Aberglasney is undoubtedly one of the finest gardens in Wales and a place I love to go for some tranquility, an excellent tearoom, and the opportunity to take photographs of the wide range of plants and flowers.
Another of my favourite haunts which always seems to provide me with something bizarre to photograph. The event is held regularly on a Sunday at the Carmarthen Showground site on the outskirts of the town.
The first Fortress Wales event I attended was held in the splendid grounds of Margam Park. Subsequently, the event moved to Caldicot Castle and continued to provide me and many other photographers with some wonderful photo opportunities. Sadly, the event has not been held for a couple of years now. I do hope that the organisers are able to resume this excellent event in the future.
I have recently started to experiment with Infrared photography following the full spectrum conversion of my trusty Sony NEX7. Images have been taken using either a Hoya Orange O(G) filter or a IR720 red filter. Something new and exciting to explore.
Mannequins fascinate me, make great photographic subjects and can be found all over the place displaying both modern and vintage clothing. Apparently during the 1950s, mannequins were used to help show the effects of nuclear weapons on humans. Fortunately none of the mannequins displayed here have been subjected to such harsh treatment!
At the beginning of September 2016, I found myself travelling from Denmark by car to the city of Umeå in the north of Sweden for a friend's wedding. These are a few of the photographs taken along the long journey north from Gothenburg.
The Ragged Victorians are an award-winning living history group, re-enacting the lower classes of Victorian England, c.1851. It would be true to say that the Ragged Victorians are great fun, very knowledgeable and without doubt excellent photographic subjects.
All of these images were originally very ordinary photographic subjects however, with some Photoshop magic have been transformed into totally different images. The results are always unpredictable, as you never know quite how the image is going to turn out. The images in this section are to me some of the more successful and attractive I have produced.
The Works Antiques is the largest antique centre in South West Wales, situated in the historic market town of Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire. Thanks to the owners, The Works has provided me with some unique photo opportunities over the years.