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.…

Kingfisher Pair

It’s taken me a while but I’ve finally got around to processing the Kingfisher images that I shot earlier in the month. We were treated to a superb spectacle as both the male and female were present at times during the day. In fact, three times we witnessed the male passing fish to his partner…

In Search of the GCG

A visit today to Mere Sands Wood near Rufford developed into a fine day with Spring sunshine and minimal rain. The meres were populated by water birds pairing up and confirming bonds prior to the mating and subsequent rearing of their offspring. Many species were noted both on the water and on the banks. Below…

Back to School with a Vengeance

I had a shoot at old an derelict school near Southport and worked on three different themes whilst there. The old school is in a real bad state, worse than I’d hoped for, but it was worthwhile and I got some shots that are a touch different to the norm. This, the second, story is about…