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”

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”

South Pier & over exposure

Very early morning light blowing out exposure of the sands near South Pier in Blackpool…I could have, should have altered exposure in camera but as usual saw something I liked in the brightness and the contrasting colours of the iron legs, rust, barnacles and sea water. .

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”

Sea Fog (fret) & Street Photography

What a fabulous stroke of luck I had earlier this week, after an early morning planning exhibitions and spaces with a talented friend in Blackpool I thought would wander down to the prom and try to capture some street photography, families enjoying the first warm days of spring and the last few days of halfContinue reading “Sea Fog (fret) & Street Photography”

street photography and waiting for someone to come in to the frame

I often, frequently, end up on North Pier in Blackpool and have to say it is a favorite place for photography and just spending time. The pier dates back to 1860s and has been severely damaged over the years from fires and storms butlife goes on and the pier opens again every season. As IContinue reading “street photography and waiting for someone to come in to the frame”

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”

wire & wood

Needing to organise my mind this morning brought me again to a very favourite place. A long walk on the beach in the sunshine and once again I found myself lying flat on the damp sand in order to capture these elegant sand fences. The simplicity and repetition soothes this mad creativity that is crowdingContinue reading “wire & wood”

iron legs

Some of my favorite memories from when I was a child growing up in Blackpool was coming down on the beach in the summer with my grandmother, everyday in the summer she would pack a basket with sandwiches and a flask of tea and off we would go. She would hum a song as weContinue reading “iron legs”