Celebrating 21 Years In Business

Shaun Flannery Director of Shaun Flannery Photography Ltd

Another day at the office!

Renowned Doncaster based commercial photographer Shaun Flannery celebrates 21 years servicing corporate conglomerates, local businesses and regional and international press.

HRH Princess Ann visits Harworth Colliery, North Notts

HRH Princess Ann after a visit to Harworth Colliery.

Established in 1993 Shaun Flannery Photography has seen many changes in the photographic profession over the years, from the lengthy process of using film and dark rooms to the now instantaneous, ready to publish, digital picture.

Shaun Commented: “The process and equipment has certainly changed over the years but the skill required to take a perfect image is still very much at the heart of what I do.   For me, whether I am capturing a sporting achievement, photographing a product in a studio or creating an interesting PR image, the main focus is about originality and ensuring a good composition every time.”

Fatal rail crash at Great Heck nr. Selby, Yorkshire

Devastation at Great Heck

Shaun’s gallery over the years includes remarkable front-page coverage of news events, action shots from some of the most famous sporting venues across the country and some outstanding images of members of the Royal Family.

Doncaster Rovers v Leicester City

Billy Sharp scores a ‘cracker’ for Doncaster against Leicester City

After having had his pictures featured in some of the most well know national newspapers and used by corporate brands such as Miller Homes, Drax, Finance Yorkshire along with NHS Trusts and Local Authorities, Shaun’s ability to capture interesting images has recently been applauded with his now iconic Tour de France image being used worldwide.


Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth visits the Media Centre in Huddersfield

“Saturday 5th July is a day I will never forget,” explained Shaun. “After deciding on what type of Tour de France image I wanted to capture I set about finding the best spot. By using the ‘route book’ along with Google Maps and Street View I had a pretty good idea of where I should be. I wanted to encapsulate the essence of Yorkshire as well as the peloton, so a wide shot was essential. I found my spot and waited, at the very minute the peloton road past the sun shone, the riders kept together and the vibrant crowd was framed against the lush green hills of Grinton Moor, all of which created the image I wanted – it was perfect!”

Tour de France 2014: Stage 1

Tour de France, Grinton Moor

Shaun went on to explain: “The next day, I wanted to capture an alternative aspect of Yorkshire and chose a perfect backdrop in Sheffield that portrayed the industrial heritage of our county. That’s the beauty of my profession what seems like the same image, for example a group of riders on a road, a hundred different stories can be told just by some creative thought and a good eye!”

As the evolution of photography continues and the desire for more original content to be used and shared online, Shaun Flannery has included videography to his range of services.

Thanks to Helen Dillon-Pearson at Flourish Marketing & PR for the press release.

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SWLeeds Utd v RSC Anderlecht

Lee Bowyer beats Anderlecht keeper Zvonko Milojevic, to score a late Leeds United winner in the UEFA Champions League

Mid air collision between a Tornado bomber and Cessna light aircraft.

RAF Sea King over the crash site of RAF Tornado and light aircraft

Sheffield Forgemasters International..Dr Jesus Talamantes-Silva, Director of Research at Forgemasters and Professor at the University of Sheffield.

Business Portrait

His Royal Highness Prince Andrew visits Bridon International's unit at Carr Hill, Doncaster.

HRH Prince Andrew visits Bridon International

Robin Hood Airport Rescue and Firefighting Services

Fire crews at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield practice on the fire rig.

Nicola Adams - Olympic flyweight gold medalist.

Olympic Gold Medalist Nicola Adams

The last flying Vulcan, XH558,  touches down at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield. .Vulcan XH558 is to spend the summer based at the airfield where she once stood on Quick Reaction Alert during the Cold War.

The mighty Avro Vulcan

Colin McRae on his way to victory in the 1995 Network Q RAC Rally

McRae and Ringer on their way to victory in the 1995 Network Q RAC Rally.

Relate - The Prime Minister, David Cameron addresses a group at the Shine Centre in Leeds.

David Cameron

Peter Emery - Drax - Biomass

Peter Emery, Drax Biomass


EasyJet A319 Aircraft at Robin Hood Airport

GB Boxing - Commenwealth Games

GB Boxing Portrait

Unknown coal miner Markham Main Colliery.

Miner at Markham Main Colliery

FARRRS – Journey starts for transformational road scheme


Mayor Ros Jones on site at Rossington.

One of the biggest transformational projects in Doncaster’s history has officially started.

Representatives from the public and private sector partners who have helped the Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme (FARRRS) get to this stage celebrated by breaking the ground on this route to jobs and growth.

This council led regeneration project is a true public-private partnership. It has backing from the private sector partners Harworth Estates, the Peel Group and Verdion, the Government through the Regional Growth Fund and is supported regionally by the Growing Places Fund and the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Doncaster Chamber has also supported the project.

