A Month In Pictures!

Loch Etive - Scotland

Loch Etive, Argyll and Bute

Cusworth Music Festival 2013.

Wilko Johnson – Cusworth Music Festival

Doncaster Wheelers Cycle Club Summer Road Race.

Doncaster Wheelers Cycle Club Summer Road Race.

Army Westland Lynx Helicopter

Army Westland Lynx AH.7 XZ608 helicopter

Eurofighter Typhoon

Eurofighter Typhoon multirole jet fighter at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire.

Funny Business - Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.

Weston Park Hospital ‘Funny Business’ Contestants.

Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle, Argyle and Bute.

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A Week In Sports………..people!

Nicola Adams, Olympic boxing Gold medalist.

Jess Ennis, Olympic heptathlon Gold medalist

Doncaster Knights Tom Davies and Dante Mama, RFU Championship XV.

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Parkour………….or just a walk in the park?

Urban Sport!

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Marr Wind Farm

Marr Wind Farm, Doncaster

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

Fire Drill! Crew at Robin Hood Airport

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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.

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

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New Year With Ski Olympic

Chillin!

Ski hosts Mel & Tash take ‘time out’ after spending the day guiding guests around the ski slopes of Vallandry & Les Arcs.

The girl’s both work for award-winning independent tour operator Ski Olympic, a Doncaster based company offering ski & snowboard holidays to top resorts in the French Alps.

Myself and the family enjoyed are fourth stay at the company’s Chalet Hotel La Foret over the New Year break. Located in Vallandry it makes up one of the six separate villages making up Les Arcs. The area linked with La Plagne by the fantastic Vanoise Express, a double deck cable car linking the two resorts, makes up the Paradiski area, one of the biggest resorts in the world!

If your considering a winter ski holiday in the French Alps then look no further than Ski Olympic, I cannot recommend them highly enough from their attention to detail, delicious food & drink, friendly staff and excellent ski hosting service.

Check out their website      www.skiolympic.com  and follow them on Twitter:  @skiolympic  for their latest offers.

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Looking for an image for your annual report, website, blog, etc?

South Yorkshire Police Dog Handlers.

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.

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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

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

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The Selby Rail Crash………..a photographers view!

RAF Sea King helicopters land at the crash site

It is almost 10 years ago (28th February 2001) that the Selby rail crash occurred at Great Heck, North Yorkshire. 10 people were killed whilst 82 suffered serious injuries.

Background…..

The crash occurred in the early morning of the 28th after a Land Rover Defender towing a trailer swerved off the M62 motorway, down an embankment on to the East Coast Main Line coming to rest on the south bound railway track. The driver, Gary Hart, walked free from the accident but whilst making a mobile phone call to the emergency services watched as the Land Rover was hit by a southbound GNER Intercity 225 train travelling at 120 mph.

The leading bogie of the train derailed and the train stayed upright but points to a nearby sidings deflected it onto the path of an oncoming Freightliner freight train. The two trains collided resulting in the near destruction of the freight train and causing severe damage to the 225 and its coaches which overturned and came to rest down an embankment to the side of the track.

The Day….

Emergency Services search the mangled wreckage

I received a call at around 7am on that morning from John Edwards, the Picture Editor of The Sun newspaper, despatching me to Great Heck, very little was known about the incident at that point other than it involved a train. Whilst loading the car I took a second call from the ‘picture desk’ telling me to abandon the scene but to travel a short way from Doncaster up the A1 to Thorpe Audlin where the paper had chartered an helicopter from aerial filming specialists Heliscott. It was probably at this point that I realised that this was a major story unfolding!

The weather that morning was very grey with a little sleet falling, the flight from Heliscott’s base took about 20 mins giving me enough time to prep my camera’s and make sure I was going to get a clear view through the small opening window of the helicopter. As we approached the site the pilot was immediately ordered to leave the area as an ‘air exclusion zone’ had been set up, 2 RAF Sea King helicopters had already flown close by! We were able to make one wide pass of the site giving me some time to get a selection of images.

Once back at base I was able to file my images back to The Sun’s picture desk before making my way to the scene.

Carnage at the crash site

I have to say the scene from the air was a little surreal, like a child’s Hornby train set scattered on a green mat, it wasn’t until I arrived at Great Heck that I was able to take in the full scale of the disaster. By this time the emergency services were in full swing, ambulance and police were carrying out their duties and fire and rescue personnel were searching the wreckage for casualties. I spent another hour or so recording these scenes with the ever increasing number of media colleagues before ‘hooking up’ with The Sun reporter Martyn Sharpe.

View looking south down the East Coast main line

By mid morning The Sun’s news desk had received  a ‘tip off’ about the possible identity of the Land Rover driver and Martyn and I were immediately sent from the scene to a small village in Lincolnshire to try and speak with family and friends of Hart and to hopefully get the all important ‘collect’ picture of him. By early evening we’d managed to succeed in our work with remaining copy and pictures filed to the relevant desks.

Our photography and reporting of the incident made the paper’s front page, along with a double page spread of the scene from the air. Many other national papers also ran the images.

Technical….

This incident happened during the early day’s of digital photography. I had bought a Kodak DCS 520, a professional digital SLR developed with Canon and based on their flagship EOS 1n film camera, 12 month’s before which offered 2 million pixels at a cost of £5,300!

The small pixel count on the camera meant I still shot the majority of my commercial and PR work on film using the ‘520’ solely for ‘deadline’ work with the newspapers. Alongside the camera I used an Apple G3 laptop with Photoshop for picture editing, transmitting my images with a Nokia mobile phone. Were all used to mobile broadband these day’s and the ‘high speed’ connections that come with it, the Nokia offered data transmission at 9600kbs or 28.8kbs with a fancy ‘modem string’ typed into the software, images took an age to send! All of it ‘cutting edge’ for it’s time!

A gallery of images can be viewed from this link, please note all these can be licensed for editorial or commercial use by using the buy button on the site. Enquiries to,

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