Last Week’s Shoot – Driffield and Hull

Having stayed over with friends in Driffield after a visit to the coast at Scarborough, I was planning to return via Hull for a third visit to look at the 2017 UK City of Culture.  The weather forecast was a but iffy – mostly showers, but I was hoping for a decent dusk shoot nonetheless. […]

Last Week’s Shoot – York in Spring

I know that the daffodils on the banks of Clifford’s Tower are well photographed already, but I’ve only got a few images of them and wanted to add a few more before the landscape changes significantly with the proposed new visitor’s centre at the foot of the steps!  So I headed into town on the […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Hull

I’ve not been to photograph Hull for quite a while and as it is UK City of Culture 2017 I thought I’d better pay it a visit or two this year… I picked a sunny day with the intention of staying until dusk.  I headed first to Queen Victoria Square to have a look at […]

Kirkcaldy and Dysart

I’ve now completed the processing from the recent visit to Fife with images from a walk along part of the Fife Coast Path starting in Kirkcaldy. Kirkcaldy boast a fair few interesting old buildings including Kirkcaldy Old Kirk (featured image, top) and the Scandinavian influenced Town House (above).  Heading along the High Street there’s also […]

Dunfermline and North Queensferry

On my recent visit to Fife I explored a bit further from my base in St Andrews than I had previously with shoots further inland rather than just around the East Neuk of Fife.  One shoot took me to Dunfermline for the day, with a dusk shoot down at North Queensferry to admire the Forth […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Dundee at Dusk

I’m just back from what seems to have become an annual winter trip to St Andrews in Fife, so have got plenty of processing to catch up on.  For my dusk shoot on the day I arrived I left the Kingdom of Fife and crossed the River Tay to Dundee. The main subject I had […]

Last Week’s Shoot – York Castle at Dusk

On my last visit to York to photograph Clifford’s Tower at dusk the floodlights hadn’t been working so I’ve been planning a return visit for a while and with a nice still sunny afternoon last week it seemed like an ideal shoot for the first week of the New Year… I arrived in the afternoon […]

Tenerife in Winter

An article from a few years ago, first published in Outdoor Photography magazine. When I mentioned to a friend of mine that I had just been to Tenerife for a week he said “Tenerife? Good grief!” It’s a reaction that I suppose I could have predicted, given that I’m not known for going on the […]

Last Week’s Shoot – York at Dusk

I had photographed Precentor’s Court in York in the afternoon on a shoot earlier in the year and intended to return for a dusk shoot, so with the nights drawing in and sunset at around 6pm I picked a day with a sunny afternoon forecast and set off on the train. From the station I […]

A Walk on Kerrera

As mentioned in my recent A Walk on Lismore post, my other favourite island walk on my summer trip to Oban was Kerrera, the island closest to Oban that protects Oban Bay from the worst of the weather. After a hearty Scottish breakfast at the B+B in Oban, I set off along Gallanach Road toward […]