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Isle of Mull Tour 2016

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Isle of Mull Tour 2016

I’m delighted to announce this tour to the Isle of Mull, one of my very favourite places and an island that played a key role in my becoming a landscape photographer full time back in the early noughties. Full details are available on the workshops page of this website along with a selection of images ( more to be added in the coming days- they’re just on the wrong hard-drive in the wrong location). Based on the Ross of Mull in a hotel exclusively for our use we shall concentrate our attention on the the rugged, yet peaceful Southwest corner including the Isle of Iona

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Thoughts of Autumn

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Blog | 2 comments

Thoughts of Autumn

Autumn is coming! I know, it’s Spring outside and we’re all enjoying the changeable weather, vigourous growth and lush greenery but for me the season for photography is nearly at an end and I start looking forward to the next one which, for me, really kicks off in October. The months of July and August with their often haze laden air coincide conveniently with the busiest time at our gallery and I am happy to spend this time selecting images for print, and making them ready for the walls and exhibition. My minds eye however is already looking forward to the cooler temperatures,...

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Healing The Wounds

Posted by on Oct 5, 2014 in Blog | 2 comments

Healing The Wounds

Forty years ago a group of geophysicists were searching for oil in the Gulf of Mexico when they discovered the huge Chicxulub crater, now widely accepted to be that of an extinction event meteor strike that ended the Cretaceous period and wiped out the dinosaurs. This crater, some 110 miles wide and 12 miles deep had been completely hidden from us until we were able to survey the planet’s surface from space. Millions of years of geological activity and the constant changing environment created as techtonic plates slid around the planet moving the surface to different climatic regions...

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Long Time No ( well little) See

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Long Time No ( well little) See

                            Well it really has been a long time coming but here is my first entry since our move here to Bridgnorth. I simply can’t believe that nearly two years has passed. Photographically things got off to a very slow start for a multitude of reasons but I’m now looking at a growing collection of local images covering all seasons ( not that Winter as I like to know it really happened). Locations include Ironbridge, Bridgnorth, Broseley, Cressage, The Wrekin, Titterstone Clee Hill, The Wyre...

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Wet Weather? Time to get out with your camera.

Posted by on Jul 21, 2012 in Blog | 5 comments

Wet Weather? Time to get out with your camera.

                                        Every one of these images was taken in or around pouring rain. Over the past eight years I have chosen to photograph more and more in these conditions. I have to admit that it was initially with reluctance; the blue sky, white fluffy cloud days that I hoped to photograph were so few and far between that I just ignored the weather man and headed out anyway. Every time I returned, soaked and chilled with a clutch of new images I was delighted with the...

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Why film has made Me. Prologue.

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Blog | 4 comments

Why film has made Me. Prologue.

We’re off to Bridgnorth in a weeks time on a house hunting trip. The image below was made on my last visit while we were visiting the local schools with our children.                 I find it interesting how poor digital cameras are at capturing this sort of thing compared to film and especially Large Format. Old, decaying, flaky buildings have become some of my favourite subject matter in recent years and that is in no small part down to the fine detail that I can render with film. No matter what digital camera I have tried ( it’s not...

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