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I like taking photographs of wide, sweeping landscapes, but sometimes I enjoy focusing on the small stuff. Last week I was rambling around the Solway Firth, and here are some of the mini-images that caught my eye.

Old tree knot
eye in the tree

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Alley Graffiti

My home town is criss-crossed by narrow walking alleyways. Many of them date from medieval times and would once have been busy streets lined with residential dwellings, shops and inns.

Nowadays, too narrow for traffic, these alleys are only used as shortcuts, and their doorways, windows and shop fronts have been replaced by featureless walls.

Featureless? Yes. Until the advertisers, fly posters and graffiti artists get going…

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Words and Remembrances

Maryport pier has a collection of paving slabs which, if read together, make up a wonderful poem. I couldn’t photograph every slab, because some were too weathered or moss-covered, and the light was poor.

Here are some of the words, along with a couple of nearby memorial wreaths.


Rocks and Stones

A selection of photos I took on the coast near Maryport in Cumbria. I enjoyed playing around with these images. Was looking for patterns and colours in the cliffs, and in the scattered rocks on the beach.


Textures and Patterns

This is a selection of photographs taken on my walk along the Cumbrian coast, between Whitehaven and Workington. I was concentrating on surfaces, textures and the effects of decay on industrial structures.


Wild flowers in August

 Where councils are enlightened and resist the urge to mow
even the dullest track is brightened
when wild flowers grow.

Found growing beside the cycle-walking way
between Shotton and Neston, on the Wirral Peninsula.


Art work and a ghost ship

Sometimes you come across some surreal sights.
Who would expect to see a beached ship covered in spray-paint
on the banks of the Dee Estuary?

A FUN SHIP or the DUKE OF LANCASTER – take your pick.
It certainly looks like a party ship.

Enjoy the photos.