Big skies are a particular love of mine, so it's a good thing we're living here in north Cornwall.
I noticed that I have never actually posted the full version of the picture I use for my profile image. It was taken in St Ives, Cornwall, a few years ago, and as you might quickly gather from the fact I took it, the man and dog in it are not me and my dog,... Continue Reading →
Towards the evening, diffusely lit by a typically grey-skied and damp sort of autumn day, our Ash tree seemed to be glowing
down the middle
When we were looking to move down to Cornwall, my wife had a shortlist of desired characteristics for the ideal location.
is it art? no. not yet.
I was reading an interesting Guardian interview with the veteran photographer Ferdinando Scianna - you can find it here - and he offered up this thought about what photography should be considered as being art.
a warm morning
The UK is currently parched. Many readers in properly hot regions may be harrumphing (or whatever other unimpressed and dismissive noises they wish to make) as we are experiencing a heatwave here getting in to the mid 30's (that's centigrade, other temperature measuring scales are available) and exclaiming 'That's nothing, we have (insert insanely hot... Continue Reading →
some days, some views
As you can probably tell if you have visited me before, I do like to mainly shoot and present my pictures in black and white. But some days and some views - especially if the seas are spectacularly blue - need the colour left in them. This view is looking south on Cornwall's Atlantic north... Continue Reading →
Hope you like the titling technique... If you can't think of a good title, just take a few relevant words and smash them together (hat tip to 'Richard Osman's House of Games' Answer Smash round). Anyway, I chose to take my camera with me on one of my daily dog walks, although with low and... Continue Reading →
Something weird happened. I'm sorry if you followed a link for a new post and it now says there is nothing there. My last post published for a second time for some reason (someone playing with buttons they don't really understand, I expect... ahem...), so I deleted it. The original, posted earlier in the day,... Continue Reading →
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 →
“Do you ever take pictures of people?”
This question was asked of me by a friend, who I think was angling to have someone take their forthcoming wedding pictures for them on the cheap.
What a great week for the weather, not a cloud in the sky! Well, OK, perhaps just a little one.