The roses are out, and they look lush… They smell lush too!
Category Archives: Plants
Bluebells of Calke: May 2022
One of the things I look forward to seeing each year when I’m in Derbyshire is the bluebell and beech wood of Calke Abbey, the nearby National Trust site. I still don’t have any spectacular images of these woods when they’re in full blue bloom, but I managed to get the odd image. It reallyContinue reading “Bluebells of Calke: May 2022”
Punchy Papaver: May 2022
Papaver orientalis can hardly be accused of being shy. In fact, it’s almost crude in its flowering process and its colour! Bright fire engine red, hairy flower buds open seductively, then burst dramatically into large, frilly and showy blooms. The only downside to these is that they don’t last too long. Best grown as aContinue reading “Punchy Papaver: May 2022”
Flora – Spring 2022
Living in Derbyshire for work purposes, I’m seeing more advanced plant growth than was present in Scotland when I left in April. The garden here is full of budding plants, and I’m looking forward to seeing them burst and open. As they did, I made a point to photograph a few. April and May’s flowersContinue reading “Flora – Spring 2022”
Frozen Bodies: January 2021
I peer into seemingly random seaweed strands and visions of sadness and horror peer back.
Flora: May/June 2019
“Here are some images of flora taken over the last few months.”
Masters Summer Project
“Now we are working on our final summer projects for completion of the masters, and my subject is a local National Trust estate, Calke Abbey.”
Into the woods: November 2018
“The leaves are rapidly falling…”
Chasing light: September/October 2018
At the end of September I started a Masters course in Biological Photography and Imaging.
“…with macro and plant photography I can just step outside into my garden and shoot some flowers with a cheap 50mm lens and produce personally satisfying and fulfilling images.”