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UK Prime Minister David Cameron. A photo from his recent visit to Liverpool

Arriving on his helicopter and leaving soon after – there was only a short window to photograph David Cameron on his recent visit to Liverpool. With the fastest growing economy outside of London – Liverpool is the place to be!

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Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar – some photos of their WOW Bar…

One of my favourite new clients – Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar has the most incredible in-house bar. The WOW Bar.

The standard in-house cafe you find everywhere is old hat. Harvey Nichols are re-inventing the “shopping wheel” with this concept. Why settle for coffee when you could relax into a freshly shaken cocktail made by expert bartender Danny?

This recent shoot I did for them was to promote this very cool concept. Next time you’re out shopping and need to take a few minutes to chill and take the edge off… head over to the WOW Bar. I very much doubt you will be disappointed…

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Jennifer Metcalfe nails it – in sub-zero temperatures – on ice.

Beauty, couture and ice. That was the recipe for photographing Jennifer Metcalfe recently at Liverpool One to mark the official launch of the Christmas season in Liverpool One this year. Always the consummate professional – it was a joy from start to finish to photograph the famous Hollyoaks actress (albeit a slightly chilled affair…)

Here’s a couple of photos from the shoot…
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The Amazing Lulu – photographed in Manchester last evening…

Was so nice to both meet and photograph the legendary Lulu at the Manchester Hilton. What a truly inspirational woman and an absolute joy to photograph. Lulu’s warm rapport and humility with everyone around her was incredible considering her life spent amidst rock royalty. Love your work Lulu! :)

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Food Glorious Food – Restaurant, Hotel and Venue Photography…

Been a massively busy month with a diverse range of photo shoots going on. Food seems to be ever popular with numerous shoots across various hotels, restaurants and venues in the UK.

Here’s a selection of some of the photos taken in the past month or so…

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Sonny Bill Williams – a photo of the greatest living sportsman in the world today.

The above title will no doubt draw controversy – but Sonny Bill Williams may just be the greatest sportsman alive in the world today. To be world class in three different sports is a very good start. I had the pleasure of photographing him recently when playing for the New Zealand Kiwis rugby league in the UK for the World Cup. He was part of a team defending their World Championship status. Such an amazing bunch of guys and felt proud to be a New Zealander and humbled to have spent time with them having lunch and the photographing them. Will Sonny Bill Williams one day be remembered as one of the greats? I think so – but in the meantime he is currently back with the most successful sporting team of all time. The New Zealand All Blacks. Kia Kaha bro. Respect.

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An ‘Azamazing’ Evening – some photos from the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral…

With the last major Cruise Ship of the season in Liverpool, the Azamara – the stage was set for an amazing event before she departed.

Passengers from the ship were treated to some incredible performances in the grandest of venues. Once again the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral turned it on with atmosphere a-plenty. Local opera singer Danielle Thomas gave an incredible performance. Her voice resonating gracefully through the hallowed grandeur of the largest cathedral in the UK. Following on from Danielle the Cavern Club Beatles gave a rocking perfomance – much to the delight of the mostly American audience.

Again, feeling privileged – I had the honour of photographing in this amazing space. I really don’t think I could ever tire of ‘working’ in this incredible cathedral.

Special mention must also go to Adlib who set up a stunning lighting display and also the staff from the Liverpool Cruise Terminal and the Anglican Cathedral.

Awesome effort everyone!

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photos of liverpool anglican cathedral azamara cruise terminal

photos of liverpool anglican cathedral azamara cruise terminal

photos of liverpool anglican cathedral azamara cruise terminal

photos of liverpool anglican cathedral azamara cruise terminal

photos of liverpool anglican cathedral azamara cruise terminal

photos of liverpool anglican cathedral azamara cruise terminal

photos of liverpool anglican cathedral azamara cruise terminal

Ant Clausen is a New Zealand professional photographer currently based in Liverpool.

