Cherry blossom flowers about to open soom after a drop of rain. A water drop is suspended from the flowers by a thin thread of spider silk, too thin to see in the photo.

A Drop of Water

A celebration of spring, despite the crazy UK weather. One of my favourite spring photographs. A drop of water suspended below new cherry blossoms just opening as we move into spring. The pink colours against the green background create a beautiful contrast. Taken with a 100mm macro lens on a Canon EOS 45D. Check it…

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Colourful boats in a line in Tenby Harbour, in contrast with the soft colours of the town of Tenby in the background. All set against a blue sky with a bit of cloud. Tenby is an historic town tracing it’s beginnings to the 10th century. During the 12th and 13th centuries a castle was built and the town walled. Some of these walls still stand. The Victorians made the town popular as a seaside resort, which it remains today.

Boats in a Line in Tenby Harbour

Tenby Harbour is a picturesque location that’s well-known for its colourful boats lined up against the backdrop of the town. The image of the colourful boats in a line with the soft hues of the town in the background is simply stunning, and it’s no wonder that it’s a favourite subject for photographers. As you…

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The sunset light reflected in the sea as the day starts on the Praia da Rocha in Portimão, Algarve, Portugal. A late sunrise makes it easy to capture when your beach holiday is in November.

Pink Sunrise over Portimão

Pink Sunrise over Portimão is a breathtaking spectacle that should not be missed by anyone visiting the Praia da Rocha in Portimão, Algarve, Portugal. The sunrise light reflects in the sea, casting a warm pink and orange glow over the entire beach. It is a truly mesmerizing sight that sets the tone for a day…

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A striking red boat in the harbour at Tenby one morning, not long after sunrise. The red boat really stood out amongst the colours of the buildings above the harbour.

Red Boat in Tenby Harbour

Another of my favourite images from a visit to that gem of the Welsh coast, Tenby. The striking red colour made this boat really stand out against the colours of the buildings above Tenby Harbour.

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A view from the Victoria and Alfred (V & A) waterfront in Capetown, with Table Mountain in the background. Of course, there is a table cloth on Table Mountain.

Table Mountain from a Different Viewpoint

A view from the Victoria and Alfred (V & A) waterfront in Capetown, with Table Mountain in the background. The cable car terminal at the top of the mountain is clearly visible. Of course, there is a table cloth on Table Mountain.

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A panorama (stitched) picture of Tenby harbour, taken in the golden hour, a little after the sunrise. The buildings are each painted a different colour, presenting an interesting picture in the morning light, under a partly cloudy sky.

A Tenby Panorama

I need another trip to that Welsh jewel, Tenby. Here is a photo which is popular on my photo galleries. It was taken on a previous trip to Tenby. Tenby Harbour is a picturesque location that showcases the beauty of the Welsh coast. A panoramic view of the harbour taken a little after sunrise is…

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A mute swan preening feathers on a local lake. At the right time of year the swans make an appearance at our local lake in Brackley.

The Swans

Catching up on my portfolio, this time with a selection of swan photos. My 2021 is turning into a year even more forgettable that 2020. With a whole lot of free time and some sunny weather, it should be a good time to be getting out and about. A small foot injury has put me…

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Lily of the Valley in the Garden

Lily of the Valley flowers in a pot in the garden. As spring moves towards summer every year this pretty little white flowers bloom in a pot in our garden. Always a welcome sight, we do watch for them to appear. In fact, this year, they have self-seeded to the point where we will need…

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Misty Rose and Rosebud in the Garden Photo

Always a welcome sight when we see this pink rose flowering in our garden. It means summer is here! I have a selection of photos, over the years, of this rose. I particularly like this mist y effect, so that’s the one I have posted in my galleries. Here it is, on a slightly darker…

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Sunset at Oia in Santorini with a tour boat’s masts in silhouette. The sunset at Oia is beautiful. You can watch it from the land or from a boat on the sea. Taken from our boat.

Mast in the Sunset at Oia, Santorini

The sunset off the town of Oia on Santorini is well known and attracts many visitors to the viewpoints and pathways of Oia.

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Under clouds and blue sky that is Dawlish on the coast, looking towards Exmouth. The sea wall and accompanying paths offer a good walk from the town, taking in sandy beaches when the tide is out. Dawlish is a coastal resort town, often considered part of the British Riviera, along with Teignmouth and the Torbay towns.

Photo Editing with Free Open Source Software

Open Source (FOSS) image editing and processing software is all most photographers need.

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