Tag Archive: Gloucestershire

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

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

Early Morning – Gloucester Docks

Very early in the morning at Gloucester Docks, and only the wildfowl were disturbing the stillness of the water. It’s a great place to roam around early in the morning – there’s so… Continue reading

Purton Sunset

After a few black and white images, I thought I’d add a little colour today, with a nice sunset image of one of the Purton hulks, with the sun and the river Severn… Continue reading

Sunshine and Rain

As the setting sun was lighting up the Purton Hulks on the east bank of the Severn, the rain was hitting the west bank, giving a dramatic image. I fortunately managed to miss… Continue reading

Ships Graveyard

There are great opportunities at Purton, and sometimes you have to stand back rather than get in close. In this image you can see the stern of Harriett, with the barge stretching out… Continue reading

Harriett Detail II

Detail of the stern of Harriett, with some lovely evening light on the scene. You can just make out the first two letters of the word BRISTOL, still visible after many years wear… Continue reading

Dursley Detail

Here’s a detail shot from another of the hulks – this one is called Dursley. The stern of the barge is clearly recognisable, even after all this time out in the weather, although… Continue reading

Harriett Detail

I’ve been down to photograph the Purton Hulks a few times, but after being inspired by a video from a chap called Mike Browne about long lens landscape photography, I thought I’d take… Continue reading

Purton Wreck

If you get the chance, head down to Purton in Gloucestershire and take a look around the decaying barges, covered by mud and grass over the years, and now part of the riverbank… Continue reading