Shop now open

Finally got around to opening a shop for images, I will keep populating it as I find more and more images I want to add.

Please have a look and send me some feedback, I would greatly appreciate it.,

Shop can be found at: www.Jacquesle


Road trip

I had to do a journey up north into the highlands of Scotland and thought it best to pack my camera bag. I left around dawn and returned after dark. Here’s some of the images I caught on route.

I saw these wind turbines from the motorway and as I was early I decided to go find them. I met a farmer who said I could drive down to the turbines. While taking these photos I spotted a van parked next to my car. When I got back to my car I found the gate chained up. Thankfully I didn’t drive my car into the fields. I would have been late for my appointment by a few hours.

IMG_5754 IMG_5834 IMG_5956 While driving through Aberdeen I saw a gentleman with a model tug boat, I turned into the park and went to ask permission to take some photos of the tug boat. Here’s the results. He has 30 years of experience building model boats and ships. IMG_6085 IMG_6036 IMG_6108Sunset on the way home.IMG_6037 IMG_6012 Some random field. I like the lines of the cast off wheat. IMG_6238

Remember to pack your bag as the most boring road trip could become very exciting. I was hunting photo opportunities along the road up north and south and it made the time fly past.

Photographs by Jacques …







Faces forgotten in a art classroom.


The next selection of photos are from a art project that is sitting in a art classroom gathering dust. I stare at it every time I go there as I find it absolutely amazing and almost life like.To be continued below the photos, I hope you enjoy these images.

Canon 1D MK III
Canon 100mm F2.8 L Macro lens
2 seconds (all natural light bounced of 4 reflection boards)

Please Click On The Photos To See It At It’s Better Quality.

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I find the art department to have so many possibilities for photos. I might sneak in one day and spend some time taking as many photos as possible. I’ll have to leave that for another post in the future.

Photographs by Jacques …

Life in miniature format = Macro play

In the beginning of Spring in 2011 I was bored one afternoon and was looking for something to do. I ended up on the round-about close to my house in the flower bed. I cut open a flower’s one side and found a miniature world rich with life inside.

Photos were taken with a Canon 450D and stock 18-55mm lens.
F13, ISO1600
IMG_3086 IMG_3092F8, ISO1600IMG_3071 IMG_3126F5.6, ISO800IMG_3042 IMG_3036F13, ISO1600IMG_3085You can see the size of the flower here as I held it in hand and before cutting the side open to get closer to the little creatures. There is a world out there and we miss so much of it, I really need to do more things like this.
IMG_3027As I was walking to the round-about I took these few photos.
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Photographs by Jacques …

Take your camera shopping.

We have many a shop around our homes that has some interesting options for photos.

I enjoy popping into my local garden centre and seeing what I can find to photograph. Below are photos taken 2 years ago at one of these garden centres.

Next time you are going to your local garden centre pack your camera in and see what photos you take home.

IMG_0377 IMG_0383IMG_0370 IMG_0387 IMG_0346 IMG_0388 Of course you need to take photos of flowers.
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Photographs by Jacques…

What am I?

What am I?

I’m oval but also round. IMG_0183I am part of most people’s childhood memories.
IMG_0166Adults and children love me.
IMG_0167I might be yellow this time next time I might red or blue or brown or maybe even pink.
IMG_0169I melt in you hands on a hot summers day.
IMG_0170Or I could melt in your mouth if you can keep the temptation to bite me at bay.
IMG_0168Are you getting any closer to the answer?
IMG_0172I’m a Smartie of course!
IMG_0165Hope you had fun looking and reading this entry about shooting macro photos of Smarties.

Photographs by Jacques…

Out with the old in with the new.

Out with the old in with the new.

These photos were taken 2 years ago at our local river at the end of winter and beginning of spring. It was so nice to see life starting to come back to the grey and brown surrounding.

IMG_9276 IMG_9420 IMG_9439 IMG_9488I love the effect that your eyes get drawn up to the top of the photo and then starts running down the middle to the bottom.IMG_9500 I like this photo even though it’sa bit busy in the background, I’ll have to revisit this site.

Photographs by Jacques…

Blast from the Past Part III

Blast from the Past – Part 3, Feb-March 2011

A few more photos from 2 years ago. The photos were taken in the areas surrounding Bathgate and West Calder in Scotland. It’s nice to look back over these photos as they bring good memory back of struggling with learning the basics of photography. The camera did 90% of the work as I didn’t know enough yet to get the best out of it.

Bathgate Korean War memorial

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The Knock, Bathgate:

West Calder Park:
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Photographs by Jacques…

Blast from the Past Part II

Blast from the Past – Part 2, 24th Feb 2011

The second instalment of old photos, these were taken almost 2 years ago. How time flies and looking back on old photos sometimes makes you appreciate when you had a good day out. With the unpredictable weather of Scotland you take what you can get when the photographic withdrawal kicks in. If the sun is out and the sky is blue you better get out with the camera or you’ll regret it come tomorrow. I know I have many a times and yet I have not learnt from my mistakes.

The photos below were taken with my old Canon 450D and a stock 18-55mm lens. I was just starting to get the hang of the camera and I was probably shooting on Auto back then.

These photos were taken at the Viaduct in East Calder area.

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Photographs by Jacques…