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...
Nature Diary August 2018

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

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...
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...