Travel

I'm lucky enough to travel a lot but I also aim to understand a place in some depth. So I like to find out about the local history, sociology, wildlife and local arts. I prepare for a trip by looking up photos of the famous sights, they're usually a good guide both about the local visual interest and also a warning of what has already been done or over-done.
I try to use the tools of modern photojournalism and photography to communicate how I feel about a place. You’ll see that I have used Portrait, Street, Interior, Historical, Abstract, Landscape, Historical, Wildlife, Phone-camera and Selfie genres at different times for specific effects.

Bishopstone railway station on the western side of the town of Seaford, East Sussex

Bishopstone railway station on the western side of the town of Seaford, East Sussex

Coastway rail line between Seaford and Newhaven, East Sussex

Bishopstone railway station in Sussex looks like Arnos Grove tube station in London but its main building includes a pair of military pillboxes: these are observation posts or blockhouses from which light weapons could be fired. The architects added these in 1940 but made them integral to the design. Although the site commands the beach, the arcs of fire from the pillboxes only point landwards.
The rest of the station is not in a good state, only one platform remains in use. The Coastway railway links Seaford with regular train services across the salt marshes with Newhaven. The railway line blends with the landscape, trains having been running since 1864.

Henley on Thames main street

chairs in an Edwardian launch

A real summer sunshine day out from hot smelly London to Henley-on-Thames, enjoying the flowers and the flags still fluttering following the regatta a couple of weeks ago.

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Salamon leap at Rogie Falls

Salamon leap at Rogie Falls

The Scottish mist has seen off the blue sky for my way back to Inverness to close the loop of this trip. The rain gets the salmon leaping at Rogie Falls, it’s amazing to see these fish leap so far and so high.

Read more: Salmon a’leaping - Highlands roadtrip 7

Cows on the Assynt coastal road

Assynt coastal road

Quinag viewed from the Assynt coastal road

Driving round the fabulous Assynt coastal road on the peninsular between Lochinver to Kylesku.

Read more: Assynt coastal road - Highlands roadtrip 6

Loch Seaforth, North Harris

Bikers at the pass above Loch Seaforth, North Harris, Outer Hebrides

Life is good - at Hushinish, North Harris, Outer Hebrides

Fantastic roads and brilliant beaches on North Harris, Outer Hebrides.

Read more: Hushinish, Harris – Islands roadtrip 4

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