Petworth View

Petworth View

 

I don’t often post photographs of family, but I have fallen in love with this shot. I took it while visiting a National Trust property called Petworth House. I keep thinking of Alice in Wonderland when I look at it. Children see so much more in life than we do, a window can be a doorway into a new world of exciting imaginings. If we could look at the world through the eyes of children, we would be richer for it.

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Fingers of God

Fingers of God

I love rays of light breaking through the clouds. They are so incredibly symbolic and speak to me of hope. I always feel uplifted when I see them and so often I am in a place that makes capturing them impossible. I photographed this in Italy from a farm on a hill. It echoed what I was feeling in so many ways.

Memories of Spring

Memories of Spring

Spring Blossoms

Spring Blossoms

Shot this while out walking with my family. I just love the abundance of life that comes with spring in the Northern Hemisphere, particularly after the long dark winter that one has to endure.

Wellies

Wellies

 

Living in the UK is synonymous with rain and mud. Pretty much everyone owns a pair. Some are just a little bit bigger than others.

Crash

Car Graveyard

I have a fascination with dereliction. I have spent many happy hours in this old car graveyard in Namaqualand, South Africa. When I was first taken there, I couldn’t see what all the fuss was about, but there is something so captivating in the patterns of rust and decay. The era that the cars hail from adds to their beauty, they seem to talk to me of times past. There is so much personality in these cars and after taking approximately 900 photographs of them. I know them well.

Leah

I know this isn’t the height of fine art photography, but my dog died yesterday at the young age of 6 years. I took this photo when she was just a little puppy. She was a really special being and I miss her.

Hope

Hope

 

There is something very special about flowers that have been picked by a child. This photograph wasn’t planned or posed. My family was out out with me, while I was shooting. My daughter picked these tiny daisies and sat down on a bench. I went to talk to her and grabbed the shot along the way.

Fresh Vision

Fresh Vision

My daughter has incredible piercing blue eyes. They are so full of life and joy. She was so patient, while I took this photo and it really wasn’t easy! Eyeballs keep moving, particularly eyes that belong to 5 year olds.

Surprise 70th Photo Shoot

Surprise 70th Photo Shoot

What a fun shoot this was.The weather was dreadful; windy, cold and dark, but the family was full of energy and warmth. This is my favorite shot of the day and while I don’t usually like selective colour, it works with this shot. I think because it says something about the people themselves.