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Without these Guys… the Little Girl Giant would be standing still…

So it’s “hat’s off” to these guys who work so hard to keep that magical girl walking the streets of Liverpool…

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Gianni Russo plays Static Gallery Liverpool – One Night Only.

To have a legendary Hollywood actor from The Godfather come to Liverpool is amazing. To have him perform under the same roof as where you work is simply unreal!

As I was finishing up some editing from the aerial photography earlier in the day – Gianni Russo was warming up. He was still getting to know the musicians that were banded together from across Europe.

They rehearsed, they jammed, they joked. This was going to be a good night.

I went down and introduced myself. What a guy!

I asked if I could take a few snaps of him outside Static on Roscoe Lane. It’s a typical little Liverpool lane that I thought might be an interesting juxtaposition with his yellow pants. He was obliging as ever and happy to be photographed wherever.

The rest of the night as they say, is history…

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Ant Clausen is a Liverpool based photographer originally from New Zealand. Please feel free to browse Ant Clausen Photography or contact Ant on 07814 457 247.

 

 

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Music on the Waterfront and BBC Radio 6 – a selection of photos from tonight’s concert in Liverpool

Esco Williams, Lee Fields, Smoove Turrell and DJ Craig Charles were just some of the amazing acts gracing the waterfront stage in Liverpool this evening. And a little rain certainly didn’t scare away the passionate Liverpool crowd.

Here’s a selection of photos from tonight’s event.

 

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BBC Radio 6 and Liverpool Music On the Waterfront Goes Off With a Bang…

 

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Tonight it was all about the ‘funk and soul’ with BBC Radio 6 sponsoring the evening in Liverpool.

More photos to come shortly.

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Stairway to the basement – St. Georges Hall Liverpool.

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Spent an amazing morning taking photographs of the interior of St. Georges Hall Liverpool. This original stairway caught my eye as I made my way into the Catacombs (which have not been seen by public for 160 years).

This fascinating aspect of St Georges Hall will once again be used for different events throughout 2014. Definitely worth a look!

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The Charlatans play the Great Hall. Some photos from their gig in St Georges Hall, Liverpool.

What an amazing night. After originally billed to play as part of the Liverpool International Music Festival – tragedy struck as the Charlatan’s drummer Jon Brookes suddenly passed away. A testament to their sheer resilience and professionalism as a band – they re-grouped, re-scheduled and another date was locked in the diary. Thankfully I would be in the country to photograph them this time also.

Arriving early I had the chance to capture the superb Tea Street Band. Keep an eye out for these guys – with their debut album due out shortly. Next into the majestic Great Hall steps the Charlatans. They soon had the parka-clad crowd hopping to their captivating early 90’s blend of Indie rock and roll. And the Liverpool crowd didn’t stop hopping for the next hour and a half…

Here’s some photos from the show…

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photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

Ant Clausen Photography is based in Liverpool and covers the whole of the UK (and beyond!). To browse portfolios – please click: liverpool photography

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Ice Dress in Liverpool One – a photo from yesterday’s shoot with model Lanie Wilson

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Thoroughly enjoyed photographing Lanie Wilson yesterday posing as the Ice Queen for a publicity shoot.
Carved out of Ice by Anne-Marie Taberdo. Designed by Philip Armstrong, this amazing ice sculpture is now on display in Liverpool One as part of their Xmas/winter festivities.
Grab your winter woolies and pop on down for a look!

Ant Clausen Photography is based in Liverpool and covers the whole of the UK (and beyond!). To browse portfolios – please click: liverpool photography

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Queen Elizabeth sails into Liverpool for the day…

Was so nice to be in and around the Liverpool Cruise Terminal today capturing the Queen Elizabeth as she gracefully sailed up the Mersey this morning.
It was not the hot, sunny weather we’ve been accustomed to – more of a “black and white” day.
Here’s the first shot of her as she berthed.
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I also jumped on board the Search and Rescue boat for some photos this afternoon.
Will post a few very shortly.

