A Walk on Kerrera

As mentioned in my recent A Walk on Lismore post, my other favourite island walk on my summer trip to Oban was Kerrera, the island closest to Oban that protects Oban Bay from the worst of the weather. After a hearty Scottish breakfast at the B+B in Oban, I set off along Gallanach Road toward […]

A Walk on Lismore

During my summer visit to Oban on the West Coast of Scotland I did a bit of island hopping – including the obligatory Mull, Iona and Staffa – though the best two days were spent walking on Kerrera (more on that later) and the lovely Isle of Lismore, a long, low and lush island in […]

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 – Ripon and Studley Park

I’ve visited Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal on many occasions but I had never walked there from Ripon so thought it was about time to explore some of the footpaths along the valley of the River Skell. I set out along the river but headed off on the path toward Whitcliffe Hall, eventually entering Studley […]

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 – Sheffield

Last week’s shoot was a shoot with a difference as I actually had the day off and had arranged to meet a good friend outside The Crucible in Sheffield to go to a session of snooker at the World Snooker Championships.  I took the little Olympus OM-D E-M10 along just in case as Kate had […]

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 […]

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 – Castleford Footbridge

The recent crisp wintry days have been great for a bit of “blue hour” urban photography so last week I thought I’d have a look at the amazing modern footbridge over the River Aire at Castleford.  I arrived mid afternoon with the bright winter sun already low in the sky and had a look at […]

Last Week’s Shoot – The Hepworth

After last week’s dusk shoot in Saltaire I thought another urban shoot with a nice reflection would be in order, so I waited for the brightest looking afternoon of the week and headed off to Wakefield to have a look at The Hepworth Gallery reflected in the River Calder. Arriving not far from the gallery […]