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A Few Cornish Delights

Pasties, Coastal Walks, Beaches, Real Ales, Six Spotted Burnet Moths, Knapweed plants, Copper and Tin Mines …. just a few of the Cornish Delights savoured during five days in Cornwall. Just back, exhausted with sore legs but refreshed from this short stay with three ‘old’ architect friends, walking along coastal paths, drinking various local beers, beach wading…

London – strong and stable

It was Samuel Johnson, the C18th writer, who famously said, ‘By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show’. l spent last w/e visiting my sons in the city, where they live and work. On the Sunday it was my youngest’s 24th birthday and it was also Father’s Day,…

‘A Day At The Races’

‘A Day At The Races’ – no, not the classic Marx Brothers film nor the iconic Queen rock album – but a great visit to Oulton Park, near Tarporley, in Cheshire yesterday, to watch some British Touring Car and Formula 4 motor racing, the second day of a busy weekend meeting. Thousands of people there and what…

Cunliffes, Construction and Cameras

I have just finished my Architectural Photography Workshops with Cunliffes – private firm of Construction Professionals based in Bootle, Liverpool. After three hrs of theory, techniques and some instruction, I accompanied 15 staff to Liverpool’s iconic Waterfront with their cameras and smartphones, where they practised the theory on a group photo shoot. In fact, some…

A Reverse Police Photobomb in Liverpool

A photobomb is ‘a photo spoiled by the unexpected appearance of an unintended subject in the camera’s range of view as the shot is taken’. I run 8 week long photography courses for Bluberry Learning & Development Ltd in Cheshire. Today was session 6 of 8 of my Spring course, and I took the group on…

A Warm Welcome in Wellingborough

On Wednesday 3rd May 2017, I visited Wellingborough and District U3A group in Northamptonshire. In the town’s URC church, known locally as the ‘pork pie’ due to its unique shape, over 230 people gave me a warm welcome and enjoyed my thought provoking presentation, ‘Welcome to the Anthropocene’. This talk is about the effects of mankind’s activities…

Guest Speaker at Birkenhead School

I was the Guest speaker at Birkenhead School today, presenting one of their weekly Friday Sixth Form Lectures. It was my 4th visit to this fine school. Today’s 60 or so student’s were very enthusiastic – well they laughed at all the right bits. After my 40 minute presentation I had a splendid lunch with…

Spring 2017 Photography Course at Dillington

Just returned from a very enjoyable but busy few days at Dillington House in Ilminster, Somerset, running my Spring 2017 weekend Photography course and giving two illustrated talks on the Friday and Sunday. The weather was beautiful and the eleven course participants were a great bunch. They learned a lot and all had great fun…

Architectural Photography Workshop

Had a busy but very enjoyable day with staff from Cunliffes, a multi-disciplinary private practice offering property and construction consultancy services to private and public sector clients, based in Bootle, Liverpool. I ran an Architectural Photography Workshop at their office, where 14 enthusiastic staff, comprising architects, building surveyors and QS’s attended and brushed up on photography theory…

A Day In The Life

Oh how we all remember the great Beatle’s track. But yesterday, I had the most interesting and diverse photographic day, probably ever!! I took my weekly Thursday photography class to the historic Port Sunlight Village in the morning and met friends from a previous 2016 class at Chester Zoo in the afternoon. So I spent…

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