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DJ Luciano rocks the St Georges Hall – some photos from Saturday night in Liverpool

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Usually reserved for lavish banquets, corporate functions etc… the St. George’s Great Hall was somewhat transformed Saturday night in Liverpool. Swiss DJ Luciano flew into town and had the place thumping within seconds. Hundreds of hardcore Liverpool clubbers were out in force and paying their respects to the world-renowned DJ.
Put on by Freeze – it was also a fund-raising event for Claire House.

Was a great opportunity to grab a few photos of St Georges Hall – as it’s never been seen before…

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dj luciano cadenza photos from st georges hall liverpool

dj luciano cadenza photos from st georges hall liverpool

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dj luciano cadenza photos from st georges hall liverpool

dj luciano cadenza photos from st georges hall liverpool

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The Liverpool Post Business Awards and City Halls Photography

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Always a pleasure to be photographing inside the majestic St Georges Hall, Liverpool. It was my first official job after winning the tender for Liverpool City Halls photography. Was delighted to be selected to cover such incredible venues such as the Liverpool Town Hall and St Georges Hall. It’s the first official tender i’ve applied for – (usually too busy or too lazy!) so was great to have been chosen!

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photos of st. georges hall liverpool daily post business awards 2013

photos of st. georges hall liverpool daily post business awards 2013

photos of st. georges hall liverpool daily post business awards 2013

Such an amazing venue for events. Was great to be able to have a quick listen to Julie Meyer – and to photograph some of Liverpool’s finest…

 

I’ll be covering all sorts of events in the next year or so and capturing the essence of each of these amazing venues. They truly are “jewels in the Liverpool crown” and I look forward to helping the world find out about them!

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The Christians – some photos from their recent Liverpool Waterfront concert…

Legendary Liverpool band The Christians played a fantastic gig on the weekend as part of the “On The Waterfront” festival.
Garry Christian was on fine form and rocked the Liverpool crowd. He mentioned he was late for a gig in Southport – but still managed to spend some time with the crowd and pose for a few photos.
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photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

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Jack Savoretti (and cool looking Bass Player)… Some photos from last night’s On The Waterfront Concert in Liverpool

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These guys would have to be the “unexpected/delight/discovery” for me last night. I think Jack has been in town before – but this was the first time I heard him play. It was almost textbook. The sun was getting low in the sky. Warm, long shadows were cast across the waterfront. We just needed some nice chilled rock and roll with a country twang to complement the moment. Step in Jack Savoretti. And his very cool looking Bass player.
Toes were tapping, crowds were smiling… the rest was history.

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photo of jack savoretti playing in liverpool on the waterfront

photo of jack savoretti playing in liverpool on the waterfront

photo of jack savoretti playing in liverpool on the waterfront

photo of jack savoretti playing in liverpool on the waterfront

photo of jack savoretti playing in liverpool on the waterfront

photo of jack savoretti playing in liverpool on the waterfront

photo of jack savoretti playing in liverpool on the waterfront

photo of jack savoretti playing in liverpool on the waterfront

photo of jack savoretti playing in liverpool on the waterfront

Since writing this blog i’ve now downloaded his latest record: Before the Storm.
If there’s another warm balmy afternoon in the country this year – I suggest you download, listen and ‘while away’ said afternoon. Even if there’s not – download and listen anyway. It’s very cool.

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Katie Melua delights the Liverpool crowd – some photos from her Waterfront Concert…

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Was so nice to photograph Katie Melua playing live last night as part of the Music On The Waterfront concert series in Liverpool. With the Three Graces and new Pier Head buildings as a backdrop – it was a stunning location to start off her summer of touring. With tens of thousands of Liverpudlians out to enjoy the sounds – it was an amazing night to photograph.

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photos of katie melua playing in liverpool

photos of katie melua playing in liverpool

photos of katie melua playing in liverpool

photos of katie melua playing in liverpool

photos of katie melua playing in liverpool

photos of katie melua playing in liverpool

More photos from more acts to follow – so stay tuned people!