The new link from Junction 3 of the M18 will be instrumental in supporting growth and the expansion of services at Robin Hood Airport run by the Peel Group and provide the necessary road infrastructure for Harworth Estates to build 1,200 homes on the former Rossington Colliery site and Verdion, formerly Helios Europe, to build an innovative rail freight interchange called iPort also in Rossington.

This private sector inward investment will deliver thousands of new jobs and homes and provide a huge boost to the local and regional economy.

As well as cutting journey times and easing congestion for those travelling to the south of Doncaster, FARRRS will help transform the village of Rossington.

Welcoming the news, Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones, said: “FARRRS is one of the most significant infrastructure projects in the UK and will deliver a raft of economic benefits for the borough and the Sheffield City Region.

“This transformational scheme will be a catalyst for unprecedented growth in and around the airport and in Rossington itself. It helps to lever in substantial levels of inward investment which in turns delivers thousands of new jobs and homes for local people to benefit from. Regeneration on this scale is rare and all our public and private sector partners deserve tremendous credit for making this long held ambition for a new link road a reality. This is a momentous day for the town.”

Peter Nears, Strategic Planning Director at Peel said, “The announcement of the commencement of the FARRRS scheme is great news for not only Robin Hood Airport and associated Business Park but also for Doncaster as a whole.  FARRRS unlocks the potential in the area for new development creating much needed new jobs and housing.  Peel is committed to playing our part in the success of the area and are pleased to be able to support Doncaster Council in the delivery of this important project.”

Steve Gill, Doncaster Sheffield Airport Managing Director added, “This road can’t come soon enough. From day one the council understood the strategic importance of this road to the region and how it can help the airport realise its potential and so we are delighted to see work commence. The delivery of this much needed infrastructure will truly place the airport at the heart of the region, helping to position Doncaster Sheffield Airport as the natural airport of choice for passengers and freight operators.”

Michael Hughes, Chief Executive Officer at Verdion, said: ““We are pleased to be key stakeholders in the FARRRS project. This is the start of major regeneration and investment in the Doncaster and Sheffield region which will create thousands of local jobs. iPort will provide vital intermodal freight transport infrastructure for the North East attracting important international companies to the area.”

Owen Michaelson, Chief Executive at Harworth Estates, said: “The FARRRS project is an excellent example of private developers and the public sector working effectively together to deliver a road which will unlock the employment and housing land required to drive forward Doncaster’s regeneration.”

James Newman, Chairman of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “This ground-breaking ceremony marks the start of an important new link road, which will create hundreds of new jobs and bring millions of pounds of investment to the Sheffield City Region.

“The Doncaster Sheffield Airport link road will greatly improve the City Region’s connections with its national and international markets, as well as opening up a substantial amount of new land to investors and developers.

“Since it was formed in 2010, the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has given this project and the airport its full support and the commencement of the road shows what can achieved when private and public sector partners work together.”

Andrew McKenna, President of Doncaster Chamber, said: “It is excellent news for all businesses in the Sheffield City Region that work on the FARRRS link road is now starting.  When the Chamber got behind the critical bid to leverage Regional Growth Fund monies to support this scheme we were blown away by the amount of private sector enthusiasm and endorsement for the scheme.  Unlocking this growth corridor and improving access to the airport will be a significant game changer for the region.  The importance of this scheme cannot be overstated and, additionally, hot on the heels of the Civic and Cultural Quarter and White Rose Way, the road will provide another physical manifestation of Doncaster’s on going regeneration.”

The nearly three mile stretch of road will include a dual carriageway from the M18 towards Rossington to support the Inland Port. The link will continue as a single carriageway to the A638 at Parrot’s Corner and a direct connection will be provided into Rossington.

Raised embankments will be used for most of the link road using reclaimed fill material from the former colliery spoil tips, while several structures will be built including crossings over the Brancliffe to Kirk Sandall (BKS) railway line and the East Coast Main Line.

Carillion has been appointed as the main contractor for the scheme which will become fully operational in early 2016.

Andy Brown, Operations Director for Carillion, said: “Carillion is delighted to have been awarded this contract and we look forward to working with Doncaster Council and other stakeholders to deliver this scheme. We are especially pleased to be providing, not only much needed infrastructure, but also a scheme that unlocks so much potential for development and growth in the area.”

Further information is available at: www.doncaster.gov.uk/FARRRS

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Thomson Boeing 787-b Dreamliner at Doncaster Airport

Thomson Boeing 787-B Dreamliner

The aircraft on final approach to the airport!

Thomson Boeing 787-B Dreamliner

The airport ‘paparazzi’ welcome the new plane!

Thomson Boeing 787-B Dreamliner

Preparing to land!

Thomson Boeing 787-B Dreamliner

And down!

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Two in a week from A.V. Roe!

Lancaster Bomber flypast to celebrate the 100th birthday of Eric Clarke.

