Crowned Crane

This delightfully startled looking bird is a Crowned Crane. What did this image teach me? Consider your background, in this case I was able to capture a very grassy looking background which makes it difficult ...

Ornate Turret

I’m afraid I can’t remember which National Trust property this particular ornate turret comes from (if you know, please feel free to leave a comment), but I quite like it. What did this image teach ...

Peacock Blue

These birds are fascinating in so many different ways. For example, did you know that the peacock is really known as an Indian Peafowl (the male is called a peacock, and the female is a ...

Nunney Castle

I really liked the sunburst over the edge of this ruined castle. What did this image teach me? Converting to monochrome can be a good way to rescue an overly exposed sky when required.

Faded Blossom

I’ve been trying out some new editing techniques, and this is the first example – I’m not sure what to make of it yet, but I quite like it, though it may be a little ...

Remembering the Cold

Here’s a “throwback” to Winter, with a couple of shots of Burrow Mump, tinged with snow… What did these images teach me? I can very clearly recall just how cold it was when I took ...

The Silver Diver

This is another archive shot, from a trip to Dubai many years ago. You can find this diver, and many of his brothers, as part of the “human waterfalls” in the Dubai Mall. What did ...

The Tiny Boot

This teeny-tiny boot, sits upon a pin that holds the tiller in place on this particular canal boat. What did this image teach me? That someone out there makes customised brass canal tiller pins, and ...

Dandelion

Taraxacum is the genus of plants that contains the humble dandelion. Did you know there are two main species of dandelion – the common dandelion and the red-seeded dandelion (mostly found in North America). What ...