Thursday, 9 March 2017

Photo Exhibition – Ashton under Hill

I was delighted to be asked recently if I would be interested to show a selection of my 'On Bredon Hill - 2016' photographs at the Ashton under Hill Open Gardens 40th Anniversary Event on the weekend of the 10th and 11th June this year. I enthusiastically accepted. Ashton under Hill lies at the foot of Bredon Hill on its eastern edge. I started out on several of my hikes throughout 2016 from the village.

Twenty four, or thereabouts, of my prints will be exhibited in St Barbara's Church throughout the weekend. Please see the Ashton under Hill Open Gardens website for more information: www.ashtonopengardens.co.uk. I aim to be in attendance throughout the official opening hours of the event from 1pm to 6pm each day.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Around the lake

The cottage where we stayed in Northumberland last week is close to a tree-lined lake. A walk around can't fail to find something to photograph, even if it isn't the lake.

The Boat House
Ivy on The Barn Door
Spillway
Looking Out

Northumberland Coast

Whilst in Northumberland we took a few bracing hikes along the coast ...

Beach Streaks and the Farne Islands
Bladderwrack
Dunstanburgh Spume
Dry Sand Streaks
Obligatory Lindisfarne Boat Photograph!

Abandonded Cars

Whilst staying in Northumberland I came across an almost derelict barn that, subsequently, I found out was used as a hangar for a local landowner's light aircraft. It now houses two abandoned cars - a Ford Capri Ghia and a Reliant three-wheeler. I spent an enjoyable couple of hours taking these photographs - a little different from my more usual landscapes. Additionally there were several animal skulls adorning the walls. I understand that this was used as a film location last summer.

Ford Capri Ghia and Reliant 3-Wheeler
Abandoned

Reliant 3-Wheeler
Not very Ghia-like!
Deer Skull
Barn Furniture


Sunday, 15 January 2017

Annecy Swan

Looking back over work from earlier years occasionally turns up a forgotten delight. This night time photograph of a swan in the town of Annecy in France in 2010 brought back memories of an excellent photo trip.


Friday, 6 January 2017

"On Bredon Hill - 2016" - finished

I've now completed my photography project for 2016. My photo-blog of the project is linked here, with the final entry being a reflection on my 52 hikes. These are two of my favourite photographs.