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
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
At this time of year, one of my favourite subjects to encounter and to photograph are fungi. Its hard not to be transported into a fairytale world on meeting the fruiting bodies of fungi, which in some cases can appear overnight. I visit a few favourite patches locally where I know I will encounter parasols, … More Porcelain fungus
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
One of the most enjoyable types of nature photography in the warmer part of the year is capturing images of butterflies. These beautiful and ephemeral insects epitonise summer as they flutter on jewelled wings through the landscape. I can think of few pursuits I enjoy more than chasing butterflies on a sunny day or sitting … More Photographing butterflies
I have often wondered what kind of imagery I would be able to create using a different camera, so I was really excited when Olympus sent me an OMD E-M10 III to try out and write about. In this post I’ll share with you how I got on with the camera and the lenses which … More Olympus OMD E-M10 III
Over the last decade I’ve been taking my camera to the river Stour, which runs through the nearby town of Blandford Forum, to capture images of the local gulls in flight. I’ve always loved birds and birdwatching and am fascinated by flight. Capturing the birds in slow motion using long hand held exposures transforms the … More Gulls in flight.
I’m frequently asked how I produce my ethereal botanical and nature photography, so I thought I would do my best to explain some of my process and why I am drawn to shoot in this style. I’m a self-taught photographer so please forgive me if I can’t find the right vocabulary at times in this … More Ethereal nature photography
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 visited Ibsley near Blashford Lakes in Hampshire on Sunday with my dear friend Amanda to watch one of my favourite natural spectacles, a starling murmuration. We were treated to a breath taking display and the exhileration of small groups of birds flying just over our heads to join the large murmuration which was dancing … More Murmuration