Flowers

Blending textures with photographs has been a favourite technique of mine for some years, though many of my textures are more subtle than this one. I liked the way the colours in the chosen background textures echoed the colours of the vase. A recent … Read more…

Isle of Man

Just had a couple of days whistle-stop tour of the Isle of Man. I had been invited across to judge the Isle of Man PS annual print and projected images competitions, as President of the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union,  and had a fantastic … Read more…

Snow

After three weeks of snow, at last it’s gone. It was lovely at first, but by the time we had been snowed in for three weeks (the car that is), we were starting to feel the real isolation that living in Saddleworth can bring. … Read more…

An hour in Cumbria

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Stayed overnight with lovely people after an evening lecturing at Penryth CC. After a leasurely lunch at the Punchbowl at Askham (a favourite of ours for many years), we managed to spend a little under an hour at Rydal before we had to set … Read more…

First taste of Cornwall

My first visit to Cornwall – first three days, stayed at Boscastle. Still haven’t looked through most of the images. Boscastle was devastated in 2004, when the River Valency burst its banks in a flash flood, leaving many residents stranded in their buildings, washing … Read more…