Photographing at Pye Flatts Meadow

Photographing at Pye Flatts Meadow

What camera, which lens?    I’m not sure if I’ve used every lens I possess when photographing nature, but I’ve used most of them.   It also depends on what camera I have with me at the time, so  when on holiday in Umbria I spotted a White Admiral and a yellow variety...
Skinningrove Breakwater

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

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 though I was...
Purple

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

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...
Nature Diary – June

Nature Diary – June

June is such a special time of the year in the nature calendar and this year I’ve photographed plants, insects and the occasional bird on holiday in Umbria but also in my local area.  I’ve always had an interest in nature since I walked the fields near my home as an...