52 Faces, We Are Stardust… But, bloody hell!


Art is subjective, you can love it, hate it or even a bit Meh! It’s completely up to you and that is the great thing about art… Street furniture on the other hand is a completely different ball game.

We are the universe observing itself but I think we keep missing the obvious…

DSC_1221Thank you Photoshop  for your assistance and to the architects of Solstice Park… WTFF?The hotel didn’t help either!

And, a little side note, The Human Universe by Prof Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen. A great listen.

For Lucy!


faces of Boa #6


A smile, a chat and a shed load of trinkets. 

My aim tomorrow is to walk into the nearest town and really get to see a bit of Boa Vista life. It’s our last full day here and while I’ve done the holiday maker thing I feel that I should take myself out of the comfort zone and take a chance, trust my fellow beings! 

And, Fatima, if you ever see this post. Your shop looks amazing just before sunset. X

Take A Deep Breath and… Blow!


So, here I am, just heading into year three of my photography journey and it’s been rewarding, frustrating, beautiful and humbling. I’ve exhibited once and have a second in the pipe line. I’ve raised over £1400.00 for charity and have my work hanging on over 200 walls across the world in 2018….

And relax, right, that the trumpet blowing done. I really don’t know how to put into words how proud of myself I feel but believe me, this journey is only just getting started.

If you’re just starting out on your own journey then the little snippets of advice I would offer is look harder, ignore the criticism (arseholes), listen to the critique (beautiful, generous people on the same journey, just a few stations further along), learn and don’t beat yourself up too much. I’m only catching everyday moments, the trick is to see past the everyday bit.

P.S. The sun sets tomorrow too.



Well, It’s Raining…


Here. But not over there…..

Sometimes things just fall into place and I thank the moment that I decided to have a camera to hand, all the time.



19 Days and Counting…


Prints are printed, mounted, signed and framed and I should be sitting here thinking about prices, descriptions and worrying about Peeps through the door but, man, tonight’s sunset was just spectacular! The light was changing by the second and this composition has been begging for the right light for months!

And, if you’re wondering what I’m blathering on about in regards to prints I’m exhibiting at the end of May in a local art trail. I’m really looking forward to it. Have a ganders at my website for more info and forgive me for going on about it over the coming weeks.

See more at focalthingy.co.uk and have a look at the other contributors to the Wylye Valley Art Trail here



When it’s not there it’s a bit of a bugger but that’s the great thing with having a quite extensive back catalogue, you can go back to the great moments and give them a bit of a tweak and it makes you yearn to get back out there…

DSC_7705.jpgI need to rediscover myself and a second from the new years day sunset in Tresaith is pushing me in the right direction… ;o)



Days like today make me glad that I’ve learnt what I’ve learnt over the last 18 months.DSC_3489DSC_3413-Pano-Edit-EditDSC_3495-Pano-EditAnd I didn’t get wet once… ;o)


Peace, Tranqulity and Saggy Arsed Jeans


That just about sums up landscape photography for me!…

sdrIt’s a good job my son was on hand with the camera phone to get the third element documented…




A finicky god, converting (Hydrogen into Helium) 24 hours a day but constant, in solar terms. It demands no worship and will not hold anything against you. I like Ra, or  Helios or Sol or whatever the hell you want to call it, it’s made me who I am today! ;o)


From Fairytale to Horror Story

dsc_8443-pano-editI’m getting lazy!

Problem is, when you’ve got so many wonderful locations just a couple of minutes away, lazy is tooo easy!

dsc_8431-editWell, I’m going to snap out of it! There’s a new month approaching fast and another birthday just over the horizon which will involve a nifty 50 (the lens, not my age, though I’m getting closer!!!) and me trying to develop my photography further. I love landscapes but, and I’ll whisper this, Landscapes are easy! Shhh!

I want to start telling stories and the best way to do that is to become involved and there’s no easier way to become involved than fitting a prime lens and zooming with your feet.

Fun times ahead! ;o)