I take a lot of photos... more every year, it seems. Some are taken for special events, and others just for learning and artistic purposes. The collections linked to here are mainly in the latter category.

2018: Germany

A 2-week stay in the Harz Mountains

View of a German village

The village of Benneckenstein

2018: Worcester and Birmingham Canal

From Kings Norton Junction to Gas Street Basin in the city centre

Poppies growing by the canal

Poppies growing by the canal


Other photos taken during the year

Looking down on a trail of lights from cars on a main road

Light trails from a night photo walk with Photo School Birmingham

2017: Birmingham Marathon

Youthful spectators sitting on the pavement

The race provides real family entertainment

2017: Cumbria

Our holiday in the Lake District

Miriam and Martin looking over Derwentwater

Surprise View, at the southern end of Derwentwater

2017: Malta

On tour with Miriam's choir

Two people sitting at the end of a pier

Enjoying the scenery at Little Arnier, on the north coast looking across to Comino island

2017: Stirchley

Around our local and very busy area

Sitting outside Artefact

During the year P Café relaunched as Artefact and continues to be a wonderful artistic and meeting venue


Around Birmingham, and elsewhere

View of the ICC from across a footbridge at night

The Birmingham International Convention Centre viewed across a footbridge from Brindleyplace

2016: Stirchley Baths opening ceremony

Stirchley Baths, a once-abandoned Edwardian building, is reborn as a modern community hub

Looking along the outside of the balcony towards the Stirchley Baths logo

The balcony is one of many original features that has been preserved and restored

2016: Positively Birmingham

A guided photo walk around Birmingham city centre (page on old website: use browser Back button to return here)

View of a canal boat from a bridge near the ICC, Birmingham

Martin and I took part in a Positively Birmingham photo walk around Birmingham city centre


A holiday in the Scottish Borders, plus costumes at Christ Church, a Fun Palace at Stirchley Baths and much more

Statues in Temple of the Muses, Dryburgh

Modern statues in the classical-style Temple of the Muses, Dryburgh