A Splendid Day Out

A Splendid Day Out was the title of a Steampunk gathering in Morecambe recently. The event is somewhat smaller than the better known Whitby and Lincoln meetings but it is much more local to me and I fancied an interesting day out. The main centres were the Platform and the Winter Gardens where some markets stalls…

Fitness Shoot

A recent shoot was of bodybuilder Paul Coote at Body Temple gym in Rossendale. The brief was to capture some shots of Paul using the equipment, some staged images and also a range of shots showing the sponsor’s attire. The gym, as usual, was quite dark and had wall to wall mirrors which didn’t help,…

Wetland Birds in Spring

Following on from the Woodland Birds article, this entry features the birds that can be seen at Mere Sands Wood and Martin Mere. The chicks are beginning to venture out onto the pools and ponds accompanied by their protective parents (except for the Coots that is) and they are much easier to capture photographically than…

Woodland Birds in Spring

Spring has certainly sprung during the last few weeks and I’ve been out with my camera to see and capture what’s’ been happening. It’s the time of year when the woodland birds are seeking partners, nesting and bring up their offspring and is probably the busiest time of year for these creatures. It has been…

L&CPU Results

I am very happy this year with my ‘Lancashire & Cheshire Annual Photography’ results, I managed to come 5th in the overall award. This requires a set of 12 prints and 12 digital images in 3 sections; Colour, Mono and Nature. Last year I set myself a target of a ‘top 15’ position and came…

The Great Unwashed

I had spotted the ‘Ragged Victorians’ on the web some months ago and was instantly attracted to the look of this group which, of course, meant that I wanted to photograph them. They seem to be based mainly in the south of England and I live in the north so that was not going to…

Black Country Living Museum

I spent a day at the Black Country Living Museum which is an excellent exhibition of times gone by. It is based in Dudley in the West Midlands and features, streets, buildings and transport principally from the Victorian era. Each aspect is built and furnished in great detail according to the era which it represents.…