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Stories from Venice 1: Silver and Gold

Our flight from Manchester to Venice Marco Polo was good, as was our journey by Alilaguna ferry to San Marco.  Arriving at the Hotel Metropole we were shown into a most amazing room.  A very special treat as we were in Venice to celebrate Ann's 70th birthday and I was...

Stories from Venice

I’m a bit of a magpie photographer when on holiday and capturing memories is often as important to me as pursuing particular photographic themes.  So I’m starting with this simple story and over the next few weeks hope to share other sets of images that captured my...

Woodland Fungi – October 2018

If you are interested in viewing these as individual images please choose the PHOTOGRAPHY Gallery October was by far my best month for seeing fungi locally.  Maybe it had just been too dry before then.  It always surprises me how good some years can be while in other...

Skinningrove Breakwater

Along the sea-front at Skinningrove, hard, rough cut metamorphic rock from a Scottish Island protecting the soft boulder clays of the coastline from erosion.  I’ve always been fascinated by the etched marks left by the rock saw which appear as calligraphic lines.  I...

Paddy’s Hole, Teeside

A visit to South Gare on Teeside seems to have become one of our regular outings when we are in this part of Yorkshire.  I’m always drawn to boats and water.  I’ve never owned a boat or been a boat kind of person so I can’t really explain the fascination...

Nature Diary August 2018

I’m looking back to August on this very wet Saturday morning.  Although I’d put together the composite images for the month I’d not got around to writing the entry to go with them.  I guess one of the advantages of a bit of distance is that I’ve already forgotten so...

Fox Hagg

  A woodland walk with a friend last Wednesday to check out the Fly Agaric fungi that Jan had spotted when out with her dogs.  We parked in the Rivelin Valley car-park, just off the A57, and set off up the path into the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Wildlife Trust...

Purple

This post is rather different to some of my earlier journal entries as I’d like to share some ideas and the way I was thinking at the time.  I think there were basically three things going on for me:   First, I wanted to recreate the mood of the morning, so purple...

Brodsworth Gardens 18th August

There are times when things come together in our lives and set us off in a new direction and August provided both the stimulus and the opportunity to try a different approach to my flower photography. Something that I’d been inspired to do by photographs that were...

A rainy day at Penistone Show, September 2018

We were there just after eight to help set up the tent ready for the annual photo competition.  The photography tent is a popular attraction with show visitors and this year we also provided a chance to escape the rain, so it got really crowded in our smaller than...