Today, I was in Manchester. So much of what I saw this afternoon was ordinary people, living their ordinary lives. I hope I’ve captured just a little that quintessentially British mood of ‘keep calm and carry on’. Yet at the same time, so much was strange and seemed horribly out of place. The armed police; the touching tributes; the quiet, respectful mood in St Anne’s … Continue reading Manchester: peaceful, defiant, a united city.
Either a macro photograph of a dandelion or some sort of space flower, what do you think? I took this yesterday (Tuesday) while out for a little – 12km – stroll around the Rivington and Anglezarke reservoirs. One of my favourite places in the world, and on a day as sunny and wonderful as yesterday, a fantastic place to spend a day. A couple of other … Continue reading Dandelions from space
For most of us, the place we feel safest is in our family. There can be few family groups that do more to protect their young than the meerkats. I took this photo a few months ago at Chester Zoo. If you look closely, you can just make out the youngster the family is shielding in the centre of the huddle. Via Photo Challenge: Security Continue reading Meerkat Family Values | weekly photos
One of my passions in photography is for the little things. There are a million details in everyday life that we usually walk by but which in reality are stunningly beautiful if we take a moment to appreciate them. Continue reading Into the details | weekly photos 1st April 2017
This week, a gallery of photos from my collection; all with a green(ish) tinge. Different cameras, lenses, and locations; but hopefully all something to enjoy. M Via Photo Challenge: It IS Easy Being Green! Continue reading It’s a green, green world | weekly photo 26th March 2017
In 2012, CNN named it one of “Europe’s most Bizarre buildings,” and to be fair, it does look more than a little like it might have been dropped in from space. The Atomium, a collection of stainless steel balls in the structure of an iron atom, was built in Brussels for the 1958 Expo. It now houses a museum, restaurant, and space for local schoolchildren … Continue reading Old Iron Balls | Weekly Photo 18th March 2017
This is a photo taken on my old smartphone, a Lumia 735, so it’s not the quality of other shots I post to the Weekly Photo pages. It’s here, though, because it tells a story. Back in October 2015, when this was taken, I was still very much struggling with depression and anxiety. The, for most people simple, act of leaving the house was difficult. … Continue reading No Such Thing As… An Ugly Sunset | Weekly Photo, 8th March 2017
A cool, damp spring morning in Lancashire. One of the many winding lanes crossing the West Pennine Moors. A favourite local hangout for a country hike; especially now that the weather is brightening up and the days are growing longer. Part of the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. Continue reading … take me home | Weekly Photo 7th, March 17
For a long while, I’ve used my WordPress blog as a place to post photographs I’ve taken, that I’m especially proud of. Well, I now have a Flickr portfolio to help me show them off in an even shinier and brighter way. Continue reading Flickr-ing photos
Who’d have thought the weather could ever be bad in Manchester? A day of filming for another project got rained off; so I had a camera, and as I was bored thought you might like to see a little of Manchester in the rain. Hope you enjoy. Continue reading Sometimes, In Manchester, it Rains.