The rusty seaside bench & the writing on the wall

I love chairs and seats especially old abandoned stacks of chairs, old metal seats rusted by the rain, garden benches, picnic chairs, deckchairs, benches, stools …anything I can sit on and or photograph. This rusting bench on Blackpool North Shore prom caught my eye and when I saw the shadow on the wall I heardContinue reading “The rusty seaside bench & the writing on the wall”

red & black

I don’t take many  photographs of sunsets cause as have said before I don’t feel I can do justice to the beauty of nature but when I was out after dinner yesterday I stopped and had breath taken awayas the sun slowly sank into the sea. Thinking quickly to get something totally different than theContinue reading “red & black”

My brother Simon and Scotland

Years ago I asked my brother Simon why he loved exploring Scotland so much… after a short pause his answer was simple -“God lives there”- and I think he’s right. Like everyone I love sunrises and sunsets but very rarely photograph them because am usually in awe of the beauty and know that a photographContinue reading “My brother Simon and Scotland”

The man in black

Just another day in Blackpool..love his Johnny Cash style and the look he’s giving me…he really is the main character in this image but I wonder if he was on his own or on a different street would the image still be as good?

Tanning Centre

Spotted this lady seeking the sun outside her place of business …there was no need for salon spray tans or sunbeds in Blackpool yesterday, the sun shone and as the tide went out the beach filled with children enjoying the last weekend of the summer holidays.

decorating …and the space where the picture was

I have been helping a friend to decorate, not my favorite pastime as would much rather been on the streets shooting the unsuspecting and unusual, but am a firm believer in pay it forward and so I thought would lend a hand. Was there early morning to empty bookcases and shelves and move furniture, weContinue reading “decorating …and the space where the picture was”

drying sheets and shadows

Making the most of these last warm days before we are plunged into dark damp autumn I sat in my garden this afternoon reading and noticed the shadows of plants and shrubs on the sheet drying in the sunshine. I spent the next 30 minutes lying on the grass muttering to myself, to the windContinue reading “drying sheets and shadows”

roadside

Driving down a country lane near home recently I noticed the verge was in full bloom and asked my long suffering very supportive husband to stop the car while I rummaged through bags trying to find the right lens.           Risking life and limb on the roadside while cars flew past atContinue reading “roadside”