Weoley Hill Winter…

I took a walk to Weoley Hill on a grey afternoon, trying to capture a “moody” image of the snow.

These two images are the result.

Valley Parkway, Winter

Valley Parkway, Winter


Clent Winter…

A fresh layer of snow had me heading up to the Clent Hills. Always one of my favourite places to go for a walk and with the sun trying to make an appearance I headed up to the four stones.

The light was fantastic, a passing photographer commented “how bad the light was today”, really?


Last year I wandered around Birmingham’s Frankfurt Market. This year I returned but decided to photograph the canal around the ICC and Brindley Place.

I timed my visit to coincide with dusk in the hope of keeping the sky with some colour and not the black/brown that is in many photographs taken in the dark.

Autumn at the Lickey’s…

Autumn is well and truly under way, albeit wet under foot this year.

This image was the result  of a walk deep in to the Lickey Hills to  find some autumn colour.

A touch of film…

Every so often I like to run a roll of film through my camera, this time its Fuji Velvia 50.

I had this roll loaded for ages so as the sun was shining a trip in to the city centre was in order. I have posted a similar image before, but was keen to see how the velvia handled the gold colours and the blue sky compared to my digital camera.

I must say I am blown away with the saturation and depth of colours.


As promised my effort for subject 9 Birmingham Parks, http://www.birminghamviewpoint.com/

This one is of  Selly Oak park, I had to be a bit inventive as there isn’t a lot  to photograph in the park,.

I settled on the sun creating shadows through the trees, with the path heading of in to the distance. I am still experimenting with my composition somewhat so this task every month sets me a challenge to work to.

Straw Bales…

Ok,  so there is a shortage of fields in Birmingham so I had a drive out in to the countryside to find some.

Like many photographers a field with round bales of hay freshly cut is one of the “must have” shots.

I was quite pleased with this one, a black & white conversion completes the picture.