FIAP World Cup 2019

The results are out for the latest photographic World Cup. The competition was won by Taipei of Taiwan, but British clubs otherwise dominated the placings at the top of the leaderboard. Chorley Photographic Society finished a very creditable 5th place and I had a couple of entries in there, one of which was ‘accepted’. Other…

Natural History Museum

I have wanted to visit this museum for quite a while now (it’s on the bucket list!) and wasn’t going to miss the opportunity when I had to travel to London recently. The NHM is simply huge, from the outside it looks both imposing and attractive in it’s coloured brick design but you have to…

Fitzrovia Doorways

I had a few hours to kill whilst in London and took little Izzy for a walk in her pram but I needed something to do myself as we wandered around. Walking past a rather extravagant door I thought “why not create a mini photo project?” – so I did and here are some of…

Ballet Themed Shoot

I am without doubt the most reluctant dancer on this planet, however, I do seem to have a liking for photographing dance and have done for a while now. Having attended a dance photography workshop with Nicola Selby several years ago to learn the technicalities of capturing this genre of images, it dawned on me…

Marching Little Owl

Beyond doubt my favourite owl is the Little Owl (Athene noctua) and it’s been a while since I photographed one. The owls in these images are totally wild but have been encouraged to find food in a working farmyard barn. By placing two grubs a metre or so apart it is possible to shoot the…

The Elusive Cuckoo

The Cuckoo is a bird that was often heard but rarely seen, nowadays it isn’t heard that often either. As I’ve been roaming about the countryside I feel that I’ve been lucky if I hear one a year these days and until this occasion I had never actually seen one. This particular Cuckoo was photographed…

Sparrowhawk in Bluebells

I spent a couple of afternoons in spring observing and photographing a pair of Sparrowhawks in southern Scotland. The woods were a riot of colour as the spring flowers were in bloom with the bluebells being spectacularly prevalent. The female hawk was particularly compliant and paused on several rocks and trees as it surveyed the…