This weekend I wanted to go out and hunt for frog orchids on the downs, but my little car had other plans, flashing scary warning lights at me, so I found myself at home in the village this weekend. As this week’s challenge for #wilfdlflowerhour (my favourite Twitter event every Sunday at 8-9pm) I went … More Botanical Collage
It’s my favourite time of year again here in Dorset, the woods are carpeted with bluebells and the leaves on the trees are bursting from their buds. Bluebells are one of my favourite flowers to spend time with and to photograph so I thought I would write a post about how I go about photographing … More Photographing Bluebells
November finds us in another lockdown and the weather is wet and dull outside, so to cheer myself up I’ve been losing myself in photo editing. I’d taken a few images of water lilies in the last few weeks and they’ve formed the basis of this series. I love the shapes of the lily leaves, … More Water lilies
As I sit here and the rain lashes against the window panes I am casting my mind back to the long hot days of the summer and the beauty of the foxgloves that greated me on walks on the downs and in the woods. So I thought I would create a post this week about … More Foxgloves
I’ve created a botanical calendar for 2021, which you can view and order HERE if you would like to. The calendar features 12 of my favourite images of plants (and a fungi) from the countryside around my home in north Dorset. Bluebells and stitchwort from the woods and verges, foxgloves from the ancient chalk grassland … More 2021 Botanical Calendar
To celebrate having the image below shortlisted in the Plants and Fungi category of CUPOTY 02, I’ve put together this little collection of images of Greater stitchwort, Stellaria holostea, one of my favourite spring flowers. All of these images were taken on walks around the village. The flowers are common in the verges, woodland rides … More Greater stitchwort
The lockdown has meant spending a lot more time at home and as the sun has been shining I’ve spent the last few weeks experimenting more with wet cyanotype, lumens and anthotypes. So I thought I’d share some of the work I’ve created and a little bit about how each image is made. The chemicals … More Cameraless creativity.
I’m delighted to share that I have two winning images in this year’s International Garden Photographer of the Year. Dandelion has been awarded finalist in the Abstract Views category and Cherry Blossom has been highly commended in the same category. You can see all the winning images here. Both images will feature in the limited … More IGPOTY 12
Today I am off to London to hang a portfolio of work in the RHS Lawrence Hall, Westminster, as part of the portfolio category of the RHS Photography competition. You can visit the show on Tuesday evening, Wednesday and Thursday. So happy to be taking my beloved Dorset woods to London.