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Sandbanks and Poole harbour in Dorset

Sandbanks peninsula, Dorset

A small community on the British coast, near Poole in Dorset, is a prime piece of land. Measuring just eighty-eight metres at its narrowest point, the peninsula is amongst the most expensive pieces of real estate in the world, after cities like London and Tokyo.

17th May 2018 | Read more »

Rest in peace, little pooch

Archie Meadies, 2001-2017.

20th August 2017 | Read more »

St. Ives, Cornwall

The St. Ives light

The fishing village of St. Ives is no longer a village. Its character changed in the second  half of the nineteenth century, when fishing declined and the new railway brought the first artists. These days, the town is mobbed by tourists and most are forced to abandon their car or coach in a…

15th February 2017 | Read more »

Smugglers’ Island

Burgh Island, off the coast of Devon, was re-christened by Agatha Christie in 1941 for her famous Hercule Poirot novel “Evil Under The Sun”.

13th August 2016 | Read more »

Brora, Scotland

Brora beach

A winter visit to the large beach at Brora, in the far north of Scotland.

9th January 2016 | Read more »

Tourist tips for south west Pembrokeshire

A friend from Switzerland appreciated the area through my photos last year and asked for some tips of some "must-see" places to visit on a short summer trip. After emailing details at the time, it's taken me a while to get the tips into shape for a blog post… but here it is, at last!

11th June 2015 | Read more »

Fornillo Beach

One of a series of photos added to my Campania, Italy set on Flickr.

30th October 2014 | Read more »

Childhood holidays

With hindsight, one of the things which drew me to the home where we now live is how many little details of it are similar to where I spent childhood holidays. Not the mountains, but the sweep of a shore line, the little houses dotted across the hillside, the wild grasses waving in the breeze, the winding lanes, the odd wooden telegraph pole carrying electricity to a house half-hidden.

3rd August 2014 | Read more »

Quick and subtle painterly effect in Lightroom

Using an excessive amount of noise reduction in Lightroom produces a lovely, subtle, painterly effect.

12th October 2013 | Read more »

Flamborough Head

Just up the coast from the collapsing cliffs in East Yorkshire is the more solid mass of Flamborough Head, one of the northernmost sections of chalk which thread their way up from the south coast of England to the north. As the tide…

9th May 2013 | Read more »

Pendine Sands, Camarthenshire

Pendine Sands is the name given to the long, flat beach at Pendine in Camarthenshire, south Wales. The flatness and level surface brought speed fiends to Pendine in the early twentieth century, when Malcolm Campbell and J. G. Parry-Thomas took turns at breaking each other’s world land speed…

16th March 2013 | Read more »

Camber Sands, East Sussex

Photos from a visit in June 2012

3rd July 2012 | Read more »

The Tradition of Freedom

The beginning of the summer camping season on the Piémançon beaches in the Camargue region of southern France.

14th May 2012 | Read more »

Oldshoremore

Beyond Kinlochbervie lies one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Sutherland: Oldshoremore.

8th February 2011 | Read more »

The Cave

A moody, hand-held photograph of a beach cave in south west Wales.

22nd June 2009 | Read more »

My little sister

Photographed on Freshwater East beach during a family trip to Wales, where we used to go on family holidays.

16th June 2009 | Read more »

Dieppe in winter

It seems that even back in the 1990s, I still knew a thing or two about timing when it came to “street” photography. On arrival in Normandy during a trip to visit a French camera club for the weekend with friends from Yateley Camera Club, this was the scene…

2nd March 2009 | Read more »