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November 15, 2017 - On the 28th of November, I am talking at a Yes Stories event. I will be one of several speakers at the November Yes Stor...
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An update

November 15, 2017 - An update For the past few months, I have not posted here but I have been very busy photographing the Thames from the so...
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Source To Sea - February 18th - Cheese Wharf to Tadpole Bridge

February 22, 2017 - Cheese Wharf to Tadpole Bridge. The sky turned thunderous and threatening as we got into our kayaks at Cheese Wharf, a...
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Source To Sea - February 16th - Thames Head to Lyd Well

February 17, 2017 - The Thames is now starting at Thames Head. In the evening I revisited the Source of the Thames hoping to find water pum...
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Source To Sea - February 16th - David Wood, Fly Fisherman

February 17, 2017 - David Wood, Fly Fisherman. At 2pm I met up with David Wood at Cricklade. David is a local fly fisherman who has been fi...
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Source to Sea - 16th February - The Thames through Neigh Bridge Country Park

February 17, 2017 - The Thames through Neigh Bridge Country Park. It had been an early start and I parked in the car park at the Neigh Brid...
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Swindon Advertiser "Photographer tells the Thames' intriguing story"

February 15, 2017 - The Swindon Advertiser published an article about my Thames project on the 7th of February. "Photographer tells the Tha...
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Source To Sea - February 4th - The Thames from Castle Eaton to a few miles downriver of Kempsford

February 15, 2017 - The Thames from Castle Eaton to a few miles downriver of Kempsford. It was chilli as we got onto the water at Castle Eat...
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Source To Sea - January 28th - The Thames between Ashton Keynes and Lower Mill Estate

January 30, 2017 - From Ashton Keynes, I set out upriver towards Lower Mill Estate. The Thames path follows this stretch of the river which...
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Source To Sea - January 28th, Ashton Keynes

January 30, 2017 - Ashton Ke ynes - the first village through which the Thames flows. Ashton Ke ynes is a bout si x and a half miles from...
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Source To Sea - January 21st - Cricklade

January 24, 2017 - RIVER THAMES. Saturday afternoon - Cricklade. Saturday morning began very early as I photographed one mile downriver o...
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Source To Sea - January 21st - Underwater

January 23, 2017 - RIVER THAMES Underwater near Kemble After photographing the sun rising over the water, where it first emerges from und...
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Source To Sea - January 21st - One mile from the Source

January 23, 2017 - RIVER THAMES Misty Dawn One Mile from the Source. For the past week and a half, I had been waiting patiently for the l...
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Source To Sea - January 8th - Lyd Well

January 13, 2017 - The 8th of January saw another visit to Kemble, near the source, starting at Lyd Well and heading downstream under the t...
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Source To Sea - January 7th - Lechlade

January 12, 2017 - Exploring up-river from Lechlade. Today Neil joined me for a recce paddle upriver from Lechlade. We got into our kayak...
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Source To Sea - January 6th - Cricklade and Lyd Well

January 12, 2017 - Friday 6th January - First day of Source to Sea. Today is a recci, the light is poor, flat grey sky, drizzling rain and...
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Source to Sea - The Beginning - January

January 11, 2017 - January 2017 - This month's photography will be from the Source of the River Thames to Lechlade So where do I start?...
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Source To Sea - a photographic exploration of the Thames

December 21, 2016 - Source to Sea For 2017 I have decided to photograph the River Thames from Source to Sea from a kayak. My aim is to get...
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Day 7 - River Dart

December 21, 2016 - Seven Day Nature Photography Challenge Day Seven. This photo I took recently while paddling the "Loop section" of the...
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Day 6 - Bee

December 21, 2016 - Seven Day Nature Photography Challenge Day Six. Bee sitting on a dahlia in an English urban garden. An interesting ar...
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Day 5 - Ystradfellte Waterfalls

December 19, 2016 - Seven Day Nature Photography Challenge Day Five. Sgwˆd Isaf Clun-Gwyn. Ystradfellte, Brecon Beacons, South Wales. Sgw...
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Day 4 - Usk Reservoir

December 18, 2016 - Seven Day Nature Photography Challenge Day Three. The River Usk reservoir in the Brecon Beacons, South Wales. It was...
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Day 3 - Straw Formation

