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 →

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 →

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 →

Clifftop View

Wandering along the coastal path and looking down over the cliffs onto the breaking waves on the seas below. But perhaps not as straightforwardly photographed as it is described.

An Anniversary and Other News

It is the third anniversary of the day when this humble little blog, not really attended to with much in the way of care in the previous six or seven months, was featured on WordPress Discover. It went mad for a few days. Like from about 30 followers to 8 or 900 mad. Since then,... Continue Reading →

Dormant

Yeah, it's kind of been that way for me. I see, from some of the photo blogs that I follow on here, that it has not been the same for everyone. Many of them have been happily getting on in some form or another, posting new images and other content for viewers to read and... Continue Reading →

Back on the Beach

First time back on the beach. Post the initial 'too-late lockdown', after 'too early lockdown lift' and into lockdown again and before the seemingly incomprehensible tiers apply. Yesterday afternoon was pleasantly Covid and holiday-maker free. It was March 2020 the last time we set foot on here. Seems an age ago now but the pleasure... Continue Reading →

Dewy Dandelion

Mrs H of Cornwall suggested that this shot might be nice on cards for this time of year, I think because the dew creates little sparkly bits like frost--so that's 'seasonal'. Consequently I have now made greetings cards with this picture on available in my Redbubble and Pixel stores, with the title 'Dewy Dandelion', because... Continue Reading →

I don't do too much in the way of wildlife or bird photography. I do like to watch what is going on in the natural world while I'm out walking, but I simply haven't got the patience to sit about and wait for a good story or moment to come together within range of my... Continue Reading →

Nice Picture

Today, I am answering a letter from a reader.It is from a Mrs H, in Cornwall. Dear Bear,I wondered if I might make a request? Don't forget it's bin night on Friday. Also, have you got a 'normal' photograph to show us by any chance? Not one like the whooshy abstract things you do --... Continue Reading →

Anarchic Teasel

There is something somehow more pleasing to my eye about things that are not 'perfect'. It must be that my brain catalogue image of an object, in the mental encyclopaedia somewhere, is ringing a 'not matching the pattern' alert that pleases me. This teasel has attracted me for it's leaf that had defiantly gone it's... Continue Reading →

East Woods Light Show

There is a woods behind the beach of Crackington Haven, East Woods in the Ludon Valley--the Ludon being the stream that cuts down through it.It's a good and proper native woodland that is managed with only a light touch, letting nature mostly just get on with things itself. So fallen trees stay where they are,... Continue Reading →

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