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Yorkshire Coast

Yorkshire Coast

Filey beach offers tremendous opportunities for dramatic and creative photography, especially at high tide when there is usually just about enough room to set up without getting your feet wet. These shots were taken in late September from the area known locally as Hunmanby Gap.  

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Cottage Details in Villac, France

Cottage Details in Villac, France

The cottage has an almost tangible atmosphere which is reminiscent of a bygone era, due largely to the presence of many original features in the fixtures and fittings. I couldn't resist trying to record some of these as abstract images.  

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Scenes from Villac, France

Scenes from Villac, France

The setting for the still life compositions in the previous post is an old, small house on the edge of the lovely village of Villac in the Dordogne region of south west France. These photographs were taken from the property in late August, looking across to the village. I used a couple of zoom lenses...

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Still Life in Villac, France

Still Life in Villac, France

Beautifully soft morning light in the tiny village of Villac in the Vézère valley, south west France, tempted me to try my hand at some still life compositions. Taken with a close up lens, hand held as I didn't have the tripod with me, and with VR  (Vibration Reduction) on. As a consequence the ISO values...

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Product Packaging

Product Packaging

When it comes to product packaging, nature seems to have it all wrapped up. Individually designed, automatically recycled, annually renewed and all at no cost!    

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Latest Exhibition News: February 2019

Latest Exhibition News: February 2019

On a recent visit to the pretty Derbyshire village of Hayfield we dropped into the Rosie Lee Cafe on Kinder Road for a drink and a bite to eat. Hayfield is popular with walkers bound for Kinder Scout and the surrounding fells, with cyclists out for a day in the saddle and with visitors like us wanting...

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Lake Lucerne Abstracts

Lake Lucerne Abstracts

Boat trips can offer great potential for long exposure photography as I found recently on a holiday to beautiful Lake Lucerne in Switzerland. Holding the camera firmly to the handrail, I experimented with shutter speeds exceeding half a second and a range of apertures, mostly at the smaller end....

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Jersey Shores CI

Jersey Shores CI

If you love quiet, pristine beaches and big, open skies (and let's face it who doesn't?) then book a flight to beautiful Jersey in the Channel Islands. As a visitor there now and no longer a resident, I wanted to try out some of the photographic techniques I've been developing here in Derbyshire using...

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The Wirral Peninsula

The Wirral Peninsula

On a short trip to the Wirral on Merseyside recently I was hoping to photograph both the Mersey and Dee estuaries and the sea where they each spill out into Liverpool Bay. Poor weather limited my plans to capturing what I could of the western side of the peninsula in a period of a few hours on our first...

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Poppies on Pinterest

Now and again a photo taken some time ago pops up in a message from a complete stranger, such is the power of the world wide web. The other day Brenda from Johannesburg, South Africa, contacted me about an image I'd posted on Pinterest a couple of years back. Brenda is an art quiltmaker or 'fibre...

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