Monthly Archives: July 2014

Under construction

Building sites fascinate me.  I guess it’s partly the shapes and textures: the honeycomb lattice of the cranes, the sinister gleaming of the steel girders, and the intricate entanglement of the framework into which the concrete will be poured.  For … Continue reading

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A gate in the woods

I wrote a few weeks ago about a lovely stroll we took up the “zig-zag” path in Hampshire, recommended to us by some wedding photography clients. It was indeed a beautiful walk; but as we wandered up that winding, hillside … Continue reading

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Linking London and Hertford

Having lived for large parts of my life in Hertfordshire or London, a fair proportion of my images come from those areas.   I guess this should not be a surprise, but I think a lot of us (whether photographers … Continue reading

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An imposing castle

Back in 2010, I was lucky enough to go to Bodiam Castle.  To be fair, it is somewhere I had wanted to visit for many years, since I first got a book on castles as a child.  To a young … Continue reading

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A colourful planter

Back to Hertford again today, but not to sweeping views of the castle, streets or churches.  This time, we are focussing in on a small planter, which looked to me as if it had been fashioned from an old watering … Continue reading

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Amongst the hills of Spain

Today’s picture is an old one – in fact, it’s one I took several years ago when we were travelling in Spain.  We’d found our way to a tiny little guest house along a winding dirt track.  The route was … Continue reading

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A glimpse through the leaves

Continuing my sporadic publication of Hertford images, here is a view captured from those same quiet castle grounds which I wrote about the other day.  As I’ve mentioned before, I am always fascinated by contrasts in images: old and new, … Continue reading

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Branches in the sky

I wrote the other day about finding a little haven of peace in the midst of the bustling town centre at Hertford.  Arguably, it’s easier to do that in a country town than in the middle of a huge city … Continue reading

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A castle haven

I used to take a stall each month at the Hertford Craft Market, in the Corn Exchange in the middle of the town.  It was good fun, but being an all day event I usually needed a break at lunchtime, … Continue reading

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Gates and gardens

I am lucky enough to teach photography in the splendid surroundings of Ham House, south-west of London (shameless plug: my next course is on 3rd October – just message me via my photography website if you are interested!).  Around the … Continue reading

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