December 17, 2016 - Seven Day Nature Photography Challenge Day Three. Straw formation in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu cave, in the Brecon Beacons, Sou...
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Day 2 - Maen Llia Standing Stone

December 16, 2016 - Seven Day Nature Photography Challenge Day Two. Maen Llia Standing Stone. It was around midnight, during the summer, t...
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Day 1 - The Berbice River, Guyana, South America

December 15, 2016 - Seven Day Nature Photography Challenge Day One. Ituni, Berbice River, Guyana. I took this picture while working as th...
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Canoeists Xmas Course

December 12, 2016 - This is how the Richmond and Twickenham Times used my picture. It appeared in the 2nd of December's edition, page 3. Se...
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Canoe Club kicks off the Christmas dinner season with a splash

November 29, 2016 - Canoeists float their boats for Christmas dinner 25 canoeists kicked off the Christmas season with a splash by kayaking...
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Whitewater - the River Dart - Day 2 - Saturday

November 23, 2016 - Whitewater - the River Dart - Saturday 19th November This was the second of two days of photographing the Loop section o...
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Whitewater - the River Dart - Day 1 - Friday

November 23, 2016 - Whitewater - the River Dart - Friday 18th November This was the first of two days photographing the Loop section of the...
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Ystradfellte Watefalls

November 17, 2016 - The Waterfalls walk in Ystradfellte, South Wales, is spectacular this time of year. There has not been much rainfall lat...
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Putney to Tower Bridge by kayak - as day turns to night

November 16, 2016 - Putney through central London to Tower Bridge by kayak as day turns to night 10 November 2016, Our journey began a...
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Caving in OFD (Ogof Ffynnon Ddu) cave in South Wales

November 08, 2016 - Caving in OFD (Ogof Ffynnon Ddu) cave in South Wales
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Caves of South Wales Calendar 2017

October 20, 2016 - Today my Caves of South Wales Calendar 2017 is going to the printer. The A4 calendar opens to A3 and is filled with unus...
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Commission from the BCU Lifeguards

September 21, 2016 - SATURDAY 17 September SUNDAY 18th September Commission fro m the BCU Lifeguards The British Canoe U nion Life guards...
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Stop Frame Video - Tower Bridge lifts for the cruise ship "Silver Wind"

July 20, 2016 - The cruise ship "Silver Wind" According to the Tower Bridge lift timetable, Tower Bridge was scheduled to lift for the...
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Hollow Mountain - disused mines - project up-date

June 29, 2016 - Today I up-dated the Hollow Mountain project page 'Hollow Mountain' a photographic documentary. Deep beneath the sur...
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The Nave

June 29, 2016 - "The Nave" is an amazing formation in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu cave, South Wales, UK. To reach it, cavers have to use SRT (singl...
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The Wiener Riesenrad - Vienna's Giant Ferris Wheel

June 28, 2016 - The Wiener Riesenrad - Giant Ferris Wheel, Vienna, Austria Inside the Prater amusement park in Leopoldstadt, Vienna, is...
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Maen Llia - Video

June 08, 2016 - Maen Llia Standing Stone - Video. It was about mid-night when I began photographing Maen Llia, a standing stone in the...
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Bryn Gwern Gardens

June 02, 2016 - Bryn Gwern Gardens, Dolgellau, Wales. This enchanting garden is only open to the public two or three days a year. The...
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Porth Yr Ogof cave

May 29, 2016 - This is the entrance to Porth Yr Ogof cave in Brecon, South Wales. It was dusk and had been raining heavily, the river l...
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30 new postcards for the New Inn's shop, Ystradfellte, Wales

May 27, 2016 - Here are the postcards that I have had printed for Kathy, at the New Inn in Ystradfellte. I'm really excited about thes...
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Caver exploring Cwmorthin Slate mine

May 26, 2016 - Caver Peter Hamilton dangling over a deep shaft in Cwmorthin Slate mine, near Blaenau Ffestiniog. Pete was sliding along...
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Maen Llia Ancient Standing Stone

May 05, 2016 - Maen Llia Ancient Standing Stone. Cathy from the New Inn pub in Ystradfellte, is opening a gift shop and had asked me to...
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Star trails over the River Ceou, France

