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The new Dillington brochure for July 2016 – June 2017 is now out. I am delighted it has featured my 4 photography workshops, 2 weekend courses and 2 public lectures during the new season. So if you fancy a fantastic few days in a stunning Somerset country house, with beautiful gardens, sumptuous 5* accommodation and mouthwatering…

Ran a Photography Workshop at Wepre Park in Flintshire, N Wales today. Super bunch of people who learned a few tips and techniques, took some impressive photos around the park, but also had a lot of fun and a few laughs. Even the rain couldn’t dampen our spirits. If anyone is interested in joining a…

I was sitting outside in the garden last night, enjoying the sun whilst reading the local newspaper before I set off for a talk I thought I was doing. Then I saw this article in the What’s On Page of the newspaper. Looked like they had arranged a replacement speaker, a Brian Anders, who is a…

Capturing the iconic Flying Scotsman? Yes, I finally managed to see and photograph Britain’s most iconic steam locomotive, the Flying Scotsman, this afternoon, as she steamed along the North Wales coast line. A stunning piece of engineering, it was a sheer joy to see her, feel, smell and hear her as she thundered below us…

Aristotle got it absolutely right in his quote “In all things in nature there is something of the marvellous”. Meteorological summer began a few days back and the abundance of activity and growth in our flora has been quite stunning over the last few weeks. I think as we get older we notice the seasonal…

‘ Here blushing Flora paints th’ enamell’d ground ‘ Alexander Pope @ 1704 from poem ‘Windsor Park’   Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew have estimated that some 390,900 plants are known to science. Here are a few of the magical plants I have photographed on 5 continents, from the Arctic to Antarctica, and…

Rapeseed (Brassica napus), is a most welcome sight in our fields during early May. Its unique scent wafting through the air and strong vibrant colour shimmering in the sun, remind us that Spring is truly with us at last. Here are a few images I took of the stunning, colourful rapeseed in the fields of…

As many of you know, I have been lucky to travel to Antarctica and photograph many of the remote places where my personal hero, Ernest Shackleton, Britain’s greatest Polar Explorer, trekked during his illustrious career – places such as the Weddell Sea, South Georgia and Elephant Island. Well imagine my absolute delight a few days ago…

Happy Pi Day

No, it’s not a celebration of PIES in the north of the UK!! There is actually an International Pi Day on March the 14th to celebrate the mathematical constant Pi, so Happy Pi Day everybody. Pi, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, is celebrated every March the 14th as the number begins…

The things you do to keep young children interested, entertained and learning. Such as pretending to be a Wandering Albatross and teacher dressing up in my Polar Gear. The children love it though, and remember everything I tell them as they look at my polar images of icebergs, penguins, seals and whales. Like little sponges,…

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