The Lancaster Bomber over Doncaster Town Centre

A Lancaster Bomber over Doncaster Town centre and The Mansion House to mark the 100th birthday of former World War Two hero Eric Clarke.

Bomber Command veteran Flight Lieutenant Eric Clarke enjoyed a Civic Reception at the Mansion House to mark the milestone birthday.

Ground testing of Vulcan XH558

Preparing the ‘howl’ at Robin Hood.

The Doncaster based Avro Vulcan XH558 undergoes ground and engine testing at Doncaster’s Robin Hood Airport  as preparations are made for the 2013 Airshow season.

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Win the ultimate ‘All Inclusive’ start to your holiday from Robin Hood Airport

This could be you! – First Choice cabin crew ready to welcome prizewinners with their ‘All-inclusive’ chauffeur driven start to their holiday.

Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield has teamed up with First Choice Holidays and has today launched a competition to give six lucky passengers and up to five family members or friends travelling with them, the ultimate all inclusive start to their holiday.

Each week for the next six weeks, the Airport will be offering First Choice passengers the chance to start their holiday the moment they leave home, by winning a chauffeur driven limousine journey to the airport, followed by priority check-in on arrival and complimentary food and drink before jetting off overseas.

All inclusive holidays are becoming increasingly popular as more travellers look for holidays where they are really looked after without the worry of additional mounting costs. All First Choice holidays are now all inclusive and the Airport’s latest promotion means that six lucky passengers booking all inclusive with First Choice from Doncaster Sheffield Airport will be looked after the moment they set foot outside their front door.

Local Doncaster company The Limo Firm will be working with the Airport to provide the transfers using one of their luxury stretch limousines to really help the prize winners get their holiday off to a VIP.

Passengers, who book with First Choice from Robin Hood Airport during the period 19th March 2012 – 27th April 2012, will automatically be entered into the competition when they book at their local First Choice or Thomson travel agent.

First Choice fly to over 20 exciting holiday destinations from Doncaster Sheffield Airport and the chauffeur driven limousine will also be ready and waiting to take prizewinners back home in style on their return, to give the perfect end to their holiday too.

Steve Gill, Airport Director for Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield commented, “The relaxed convenience of flying from here helped the Airport to be crowned the best in the country by customers in a Which? Travel survey earlier this year and we like to think that holidays start sooner when passengers choose to depart from Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

This latest promotion however means that six lucky winners and their family or friends will see their holiday literally start the moment they leave home”.

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Stock Photography, looking for an image for your annual report, website, blog, etc?

Fire Drill! Crew at Robin Hood Airport

Shaun Flannery Photography offers a wide range of ‘stock’ photographic images which is added too on a daily basis.

Stock photography is the supply of photograph’s licensed for specific uses, we offer a searchable online database in order to fulfil the needs of creative designers and picture desks with high resolution download from the website.

If your looking for an image to use within your annual report, company brochure, advertising literature, website or blog then please check out the stock image library on the website.

Feel free to call us on 01302 570814 or email shaun@sf-pictures.com to discuss the licensing of an image or help in sourcing a photograph to fulfil your requirements.

Practice Drill! Fire tender at work, Robin Hood Airport, Doncaster

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Vulcan XH558 3 months of ‘ops’ from RHA

It’s almost 3 months since Vulcan XH558 landed at Doncaster’s Robin Hood Airport on its return to the former RAF base.

Having since moved into Hangar 3 the aircraft has now a dedicated home at the airport and will be open to the public as well as be available for private and commercial events.

Having photographed the aircraft in and around the airport on numerous occasions I thought it might be nice to pop together a short slideshow of some of my images.

Check out the website for more pix along with the Vulcan to the Sky site for information on the aircraft and how you can help in keeping this last example flying.

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Take Off! Vulcan Bomber xh558

Take off! xh558 departs Robin Hood Airport

Vulcan xh558 departed it’s new home at Doncaster’s Robin Hood Airport today to undertake a training and crew display currency flight.

The aircraft left the airport at around 1pm cheered on by hundred’s of onlookers who lined the perimeter of the airport and returned almost 2 hours later doing a ‘bump and run’ before landing.

Viewing gallery at Robin Hood Airport.

The aircraft has been on public display at the airport over the Easter weekend and will remain so until the 2nd May after the Vulcan team secured a viewing gallery within the terminal building at Robin Hood Airport.

Check out the Vulcan To The Sky website for more details.

Check out my web gallery for more images of today’s flight along with images taken over the last few weeks………….click here

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Stock Photography! Looking to license an image for commercial use?

Ryanair aircraft at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield

Check out the latest additions to my stock image archive.

Stock image……….a Ramp Agent directs Ryanair EI-EBB, Boeing 737-8AS aircraft on to the stand at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield..

All images are available for sale as prints or for commercial licensing.

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