Thursday, 28 November 2013


Drawn from a snapshot taken by my daughter with her iPhone of a spread in her local newspaper (Possibly through a glass window?) concerning a Glossop Fire Service public relations event held in the centre of the town.  Her reason for taking this picture is that the small child hiding in it it is my grand daughter, Poppy.  I liked the strange, Ed Burraish,  quality of this image; the odd perspectives and hazy, non-connectiveness of some of the elements.  I also like the rather anachronistic telephone boxes.

'On Location' at Vassilitsi. 28th November 2013

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Sunrise this morning, West Cork, Ireland.

Drawn from a photograph taken and posted to Facebook by marine biologist and principal of Whale Watch West Cork, Nic Slocum.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Le Moulin de Barre

Le Moulin de Barre, Vigoulant, Indre, Central France.  On my way home in October I stayed overnight at this delightful B&B where I was surprised when the owner greeted me in fluent Essex English.  Geoff and Doreen Watkins bought this then derelict mill a dozen years ago, restored it to habitable condition and opened it to paying guests.

Glanmore Lough III

Glanmore Lough II

Glanmore Lough I

Glanmore Lake, near Lauragh, Co. Cork, Ireland.

Le Prieuré

Le Prieuré, Lézigné, France; 260kms east of Roscoff.  In October, I overnighted at this B&B on my home from Ireland.  The building, originally a seminary for nuns, dates from the fifteenth century.


Bridge over a stream between Ardgroom and Lauragh, Co. Cork, Ireland.

Ruin at Drombeg

Ruined building adjacent to the cottage Lisi and I rented at Drombeg, near Ardgroom, Co. Cork.

An Interesting House in Lincolnshire

In September, en-route to Ireland, Lisi and I 'house-sat' this beautiful house, home to Lisi's sister and brother-in-law for many years, while they went on holiday.  The original house is Elizabethan but has been considerably added to and altered through the intervening years between the raising of the original building and now.

On The Healy Pass

The Healy Pass is named after Tim Healy, first Governor General of the Irish Free State.  This scenically magnificent road runs over the mountainous spine of the Beara Peninsular.  This Bridge spans a stream on the steeper northern, scarp face of the crossing.

Liquid and Solid

Edge of land; cliffs near the Blasket Islands, Co. Kerry.

Bridge, near Baltimore, Co. Cork

Baltimore Harbour, Co. Cork


The cottage at Drombeg, near Ardgroom, Co. Cork, where Lisi and I spent a fortnight during October.


An attempt to depict sunlight on sea somewhere west of Dingle, Co. Kerry.


An Egret taking off over a flock of sheep at Frampton Marsh Nature Reserve near Boston, Lincolnshire.


When I first saw these birds, an adult and a juvenile, at the side of the road running along the coast west of Dingle, they were being enthusiastically fed with bread by a carload of Israeli tourists.


A segull silhouetted against a cloudy sky somewhere along the coast road west of Dingle, Ireland; an attempt to render in ink a cloudy sky.


Cabin cruiser moored at Cleanderry Harbour, Near Ardgroom, Co. Cork, Ireland; an exercise to render reflections on water.

The French Alps

The Alps seen from Les Houches, France; an exercise to try to record mist on the mountain.

Village house at Lézigné, France