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From the Archives #2

This is the second in a new series where I share older images that I’m quite proud of but which are unlikely to otherwise appear here. Getting Lost in a Maze of Torii This shot is from Fushimi Inari-taisha, a large Shinto shrine complex near Kyoto, famous for its tunnels of brightly painted torii gates. I’ve visited […]

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From the Archives #1

This is the first in a new series where I share older images that I’m quite proud of but which are unlikely to otherwise appear here. A day at the beach I captured this shot of the beach at Aberystwyth on an unusually warm late March day, back in 2012. I lived in this town […]

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Project: Leaving a Mark

I’ve been photographing street art and graffiti for several years now, where ever I come across it. From hasty scrawls to detailed artworks, abstract patterns to political messages. Graffiti can be a controversial subject; some people think it’s urban blight, has no value or is simply vandalism. It certainly can be all of those things, but that […]

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Winter becomes Spring

I was surprised to see it’s been quite awhile since I last wrote anything on here, tempus fugit! Winter has slipped by and we’re well into spring now, with the tree’s starting to green up and all the usual spring flowers in abundance in this verdant valley I call home. We had quite a decent […]

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Fuji XF 14mm f2.8 R review

Let’s just start by saying I’m really excited by this lens. I used to own the really nice Samyang 14mm f2.8 when I shot Nikon and it’s a focal length I’ve missed since switching to Fuji. For the last couple of years a Samyang 8mm fisheye was my fallback ultra-wide option, but fisheyes have limitations and I […]

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Twelve images for twelve months

To round out 2014 I thought it would be nice to share an image taken in each month of the year. I’ve tried to stick to photos I’ve not previously posted for the most part. These are all taken around West Yorkshire, with the exception of August’s photo which was shot in Grassington in North […]

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The Abandoned Pottery

Abandoned pottery

It’s not often I get the chance to do a little urban exploration, so when a friend suggested visiting an abandoned pottery out in the countryside, I leapt at the opportunity. Urban exploration, or “urbex” for short, is the pursuit of exploring and documenting derelict and abandoned places before they succumb to vandalism and the ravages of time. As these […]

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Late summer photo potpourri

I’ve not managed to come up with a particular theme for this post so instead I’ve put together a selection of of images I’ve taken from mid-August through September. Hopefully it still proves interesting! The image above shows Midgley Moor in Calderdale, West Yorks with the heather blossoms at their peak. Quite a magical sight, […]

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Before and Afters

People often ask me if I’ve gotten any good shots when I’m out taking photos – it’s a question I often find a little hard to answer. Aside from being a fairly modest person, I often don’t quite know how well a photo has turned out until I’ve seen it on a big screen and done a little […]

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Project: Yellow Bicycles

July is a special month in Yorkshire this year – le Tour de France is passing though! Two of the three stages of the Grand Départ are being held here, with stage 2 passing through my village on its way from York to Sheffield. There’s a lot of enthusiasm for the famous cycle race, with Le Tour themed displays in nearly all the local shops, […]

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