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Valley of Rocks and seaside

I was working last week at Spring Harvest, a large Christian festival in Minehead. A free afternoon found me driving along the Somerset coast to Lynton. I found an amazing mile long valley just the other side called ‘valley of the rocks’. An easy walk onto the cliff tops, and

Spring & summer 2018 photo highlights

Well, it’s been a while since posting! Can’t go into much detail, but just after I did a 24 hour photo walk in my local city in April, I have been poorly on and off ¬†with respiratory problems. This has bizarrely coincided with some amazing family trips – to Amsterdam,

Winter Walk in the Peak District

With a day to myself last week, I decided to do a hill walk in the Peak District. It was a sunny day and I had googled walks to local waterfalls. The one that took my interest was ‘Three Shires Head’, a 4 1/2 mile mixed terrain walk in between

Mist by the lake

We have had very misty mornings this last couple of weeks in Staffordshire. There hasn’t been much opportunity to go out with a camera until yesterday. We did a family walk in the afternoon around Trentham lake; surprisingly there was a rolling mist which brooded over the lake just whilst

Morning street photography in Birmingham

A few pics from an early morning stroll through Birmingham city centre before an important meeting. The bright winter sun off reflective buildings gave a beautiful quality of light. People walking, hurrying to work, shops, meeting with friends – the normal buzz of a big city. Walking into the sun

A late autumn woodland walk

Yesterday I used the last opportunity for a late autumn walk in the woods with my camera. I took a Pentax K3 all weather camera with the great landscape lens 16-85mm. I knew that the Kings Wood at Trentham still had brilliant colours on the trees. So I timed a

Jersey seascapes – summer 2017

Here are a few artistic seascape shots from our recent summer holiday in Jersey, Channel Islands. I looked for a different view than the normal tourist postcard of St Brelades Bay. A walk to the far end of the bay reveals a cobbled jetty just below the old Fisherman’s Chapel.

Late afternoon in spring

The first time I had gone out with the camera for weeks. It does take some energy to break off the inertia of not shooting. Enjoyed tracking down bulbs in full show, trees in blossom, and then following some unexplored country lanes in the late afternoon sun. It was still

A wintery start to 2017

We made the most of the one snowy morning so far this January. The calm and settled snow after the ice and flurries of the night before. Our daily walks through the wood and by the lake took on a freshness and beauty, the crunching of snow underfoot and the

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