Photos in Devon

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

Exhibition at the Town Mill

I am taking part in a mixed exhibition of photographs, paintings and ceramics at the Town Mill in Lyme Regis. If you are in town before 5th September, do drop in and see what’s on the walls! You can lso buy greetings cards with a number of my photos on them: see my Facebook album […]

Tags: ; taken on Tuesday, August 21st, 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

Sorrel

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

Bluebells at Holyford Woods

One of a series of abstract impressions of a beautiful English wood at bluebell time. This can only begin to convey the joy of spending time in this magical place as dusk descends: the heady scent of the flowers, the clear song of thrushes high in the canopy, and the feel of soft leafmould under […]

Tags: , , , , ; taken on Thursday, May 20th, 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

Ceres surprised

Ceres walks through the crops, her hands brushing the ripening ears as she moves silent and unobserved in her rustling domain. Barley is a wonderful crop to observe on a breezy day, as the awns sway and shimmer, catching the light and delighting the eye. The camera can capture some of the magic if you […]

Tags: , , ; taken on Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

White Wood in spring

Dartmoor is commonly thought of as a bleak and treeless waste, but is home to a small number of ancient oak woodlands. In these sheltered woods, mossy boulders and lichen-festooned branches combine to lend a primæval atmosphere, almost unchanged since lowland England was almost entirely forested in Neolithic times. The oakwoods are special places at […]

Tags: , , ; taken on Friday, April 25th, 2008

Foxgloves at Holyford Woods

Holyford Woods is a local nature reserve, near Seaton. In early summer 2007, it had acres and acres of massed foxgloves (Digitalis purpurea) that had spring up after a large area of woodland was clear-felled – a quite remarkable sight. Even more surprising to think that all the seeds had been lying dormant in the […]

Tags: , , ; taken on Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Beer in black and white

The fishing village of Beer, on the East Devon Coast, provides a lot of photo opportunities – one of the few places where fishing boats are still pulled up on the shingle beach, and one can buy fresh fish off the boats. On this lovely summer morning, I spent a couple of happy hours pottering […]

Tags: , , ; taken on Wednesday, July 12th, 2006