Still Developing

" A lot of my enjoyment of photography comes from learning. This is typically done through talking with others, reading books, magazine articles, blogs, etc. Part of the balance of having so much good information available (especially the writings that people make available for free online) is to contribute back by writing anything that I learn or experience. If you get something out of this great. If you care to comment to correct my many mistakes, I would greatly appreciate it. Landscape photography can be a lonely occupation but the conversations we have more than make up for that. "

Saturday
22 February 2014
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New images in Latest Gallery

I’ve just uploaded three new images from my recent Yosemite tour, co led with Joe Cornish, to my Latest Gallery. California has been experiencing a drought for the last three years and this extends to a lack of snow in the Sierras. Whilst we may have hoped for classic shots of a snow laden valley, [...]

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Burnt log

Sunday
18 September 2011
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Back on track…

It’s been a while. Lots has happened in my life (and no doubt in both of your lives). But I’m finally ready to blog again. Perhaps one day I’ll let you know the full story of the last couple of years; it’s not been all bleak but the events have been all-consuming and not left [...]

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Saturday
9 January 2010
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In memoriam…

Chris Andrews 10th June 1964 – 17 December 2009 Death is nothing at all; it does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Henry Scott Holland Some of you will already know that Chris Andrews, a regular contributor to this blog, tragically took his own life on the 17th of December. [...]

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Saturday
18 July 2009
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Postcards from Provence…

As many of my readers already know I’ve been using a Panasonic Lumix LX3 for about a year now and I’m really enjoying the freedom to experiment that it allows me. When I led a photographic workshop in Provence earlier this month I made the radical (?!) decision that I wouldn’t take my Linhof with [...]

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Monday
25 May 2009
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Guilty as charged?

I was very pleasantly surprised when Julian let me know recently that Landscape Beyond had been favourably reviewed by Geoff Wittig on the online photographer blog. I’d like to make a couple of remarks about the comments posted alongside the article. Firstly, P Smith wrote, One problem that British Landscape photography suffers from is a [...]

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Saturday
2 May 2009
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Did you mean to? Really?!

I have something to confess. I’ve been putting off letting you know, but I feel that I really can’t hide this from you, my loyal reader, any longer. A couple of months ago I was appointed a member of the Premier Awards Team on ePhotozine. There, I’ve said it… actually my other reader already knew, [...]

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Thursday
15 January 2009
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A solution in search of a problem…

It’s been a while since I had a rant, something that my advancing years now makes a regular, mandatory part of life. So I felt that I should usher in 2009 with a satisfying (well, for me at least!) and pointless venting of spleen… I recently received one of those indiscriminately broadcast emails which purport [...]

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Wednesday
31 December 2008
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Happy New Year

I want to take this opportunity to say how much I’ve enjoyed our discussions in 2008 and how much I look forward to talking to you all again next year. I wish all my readers a happy, prosperous and photographically productive 2009. May you all find the inspiration and light that you deserve!

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Saturday
13 December 2008
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A failure of confidence…

I would like to apologise for my long absence from this blog but this entry has probably been the hardest for me to write. My mother died on the sixth of September 2008: an event that has precipitated a review of my sometimes-stormy relationship with her and a wider reassessment of my life and my [...]

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Sunday
14 September 2008
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The consolations of photography…

I’ve recently finished Alain de Botton’s interesting book The Consolations of Philosophy and it got me thinking about what the consolations of photography might be. You may be wondering why would I wonder at all about the consolations of photography? Surely photography doesn’t produce or require consolations, surely it’s just a simple pleasure (a past-time [...]

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