The Western Ghats: The mountains – getting familiar

The Western Ghats: The mountains – getting familiar

At first, my creativity was quelled. Being in the same place for a number of weeks, with the same old views, from the same old positions can stifle the desire to explore. It can also lead to a more intimate awareness of the nuances of light. For the last fifteen or more years I have stared … Continue reading

Skye: The Hunt for the Aurora

Skye: The Hunt for the Aurora

The Aurora Borealis is visible on Skye on many nights each year. I have witnessed these curtains of light pulsating across the sky in Norway and Finland, but the prospect of seeing them in Scotland was attractive. However, the trip was blighted with swirling clouds and mist. It was on the last two days that … Continue reading

Kiln Building

Kiln Building

The staff at Cardamom House, in Tamil Nadu, have many skills. These skills include construction work and pottery. The approval of the temple potter had to be sought, because it is through his hands that he communicates with the Gods. It was important that the team would recognise this spiritual connection. They were wary of constructing … Continue reading

Taking time

Taking time

Many photographers influence my work. I am drawn to the simplicity of Michael Kenna’s black and white images, encouraging a contemplative  response. I also appreciate David Ward’s images. When viewing a landscape he is drawn to the obscure, to the details that those focussing on the grand scale may not notice..     This morning … Continue reading