I just can’t leave it alone!

I have to say there is something about this leaf that sums up so much about photography for me.  The basic form and interplay of light provide the perfect medium for B&W photography and also the challenge of making the most banal of objects look beautiful.  I think the hidden, and often not so hidden, beauty of objects is what attracts me to photography, the desire to capture or maybe just bring to others’ attention the beauty that surrounds us all the time.

Well all of that aside here’s my latest attempt…



Leaves, Leaves, Glorious Leaves

Sorry, I think I might be obsessed by the form, beauty and colour of leaves.  They’re just magnificent and such a frustration to photograph at times.  I see the light falling on them and the shadows and highlights it causes but capturing that in an appealing image is often easier said than done.  Here none the less are my latest efforts.


Light and Shadow




There’s some very good political graffiti in Norwich, I thought this was quite topical.

And some which is rather less topical but I still like it.Underpass Graffiti

This underpass is always very heavily graffiti-ed.

I quite liked this, The Xs.

Beatle Leaf

I couldn’t resist getting an autumnal leaf in one of the photos

In Motion

And finally a little motion. Not something I stood around waiting for just fortuitous timing really.

More Leaves

Some photos I took of a drying sycamore leaf. I love the texture and contours of it and thought the strong lighting really brought out the wizened form.

Sycamore Leaf

I think there’s a strong ethereal, abstract feel to these pictures. I think it emphasises that the ordinary can often look extraordinary from a different viewpoint.

Sycamore Leaf

And a couple more.

Sycamore Leaf

Blog Setup

Well I’ve finally got around to setting up a blog on the 14th October 2012.  All I have to do now is add some content.

Here are a few images I took in Lionwood yesterday, it was a little early for the leaves turning but it’s still an interesting place to go as there are lots of fungi and dead trees there.  It’s a lovely place which I’m sure a lot of people don’t even realise is there.


Here are some really small fungi, they were probably only about 12mm tall hence the lack of depth of field.

Leaf on Log

I really like this photo for its contrast and simplicity.


This is more the sort of thing I’d gone out with the intent to photograph. As ever though the best photographs are often the ones you don’t plan.

Rotting Tree

This tree trunk is in an advanced state of decay and covered in sawdust from the various creatures that are eating it away. It has an amazing texture to it though.


Here you can see how riddled it is with woodworm. The wood has a lovely texture to it though that’s shown by the side lighting.