Moon and stars

The 21st January lunar eclipse.

Rockaway 2019

A return to Bognor :-)

Multishot panorama of Wanlockhead from Lowther Hill

A big image and a view of Wanlockhead from Lowther Hill. The original is 273 megapixels in size (approximately 29.5k pixels wide and 9.5k pixels tall) and it's a composite of about 20 images taken through a telephoto lens. Here I've made progressive crops. The village is about 2 miles away from the camera.

River Nith at Whitesands, Dumfries

Approximately 100 hours of work went into this painting. but I'm happy with the result as it prints very well. This framed print is about 12 inches by 36 inches and I'm also making a gallery wrap (stretched and varnished canvas on wooden bars) at 42 inches x 14 inches.

Milking Byre

Another one of my paintings. It's still work in progress, particularly on the hooves, legs and the milk pail, but getting there.

Autumnal colour wheel

An arrangement of autumnal beech leaves on fungi growing on a fallen beech tree stump.

Moffat Cows

An e-oil painting from a photo I took a couple of summers ago of two young coos peering over a wall at sunset in Frenchlands Fields.


Continuing my witterings about photography related stuff, I've been trying out Cyanotype printing, one of several methods of making chemical prints from contact negatives.


Here's a roughly A3 sized cyanotype print I made from a shot I took in Moffat's old kirkyard. It's a simple matter of making up a solution, painting it onto some ordinary paper and allowing it to dry, before exposing it with sunlight or any UV source while sat under the negative. The next set of chemicals I'll buy is for a silver process called Van Dyke 'Brown' (because it makes brown prints obviously), and that's the process that the term 'sepia' print originated from.

Panorama across the Solway from Southerness

From Southerness, the Solway divides Scotland and England. The hills of the English Lake District can be seen rising on the horizon to the left, with the lights of the towns of Silloth, Maryport and Workington (with its skyglow) in Cumbria.