My last walking safari in Kenya took me into an area of enormous yellow barked Acacia trees. The bark is used by locals to help with fever. There were trees, then clouds and then giraffes!! It was quite magical to be walking amongst these very strange and inspiring creatures. They were so quiet and move […]
Just back from an adventure in Kenya. It was the wet season which meant that the animals were quite hard to find as there was plentiful food and water all over the reserves. On the upside , there was no dust – the plague of cameras – and once the sunshine did appear , […]
I am very pleased to say that a selection of greetings cards of my images are now available from the splendid website of ‘Lovefromtheartist” https://www.lovefromtheartist.com/Artists/south-petherton/pauline-rook-photography This includes some of my new infra red images, the cards are of excellent quality and work very well for monochrome images.
The lovely weather on Thursday had me out trying to catch the last of the green leaves in the Blackdown hills. I have been otherwise occupied most of the summer and so the opportunities for Infra Red photography have sadly passed me by. I do love it though, it really does open up new avenues […]
Had a wonderful time taking photographs from the luxurious ex Olympic Committee boat at the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy. The wind blew , the sun shone and the boat hardly rocked!! Never had it so good for taking boat pictures. The full set can be seen on this gallery page.
On June 3rd at 11am, the Somerset Rural Life Museum will reopen after a 2 year 2.4 million pound refurbishment. The new museum will be arranged in 12 galleries and I was tasked to take a colour photograph that gave a contemporary take on each theme. Six of these images will be ready in […]
I have just had a wonderful trip to Cyprus, both north and south. Here is a selection of things that caught my eye. The wild flowers were at their peak, Cyprus has had plenty of winter rain and a cool spring and so I imagine that this year’s display was a good one, we certainly […]
I was given the opportunity to go round Wanborough Mill last week. It was the old paper mill that had been at Watchet since Victorian times but is now sadly being decommissioned and sold. It is a huge site and must have been a very impressive works in its hey day. Sad to see everything […]
A bit of a change yesterday from my Rural Life Museum work. Off to Cowes to take portraits for my sailor daughter Mary and her fellow adventurers at sea. Also, to take pictures to launch the new Off Shore Academy that will train them to compete in next year’s classic French single named yacht race, […]
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. […]