A Photographer’s Ramblings: Lincoln

My mission today was to see how far I could get on a tenner with a Norther Rail day ranger ticket. I started at Skipton… My snapping started before my journey when I was inspired by the lovely sweep of … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: From Blackpool To Isle Of Man

I am delighted that the once lovely little (and surprisingly busy) airport at Blackpool recently awoke to daily flights again (to Isle Of Man and Belfast). Discovering that the terminal building is portakabin and facilities are minimal, is initially a … Continue reading

New Wedding Packages!

Just revised my wedding photography packages; now simpler and better value than ever!

A Photographer’s Ramblings: A Canal Stroll

A lovely day, an attractive stretch of canal and a sharp eye, are good ingredients for a fruitful and satisfying stroll with your camera. A still day and a nice sky makes for an attractive scene. The two trees reflect … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: A Spring Stroll

Little could be nicer than to be out and about with your camera (or even just your eyes) on a spring countryside stroll. And what spring is complete without a cute lamb photo or two?… Several quick tips for that … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Following The River Lune & Lancaster Canal

With so much horrible wet weather around lately, let’s celebrate a recent rare clear sunny day and how I made good use of it… I set off on foot from my Lancaster home and walked along the southern bank of … Continue reading

The Month Of Romance Is Here!

 

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Brough Castle

Castle ruins are great places to explore with your camera and I’m sure I could include many articles on the subject. A new one for me to check out was Brough Castle in Cumbria. It’s easily spotted near the junction … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Martin Mere

By no means am I a knowledgeable ornithologist, nor am I an accomplished photographer of wildlife, so my visit to Martin Mere bird reserve  in Lancashire was purely as an ‘interested outsider’ and someone who appreciates the beauty of our … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Year: Review Of 2015 (Part 2)

JULY  and a photographer’s challenge to get some new website images for a local firm, which involved carefully arranging some heavy machinery and shouting instructions from a cherry picker. The result was a smart photo the company were delighted with. … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Year: Review Of 2015 (Part 1)

What an extraordinary year 2015 has been. I hope you will enjoy my first look back over some of the more exciting, unusual and challenging photography encounters I have had; starting with the first half of the year… JANUARY   … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Grange Lido

Grange-over-Sands on the Morecambe Bay coast is always a pleasant town to visit. If you wander along the picturesque Promenade you will come across the remains of what was the Lido. It opened in the 1930s and closed it’s doors in … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Autumn Light & Colour

Before the best of the autumn colours are blown and washed away in the unsettled weather, I set off to grab a few more pictures yesterday of what the season has to offer… The bright colours contrasting with the dark … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Blackpool Illuminations

Living so close to Blackpool, it’s surprising that I so often miss the annual Illuminations. So I set off to capture a few shots there before the season ends and the resort goes into ‘hibernation’… Getting some great shots of … Continue reading

A Photographers Ramblings: Autumn In Levens Hall Park

Autumn is a wonderful time of year to be out and about with your camera. A stroll through Levens Hall Park in the southwestern corner of Cumbria is a favourite of mine, especially in autumn. The hall and gardens are … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Morecambe Vintage Festival

Morecambe’s Vintage Festival has a growing reputation as an event worth going to judging by the numbers today. With most of the attractions in and around the famous Art Deco Midland Hotel, it isn’t surprising that it featured in many … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Singapore Part II

Welcome to the second installment of my Singapore blog…. Few cities could have more contrasts than Singapore. A large part of it is classed as ‘Chinatown‘, from the hustle and bustle of crowded street markets to everything Chinese, it’s hard … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Singapore (Part I)

It’s several months since I returned from my week’s holiday in Singapore and at last I have time to share a few of my snaps with you… I love taking photos from the plane, which I liken to a visual … Continue reading

Paul McCartney At Liverpool

Taking good photos at a big concert venue is always a challenge, not least when carrying in a ‘professional camera’ in with you is strictly forbidden and when you’re a very long way from the stage!… Last week I put … Continue reading

Three Queens At Liverpool

Making history, Cunard’s three queens, giant liners Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria called at Liverpool today as part of the company’s 175th anniversary celebrations. First in the convoy up the Mersey was Queen Elizabeth. Picking a good viewing … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Spring On The Isle Of Man

Back from a recent short break on the Isle Of Man, I thought I’d share several photos from my trip. I’m a huge fan of this much under-rated holiday destination. A fantastic place for wildlife, walking, cycling, heritage as well … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Arnside Knott

One of my favourite places to visit locally is Arnside Knott. Tucked away in a southern corner of Cumbria this 522 feet/159m hill looks unexpectedly grand owing to it’s steep sides. It holds a record of being the lowest ‘Marilyn‘ … Continue reading

Snapping The Eric Morecambe Comic Relief Fun Run

Over 100 runners gathered on Morecambe Prom this morning at the famous statue, for the first Eric Morecambe 3km Fun Run in aid of Comic Relief. I was covering the event for the City Council, who organised it, with photos … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail

Somewhere I hadn’t visited before, but was prompted to do the other day after picking up a leaflet, was Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail at Clitheroe. Full marks to the photographer and team who put the leaflet together but alas the … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Ashton Memorial

With Lancaster’s iconic landmark, the Ashton Memorial about to undergo months of maintenance work starting this week, with good weather this weekend, I thought I would snap some exterior shots pre scaffolding… Sometimes referred to as ‘England’s grandest folly‘ Lancaster’s … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: A Snowy Day On Arran

One of Scotland’s most beautiful and accessible islands must be that of Arran, between Ayrshire and Kintyre. I have been snapping this island since as a child in Ayr, I spent many hours gazing across at it. It’s beautiful sunsets … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Ayr’s Bridges and Harbour

Welcome to my first blog of 2015! Firstly I’d like to wish a very Happy New Year to all visitors here. With all the festivities, I am a little late with this article, which came about after a very tranquil and … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Samlesbury Hall

Let’s cast our minds back a week or two, to before the last of the Autumn leaves fell and a visit of mine to a real hidden gem of Lancashire, Samlesbury Hall between Preston and Blackburn. Dating as far back … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: Levens Hall

Welcome to my latest rambling after having grabbed some late Autumn sunshine yesterday. Always worth a visit at any time of year, I let my camera loose in the gardens at Levens Hall… Levens Hall is famous for it’s amazing … Continue reading

Lighting Up Lancaster

Photographing the annual ‘Light Up Lancaster‘ weekend was extra challenging with heavy rain on Friday night. I got soaked to the skin in pursuit of some rewarding photos, the only thing that stayed dry was my camera which enjoyed the … Continue reading

On The Search For A New Camera!

I very rarely get ‘technical’ about cameras and am most certainly no ‘techy’, so my search for a replacement camera for my trusty old Nikon D200 was a challenge I have been putting off for too long (a case of … Continue reading

A Photographer’s Ramblings: The Right Attitude For The Job

There’s never been a more challenging time to be a photographer, in my opinion. The continuing fall in prices of good digital cameras has turned just about everybody into would-be photographers. Whilst that’s great and no one more than me … Continue reading

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