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End of the summer sunsets

September 2, 2020

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Woolacombe sunsets are a photographers dream. Big skies, big beach, big sand dunes and big tides. Foreground interest (usually dogs), mid ground (crashing waves or rocks at combesgate) and background – the magnificent light thrown up as our planet rotates away from the star that gives life to our galaxy. Here are a few of […]

More Moor Meanderings

August 27, 2020

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It’s the end of summer and here’s the the way August has played out so far with warm downpours and gusty blows. In-between times there’s been big skies and solitary walks up on the moor. A reminder to all locals that you can escape the traffic jams, the Georgeham double decker bus queue, the Mortehoe […]

Giant Deadly Flamingo Sunsets

May 19, 2020

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Untitled (Giant Deadly Flaming Flamingos)   As lockdown slowly eases, And our splendid isolation is breached. By hordes of infected second-home owners, And their flamingo rings at the beach:  We anxiously await the second-wave of contagion. Not by some valkyrie or eeauch.  But by some  Condescending men with Audis and shorts, coloured peach .   With […]

And I feel fine

May 4, 2020

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As lockdown extends into its sixth week and tensions fray the isolated and fragile mind. As health care professionals die through the ineptitude of government. And we clap to consent to this needless slaughter of the lions led by donkeys. As the media embarrassingly fawns to our leader like they would in North Korea. They forget to […]

The end of the world as we know it

April 19, 2020

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Photo essay. Lockdown pictures from a deserted Woolacombe. Time to reflect, space to breathe, reconnecting with nature and getting the garden sorted…..                             Fujifilm!  

Beautiful North Devon Calendar 2020

October 24, 2019

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Now available, the Beautiful North Devon Calendar 2020 Twelve stunning new photos taken during 2019 of the North Devon coast, Exmoor and Lundy island by local photographer Ester Spears. “It was a difficult start to the year when I accidentally fell off Morte point whilst on a photography mission. The physical and mental scars took a […]

Away from the maddening crowds and into the Lundy heather

August 25, 2019

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to breathe ………   Summer in North Devon is such a bitter sweet experience. In my little village the population swells from about a thousand to 30 thousand, and this brings a strain on the resources and inevitably causes stress to visitors and locals alike. People who live in Cities can cope with traffic chaos, […]

The last autumn swell

December 2, 2018

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A weekend of pumping surf in North Devon was a nice way to say goodbye to the autumn of 2018. So stoked to get this one (below) published in Carve Magazine as a double page spread, the point at Main beach firing. (Issue 192 btw).   XT-3 w/ 16-55mm & 100-400mm Just got back from […]

2019 Estpix (Uphill Gardening, bespoke Exmoor furniture & decking) Calendar.

November 7, 2018

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New calendar now available, by post or pick up. Tenner. Or two pints of Lowenbrau if you are local…… Cheers! Now for sale £9.99. The Estpix Calendar has come along way since Andy Irons appeared on the cover of the first one published back in 2000. Since then it has gone through many changes, culminating […]

Chasing shadows up on the roof

August 27, 2018

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It’s ‘heather’ time on Exmoor, mid to late August, and the stags are in full, soft velvet before it imminently sheds, to reveal their battle amour and the abruptly hard new-season antlers in preparation for the autumn rut. Rut, rut, rutting. It can be a fractious and emotional time as the new flood of hormones […]