We woke up to a gloriously bright, crisp, late February morning. After months of dull, wet, gloomy weather, this looked like an ideal day for a trip to the seaside — our first this year. We shoved the dog into his travel cage in the car and, an hour or so later, we were at one of our favourite places for a day out: Southport.
The wind was bitterly cold, but that just meant that the light had that wonderful crisp, blue quality of a winter’s day. It reminds me in some ways of that hard, Mediterranean light that produces such vivid colours.
Here are a few random noticings from the visit…
Dogs can be an endless source of fun. I wrote just over a year ago about the challenges of photographing my dog in the snow. Continue reading “In the surf”
I think that, of all the genres of photography that I indulge in, gig photography gives me the most pleasure.
It brings together three things to form a perfect blend: photography, music and portraits of people engrossed in what they are doing. Continue reading “Doing what I love”
When the blossom appears on the trees, we know that spring is here: lengthening days, changeable weather and the promise of new life. Continue reading “The end of spring”
I wanted to take some pictures that were solely about the colours of autumn, and not about any other aspect of the season.
These are what I came up with.
I was in Manchester helping out at an event at the Manchester weekender festival, as part of which I ended up wandering up and down Oxford Road a few times. With the weekender on and MMU’s open day, the place was pretty busy and lively.
These are some of the things I saw whilst wandering around.
Continue reading “On Oxford Road”
I visited the zoo on recent trip to Frankfurt. There’s lots to see there and it’s a pleasant way to spend a few hours. Continue reading “Cousins”
I was wandering around Chester today, feeling somewhat uninspired photographically. Chester’s a lovely city, but there are only so many photographs of half-timbered buildings that you can take. I was just thinking that I’d be returning home with an empty memory card, when I spotted these clothes displays in Next. Continue reading “Clothes lines”
One thing that I find myself constantly being attracted to in my photography is regular arrangements. I like the symmetry they present, whether that’s naturally occurring or human-designed.
I was at Salford City Stadium for the Sale Sharks press day ahead of the new season, and I couldn’t help but take this pair of pictures…
I recently had the opportunity to attend the local fiesta at the village in Spain where I was staying with some friends Continue reading “Fiesta!”