2 day sailing holiday to Guernsey on A Roamer of AlderneyPosted by Jake Woodnutt on Sun 28th Sep 2014 @ 11:39 am
Cracking sail down to Guernsey on my little boat 'A Roamer of Alderney' I just love the lifestyle of Alderney, How on your two days off that you can jump on your boat and go to another island for the night, and it to only cost £15 for the harbour fee!

Barefoot Boat Bums! Ep.1 from Benjamin Turner on Vimeo.

Tenacious Posted by Jake Woodnutt on Mon 25th Aug 2014 @ 12:57 pm
Being on the sea has always been a major part of my lifestyle living on Alderney. I am either in it or on it nearly every day. Although I spend a lot of my time flying places or even sailing places to photograph weddings in the UK and the rest of the channel islands, I find the week days I am on the water more and I take only really photos of the sea and boats.

Last week we had a training sailing ship called the 'Tenacious' sail into Braye Harbour- Alderney and I got the following photographs from the little rib owned by one of Alderney's restaurants 'The Georgian House' who I used to and sometimes still do work for.
I love black and white, I love turning the contrast up and seeing the blacks be black and the whites shine giving a really moody photograph.
I wanted to get a photograph of the sun setting behind, but unfortunately shortly after I took these photographs they started the engine and headed out.
I tend to use black and white a lot with my wedding photography, I have all of this years wedding to post on this blog so keep your eye open for new posts!
Alderney's well known Fog.Posted by Jake Woodnutt on Sat 19th Jul 2014 @ 3:42 pm
As some of you may know the fog in Alderney can come in think and fast. I was down working on the boat the other day when within 10 minutes the fog had turned the visibility from 3 miles to 20 feet.

Lucky this time it stayed around for half a hour and then it was gone.
These photos taken on my Fujifilm x100s which I luckily had with me on the boat.
A Roamer of AlderneyPosted by Jake Woodnutt on Wed 16th Jul 2014 @ 11:05 am
I dont know how much you may know of my little catamaran. A Roamer was built by my parents 25 years ago here in Alderney. after 15 years of use she was taken out the water and left to sit and rot for the last 10 years. Last year I went to inspect the damage. The main structural beam which holds it all together. gave way under by foot. I have spent the last year re-building her and she is a good as new!

This has been transport for me to get to the UK and around the Channel Islands to photograph weddings. What fun! Here is a little video I made Sailing from Poole to Alderney

Sailing Toccata a Pahi 42Posted by Jake Woodnutt on Fri 2nd May 2014 @ 11:09 am
Been doing a lot of sailing recently. This trip I sailed Max the owner of this Pahi 42 to Dielette after doing repairs to his boat over the winter. All the footage shot with a GoPro which is one of the first times I have properly used it. Got some more videos which I will be uploading shortly.

Lightning Posted by Jake Woodnutt on Tue 11th Jun 2013 @ 9:39 am
Never seen lightning like this lightning storm which passed by Alderney on the 7th June. In the past any lightning I have seen might be once every 10 minutes, this was once every 5 seconds and never heard any thunder. was Strange
Snow storm on the island.Posted by Jake Woodnutt on Wed 13th Mar 2013 @ 1:38 am
Force 10 winds and very heavy snow. I am trying to get into the habit of taking my camera everywhere I go. You never know when there is a cool shot and it is always very annoying when you dont have your camera. This week Alderney and the rest of the Channel islands got battered with strong winds and snow. These are my photographs from the few days of storm on the island.
After going hunting with my friend. This was my catch.
Someones fallen over boat after force 10 winds batter the island.
Someones sails came loose on their boat. Torn to shreds in the wind
The Alderney Pilot boat battling the swell inside the harbour tied up against the quay.
Alderney lifeboat rescued this boat earlier on in the day. It now spends the long night battling the swell and strong winds in Alderney Harbour.
The pig shed. 4 feet of snow in places. Makes feeding the pigs a real chore.
Jazz on top of 4 foot snowdrift.
Jazz on top of 4 foot snowdrift.
Going hunting with my friend Saul.
Oxford Sandy and...White?
The 4x4
The night SkyPosted by Jake Woodnutt on Tue 16th Oct 2012 @ 8:21 pm
It was one of those evenings where I had no idea what to do with myself, I didn't want to sit in front of the television and do nothing. So I set myself the task of taking a photograph of the night sky. To make the photograph more exciting you have to add something into the foreground. In the middle of one of the fields in Alderney is this old rusty machine. I am not sure what exactly. So I sat up in the field in the cold and took this photograph, which, I am extremely happy with my efforts!
GoPro Photos Posted by Jake Woodnutt on Fri 7th Sep 2012 @ 9:52 pm
Although the GoPro is mainly used for videos, as a small, light, compact camera, I took it down to one of Alderney's cliff beaches. After climbing down a cliff for a good 10-15 minutes, you come across a rope, which from here on-You have to abseil down the rest of the cliff to get to the beach. By the time you get to the bottom, it is Beautiful! Sand Sun and the warmth of being sheltered by such a massive cliff, no strange family keeping you from your piece while relaxing. You have the beach to yourself! From where I stand- It is Paradise!