Reflections

For a photographer reflections can be a bonus or a nuisance. If you are in a room with loads of mirrors it’s important not to appear in the picture yourself unless that’s your aim! If you actually want the reflections they can still be tricky to manage....

Singing in the rain!

When I was young I loved the film singing in the rain, with Gene Kelly dancing down the pavement in and out of puddles and round the lampposts. I also loved the Fred Astaire films, and there’s one where he sings “Isn’t it a lovely day to be caught in...

Seamus’s shoot

Seamus is a really nice character, based near Margate, and beloved by Judith Quite pleased with himself Our photoshoot Judith received a gift voucher from her family for a photoshoot with Seamus, she was very excited about this opportunity and various events meant we...

Fall colours

I know that it’s almost spring time, (yes, roll on the warmer weather!) but I wanted to show you a couple of images I took in the fall, (that’s autumn to the Brits), in Colorado. The sharp blue and green of the grass reflected in a pool of water in a...

Wonderful Windsor Fair

So the Windsor Contemporary art fair was excellent despite the terrible weather. I had a stand in a very good position near the main entrance and this meant that people mostly didn’t march past without looking. My new work presented on acrylics went down well...

Catching the last boat

I have lots to say about boats, as you’ll see. This is the last of the series of new watery images which will be shown on my stand at the Windsor Contemporary Art Fair on November 10th and 11th. This is a close up of the bow of a decaying boat in a boat yard on...

Jolly Boating weather!

By now you’ll be used to my passion for black and white photography, but sometimes the colour is too important to lose. This lovely little boat floating unattended in a bend of the river is a good case in point. Mind you, it also features my very favourite type...

More about Fishing

Following on from yesterday’s post about authentic ancient ways of fishing here are two more images of the fishing huts I mentioned These are called Carrelets, named after the square shape of the net that is lowered into the sea. You can see from the one...

A minimalist approach

This image was taken recently off the West Coast of France. The sea seems completely flat as result of a long exposure.  The two red posts are way markers for the safe channel to come into this tiny little harbour. Despite being a strictly minimalist image it still...

New work at Windsor Art Fair

Oyster beds Just South of Bordeaux is the town of Arcachon, which is where the oysters grow.  Busy with tourism and a smart resort in its day Arcachon has a tidal basin which is a fabulous place to sail and swim, but which also frames a significant area of oyster...