Spiny Flower Mantis

I’ve recently gained a couple of Mantids, one of which is the Spiny Flower Mantis (Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii). This is only a 3rd instar nymph at the moment so has some growing to do. It measures approximately 10-12mm in body length and will probably grow to 35-40mm when mature. Today was its’ first photo shoot and…

Another Place

Another Place is the name given to the Gormley sculptures on Crosby Beach, Merseyside. There is a collection of 100 identical statues all facing the sea at different distances from the shoreline. Now, I’ve had a really nice carbon fibre tripod for a few years and it’s had little use, I’ve also got a Hoya…

PAGB Print Championship 2018

October 2018 saw the annual inter club print championship, again held in Blackburn which made attendance easy for me. To qualify for this event the clubs must finish in the top two of their respective federations or have made the final in the previous year’s competition. My club, Chorley PS qualified by finishing 4th in…

The Three Graces

A short day trip to Liverpool gave an opportunity to photograph the are area around the ‘Three Graces’ on the Mersey shoreline. The day was overcast with dark dense clouds and some occasional soft rays of autumnal sunlight so anything could have happened. I spent time looking for a vantage point to shoot the Graces…

L&CPU ‘Big Day’ Presentation

Recently I was asked to give a presentation to the attendees at the Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union’s ‘Big Day’ as part of a series of talks based on the PAGB’s ‘Awards for Photographic Merit’. There were talks on CPAGB, DPAGB and MPAGB showing how people had progressed through their successful journeys to their personal…

Maghull Photo Club Presentation

I was asked to give a talk on ‘My Photographic Journey’ at Maghull PS this week which is a new presentation that I have put together. It was close to a 100 mile round trip but was a most enjoyable evening. I was made to feel very welcome by this small but very friendly society…

PAGB Medal

Very pleased to have received this lovely medal from the GB Trophy (2017). Awarded by the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain for the ‘Best Male Portrait’ image which was ‘Ink and Iron’. The image was entered by Chorley PS as part of the club entry.