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Glasgow Riverside and Science Centre

Unusual light for Edinburgh

For a treat I had lunch in Yo Sushi on Princes Street – and I actually felt the benefit of the air conditioning! Anyone who knows Scotland will appreciate…

Henry mobbed by his public

During my photo drought I have taken to having my X-Pro 1 with the 27mm pancake in my bag. Carrying but not using. At Henry’s book launch this evening…

The first photographic portrait of a professional horticulturist?

I just wrote a blog for work about the Hill & Adamson portrait of William McNab. The first photographic portrait of a professional horticulturist?  

Back from the Lakes

We have just had a week camping in the English Lake District. It didn’t rain the whole time. Very enjoyable in a gentle family kind of way. We…

Botanic Cottage People

About a year a go I had committed to photograph people on their allotments as my next project when Sutherland Forsyth suggested I document the people who were…

HRH Princess Royal

Stuart Beattie, director of Scotland’s Churches Trust, liked the portrait I made of him and asked if I might photograph the visit of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal (their…

How shallow can you go

I have had an interesting evening torn between two shots I took today. Same subject and almost the same pose but one with what may be considered too…

XF14mm f2.8 on X-Pro1 & X-Pro2

This is a quick post to host some camera phone snaps for a discussion about the new X-Pro2 and whether it has frame lines for the XF14mm f2.8…

It was briefly winter today

It snowed hard enough to drive me back  indoors but by 10 o’clock it was all but gone.

Two out of three of my green spaces under threat

Sunday evening and I’m taking the snaps off my camera. It has been dark and I’ve been hold up writing software for my Ten Breaths Map project so there…

Solstice? Not Quite Yet

I thought it was the winter solstice this morning and my feelings were confirmed by ominous sunrise. But I was wrong. It is actually at 4:49am tomorrow morning. …

Botanic Cottage: Sutherland

Over the last year my main project has been photographing the people involved in reconstructing the Botanic Cottage. This is Sutherland who is the organiser of community stuff associated with…

The role of the artists

I came to see that the human imagination is not paramount in the creative process: that what is paramount is “The Creation” and He who created it and…

Sister Coa Nghiem

I’m just back from a week at Plum Village. I’d hoped to do some portraiture but didn’t really have time. Retreats are busy places what with all the…

You are not what you look like

Mia shared this because it seemed relevant to my photography. I love it.

Vlasta Jamnicky: June 2015

Vlasta is the interpretation officer at the Botanics so she tries to bring order to leaflets and signs and stuff.

Paul Nesbitt: June 2015

Paul is curator of Inverleith House gallery at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh a (surely THE) leading contemporary gallery in Scotland.

Josephine: May 2015

Final day of the Wiston retreat.  

Jerry: May 2015

Just having received the 5 Mindfulness Trainings.

Roland: May 2015

Is this Roland? Looking out the door at the end of the Wiston Retreat.

Demetra: May 2015

We had been dealing with some very sad family things and were taking time to walk in some very beautiful woods in the Chilterns to find space. It…

Joscelyn: May 2015

In this case maybe colour.  


I’m amazed I pulled this image out of the series I took of Mia as she was larking about – like usual. Always making people smile. The shot…


At the end of a retreat at Wiston Lodge.  

David Harris

Grave Yard Tree

Messing with Daffodils

I spent some time this weekend moving across to Adobe Lightroom from Apple Aperture. I can’t say it has been a pleasant experience but Lightroom does look like…

March Morning

Nepali Tree Planting