Monthly Archive: July, 2016


I managed to get a shot of this grebe, early this morning. He looks chuffed to bits to have caught his breakfast. I suspect the many fishermen will not have been impressed at… Continue reading

Puck, Benedick, and Romeo

Pleasure boats on the River Avon, Stratford upon Avon, right by the Royal Shakespeare theatre. Photography really doesn’t get any better than this – a great subject and fantastic light. For a higher… Continue reading

This is Why I Get Up Before Dawn…

If anyone ever asks me ‘Why do you get up at four in the morning?’ then this is the answer. You simply do not get this quality of light at any other time… Continue reading

Studio Shoot

Well – my first studio shoot, and with a professional model. Exciting times! I’ve learned a lot on this shoot. It was well worth paying a professional model, as she did all the… Continue reading


The orangery at Hanbury Hall, viewed from the footpath through the grounds. Buildings such as this are a handy way of working out where south is! I’ve been inside and the amount of… Continue reading

Guarding the Lock

I realise that the last thing the Internet needs is more cat pictures, but I’m posting this one anyway. Walking down the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, I took a breather and sat on… Continue reading

Lock 46

Lock 46 on the Tardebigge flight of locks, Worcester and Birmingham canal. The Tardebigge flight is the longest flight of locks in the U.K, raising the level of the canal 220 feet in… Continue reading

Purton Sunset

A repost, I know, but thank you to Morgan for reminding me that I had this lovely sunset image of one of the Purton Hulks, barges grounded in the last century to prevent… Continue reading

View From A Window

View from a window, Upton House, Oxfordshire. Upton House is less than an hours drive from where I live, and it has interesting and unusual gardens. Good to roam around and photograph. For… Continue reading

Sharpness Marina Sunset

Sunset at Sharpness Marina leaves a golden glow on the calm waters of the marina – colours everywhere. Sharpness and Purton is one of my favourite places to photograph – lots to do… Continue reading