Birds May 2016 Pikelow Farm

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Nature photography is becoming addictive. This could be my last visit to the hide at Pikelow for a while…as there should be plenty of insects around in the next few weeks to occupy my lens and my time…while many of the birds will undergo their … Read more…

With PermaJet at the Photography Show, NEC

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PermaJet ran some short talks at the Photography Show at the NEC this year and I agreed to be one of their team of lecturers to do three short talks on the Monday. Here I am with some prints made on Distinction paper, being aided … Read more…

Cumbria – New Gallery

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Reading about Cumbria holiday breaks on a website recently, I came across all the exciting things you can do there…like, boating, horse-riding, climbing, mountain biking through the forests, visiting a racecourse, paint-balling,  exploring a via ferrata, zip wire ride, the list is endless. Now I can … Read more…

Armed and Dangerous

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Gave myself a couple of hours off today and decided to have a look through my catalogue of images from recent shoots to find something that I could edit dramatically, so the lovely Samantha acquired a pair of flashing green eyes. It was fab … Read more…

Fellowship BPE

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I was delighted to be awarded the Fellowship of the BPE (British Photographic Exhibitions) at the end of May 2015. This UK organisation runs an award scheme through its member National Exhibitions. The scheme rewards entrants who are successful in having their work accepted … Read more…

L&CPU Photographer of the Year 2015

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A relatively recent addition to the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union’s (L&CPU) annual events is the Individuals Competition. Entry is open to members of photographic clubs which are members of the L&CPU, just under 100 organisations at present, representing about 4000 photographers across the … Read more…

Southport Open Exhibition of Photography

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Southport Exhibition of Photography 2015 This year, Southport Photographic Society are celebrating their 68th Annual Open Exhibition of Photography, run under the auspices of the BPE (British Photographic Exhibitions). I feel that I have had a great affinity for Southport Photographic Society for many … Read more…

Wigan 10 win GB Cup Nature and Open Sections

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At then end of my second year with Wigan 10 Foto Club, was very pleased that we have again won both sections of the Great British Cup. This is run by the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain for their member clubs. This year almost … Read more…

End of Year round up of some of my favourite images from 2014

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My end of the year round up is a selection of some of the pictures I have enjoyed making the most over the past year. To share their blushes, I have left out family portraits…naturally they would be at the very top of the … Read more…

Cumbria Again

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I was driving back from Scotland yesterday in heavy rain, wondering whether to go straight home or stop off somewhere to do some Christmas shopping. As I drove down the M6 south of Penrith, the sky looked a bit brighter over to the south … Read more…