Your pic on the
Ian Fergusson, weather presenter on BBC West, has
emailed us to say how impressed he is with the quality of photos
club members have taken, and with a request --
"I'm always keen to use good aerial
photos in my TV weather bulletins here across BBC West (covering
Somerset, north Dorset, Bristol, Bath, Glos and Wilts) - especially
photos showing the geography / topography of our region (I can’t use
any of Devon, but can of Somerset, Somerset/Dorset border area, and
Exmoor and environs) and any which include the horizon and associated
weather conditions / clouds. I always include an on-screen credit
to the photographer for any photos submitted - but we ask to use the
images free of charge, solely for our TV weather broadcasts made here
at the BBC Bristol studios. I also regularly use aviation photos
- nice shots of arcraft, with weather as a backdrop - not least as I'm
mad on aircraft!
Anyone wishing to send
images for consideration can email them directly to me at the address
ian.fergusson (at) bbc.co.uk making sure to note (1) the name of the
photographer (2) a concise description / naming of the location shown
in the image and (3) a disclaimer stating that the photographer is
happy for the photo to be used as a backdrop on BBC weather bulletins.
I have to crop photos to
16:9 widescreen format, so it's important that photographers take the
shots with this composition in mind. Thus, I can't use any photos
shot as portrait format and for landscape format images, inevitably
some of the top and lower portions of the photo will need cropping……
so, best to keep the points of interest centrally in the photo.
Many thanks for any help."