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.

Shoreham Beach nature reserve - view towards Rampion Wind Farm

Shoreham Beach nature reserve - view towards Worthing

The vegetated shingle beach at Shoreham Beach in West Sussex is a rare habitat with good diversity of plants and animals which can survive in the salty winds and with a scarcity of fresh water. It is a protected nature reserve, there is now a boardwalk which protects the fragile vegetation from trampling. The Friends of Shoreham Beach are active in keeping the litter under control and monitoring the beach environment.

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St. Ives harbour, Cornwall

St. Ives harbour, Cornwall

Four views of St. Ives, Cornwall; the tidal reach is dramatic here, revealing the sandy floor of the harbour, which is protected from the Atlantic Ocean by its sheltered position and Smeaton’s Pier.

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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

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.

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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

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