Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Norfolk Sunsets

After all that snow, I remembered the sunset in Norfolk (UK). So many people enjoying the view

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Southwold , Suffolk

Away from the town there is a boat yard. Very old, with a lot of character. Wonder down there drink in the pub. tea in the tea shop, fish & chips in the chip shop, a look in the chandlery even a row boat to Walbeswick. BUT best of all stroll around the habour, a working harbour with character. Images for the artist to paint or photograph. If only you see them   

Friday, 3 December 2010

Two ladies puting their best foot foreward, walking on a nice sunny day in Norfolk.

Leaving their husbands to do all the work? It's all right for some!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Snow is lovely to look at? But
I prefer our garden in lovely sunshine

Monday, 1 November 2010

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Leigh-on Sea

Leigh-on Sea a civil parish, administered by Southend on Sea. It's history goes back to the Domesday book, named as Legra and called a one horse town. During my life its been known as a fishing village
famed for it's sea food which is eatern in the sheds along the sea front. Alas now days they are a bit more refined and lost a lot of there old character. It still has a unique charm. The channel is now silted up, given the sun shining on the mud. It takes some time for the sea to cover it

Monday, 6 September 2010

Leigh on Sea

On a visit to my brother, we met at little sea side resort of Leigh on Sea, famous to Londoners for it's Cockles, Wilkes and Prawns. There fresh from the sea (or mud when the tide is out) you either like them opr you don't. I do my brother hates them. While walking around after eating a prawn sandwitch
 I took the above photo of a group of children with mum seated eating their lunch. Next to them a tramp
having a sllep in a bus shelter. The image itself seemed a bit flate so I posterized it with photoshop. Posterization years ago took hours using darkroom techniques now in a matter of a minute you can see your separtions

Sunday, 29 August 2010


These were green fields. In february the rain was so bad that they were covered in water. It happens in Suffolk in an area that is not prone to flooding. I shot this image for it's pictorial value. My thoughts were with the rest of the U.K. at the time and with Pakistan today

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK

It's summer, the sun is out, it's warm, people of every size and shape are swimming sunbathing or just strolling. Life is wonderfall? so long as you don't let 'them' get you down.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

London, the River Thames

A trip to London from my home in Suffolk, ment I walked around the town where I used to work many years ago. I remember the mini skirts and boutiques in Chelsea, the buskers on the streets, the crowds in Oxford street, tourists everywhere, the pace of life seemed fast, it seems a lot faster now.

Most cities are the same, fun to work in when your young. As you get older you relise the cost in travel, stress and the cost of running a business in town.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

The wonder of computers. A few years ago to obtain a result like this would mean you process a colour transparency as a colour negative film. Then you print it. Many professional photographers did not have the processing equipment to do this, or the inclination. Or the creative ablity to visualize the finished result. Of course todays image maker still needs this creative ablity. Even if they are using photography, paint (oil or acrylic), coloured pencil, watercolur or even molten pigmentted beeswax.
The original photograph was taken at Lowstoft, Suffolk and the background was cleaned up with photoshop. For the second photograph the invert button was used with slight coloue adjustment.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Strolling through Oxford, I saw this busker. People were everywhere, but not where I wanted them. I tried long & short exposures through a long lens but I was aware that nothing was working for me. So I visualized the images around the player that I could manipulate to get the affect of movement using our old friend photoshop.
Like so many images we make, you have to visualize it first

Thursday, 17 June 2010

I can't get away from fish

Saturday, 22 May 2010

My love for fresh fish and chips, draws me to the coastal towns of Aldburgh and Southwold in my home county of Suffolk. This image of a hut in Southwold caught my eye as an image I could manipulate in photoshop. No people just fish!

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

The peace and quite of the sea

A simple view of the sea brings back my memories of a quite time in Spain. But it could be anywhere? You can loose yourself in your memories by looking at one photograph.  To anybody who has seen a view like this anywhere in the world, it brings back your memories

The peace and quite of the sea

Peace. A seascape that is simple can relaxing, bring back

Friday, 19 March 2010

The tune of water

The flow of water running through the rocks in a quiet part of the country side is relaxing, invigorating.
What else do you want to do, but listen?

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Windy Day on Southwold Beach

While walking my dog I came across the sand blowing towards me -
It looked quite surreal.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Bonny is a fit dog

On a visit to Southwold Beach, Suffolk, which in one of our local resorts,  Bonny saw another dog. Then she was off!  I called her, and she came back (after ignoring me for a few minutes).