red seats

Out meandering again this week…wasn’t my intention to waste time as had somewhere I needed to be but ended up dilly dallying along the deserted back streets and was duly rewarded for wasting time…turned a corner and there they were. Held together by peeling paint and rust these red seats really cheered me up andContinue reading “red seats”

North Sea, mist and the faint line of the horizon..my thalassotherapy

It was hard to see where the sky ended and the sea started at the weekend but this grey light is something I love and something that inspires me at this time of year. I have recently had the privilege of being in the company of someone who also loves this light so this isContinue reading “North Sea, mist and the faint line of the horizon..my thalassotherapy”

Glamour & Neglect

A glamorous name and a fabulous reputation for wonderful shows, a night of pleasure and sites to be seen has not stopped another landmark building falling into neglect here in Blackpool. Still, there is something about this fading gem on Queen St that drawers the eye to the gorgeous balcony and I hope that beforeContinue reading “Glamour & Neglect”

Black & Light

Haven’t been able to get out with camera these last few days so was feeling sort of desperate late last night and having withdrawal symptoms, contemplating the ‘trilogy’.. aperture, shutter speeds & ISO and again muttering to self as I folded washing and wandered aimlessly around unable to sleep…BUT…yes, another BUT…as I wandered and wondered andContinue reading “Black & Light”

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”

Out of Season

In recent years all our seaside towns have fallen on hard times and Blackpool seems to get more than it’s fair share of bad press from the media so this week I thought I’d wander down South Shore to see how bad the damage really is. In an area full of once thriving shops, arcades andContinue reading “Out of Season”

new year new inspiration

So here we are in 2016 some hoping it will be better than 2015 but I have to honestly say 2015 was pretty awesome for me, personally anyway…. I have a fabulous family with new arrivals due in the springtime, a roof over my head, food on the table and a clean warm bed. My photography,Continue reading “new year new inspiration”

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”

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”