I am proud to announce that my photograph taken of early morning rowers on the River Thames from Richmond Bridge has been shortlisted in the My View of London photographic contest.

This high profile photography competition had support from Joan Collins, Tamara Beckwith as well as WBA Heavyweight Champion David Haye.

The competition was a collaboration between the newly opened Park Plaza Westminster Hotel and the Fight for Sight charity.

Fight for Sight is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to funding world-class research into the prevention and treatment of blindness and eye disease.

My photo will be part of a month long exhibition of in the Park Plaza so when you’re next in Central London please do take a look. The print is also available to buy online or in the Timothy Graham Gallery in St Margarets.

Within walking distance of Richmond Park, The Plough is the perfect pub to showcase the stunning photographs of Richmond and Richmond Park from local photographer, Steve Morgan.

So, with the weather finally improving why not combine an invigorating walk in Richmond Park with lunch or dinner at the relaxing Plough in East Sheen. There is plenty of outdoor dining if the weather is warm or if you arrive for dinner on a colder evening snuggle up in one of alcoves or nooks inside and savour some of the options on the inspired menu such as ‘stuffed chicken breast with wild mushroom risotto’, or the amazing Sunday Lunch.

More about the photographer

Originally from rural Suffolk, Steve Morgan has lived locally in Richmond for many years and was drawn to the area by the beautiful landscapes of Richmond Park, the River Thames and surrounding areas.

Steve graduated with a Fine Art degree in 1997 and soon had a number of group and solo exhibitions across the UK. His work has been selected by Turner Prize winner, Mark Wallinger, and by actor and presenter Griff Rhys-Jones to represent artistic talent from East Anglia. His photographic passion for Richmond is evident in his prints in this exhibition.

What’s more, his beautiful prints of Richmond Park and the local areas are available to buy framed or unframed, or now as greetings cards.

Find out more about Steve Morgan.

Richmond in the snow

January 9, 2010

The recent snow at the start of 2010 has been beautiful and early trips into Richmond Park and Marble Hill Park provided some exciting photographic opportunities:

These images and more are available to buy.

Different audiences prefer different photographs. Most people buy black & white prints of Richmond Park for their homes etc, whereas magazine and web publishers tend to prefer the more vibrant colour photographs when downloading stock images of Richmond.

This can cause some problems when choosing the lead photo to use on the website. This grainy and atmospheric image of White Ash pond in Richmond Park is a good example.