Allotments in Berwick-upon-Tweed

Allotments in Berwick-upon-Tweed

Berwick-upon-Tweed is the most northern town in England. Still part of Northumberland it borders Scotland and is located by the River Tweed. That being said, the above photograph must show England’s most northerly allotments. It might be interesting one day to research and photograph the countries most southern allotments and see how big the difference is in the the plants being grown…or not. Anyway, I thought it was interesting to share this image with you, because the majority of the allotments around the Greater Manchester area have been or are being sold off for property development. I feel that the anonymous figure in the foreground really makes this photograph worth publishing.

Chester Town Crier

Chester Town Crier

After my failed attempt at a visit to Chester I finally made it over to photograph the city. It was originally planned that we would explore the north west coast of Wales but due to the weather being “not so promising” (raining) we ended up spending the day in Chester. The picture above shows the Town Crier who comes out to entertain the crowds at 12 noon. It was raining when I took this picture and the shop behind him is a little distracting but I love his facial expression. As for the rest of Chester, I was very impressed and definitely look forward to going again on a brighter day. I did walk around on the walls of the city and found some great views I would love to take more pictures of. Shopping in Chester isn’t so great but in terms of historical and photographic interest I would definitely recommend it.

The Photographer’s Sunset

The Photographer's Sunset

One of my favourite photographs that have taken and certainly my favourite picture of my dad. Yes, this is my father and for anyone reading that might not know, it was because of this man I started taking photographs at the age of five years old. The long stick is a monopod (like a tripod with one leg). I took this photo back in early November in the Lake District near Eskdale. We had climbed up a big mound / rock to take pictures looking down on the River Esk. Whilst climbing back down I turned around and saw this. I love using my digital camera to shoot into the sun. As a child I was always told never to look directly into the sun, but with a compact camera the effects can make for interesting photographs. I didn’t set this up, simply told my dad to stand still for a second, took two shoots. This was my favourite.