Favourite 5 – 2018

Below are my personal five favourite images from 2018. I had a fairly quiet year photographically but still managed a bit of variation in what I produced so better get planning for a more active 2019.

Leyland Exhibition Winner

Leyland Photographic Society hold an annual print exhibition which is open to eight central Lancashire clubs only. This is great little exhibition which I look out for each year and often I receive Commended or Highly Commended awards which are always very welcome. The exhibition of prints and the award ceremony are held in a…

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…

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…

Vintage – Kodak 66 Model III

I was recently given a small number of old (vintage!) cameras that I initially just put in a bag under the table in my ‘cave’. Then my interest was sparked a little for some reason, so I dug them back out. Firstly I gave them a gentle clean to bring back a little of the…

Giant Asian Mantis

I tried my hand at a bit of macro recently but wanted to shoot something a little bit different. So I attended a ‘North Western Wildlife Workshop‘ held at Appleton’s Exotics in Wigan which was facilitated by Roy Rimmer and Mike Hudson. I had asked before I went if there were any Mantis available to…

Hard Times for Hedgehogs

This long hot spell is great for sitting out in or maybe going out to the beach or countryside for the day – but spare a thought for the British wildlife that are not equipped for this weather. Recently the plight of the Hedgehogs has been circulated in the media as they struggle to find…