Bincombe Bumps - Round Barrows

Bronze age round barrows above the tiny hamlet of lower bincombe. Often wearing a coat of low cloud, equally often the playground of exhilaratingly strong winds. Mountain bikers seem to think the barrows are suitable for riding over; their tyre tracks stretch across the barrow bumps each in turn along the line of them. It seems sad that to some people they are just shapes to pull wheelies and ride up and down over. A rather narrow and attenuated perception of these burial mounds of our ancestors. I wouldn’t dream of mountain biking over them; I would just go around.

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London

Ray Gun Lager
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Press Photographic Exhibition
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Natural History Museum

Pyroclastic Flows.

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“Their behaviour and impacts simultaneously embody the qualities of an atomic bomb blast, an immense avalanche and a Category Five hurricane, with the added complication that their temperatures can reach hundreds of degrees Celsius….Some have travelled over 100 kilometres from the vent”.

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Westonbirt Bark

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Autumn

A seasonal post.

The lake district, after 5 days of hoar frost.
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Heddons Mouth, North Devon
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Exmoor.
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Lake District
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Exmoor Hill Fort
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Scotland, West Coast.
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Viewscapes

Parliament building, Budapest, in winter.

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Bristol football grounds and Clifton Suspension Bridge.
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Rockford Common, New Forest.
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Butter mere, Lake District.
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Countryside, south of Bristol.
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Stepping stones above Windermere.
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Rockford Common, New Forest.
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Skyline, South of Bath.
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Green Light

The green light of woodland and trees.

West Woods, Wiltshire. Bluebells.
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Somerset Oak Trees.
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Exmoor. One of my favourite woodlands, on top of an enormous hill fort.
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The same place.
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Mossy trees in Scotland.
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Movement

Fourth in this series of photographs as paintings. This time, movement.


Three from Budapest Physics Garden.
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A series from Painswick Rococo Garden.
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Tales of Stone

Third in the series. A journey underground and into the past and the whimsical. All united by the enduring element of Stone.

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Underground in the Budapest labyrinth.

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The Horsehead stone. Avebury. Built by our ancestors 5000 years ago. For reasons we can only ever imagine.

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Whale stone, North Brittany Coast.

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Avebury again.

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West Kennet Long Barrow. At dawn.

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Dark Fairy Tales

Second in the series. A journey through forests dark and mist soaked.

Mount Olympus, Cyprus.
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Grizedale Forest, Lake District.
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Exmoor Hill Fort.
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The New Forest, Dorset.
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Dartmoor. Alongside the River Dart.
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North Devon
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Creatures of Light

A new series of pictures I have been playing around with as paintings. First up, a reworking of the original set of fireworks pictures from Wimborne display. I still love these images; bonfire nights and howling gales: the perfect couple.

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