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Music On The Waterfront – Liverpool. Some photos from a spectacular evening event…

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The Liverpool Waterfront. It has to be one of the most spectacular settings for an event anywhere in the world. A stage, set in the middle of the Three Graces, overlooking the Mersey River as the sun sets. Makes for a magical event, and makes photography all the more easier!
Here’s some shots from last night:
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photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

Make sure you head down tonight to see fantastic live acts such as KT Tunstall, Katie Melua and Russell Watson.
Going to be a scorcher!

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The Liverpool Sky dances to the tune of Alan Turing in spectacular fashion last night… some photos from the waterfront

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Last night the sky over the Liverpool city scape came alive with a spectacular laser light show as part of the Battle of the Atlantic 70 year celebrations.
I was glad I stayed out a little big longer to capture the stunning laser light display that came alive as the sky over Liverpool City Centre darkened.
The Morse Code laser light show was projected from the Royal Liver Building and was a tribute to Alan Turing who was instrumental in cracking the ‘Enigma Code.’
The Morse Code message is simply translated to “thank you”

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photo of the liverpool waterfront night time laser light display battle of the atlantic alan turing 2013

photo of the liverpool waterfront night time laser light display battle of the atlantic alan turing 2013

photo of the liverpool waterfront night time laser light display battle of the atlantic alan turing 2013

photo of the liverpool waterfront night time laser light display battle of the atlantic alan turing 2013

photo of the liverpool waterfront night time laser light display battle of the atlantic alan turing 2013

Back down the Liverpool Pier Head again today to catch some of the action of the brilliant waterfront event.

Stay tuned for some more photos

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Liverpool ONE Picks up a National Tourism Award – some photos from the Anglican Cathedral.

Massive congrats to Liverpool ONE who picked up a prestigious award at the National Coach Tourism Awards last night at the beautiful Anglican Cathedral.

Here’s some photos from the evening:

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liverpool one coach tourism awards photo

liverpool one coach tourism awards photo

liverpool one coach tourism awards photo

liverpool one coach tourism awards photo

liverpool one coach tourism awards photo

liverpool one coach tourism awards photo

liverpool one coach tourism awards photo

liverpool one coach tourism awards photo

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Murder on the Docks – A Thoughtful Interaction between Authors and Guests.

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Another captivating event as part of the “In Other Words” festival was had at the Bridewell in Liverpool this evening.
Facilitated by Writing on the Wall the authors gave some gripping insight into the hard-edged underworld of organised crime in Liverpool and neighbouring Amsterdam. Fascinating dialogue was shared in another engaging connection between panel and audience.
Bring on the next one!

Here’s some more info from the Writing on the Wall website:
A panel discussion dedicated to getting under the skin of modern-day writing on crime. Does crime fiction and true-crime writing help us to understand criminality and its impact on society? When does this top over feeding prurient readers with vicarious thrills? Can true-crime writing be considered as a valid form of investigative journalism, and what does crime fiction have to do to measure up to the heights of the contemporary novel? Join us for the debate, with three noted writers. Denise Mina put to use both a law degree, and a PhD thesis on mental illness in female prison inmates, in a diverse career writing crime fiction, plays and short stories. Graham Johnson is a mainstay of contemporary true-crime writing, with a publication list that includes The Cartel, on Britain’s biggest drugs gang, The Devil, on gangsters who ‘tax’ other gangsters, and Powder Wars, where he writes about the career criminal turned underworld grass who bought down both Curtis Warren and John Haase. Kevin Sampson requires no introduction to regular attenders of Writing on the Wall, but for the uninitiated he is a journalist and best-selling author, with 8 novels under his belt, including the recently released The Killing Pool.

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A Splendid Afternoon… with Splendid Afternoon Tea at the Liverpool Town Hall. John Whaite attends the “In Other Words” Festival.

A fantastic afternoon was had, as part of the “In Other Words” literary festival. This inaugural Liverpool festival is turning out to be an incredible success on all fronts. This afternoon saw The Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite attend and entertain guests for a special afternoon tea at the Liverpool Town Hall. This is what it looked like… all rather splendid!

