People watching & eavesdropping

Overheard conversation about the beautiful endless grey light we often find on the prom in Blackpool, the cool damp fog creating a colorless wall making it hard to define where the sky ends and the sea starts…or as a friend called it ‘The Horizon Mislaid’

lines lines & more lines

Anyone that knows me will know I have a thing about angles, lines and repetition so yesterday when I was in St Annes I was drawn once again to the fencing on the beach huts.. I find the linear perspective so satisfying, bringing order, albeit very briefly, to the chaotic thoughts and plans in myContinue reading “lines lines & more lines”

Lower prom steps

A simple elegant design that I really love, no place better to sit in the summer with a bag of salty chips than on these steps. Maybe because they remind me of a Roman amphitheater… a place for viewing or maybe just because I can always manage to get another shot of another unsuspecting memberContinue reading “Lower prom steps”

A simple thing beautiful to me

The sun came out briefly today so grabbed camera and practically ran down to St Annes …well, I caught the bus but it only took 20 mins…anyway wandered about, lots of images on the prom, on the beach the pier etc lots of the same old thing and wasn’t feeling particularly inspired till I gotContinue reading “A simple thing beautiful to me”

Black & Lights

Heard the news about storm Barney yesterday and warnings of flooding, falling trees and the advice to stay indoors whenever possible. .. but had to go to Blackpool anyway so off I went in search of some stormy images on the prom, however the wind really was far too strong and after battling with cameraContinue reading “Black & Lights”

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”

geometrical shapes & billowing canvas

As I wandered along a half deserted beach on one of the few warm days we’ve had this early summer I noticed this group of deck chairs, abandoned by the occupants who had left in search of ice creams or even set off on an intrepid journey to get to the water’s edge…which always seemsContinue reading “geometrical shapes & billowing canvas”

children…a force of nature

Am late posting this week but time has flown and was wracking my brain and searching through hard drives trying to find something for The Daily Post that had nothing to do with the weather. Then it came to me…weekends with grandma…my grandsons and their friends are the most powerful force of nature I knowContinue reading “children…a force of nature”

My Photography

Someone said write about your photography…not as easy as that though when you sit down to do it and I don’t I feel I know enough about anything to write about it but here goes.. I love people and love taking photographs of people, capturing subjects unaware in the streets or public places and haveContinue reading “My Photography”