Photos in Uplyme

Furzehill Plantation I

Furzehill Plantation is a small commercial plantation of spruce just down the road from my house. Not very prepossessing to look at normally, sometimes the light catches the trunks just right and I can find an image I like. This was taken in autumn when the sun was shining on a few of the distant […]

Tags: , , , ; taken on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Morning light

My home village of Uplyme, in East Devon, seen in the snowiest winter for many years. The view from our field was breathtaking, as the sun rose over the woods and touched the far side of the valley with rosy light.

Tags: , , ; taken on Saturday, December 18th, 2010


Late sunshine accentuates the vivid colours of wild sorrel seeds in a permanent pasture just down the road, belonging to Lyme Alpacas. The jewel-like reds are offset by the rich green of the grass and the golden splashes of field buttercups.

Tags: , , , , , ; taken on Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Optical fibres

A thorn hedge with sunrise clouds behind it. ICM relies on serendipity to work well, and from this relatively unpromising material I was pleased to get what I think is a good result. 1/2 second exposure.

Tags: , ; taken on Friday, December 11th, 2009

Red, yellow, green

The field just behind our house one warm June morning, before all the dew had burnt off. Either the seed wasn’t well cleaned, or the sprayer missed a lot of weeds, but it was a picture for just a few days. I liked the contrast between cool shadow and hot sunshine on the opposite side […]

Tags: , , , , , , ; taken on Thursday, June 29th, 2006


A beech wood just down the road from my house (Furzehill Plantation), lovely at every time of year, but especially in May, when it is carpeted by drifts of bluebells and wild garlic (ramsons). In the early evening, low sunlight falls between the trees and picks out the flowers and the warm brown carpet of […]

Tags: , , ; taken on Sunday, May 16th, 2004


A field of ripening barley with a small drift of poppies in the middle distance. Just a small strip missed by the herbicide spray, and the poppy seeds made the most of the opportunity – they had probably been lying there for 20 years or so, waiting for their chance in the sun.

Tags: , , , , ; taken on Saturday, June 14th, 2003

Pink barley

For just a week or so, this crop of barley in the fields next to my house was a glorious sight, as the shimmering awns turned from green to rose pink. Evening sun lends extra gloss and contrast. I assume the variety was not successful, as I’ve never seen it before or since.

Tags: , , , ; taken on Monday, May 12th, 2003