Botanical Collage

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

Bluebell Woods

I haven’t written anything for a long time so I thought I would write a quick ost about photographing the spring woods with intentional camera movement (ICM) and multiple expoures. I’m probably sharing this post a little late i the season, but hopefully’ll see another week of bluebells in the woods and hopefully any tips … More Bluebell Woods

Gold & Silver

For years now I have been adding accents of gold and silver to my work. When I worked as a glass blower we would very often use gold and silver leaf to decorate art glass, bowls and goblets and although I no longer blow glass I still adore using gold and silver to adorn my … More Gold & Silver

Murmuration

I began this series of images in January, after visiting a starling murmuration at Blashford Lakes in Hampshire. It is created using multiple exposures, often combining ICM photography with static images. I started by combining images of the wetland habitat with images of the birds, but then the project expanded and I included textures, details … More Murmuration

Spider web

This morning whilst walking in the woods looking for porcelain fungi, my attention was drawn to a spider web in the branches of a veteran beech tree. Shooting hand held into the light with a macro lens I captured these images.

Wild orchids

I’ve always loved wild orchids, and living in Dorset I’m able to visit many species all growing within a few miles of my home. During the spring and summer these flowers appear on the chalk downs, in woods and meadows, pastures, dunes, roadside verges, bogs and heaths and some in unmown gardens and brown field … More Wild orchids

UK Fungus Day

To celebrate UK fungus day, which happens on the weekend of the 3rd / 4th Octber this year, I have gathered up a collection of images of some of the fungi I have encountered in the local woods. I hope you might enjoy viewing them. I haven’t been able to identify all the species in … More UK Fungus Day

Foxgloves

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

Autumn colour

As September draws to a close and with the equinox just behind us, the days are becoming shorter. It is now that the leaves on the deciduous trees are about to show us all how beautiful the act of letting go can be. As they transform from verdant greens to their autumn hues and fall … More Autumn colour