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Porlock Oyster Farm

There was a flourishing oyster industry in Porlock in the second half of the nineteenth century. It was put out of business by fishermen from the East Coast. It is now undergoing a wonderful renaissance as part of a large scale community project to bring a working industry back to  Porlock and the surrounding area. […]

Somerset Artists

  The latest topic in the Rural Life Mueuem Photographic Project has seen me exploring the theme of ‘Creativity’ in Somerset is a joy, I went to visit the highly talented artist Amanda Khan Davis. Over the past years Amanda has been showing her work in a Mongolian Ger. She says’ I chose to exhibit my […]

Somerset Open Studios 16

I am opening at home Venue 45 – last time??? I will be showing some of my rural documentary collection , some of the recent pictures taken at the sale of White Vine Farm, some of my recent flower studies and outside some of the canvases which made up the first show at the Museum […]

Large scale farming

I went to a nearby very large dairy farm, 1800 cows.  I was so impressed with these ‘metabolic athletes’ , many people in the world would love to live as they do. Very hard to get a picture that shows the scale of the operation. They are milked in a huge rotary parlour. It can […]

Exciting new commission

I am pleased to announce that I have been asked to produce a set of colour photographs for the Somerset Rural Life Museum which is undergoing a 2 year renovation.  These will be contemporary photographs to compliment the various themes throughout the new museum. I started today on The Somerset Levels at the Lowland Games.  This is […]

Trip to Classical Italy

I have just returned from a lovely trip to Classical Italy. I have to say that travel photography doesn’t really ‘do’ it for me.  I am always struggling with the light, strength and direction , the numbers of other people about etc.  However I wanted to put my new Fuji XPro2 through its paces and find […]

Lensbaby

The latest addition to my Fuji lenses is a Lensbaby Velvet – what fun!! It gives a really soft dreamy look to pictures. I have tried it out on a few flowers and so decided to go and see how our local field of Cowslips was coming on. I had the company of my dear little […]

Spring

Best day of the farmer’s year, when the cattle are let out to grass – probably the best day of theirs too.  I went to Athelney Farm to see Tim’s pedigree traditional Red Devons let out.  I tried capturing the action with my new Fuji XPro camera but fell short when i put on the long […]

New camera

What fun to have a new camera.  This is more than just a new camera, it is a whole different way of working.  The new Fuji X Pro2 is a mirrorless camera which means it is much smaller than SLR systems, but gives spectacular results in terms of image quality.  I got tired of reading […]