in praise of hawthorn

I like a gnarly old Hawthorn tree. They're a stoic kind of tree, not fussy about position and soil quality at all, seeming to just get on with doing their thing wherever they find themselves growing. Most don't end up being trees at all, just a constantly trimmed piece of a mixed hedgerow environment, so... Continue Reading →

warbstow bury clouds

I know I have taken, and posted, a lot of photographs of this place, but that is because I am normally there at least three or four times a week. The bank to the left is the inner wall of the Iron Age fort remains, the deep gulley surrounding it being created by the moving... Continue Reading →

best seller

My Redbubble store occasionally sends me an email starting 'Congratulations, you've made a sale!' When I say occasionally, I do mean it's very much at the 'Oh wow, yes! I forgot it was still there...' level. So a recent email informing me of the purchase of one of my images as an extra large canvas... Continue Reading →

robin

I do like to watch wildlife, but have never saved enough money up to purchase a proper wildlife photography equipment set-up. Something always wipes the savings pot out when I've got close to having enough for my ideal lens; new boiler, unexpected car problem, washing machine packing in, roof blowing off... I have a twenty-five... Continue Reading →

title here

Just sitting here and thinking of some relevant wording to add to my pictures for this post. Don't mind me. Tell you what, I'll post the pictures for you to look at now, while I carry on and think of the angle I'm going to take for the text. As usual, you can click on... Continue Reading →

Not dead yet

I know. You have been wondering haven't you? It has been said --by me on my 'About Bear' page as it happens-- that "I do enjoy the creative outlet of my photography–it’s just more often in sporadic bursts of relative enthusiasm rather than a continuous drive."But five months, without even feeling like I want to... Continue Reading →

A bit of early abstract and abandoned

Having been looking through my orchard pictures from a few years ago, I found a couple of my earlier compositions. These appeared to focus on an old mobile unit left in one of the larger orchards, perhaps originally intended as a store or shed for use by the growers and pickers. Now, it was gradually... Continue Reading →

Orchards in Devon

One of the few things I miss about where I used to live in Devon, is enjoying the orchards of thousands of cider apple trees that virtually encircled the village. The most spectacular experiences of walking the dog and watching wildlife around the acres of regimented trees, particularly at blossom time, is a hard thing... Continue Reading →

Hawthorn Blossom Time

Always lovely to see the Hawthorn trees coming out in their spectacular blossoming, after a winter of them just showing off their--equally photogenic--twisting and gnarled, skeletal and austere-looking structure during their days of basic survival. This is what they hang on for, with their skewed and precarious looking positions, out in the windiest and harshest... Continue Reading →

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