April 14, 2016 - Star Trails - River Céou, south-western France. A few nights ago, at mid-night I was standing on a bridge over the Rive...
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Star Lit Bramshill Lakes

March 16, 2016 - I returned to Bramhill Lake to further explore it photographically. This time the moon was in the west and throwing a wo...
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Bramshill Lake

March 15, 2016 - Star lit Bramshill Lake The Bramshill Lakes, near Wokingham, Reading, were created as a result of gravel extraction and...
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Paddling the rising Thames

March 14, 2016 - Three paddlers left Barn Elms, near Putney, paddling to the White Swan pub, opposite Eel Pie Island, nine miles up river...
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SRT (Single Rope Technique) practice.

March 02, 2016 - SRT (Single Rope Technique) practice. Last Friday I photographed caver Neil Montgomery practicing SRT techniques on D...
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Exploring the Cave of the Black Spring

March 02, 2016 - Caving in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu cave - cave of the Black Spring. OFD is inside a mountain at Penwyllt in the Upper Swansea Va...
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"The Nave" formations in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu cave.

February 29, 2016 - This spectacular formation is known as "the Nave" in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu, a cave inside the mountains surrounding Penwyllt...
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Klondyke Mill

November 05, 2015 - Klondyke Mill is near Trefriw in north Wales. It was constructed in 1900 and was an ore processing mill, built to receiv...
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Calendar 2016

November 04, 2015 - This year's Welsh Mine's Calendar for 2016 has just arrived on my door-mat, from the printer. It is an A4 booklet style...
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The Classic Car Graveyard - Gaewern Slate Mine

October 27, 2015 - Gaewern Slate Mine near Corris, mid-west Wales was first mined in the 1800's and closed in 1970. It is a maze of huge bl...
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Cae Defaid Slate Mine

October 27, 2015 - Exploring Cae Defaid Slate Mine Cae Defaid Slate Mine is South West of Bala, near Rhydymain and operated in the late 19...
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Victorian Bore Hole

October 26, 2015 - Victorian Bore Hole in Abercwmeiddaw slate mine, Wales At Abercwmeiddaw slate mine, just a short distance from the vi...
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Exploring Cwmorthin Slate Mine

October 18, 2015 - The disused, Victorian, Cwmorthin Slate Mine is in Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales, UK. It comprises of many miles of tu...
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The Falls at Furnace, mid-west Wales, UK

October 18, 2015 - This beautiful waterfall tumbles down the river Ystrad Einion, at Furnace in Wales. A furnace had been built here immedi...
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Car Graveyard buried in Gaewern Slate Mine, Wales

October 12, 2015 - Car Graveyard buried in Gaewern Slate Mine, Wales Last week I was in Wales photographing disused slate mines. This huge...
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A Winter Coat for Droitwich Lido

September 08, 2015 - Droitwich Lido gets its winter coat After the last swim of the season the staff at Droitwich Lido pulled the covers over...
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Droitwich Lido summer season is ending - will the Lido re-open next year?

September 06, 2015 - The summer season is coming to an end and the staff at the beautiful Droitwich Lido are about to pull the cover over the...
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Ystrad Einion Copper Mine

September 01, 2015 - Ystrad Einion copper mine Ystrad Einion copper mine is at Cwm Einion (artists valley) near the village of Furnace, not f...
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The Waterfalls- Ystradfellte

December 13, 2014 - The Waterfalls - Ystradfellte. In Black and White. The classic waterfall walk at Ystradfellte twists a narrow, rough rou...
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Tower Bridge

December 11, 2014 - Tower Bridge Although I have lived in London for many years I still love to see Tower Bridge opening. Tower bridge was...
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Ice Skating at the Natural History Museum, London

December 09, 2014 - Ice Skating at the Natural History Museum, London As I live near the Natural History Museum in London, I decided to tak...
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Autumnal

December 06, 2014 - Autumnal In the Isabella Plantation a pile of exotic leaves had been left to rot down over the winter.... The Isabella...
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Ogof Capel

December 04, 2014 - Ogof Capel is a cave in the Clydach Gorge, South Wales, the cave passes under the Heads of the Valleys Road. It’s a rich...
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Wokingham woodlands

