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Discovering Exmoor National Park in early Autumn

In mid-September 2021 I made my first journey of more than 50 miles from home since March of the previous year. How refreshing and soul-nurturing it felt to be travelling again and be in unfamiliar landscapes. I didn’t actually have to travel far, Exmoor National Park is only a 3 hour drive from my home. But it feels different and exciting, with a dramatic coastline and roads that rise and plunge on 25% gradients through steep valleys.  I spent 3 […]

Test Valley Photography: Summer 2021

2021 has been a year of staying local and re-discovering the Test Valley. I moved back to the area, in which I grew up, in January. Lockdown restrictions, home practicalities and some rather disappointing spring weather meant I didn’t really get a chance to get into the groove with my photography until mid-May but by then I was feeling desperate to make the most of the warmer months to explore with the camera and banish the memory of 2020, a […]

Wallop Wheels and Wings 2021 in photos

It felt quite strange to be amongst a large crowd of people in July 2021 after so many months of social isolation. But it was great to be photographing an event again and just to feel the buzz of people coming together for a day out! Wallop Wheels and Wings 2021 certainly didn’t disappoint as a fun family day out and a really good opportunity for some photography of mighty machines! This was a one day event at the Museum […]

Longstock Water Gardens: The Test Valley’s hidden landscape jewel

It seems strange to call Longstock Park Water Gardens a “hidden jewel”. It’s been there since the 1930’s and open to the public since… well at least 40 years, I remember being taken there as a child. It’s part of the Leckford Estate, owned by the John Lewis Partnership and these days is open 5 days a week between April and October. And yet… so many people I speak to have never heard of it or never visited. And they’ve […]