Trying to stay afloat

Have been thinking and planning of taking photographs in water for some time now..always hoping to emulate the greats and get that perfect image of a sleek body swimming perfectly through the deep clear water… The reality however is a complete farce and very difficult to do.. While on holiday on the ‘Other Coast’ IContinue reading “Trying to stay afloat”

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’

steamy windows

Was in Blackpool on Monday for a meeting about a future exhibition at The Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool,took my faithful Lumix with me hoping to get pics of something somewhere but when I came out the heavens opened and any thoughts I had of capturing people on the streets quickly vanished. I did manageContinue reading “steamy windows”

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”

Commissioned for one thing seeing something else

I wonder how many other photographers get commissioned to shoot something, get all prepared and set up, then while waiting the light suddenly changes and you get that one shot that makes the whole day worthwhile.  This happened to me last week…while shooting a female hockey team for a calendar the junior team were training,Continue reading “Commissioned for one thing seeing something else”

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?

people watching

This past week has been pretty awesome on the Fylde coast, we’ve had Lytham Festival with all sorts and everything in music and we’ve had the Punk Rebellion at the Winter Gardens followed by the airshow.. and the town has been filled with the weird and wonderful  The best thing for me is it givesContinue reading “people watching”

old birds

Volunteering at Sand Sea & Spray over the weekend I didn’t think I would find the time or opportunity to capture any street images but as luck would have it.. whilst rushing from one location to the next.. I spotted this lady pushing her full trolley along the street.. raising camera to eye as IContinue reading “old birds”

Where I saw The Beatles

I saw The Beatles at The ABC Theatre in 1963..I was 9 years old and I went with my older sister to see them arrive at Blackpool Airport, I will always remember as they came out of the BEA airplane they stood at the top of the stairs and Ringo held a sign with TLESContinue reading “Where I saw The Beatles”