December 02, 2014 - Testing the FujiFilm X-E1 camera Wokingham woodlands near Reading was the location I used to test a new camera – the Fuj...
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Sgwd Isaf Clwn-gwyn falls

November 09, 2014 - Sgwd Isaf Clwn-Gwyn falls It was late afternoon when I arrived the Sgwd Isaf Clwn-Gwyn falls on the River Mellte in the...
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The River Mellte

November 04, 2014 - The River Mellte Mellte is the Welsh word for ‘Lightning’, and the river is believed to have got it’s name because of t...
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Perilous Truck

November 03, 2014 - Perilous Truck My New Welsh Calendar for 2015 is available to buy now at www.h2ophotography.photoshelter.com £11 +p+p A...
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Rhosydd Slate Mine in North Wales

November 02, 2014 - Rhosydd Slate Mine Here’s a page from my new Calendar for 2015 showing Rhosydd Slate Mine in North Wales. I took this ph...
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Welsh Mines Calendar 2015

October 31, 2014 - Welsh Mines Calendar 2015 This calendar is the result of my photographic exploration of disused mines in Wales over the...
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PARTY TIME – in a MINE….!

October 29, 2014 - PARTY TIME – in a MINE….! On October the 18th I attended the Royal Forest of Dean Caving Club’s 50th Anniversary – and...
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Bramshill Lake

October 25, 2014 - Bramshill Lake Yesterday evening I visited Bramshill Lake near Reading. I went there to do a recci to see if the lake wa...
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Underwater Land Rover 15% off Prints and Canvas

October 24, 2014 - Underwater Land Rover 15% off Prints and Canvas For one week only – get a fifteen percent discount on beautiful archival...
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Old Doors of Tarassac

October 22, 2014 - . Old Doors of Tarassac Back to the recent French trip – It had been a long day’s walk over mountains taking us through...
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A warm, calm break in a grey, blustery evening.

October 21, 2014 - A warm, calm break in a grey, blustery evening. Yesterday morning the weather forecast was for a clear sky from 5pm onwa...
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Les Vignes

October 16, 2014 - Les Vignes The river Tarn valley, in the south of France, was carved during the last ice age. It created a steep gorge...
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Capsize!

October 16, 2014 - Capsize! John was still playing at the bottom of the step weir in his inflatable kayak. As he reversed his boat into the...
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Terrados Weir, France

October 16, 2014 - Terrados Weir, France The ‘Camping Le Terrados’ campsite at Les Vignes, on the River Tarn, over looked this weir, which...
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White water kayaking on the river Tarn

October 15, 2014 - White water kayaking on the river Tarn This was a beautiful river to paddle with stretches of gentle whitewater, ideal...
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A New Look – the H2o PHotography website has been redesigned

September 29, 2014 - A New Look Following a period of ‘under construction’ my website has been redesigned and has a fresh, new look with more...
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The River Tarn

September 26, 2014 - This is the River Tarn in the south of France. We paddled this beautiful river in kayaks, surrounded by stunning mountai...
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Geoff Turns his kayak into a SUP

September 26, 2014 - Geoff turns his inflatable kayak into a SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) – or does he? Geoffrey Onyett paddling his inflatab...
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Erecting the Giant Tent…

September 26, 2014 - Arriving at the river Orb campsite, d’Tarassac, in the south of France, Geoff and John erected their giant tent. Photogr...
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Paddling the River Tarn – split level photography

August 27, 2014 - I have just returned from a photography trip to the south of France to shoot magazine features; mainly kayaking and walk...
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Godstone Mine – Landscapes

July 31, 2014 - On Wednesday evening I returned to the Godstone Mine dig for some underground photography. About six cavers turned up to...
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Tranquil Space

July 23, 2014 - Tranquil Space While not out photographing kayaking or caves, it’s really relaxing to spend time photographing my boyfri...
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Getting close-up and personal with Summer Flowers

July 22, 2014 - The early morning rain had left a sprinkling of water droplets on petals and a hazy sun created warm soft light – ideal...
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The Godstone Mine Diggers

June 19, 2014 - I returned to Godstone Mine to photograph the progress of the Godstone Mine Diggers. The tunnel has progressed another s...
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Marden Mine, Surrey, UK

June 05, 2014 - Marden Mine in Surrey, UK, has a similar history to the nearby Godstone Mine, (see earlier post) a firestone mine establ...
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Digging in Godstone Mine, Surrey, UK

