Stop Bengeo Quarry – Save the Tree!

I think every photographer will have one or maybe a few (if they are lucky) images that they look back on and feel completely happy and proud of. One such image for me is this one I took of an old lonesome tree, full of character, near where I lived back in January 2009. It was a chilly winters day, and the scene of this lonesome tree really struck me.


It’s a tree I have often wanted to go back and photograph, perhaps in each season, but have never quite made it. Sadly, recently it was announced that there have been plans submitted to build a quarry where it stands, and I might not get the chance to take more pictures of it.

I went there this evening to take some more of it, and it has become an icon for the Stop Bengeo Quarry  movement, with messages adorning it all over. It appears I am not the only fan of this tree!

I for one hope that Herts County Council see sense, and join the local MP, Councillors and residents opposing the plan.









Thorpeness – November 2015

We spent an absolutely fantastic week in Thorpeness, Suffolk for an Autumn break.

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Suffolk Sunset and Stars


A rare foray into Sunset/Star pictures this weekend. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Summer Walk

Yesterday we had a lovely walk around the top of Stanstead Abbotts. Glorious weather and some impromptu Tai Chi from Kay and Lottie. Click the pic to be taken through to the gallery.


Katherine & Ross Wedding

A rare occasion – attending a wedding as a guest. Was lovely to be able to concentrate on having fun taking pictures rather than making sure all important moments were covered. Click the pic to be taken through to the gallery.


Duxford Airshow Warmup

Got a rare chance to visit Duxford the day before a big display – where the pilots practice their manoeuvres for the big day. Click the pic to be taken through to the gallery.


Hertford Fireworks 2014

Shot from the top of Gascoyne Way with a view of Hertford. Click the pic to be taken through to the gallery.


Cornwall 2014

A glorious visit to a very pretty part of the UK.

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Christmas Decoration


Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure 1/40 sec
Aperture f/1.4
Focal Length 50 mm
ISO Speed 500
Lens EF50mm f/1.2L USM