News from the field

Lockdown Travels

By Mike | 28/03/2020

Well, isn’t Coronavirus causing immense interruption to our photography travels? Last weekend before we were locked down, I decided to try to catch the galactic centre, which was visible between 0200 and 0400 on Sunday morning. I got up stupidly early and went to Hengistbury Head, thinking that would be a good spot to see…

Reflecting and star-spotting

By Mike | 30/12/2019

Last night was clear, but misty. I went out at 8pm to see what I could capture. I ended up at Hatchet Pond near Beaulieu. The pond was calm and slightly enshrouded in mist, but the sky was completely clear. I managed to get several decent shots, although the challenge is always trying to improve…

Cloud covers the sunset and produces darks and oranges reflected in the calm water surface of the pond

Ponds and reflections

By Mike | 11/11/2019

I went out the other evening to see about getting a lovely sunset picture over a pond in the New Forest. I’d not heard of this pond before (not sure why!) and it looked like a decent size. I got there and parked up, then wandered off to the pond. Sure enough, it was large,…

Showing at Romsey Makers Market in June

By Mike | 09/05/2019

I’ve signed up for a table at Romsey Makers Market on June 1st 2019. Exciting times! The market is a new venture, and I will be at the third monthly event. It’s held at Romsey Town Hall between 10am and 3pm. There are lots of different crafters there so it is worth a look. For…

A wet day in the New Forest

By Mike | 24/11/2018

I looked out the window earlier and thought “Eugh. It’s drizzling and misty. Perfect photography weather!” I set off the the New Forest, wearing waterproofs. I drifted towards Bolderwood and the Portuguese fireplace looked quite dramatic with a backdrop of mist, rain and bare trees with green ivy clinging around them. It was too wet…

Lyme Regis – Coastal Eden

By Mike | 06/11/2018

I’m very lucky that my mother-in-law has been friends for ever with a lovely chap who owns a cottage on Church Cliff in Lyme Regis. He lets family stay there, and it’s always fully occupied, but I was able to secure a few days there for a long weekend last week. The first morning after…

Clouds and posts at the seaside

A trip to the seaside and forest

By Mike | 27/10/2018

I took a trip this morning to the beach, Lepe to be precise. I know a little place where I can park up for free (if there is room, only space for 3 or 4 cars at most!) and walk to the beach in a minute or so. For those of you who know Lepe,…

Market day in Winchester

By Mike | 21/10/2018

Today I had to help my wife on her craft stand in Winchester Market. It’s a full day and a lot of standing, but I did get to go off exploring alleys and the like a couple of times. I only took one lens, a 10-18mm. I was hoping to be able to get physically…