St Ives sunrise


As 2017 comes to a close, I am pleased to share this picture with you of a wonderful sunrise I spent in the harbour in St Ives a month ago.  This year has been a challenging one on the family side as we said goodbye to my dad.  It is the first serious loss I have experienced and it hit me hard.  I have had a tough run at my day job which has also knocked me for six.  On the positives I have achieved some of my 2017 resolutions, but I hope to develop my photography 2018 and dedicate the time I need to make that happen.

For all those who take time out to have a look at my page, I wish you all a very happy holiday and say a big thank you – your visits mean a lot to me.




Monument Valley at dawn


It is hard to describe how large this vista is.  To give a sense of scale, look at the people on the right foreground.


Monument Valley sunrise


One of the most special days on our trip through the US last Sept was a pre-dawn guided tour of Monument Valley.  We were staying in a tent in the sand dunes that look out on the Mittens, and stumbled out of the tent and to the hotel to meet our guide for the morning.  The first stop we made was on the dirt road dropping into park.  There had been some rain which served as nice foreground interest for this shot.


Clouds at Bryce Canyon


This is one one of my favourite shots from our US trip.  An early morning sunrise shoot at Bryce Canyon and whilst waiting for the hoodoos to light up from the early morning sun, I turned towards the sunrise and saw this wonderful cloud.  I hope you like it.


Bridge of Sighs, Venice

bridge-of-sighs-venice_26469280343_oI took this around 7am as the sun was just hitting the Doges Palace.  I liked the colours reflected in the water.  Even at this time of the morning, I had to wait to get the best location on the bridge to get the shot.  I also managed to get the waste refuse barge in, rather than a more romantic gondola!


Gondolas at Dawn


A sunrise shot of gondolas, looking toward Venice’s San Giorgio.


Bryce Canyon Amphitheatre at dawn



A wonderful site, worth getting up extra early to view!