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Kisdon Tups

Back in mid August I had a plan to have a wander over in Swaledale to take in the landscape of the dales when the heather was in bloom and maybe do a bit of plein air sketching. The intention was to spend the late afternoon on Kisdon, a hill…

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Best of October 2020

Golden reflections at Barnard Castle

It was a good month for photography. Nature during the month of October usually puts on a good display of colour seemingly to celebrate the changing of the seasons before the drab tones of winter. Most of the month for me was spent working in Teesdale with a couple of…

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Best of September 2020

Sheep and the mist

Apologies for the delay in posting this monthly selection of images taken during the month of September. To be honest I have been so busy with work it had completely slipped my mind. The month seemed to fly by and there is certainly a change of seasons in the air.…

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Best of August 2020

Swaledale tups on Kisdon hill

Continuing with my posts on the best of 2020 here is my selection of images from the month of August. It was another period of mixed weather here in the the dales, some days bright warm sunshine, the next a day of heavy rain showers. No real prolonged spells of…

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Pick a card…

Teesdale Postcards

A number of times I have been requested by customers and retail outlets alike for a range of postcards. I was one of those people who thought that the sending of such cards had gone out of fashion, replaced by emails, tweets etc but apparently not. It seems that they…

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Best of July 2020

Barn Owl in Teesdale

We would normally think of the days of July as hours of blazing sun and bright blue skies. Well it wasn’t quite like that here in Teesdale in 2020. As ever, I was out and about every day obtaining refereces for paintings or just taking photographs. It seems that we…

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Best of June 2020

Sheep at sunset

Six months of the year have now passed. Months that have changed many of our lives forever. Lets not be too despondent though, there seems to be light at the end of the Covid19 tunnel. It may be many months or perhaps even years before we return to anything like…

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Best of May 2020

Stick close to me...Swaledale lambs

There are a couple of things that I will remember May 2020 for. Firstly, the ongoing situation with the Covid19 crisis. The situation eased a little bit with the lockdown restrictions being eased even further but I have been reluctant to venture far from home. It would have been easy…

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Best of April 2020

moon over Bowes

A third of 2020 has already passed. A year that none of us will forget. For the whole of April I have stuck to the guidelines set out by the Government and only ventured out once a day on my daily exercise. I think that only twice have I used…

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Challenging times brings new opportunities

I Love Teesdale mugs

In the midst of these challenging times during Covid19 as a self-empolyed person it would be easy to do one of two things. Either I could sit here in my studio and get depressed about a situation I can do very little about or I could spend my time rearranging…

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