Looking back

Its a funny time of year isn’t it? I don’t usually notice this so much as I have this year, but I seem to be in a sort of limbo. It’s not quite Christmas yet, but it’s dangerously close, and I’m not sure I am ready! So I was surprised to...

Funny face!

I had a wonderful trip to Iceland in February and was looking back through some of the images. One pair of images made me laugh out loud. I had caught a horse in the act of biting his mate, and he looks so guilty, it’s just hysterical having a nibble Caught in...

More from Norway

I mentioned in a previous blog that I had images of reflections in the harbour in Norway. So here are a few of the images for you to see how vibrant the colours are. The huts are generally painted red, apparently because in the past the best and most readily available...

So what else is new?

My recent visit to Norway was a bit special. The reflections in the harbour were particularly impressive and might make a new scarf, depending on the suitability of the file I have chosen. More on that later. Also it was memorable for the lighthouses. The most...

The devil is in the detail

I am not sure why it is the case, but often when I have completed a photoshoot I can’t ‘see’ what the images are like. It takes a while to visually digest what’s there, and see it for what it is. Maybe others don’t have this problem, but...

How do you store and display your pictures?

Don’t leave your pictures in hostile environments What do I mean by that? – no I don’t mean at the in-laws! Too hot? Too damp? Forgotten in a corner? Well here’s what happened to one of mine which is a picture I absolutely love and had mislaid. Sad to say it was...

Oxshott Arts and Crafts Society

I’m thrilled to say I discovered Oxshott Arts and Crafts Society in June during the Open Studios weeks. The lovely people whose studios I visited were so welcoming and kind, and when they said that the society regards photography as an art I loved them even...
Whew what a scorcher July was!

Whew what a scorcher July was!

It’s amazing to discover that it’s August already! We love to talk about the weather, but honestly the hot days we had in July were out of the ordinary. How did you keep going? How did you manage to sleep? One of the things I found myself doing was to...
Chico the Spanish stallion

Chico the Spanish stallion

On a recent trip to France I met a glorious white Spanish stallion called Chico. Being a very obliging horse, I was able to do a series of similar images with a variety of techniques. I like slowing down the shutter to create a blur and in this little series have a...