Freelance Photographer
Durham, UK

Posts Tagged ‘North East’

Cycle Race – Tour Series Durham Stage

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

I have wanted to shoot this event for several years but something has always prevented me from attending…until this year.  Not even a last-minute bout of man-flu could keep me away.


Joe Cornish Workshop

Monday, May 20th, 2013

At my last birthday, I was fortunate to receive a voucher for a Joe Cornish landscape photography workshop.  Joe is one of my photographic heroes and the person I credit most with my ongoing interest in landscape photography.  Naturally, as the day approached, I was getting a bit excited.  Just a touch.


Durham bluebell update 2013

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

I haven’t been out shooting bluebells yet this year, but earlier today I dropped into the top of Houghall Woods to check on their progress.  Most flowers are out a little later than normal this year due to the cold March and April we had, but they’re out near the Botanic Gardens.  This is a grabbed snapshot I took with my phone, but should give you an idea of how they’re getting on.  Of course, slopes with different light levels and aspects will have flowers at different stages, but I would expect that you will find something suitable to shoot in the Durham woods right now.

Houghall Woods Bluebells 2013

Houghall Woods Bluebells 2013


Marsden: Sea Shoot and ND Graduate Filters

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

I recently upgraded my wide-angle lens and started building up a new filter system. So when a promising sunrise forecast came up just before Christmas, I knew I had to get out for it. And after a bit of research I remembered just the place. (more…)

Olympic Torch Relay

Monday, June 18th, 2012

I was really pleased to get to see the Olympic Torch Relay as it passed through Durham City this weekend.  (more…)

Cast a cloot

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

The May is well and truly oot (in both senses) and I’ve cast a cloot.  Admittedly, I put it straight back on when the temperature dropped again, but the burst of warmth at the end of May and copious rain has helped the flora progress nicely.  (more…)

Water birds

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

I had one of my best ever wildlife experiences last week.  Find out more inside… (more…)

Early Hawthorn…Or Not?

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

When we were out on the walk when I noticed the first bluebells of 2012, I also noticed that the hawthorn blossom, or “may” as it’s also known, was out.  This seemed remarkably early this year too, but on reflection I realised I was wrong.  Here’s why… (more…)

Bluebell update

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Regular readers will know I have a soft spot for bluebells.  All the same, I was amazed when I spotted the first flowers of the season today while out on a family walk. (more…)

Durham’s Bluebell Woods

Monday, March 19th, 2012

The Common or English Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) is a popular photo subject but notoriously difficult to capture.  In Durham there are a few options when it comes to seeking them out – here are some places to try. (more…)

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