Is it Friday yet?

Phew it’s hot a one today! I’ve been in a hot stuffy room for 6 hours today with temperatures up to 30 degrees. One thing, I may have lost some weight! It’s nearly the weekend and I am so looking forward to switching the alarm off and catching up with some sleep. I’m slowly getting … More Is it Friday yet?

Positivity

How come worries are multiplied many times when you are trying to get to sleep? I couldn’t sleep last night as I was worrying about work which had to close due to rising number of Covid cases. I had to be in to support vulnerable & key worker students, like in January 2021. Just as … More Positivity

Rain, rain, rain…

Non stop rain all day, you can tell it’s approaching the Summer holidays! Everything is sodden, so not in the mood for taking any images today. Hopefully the sun will be out for the rest of the week to dry it all up. The following images are from last year’s trip to the Lake District … More Rain, rain, rain…

Mono

Black and white photography has unique qualities that are as strong today as they always were. Timeless, gritty, truthful and classic are all common ways of describing black-and-white photography … even after nearly 200 years since Joseph Nicéphore Niépce made the first black-and-white photograph, mono remains as popular as ever. Digital Camera 2020 I’ve been … More Mono

Bee Project

Today I visited York to see the nation’s biggest bee-friendly floral display! The weather was fabulous, a great day to visit and a chance to take some lovely flower pics! Businesses in York have come together to help the local bee population to thrive. Since Summer 2018, York BID has delivered annual floral displays to … More Bee Project

Beningbrough Hall

Over the weekend I visited the National Trust property, Beningbrough Hall. Beningbrough Hall is a large Georgian mansion near the village of Beningbrough, North Yorkshire, England, and overlooks the River Ouse. It has baroque interiors, cantilevered stairs, wood carving and central corridors which run the length of the house. Externally the house is a red-brick … More Beningbrough Hall

Feeling Mellow

Yellow Have you ever wondered what connotations of colours can mean? Well here are a few positive, negative and how the colour makes you feel. Hope you like the images at the end. Yellow symbolizes: happiness, optimism, positivity, intellect Effects of yellow: clarifies, inspires, amuses, energizes Positive traits: creativity, perception, mentality, warmth Negative traits: cowardice, … More Feeling Mellow

Poppy Season

As a nature photographer I love photographing the different seasons, colours and flowers that it brings. Now is the time that beautiful Poppies form blankets of red across the fields. The best time to photograph Poppies is either sunrise or sunset as the colours look stunning. The Golden Hour! First thing when you stumble on … More Poppy Season

Handmade Paper

Earlier this year I decided to give making my own paper a go after completing a course in the the Art of Washi Paper in Japanese Rare Books – Keio University. Where I deepened my understanding of rare books and Japanese culture Art of Washi Paperin Japanese Rare Books. This course looked at the history of papers used … More Handmade Paper

Clouds

As a photographer I love photographing clouds, they can make an ordinary image have the wow factor! Nature is amazing and often rewards us with incredible opportunities for photographing sunrises, sunsets and sun rays piercing through the clouds, creating stunning views. I love to go out on cloudy days to be rewarded with dramatic and … More Clouds