Category Archives: Musings

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Friends Clump – Ashdown Forest

Friends Clump on Ashdown Forest was planted in 1973. It is a collection of a few dozen Scott’s Pine within a clearing in Ashdown Forest. 1973 was the Year of the Tree and it was […]

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The Stream – Scafell Pike

After a tough climb up Scafell Pike and a descent that really tested my knees, it was lovely to be able to slow things down and get the camera out. The Stream that runs alongside […]

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Climbing Scafell Pike

Climb Scafell Pike? This was not something we had planned on this brief trip, but after a beer or two at the Wasdale Head Inn we were suddenly considering tackling a mountain! After a brief stint […]

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Visual Impairment – The Important Lenses

Visual Impairment – The Important Lenses   We take a lot for granted in life. It is not a conscious decision, it is just how we are wired. As a photographer, there were numerous times when […]

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What is Landscape Photography?

What is ‘Landscape Photography’?I was asked last week ‘What is Landscape Photography’? It was a simple question with perhaps a simpler answer but to me it is a personal thing , so the answer wasn’t […]

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ABC Cinema Blues – Tunbridge Wells

Loss I always considered it a shame that Tunbridge Wells was going to lose the ABC Cinema. To be fair, I’d never been but I just prefer the vibe of smaller independent cinemas. They are […]

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Looking but not seeing.

Take your time Occasionally we find ourselves within the landscape looking for inspiration, waiting for that all important creative spark. We can find ourselves ‘looking’ but not really seeing. When this strikes  I’ll focus more on the component […]

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We are Better Together

Surely we are ‘Better Together’     I may repeat myself but I do feel very strongly about the Scottish Vote for Independence. In some ways, I was very fortunate to have lived abroad for […]

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Birling Gap – Steps to Beach Closed

I nipped down to Birling Gap on Monday 13th January, alas,  to find there had been a cliff fall affecting the beach steps after the recent storm surge. Access to the beach is cut off […]

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The Tate Modern – A Photographic Journey

If you don’t care for Modern Art then the former Bankside Power Station that houses the Tate Modern is in itself a work of art and worthy of inspection. I have to be in the […]

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Soundtracks in Photography?

Soundtracks in PhotographyMusic inspires me, it always has. It allows us to escape, to drift and flow. When it is right my creative channels open up, I see further, I see differently and it takes me […]