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photo of john whaite liverpool in other words town hall festival

photo of john whaite liverpool in other words town hall festival

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This time last year – The Giant Spectacular turned into a Sea Odyssey… some Photos from the Incredible Spectacle

This time last year I had just arrived back from a job for Conde Nast Traveller in Buenos Aires. I put jet-lag to one side and hit the streets of Liverpool to capture the final day of the Giant Spectacular/Sea Odyssey. And what an incredible day it was! Following and documenting these Giants was truly memorable, but perhaps more so was the faces of the people who lined the streets. Liverpdulians have a reputation for embracing events like these and this was no different. Anyway, enough rambling – here’s some photos!

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Giant’s Causeway Northern Ireland. A photo of the view that left me somewhat perplexed/gobsmacked etc…

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After getting up at 4am, driving a couple of hours and arriving at the north east coast of County Antrim – I walked down the dramatically rugged coastline and arrived at this.
I come from New Zealand – the spiritual home of dramatic landscapes. But when I saw this I just stood there. Trying to take it all in, I literally didn’t know where to start.
I am a massive fan of architecture and landscapes. So to arrive at somewhere that serenely blends the two, was really something very special.
The sun was just rising over the horizon – so I knew time was of the essence. But today was not going to be a day where the photographic execution was implemented. Today was going to be a recce.
To truly do this justice, I would need to come back. Today, I just need to explore, appreciate and respect this incredible landscape.

 

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Another great day at the races – some photos from the Aintree Grand National 2013

photos of grand national racing aintree 2013 by ant clausen photography liverpool

photos of grand national racing aintree 2013 by ant clausen photography liverpool

photos of grand national racing aintree 2013 by ant clausen photography liverpool

photos of grand national racing aintree 2013 by ant clausen photography liverpool

photos of grand national racing aintree 2013 by ant clausen photography liverpool

photos of grand national racing aintree 2013 by ant clausen photography liverpool

photos of grand national racing aintree 2013 by ant clausen photography liverpool

photos of grand national racing aintree 2013 by ant clausen photography liverpool

photos of grand national racing aintree 2013 by ant clausen photography liverpool

photos of grand national racing aintree 2013 by ant clausen photography liverpool

photos of grand national racing aintree 2013 by ant clausen photography liverpool

photos of grand national racing aintree 2013 by ant clausen photography liverpool

photos of grand national racing aintree 2013 by ant clausen photography liverpool

photos of grand national racing aintree 2013 by ant clausen photography liverpool

photos of grand national racing aintree 2013 by ant clausen photography liverpool

What a superb day at the races! The Aintree Grand National kicked off with blue sky and sunshine yesterday. Well turned-out Liverpudlians were out in force! I was there to take photos for the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce who once again put on a great event in the Amberleigh House Pavilion. Over 400 local Liverpool business people all under the one roof. All in all a fantastic day and great to be back on this side of the world again!

 

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Hahei, Coromandel – Blinded by the Stars… A Photo from tonight.

It’s not often you look up in the night sky and see this…

hahei coromandel photo of night sky

I’m not sure whether the moon is the right distance from the sun or the earth is spinning on a particularly unique axis… or whether i’m just back in good ol’ New Zealand and the sky is as clear as a bell. I think it’s the latter.

Such a stunning night for a moonlight stroll along the beach.

I just had to go back afterwards, grab the camera and take a couple of shots.

hahei coromandel photo of night sky

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A morning portrait photo shoot at the beautiful Thornes Bay, Takapuna.

Really have been spoilt for choice so far in Auckland, New Zealand. Six photo shoots down and another 10 to go!

One very special place for photography between Takapuna and Milford is a little beach called Thornes Bay. It’s nestled in between volcanic rock and Pohutukawa trees.

It’s an amazing place for photography – so it was just as well I had an amazing family to photograph!

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To check some more portrait photography – please click here Ant Clausen Photographer

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