Poetry in Sandstone Exhibition Closing

My long-running Poetry in Sandstone exhibition at The Mitre in Knaresborough is finally coming to a close at the end of this month, after a run of almost four years! As I currently have no future exhibition plans this could be your last chance to see one of my exhibitions… The exhibition is an exploration […]

Yorkshire Autumn Images

I’ve just given the blog a new look with an improved layout (I hope!) and have changed the fonts and colours across the blog and the main website to make them more consistent.  With bringing the blog and website closer together in mind, I’ve also created a new blog category for Latest Work in which […]

A Walk on Ilkley Moor…

I had been hoping to explore some different moorland this August but with a trip to Scotland coming up at the end of the month (more on that soon) I only managed to fit in a quick trip to Ilkley for a stroll on the moor.  Still, I’d not been for quite a while, so […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Birmingham

Last week’s shoot was actually a break in the journey back from Bath where I’d been to a friend’s 50th birthday party.  There’s a lot of great architecture in the city centre and with just four hours I was scratching the surface really, so I had to be quite selective – and it was mainly […]

Last Week’s Shoot – York at Dusk

As the nights are drawing out a bit I picked York for a recent dusk shoot, as it’s only half an hour from Knaresborough by train so I could do the shoot and still get back at a reasonable time!  I picked Exhibition Square as my location for dusk, as I’ve only done it once […]

Tentsmuir Forest and Tayport at Dusk

During my recent trip to St Andrews I had my first visit to the nearby Tentsmuir Forest, which is an easy walk from Tayport on the northern Fife coast so I combined exploring the forest with a dusk shoot at Tayport harbour. I picked an afternoon with the most overcast and still weather forecast of […]

Trying out the Olympus 12-40 f2.8 PRO

Since turning digital in 2004 I’ve been using Canon cameras (mainly the original 5D and 5D MkII) with a set of f4 L zoom lenses for my landscape work and have been very happy with the results. The f4 zooms save a bit of weight over quality f2.8 lenses, but the full kit is still […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Rock and Spindle

On my recent St Andrews shoot the most promising forecast for a decent sunrise shoot was (unfortunately) on the Sunday morning, so I was up at 5am to brave the hour’s walk along the Fife Coastal Path to the Rock and Spindle, which I’d seen during the day and at dusk before and thought it […]

Last Week’s Shoot – St Monans

This was my third visit to St Monans, one of the lovely fishing villages along the Fife coast, but my first opportunity to photograph the zig-zag breakwater from the harbour, which was the main reason for my return. I was spending a few days based in St Andrews and took a trip down to the […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Ferrybridge

Having had a look at the fine modern bridge in Castleford the week before, I decided to head out that way again last week, just a little further downstream on the River Aire, to have a look at the famous Ferrybridge Power Station, particularly as it’s due to close soon. I took the train to […]