Moor: Warts n’All

August 8, 2022

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When it’s hot n’bothered and crowded with kooks, and, even your little ‘secret’ beach has been named in a Sunday supplement as a top one hundred secret beaches to escape the crowds too but, is full of Sunday supplement reading visitors in peach shorts and Waitrose attitudes. Then it’s time to escape to the roof […]

Play misty for me

August 2, 2022

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Timeline: Sunday 6.00am alarm for a 7.30am check in at Bideford to catch the Oldenberg for a sailing to Lundy Island for the ‘Air Day Hooray’. The airstrip on Lundy dates back to at least 1934 when Atlantic Coasts Air Lines flew tourist flights to the island from the airfield at Chivenor, near Barnstaple. These […]

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Cooling down on the East river

July 17, 2022

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Here’s a few abstracts and mood shots from this mornings bimble along the East Lyn. Even by summer standards, there’s not a lot of water in the old girl but the deep pools are still there and plenty of locals were cooling off in them. It’s prime fishing season too on this ‘catch & release’ […]

Bimble around Toms Hill

July 4, 2022

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No one knows who Tom was, not even Sarah & Jack. The word could even have morphed from thumb to tom, as that is what this, big, flat top hill looks like. However, during my research I came across this astounding photo of the farmhouse that once stood atop the hill, and the amazing story […]

Joon Projeckt 22 #Joonprojeckt22

June 12, 2022

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A selection of random photos taken during June 2022, hopefully one a day, please join in the Joon Projeckt and add the hastag #takemorephotos. Check back when you can for the latest photo, which is at the top of the pile, here … (click on the images to make them blossom). June 30. Well, the […]

Trudi n’ Dan n’ black n’ white

June 4, 2022

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Hoooray!!!! xxxxxx Congrats to the hot couple and everyone who made it a fabulous day. Fujifilm XT-3 w/ Mitakon 35mm f0.95 manual focus with in camera B&W Jpegs using Acros with red filter.

Blue or Purple

June 3, 2022

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It depends upon your age, but whatever you think bluebell time is always a most spectacular time of year. Always difficult to capture the atmosphere in photographs but here we go with this years attempt…                   Love these silver birch at Bugford wood, looking good in the […]

Return to Duncansby Head

June 1, 2022

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I’ve been coming up to Caithness since the eighties, almost annually for a surf and more recently for photography and wildlife as part of my job to contribute to the Judging team at the Scottish Surf Championships. It was only recently I stumbled upon the the of the area around Duncansby head, the cliffs, the […]

Ex Fence Moore

May 30, 2022

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It’s been a busy spring and I haven’t posted anything since before Easter, although I have been shooting regularly. Well I’ve finally got on top of things and you can expect a photo dump over the next few days or so, to start off here’s some early spring fence posts from on top of the […]

Lundy with Liz

April 10, 2022

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Back to the rock for what I think is my 25th stay on the island, and to celebrate I’ve come with one veteran and two Lundy virgins. This time to Stoneycroft and it’s magical electricity thing… Crucifixion? One cross each… First sight of the Stoney Croft from the  helicopter.. Here’s Liz, not looking too comfortable, […]

When the wind came

February 20, 2022

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Storm Eunice wreaked havoc causing damage and disruption throughout the west country. Here at the beach, there were massive (20 foot plus) waves breaking way off the end of Morte Point and froth, lots of it. The morning started wild and the wind peaked around midday   First light Combesgate   Bins down   Froth […]

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At last, a proper frosty day.

January 15, 2022

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It’s been mild here in north Devon over christmas and it seems like it’s been raining for eva but, at last mid January – winter briefly arrived, with a few gloriously sunny and bitterly cold days. I love the frosty days and not just because they are becoming increasingly rare but mainly because, as a […]

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More Moor Moor

December 22, 2021

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How do you like it? How do you like it? Up on Exmoor just before the longest night or shortest day, depending on your perspective, but with an amazing weather phenomenom a spectacular cloud inversion.  This occurs when a layer of low-level cloud or thick fog is trapped with clear sky above it, caused by […]

Stories behind the Photos

December 3, 2021

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Calendar 2022, the Misty beach shot. I had a twitter comment from a customer about this years Calendar saying it is ….. “super. A slightly different take, (and) not too chocolate boxey.” I really appreciate it when someone likes my work (naturally) but also  it is so satisfying when someone actually ‘gets it’, that is, […]

Big trees down

November 30, 2021

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Nothing lasts forever but these Sessile oaks in the East Lyn valley below Watersmeet have been there for ‘nearly forever’, or at least a very long time. That was until storm Arwen wreaked havoc on one end of November Friday night party that got out of hand – and blew the friggin doors off!. There […]

Beautiful North Devon Calendar 2022

November 18, 2021

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It’s that time of year again. Over the last month I have trawled through all the photos that I’ve taken in the last year and chosen thirteen for the new Calendar. It’s always difficult to envisage what the final product will look like until you actually hold one in your hand. So it was a […]

beech tree time

November 16, 2021

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The mild autumn (so far) and lack of strong winds here in north Devon has meant that the beech trees have held onto their leaves a little longer than they normally do. This has produced a magnificent display of autumn colour, especially along the east and west Lyn valleys with rusty oaks and wilting bracken […]

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All six seasons in one day on top

October 29, 2021

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We’ve all got a bit too comfortable with our weather prediction apps. “it’s not what they said” has replaced “it’s that fine rain that soaks you through” in our everyday greetings. Well at least where I live anyway. So it was at a promise of big skies that prompted a early autumnal visit to the […]

Woolacombe Village Hall

October 26, 2021

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has got a new roof and to celebrate there has been a series of events recently to get the local community back in the hall. (My memories date back to when the hall was called ‘Hall 70’ (guess when it was built?) and as a visitor from Bristol on a family holiday; we saw Blithe […]

Last of the Summer Sunsets

October 19, 2021

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Summer is hanging on, deep into October and we have enjoyed the mild weather along with sunset after sunset, day after day.. Here’s a few from my recent evening bimblings. Minimalist sunset experiments part 3. After hours Mill Rock Ripples In other news. It’s been a busy autumn but I’ve finally sent the Beautiful North […]

I remember, Septembers in love

September 15, 2021

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It’s been a long old shit wave/ flat spell wait but finally, hurricane Larry delivered the goods; a classic and much fabled September swell. What’s not to love; light winds, sunshine, easy surf and every man and his dog straining at the bit, wound up by Medina and Carissa’s ‘World ChampionsHip” display the day before.. […]

When the year gets older it starts wearing purple

September 15, 2021

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Well that was a hectic summer, busy, busy, busy. Congestion, snarl-ups, queues and everyone wanted to head to the beach when the sun was out. It was mayhem. We can now embrace autumn in a slightly less frenetic mood. Small tortoiseshell Common Blue (male) Common Blue (female) Looking into Somerset from Devon and looking into […]

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