is true, a few of you may remember the film produced by English born producer Ridley Scott. 

That film of course was 'Life in a Day', it was by all accounts a spectacular insight into the daily lives of those who inhabit the planet. It was a huge success and I still have it on the hard drive, waiting to be watched,  again. I find that the film, inspires me to go out and photograph my life. 
So that's exactly what I do i've been taking snaps for years now, but one day I watched that film and I took a few well composed shots, on the internet those images looked great, when I got them developed and mounted and framed I thought they were better than that, they were sellable. 

I thought long and hard had I rediscovered my creative side, I had become Runner-up in a design competition for Wrangler jeans, when I was five. 

So I purchased again a DSLR this time a Canon of course, so searching through the net, on other social media sites paricularly I came across a photographers profile, which linked to a website 

The site is amazing a millions of people sharing their lives on a twentyfour hour basis, and that is what we have done, photographed our lives. 

I went to Liverpool to photograph mainly in monochrome, and to get some interesting captures. 

Here is a link:


Monday, 14 May 2012

I see pleasure in a thousand eyes, I feel love inside my veins

What a view and what lyrics too! When I go out shooting the landscape they're nothing better than listening to some music to get me in the mood for the landscape.

I listen to anything these days though those heady days from my youth, creep back in and I find myself listening to quality hard trance...bliss!

Sunday, 13 May 2012

500px / David Rothwell / Photos

500px / David Rothwell / Photos

Hello all

Hope your all having a great weekend, your week may just get better! This link should interest you all, I have done this myself through the BBC and the English Producer Ridley Scott, who asked everyone to film their life in a day, so this is pretty much along the same lines.

That film was inspirational to Richard Branson of Virgin Media is getting behind this too along with other well known brands in support of the organisation.

Top photographers are getting on this, photographers from grass roots like you and me who have flourished or just hobbyist photographers, this is a chance for your work to be seen.

Unlike the film "Life in a Day", whereby it was just snippets for a an hour long window into the life of the world and it's people, here you will actually be able to produce a great story from your own images taken in a twenty four hour period.

I'm going to be setting up a group on Flickr for this event. So if your interested and your friends/contacts would be interested also, it could be an awesome day!



Sunday, 6 May 2012

Until the morning farewell

For me this has been an eventful week, taking pictures and documenting what I perceive as art.

The weekend also has finished on a high, one that encapsulates a new adventure to be found. I must admit I have found photographing Wales, to be very rewarding, so rewarding that my skillset has developed in photography, has taken a corner and found itself right where I am now.

When you look at my shots, over the years, I have just snapped at the obvious capture, thinking that will make a great keepsake, but since that day in November 2011 and those days on Newborough beach, watching the sunset.

I can see how more appreciative, I have become of my surroundings, and my own space and the environment.

I have grown and matured and found peace in my photography, though I do feel I need to improve more and I need to venture further a field in order to progress.

Over the next month we will see what happens, for now just enjoy the sunset because tomorrow is another day, so until the morning, farewell.

Saturday, 5 May 2012


Mirror by rothwell172
Mirror, a photo by rothwell172 on Flickr.
Mirror, Mirror on the wall...looking for some wall art? Take a look at my pics on flickr or if you really like them

Rhyd Ddu Welsh Highland Railway

The latest installment of my magnificent processing technique, using only the red channel.

Hope you like.


RAF SEA KING by rothwell172
RAF SEA KING, a photo by rothwell172 on Flickr.
These are a few shots of the RAF Sea King Helicopter©David Rothwell All Rights Reserved. Please do not use any of my images/digital data without my written permission. 2012