June 03, 2014 - Members of the Wealden Mine and Cave Society (of which I am a member) are digging a tunnel to create access to a part of...
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The Columns – Black and white

January 13, 2014 - The columns in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu II (OFD) cave, South Wales, are technically ‘industrial waste’ as a lime kiln once opera...
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Moore Books prize for Best Mining photo and Best Newcomer at the Hidden Earth Caving Conference

October 08, 2013 - Hidden Earth is the UK’s annual national caving conference and this year was held in Monmouth. I submitted the images b...
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Silica Mine photos in national papers

September 25, 2013 - Images from recent photographic explorations of the Dinas Rock Silica Mine in South Wales were published in the Times ne...
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Cae Coch Sulphur Mine, North Wales

September 11, 2013 - The Cae Coch Sulphur Mine lies on Forestry Commission land in the Gwydyr Forest, north Wales and is one of the weirdest...
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Maldives – Dhiggaru, Mulaku Atoll

March 08, 2013 - Dhiggaru is a tiny inhabited island in the Mulaku Atoll, Maldives. I visited Dhiggaru during a week’s trip to the Maldiv...
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Dinas Rock Silica Mine

February 27, 2013 - Photography of the Dinas Rock Silica Mine in South Wales.
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Snow covered Malvern Hills

January 29, 2013 - It was an early start for a walk up the Malverns. Low white cloud, mist and snow removed most colour and contrast from t...
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The Worcester Floodplains by kayak

January 14, 2013 - On January 3rd 2013, I crawled out of bed long before dawn to photograph the River Severn floodplains around Worcester....
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Cave Painting the Columns

January 13, 2013 - A few days before Christmas, I organised a caving trip to visit the Columns in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu II (OFD) cave. A lime ki...
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Photography Workshops

December 31, 2012 - One-day Photography Workshops Location: Central London. These one-day workshops are one-to-one (or 2 or 3) for anyone wa...
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Usk Resevoir, South Wales, UK

December 06, 2012 - As my knee is still recovering from a repetitive strain injury, caused by excessive amounts of driving, we decided a fla...
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Caving article in Photography Monthly magazine

November 14, 2012 - This month sees an article on caving photography published in Photography Monthly magazine
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Underwater baby pictures in Daily Mail

November 12, 2012 - Underwater baby portraits published in the Daily Mail and on-line – see them here:
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Photography Monthly Magazine

September 01, 2012 - An article is published in this months Photography Monthly magazine about my underwater studio portrait work. To see mor...
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Classics Monthly Magazine

June 12, 2012 - June issue of Classics Monthly magazine…..
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The Bug Hunters

May 31, 2012 - Ever wondered what lives in caves? Last Sunday a small group of cavers went into Porth-Y-Ogof cave, South Wales, with c...
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Shakespere’s Cave

April 13, 2012 - Last Saturday the plan was to photograph Ogof Capel. A pretty cave, threatened by planned building work, which will wide...
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The Legacy Course

November 08, 2011 - The Westminster Boating Base took a group of young people, adults and coaches to the Lee Valley White Water Center and p...
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Weekend photography workshop in the Brecon Beacons

March 03, 2011 - Eight people joined me in Ystradfellte, Brecon Beacons, for a weekend landscape photography workshop. Seven of us; Hele...
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Frosty Fingers

January 09, 2011 - Frost had laid her icy fingers through Butter Wood in Hampshire. But by mid morning most of the ice had melted away – ex...
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Dawn on Boxing Day on the Malvern Hills. Worcestershire. UK.

January 02, 2011 - With all the hustle and bustle of cooking Christmas dinner over, I decided that early boxing day morning was going to be...
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The Rivers Mellte and Hepste, Neath Valley, South Wales

August 17, 2007 - The Rivers Mellte and Hepste, Neath Valley, South Wales This is the second outdoor test using my camera in an underwate...
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River Wey

August 11, 2007 - The River Wey This willow tree was photographed from below the surface of the River Wey, the camera looking up through ‘...
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Shepperton Weir

July 24, 2007 - Shepperton Weir Due to heavy rain around the country Shepperton Weir has all ten sluice gates open creating a wonderful...
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