Monthly Archives: June 2014

Deserted Island Queen

Island-Queen-4 Evening all, oohhh Dixon of Dock Green…….yes yes I know “who” I sort of remember it I think but then again I have listened to the David Tennant remakes on Radio 4 Extra, hope that settles that one…phew!! think i got away with it.


Anyhoo, todays is yes a portrait landscape, I don’t do many as they don’t sit well in the web page…only kidding, the mood and scene has to suit and the juxtaposition of the skyline and semi silhouetted wreck worked so well, had to be done.

Back up there in a couple of weeks and beyond, hopefully the weather will be kind to us again, failing that its the Northumberland run so I need to plan for both over then next week.

here’s to another eventful week, will be out in the Peaks later this week for a sunset.



Martian Seascape

Point-Sand-GreenYup it really was/is that green, couldn’t believe my eyes it was just like a scene from War of the Worlds. It stretched on way round the coast and is a stable diet supplement for the local deer and sheep who are seen regularly down by the waters edge having a late night snack, one for me to catch next time I’m up there.

Hope the weather picks up today or there will be some soggy bums tonight at Locke Park for “Picnic in the park” with Tony Christie, all in aid of Barnsley Hospice a fantastic charity.


Good luck to all helping and taking part.


Point Sands Lobster Pot

Lobster-Pot-1 Its Friday……..


happy weekend all, nice to see the rain has made a come back just in time for the outdoor gig shoot tomorrow night with Tony Christie, all in aid of Barnsley Hospice, what a great charity, praying it all goes well for them.

Today’s shot is of my salvaged lobster pot, only missing the front door. Its now sitting on my decking in case any stray lobsters walk by, must admit I’d love to try lobster but can’t bring myself to eat it, maybe if it was just the meat and no shell i may give it a go.

Dave on the trusty smoke machine helping out here yet again, wind direction playing a big part in these type of shots.

Hope you all have a great weekend, look forward to catching up with some togs this weekend.




Sunset Gravity Stones

Point-Sands-Standing-StonesIt may not look it but it was one of the most complicated shots i have taken, 3 filters and one hand held while Dave did the smoke machine for me….very pleased with the outcome though, gives great atmosphere and tranquillity …we were actually being bitten to death with swarms of midges. We had just missed 3 deer down at the waters edge which would have made a great silhouetted against that stunning skyline, I did see them later but they were at the wrong end of the beach with no backdrop and too far away…..can’t win em all.

Workshop booking are taking off now and 1 so far interested in the Kintyre camp over and Island Queen sunset shoot so that will be intimate lol still 2 places left in the car so hurry and book



Island Queen Sunset Rays

Island-Queen-3Second image of four of the Island Queen at Tayinloan, Kintyre. I will be going back soon to run a workshop there, it will be an overnight camp  next to or on the beach itself so if anyone has an interest in this sunset course let me know ASAP.

Remember I am qualified and insured to deliver the very best of photographic tuition. Use of filters  and especially composition will be the key elements of the sunset session.

Looking forward to this weekend, busy session with Picnic in the park, Locke Park. All in aid of Barnsley Hospice with guest performer Tony Christie and friends, should be a great evening, then Sunday hopefully we’re of to the Husky meet for a Sunday walk, the pups will love it I’m sure



Knockbrex Priapic Pillars

Knockbrex-SunMy humble offering for Summer Solstice 2014


Shot taken at Knockbrex where the Priapic Pillars stand guiding ships into the small hidden family harbour.

Had to do a sunset solstice for obvious reasons and yes I bitten to hell and back for my troubles, its a fair walk carrying all your kit and the beach has long since seen its best with rubbish everywhere, shame really as its a beautiful place with cattle grazing right down to the shore edge and bird life adorning the skies, a real treat

right time, right place but planned




Tayinloan Island Queen

Island-Queen-1  A very good morning to you all.

Back safely form our Week One shoot in Scotland, and what a week, the weather was absolutely  fantastic, wall to wall sunshine with subtle clouds and cool evenings, not too many midges so we only suffered a little.

I managed pretty much a shoot each night so should have a nice collection to boost the Scotland folder on the website for sales.

The puppies and Stormy behaved impeccably and had great fun on the beach at Point Sands an amazing site to stay for a while, camping literally on the beach the site is clean very well maintained with an on site shop manned by very helpful staff, a cafe which opens at weekend do burgers etc, the beach is long and pretty much white sand for a fair old walk, We’ll be going back for more.

Today’s offering is from a little way down the beach from Point Sands, you come across this wreck, the Island Queen, obviously decaying as each tide hits it so it won’t be there for many more years before its reclaimed by the sea.

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Have a great week all