It was my hope to perhaps see the lost village consumed by Liverpool’s thirst for water in this local reservoir but still the waters are too deep. The crazy cracked shore was good to work with though.
Horsetails and devil’s bit scabious as a rainforest, or jungle, or just as a wet meadow in the rainy season.
These are not my usual landscape images however they do sum up my feelings on this dark and contrasty autumn morning. I usually see roe deer here, but not this time.
Ainsdale once more, this time from far, far above. As far as I dared, 400 feet.
Unusually I was drawn to capture this place in full colour. Monochrome just didn’t cut it on this day.
An alternative viewpoint of a local beauty spot.
So, I did pack my cameras and I did return to Ainsdale for a late evening sortie. Picking up on the theme of ICM images I found these shots waiting for my attention…
Perhaps I visit Ainsdale beach too often. Most folk find it quite boring and I must admit it is as flat as they come and with a sea equally simple. But it works for me. Every time I visit I see something different, or the same but with a different feel. Just thinking about the…
I’ve been waiting to visit this rather special place for many years and on the day of my visit the light was harsh and blue. Not at all what I would have liked for this otherworldly place. Working early, I managed to catch a few images before the sun got too high and destroyed the…
Again working with Odonata. It doesn’t appear like it, but the project is finally finding it’s form.
In search of a new approach for my ‘Odonata’ project I spent a hot afternoon at the Tarn on the slopes of Beacon Fell. I didn’t see any dragonflies but got a sense of their presence.
Two shots which have meaning personal to me. The raven is on her maiden flight from her Anglezarke nest.
A different approach to a familiar place.
I went for a walk, long after dark and had my Olympus Pen F for company. I decided to test the new firmware which appears to enable crazy high iso settings. These shots were all handheld, in total darkness and are direct from camera jpegs.
Boggy Wood has been ravaged. So many of the trees have fallen over since I last visited a couple of days earlier.
Another brief visit to the local coast, this time to St Annes on Sea at high noon…
A quick visit to the beach at Ainsdale during the blue hour gave me this set of images. I used Intentional Camera Movement and long exposures to craft my stories.
Layers of movement captured from the train back to Elstree from Brixton as I leave the galleries of London behind me for a while.
I don’t often make it down to London however my recent two day trip has inspired me to travel south much more often. The more I step out of my own bubble of creativity and inspiration the more I realise there’s a huge overflow of creative ideas just waiting to be incubated. No new projects…
This project has been dragging it’s feet somewhat and I’m relieved that Homestead’s direction is now becoming firmer. I’m certainly going to be shooting with monochrome in mind, perhaps even split toned.
These pools are of vital importance to the lives of the local natterjack toads, yet they are held in a state of transition. The dunes that protect these pools from the tides are themselves slowly rolling landwards and will eventually consume the pools. New pools will generate in the willowbeds as this process happens.
Shot at Southport with the simple aim of capturing the subtle winter colours of the marram grasses. The darkening sky provided a perfect foil.
A few experimental images as I explore new directions.
The mist cleared rather too quickly for my liking, but I managed to create a few monochromes.
Shooting such colourful blooms in black and white may seem a little odd however I wanted the focus here to be on the fine structure of the flowers and the early spring chaos of the pasture. Colour is another story altogether.
Odd how things work. I’ve not been to a museum for ages and here I am going to two in two days! So, here are my sharings from a quick trip to the Manchester Museum, the one attached to the University. Again all the shots are straight from the camera jpegs, taken with the Pen…
En route home from a break in York (sorry but no photos were taken) I visited what used to be the Museum of Photography and Film in Bradford. I spent an enjoyable three hours or so browsing the displays and grabbed these shots of the walk back to the carpark in the failing light. They’re…
Sometimes it just doesn’t work out no matter how much time is invested in the piece. This image is a case in point. A practise shot for my Nightfalls project it’s of a small waterfall in a local valley which needed a two hour exposure. I knew when I set up that it wasn’t exactly…