Tag: Britain

Garden Design – Photographing a Cheshire Garden

As a professional garden photographer, I very much enjoy working with garden designers. Each assignment is different, capturing gardens of all sizes, ranging from rural to urban, traditional to contemporary, formal to beautifully wild. When I’m commissioned to photograph a design project, my aim, in all cases, is to provide

International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition – Award Win

I’m delighted to have won a Finalist Award, in the Beautiful Gardens category of the International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 9. The award-winning photo was taken in the Italian Garden at Trentham Gardens, Staffordshire, last October. I wanted to photograph early in the morning and was allowed access

Arley Hall and Garden - Ilex Avenue and Hydrangeas

Arley Hall and Gardens in October

First published in my original blog October 2012 Arley Hall is one of my favourite places in Cheshire. Its gardens are a delight throughout the year, but the historic double herbaceous borders must be the climax of any visit, rewarding you with a dazzling display of profuse colour at the

Portmeirion

First published in my original blog October 2012 In many ways the village of Portmeirion couldn’t be more Welsh. It’s located in the ancient county of Gwynedd, in the village and community of Penrhyndeudraeth, and on the estuary of the River Dwyryd. Yet when you enter Portmeirion you are transported

Tatton Park - Mansion and Italian Garden

Stately Homes for Photographers – Part Two

This is the second in a series of posts featuring what I think are wonderfully photogenic stately homes – all well worth a visit. Here are three more of my favourites heritage destinations, Montacute House, Sezincote House and the mansion at Tatton Park. I will provide details of more historic

Slad - Rosebank and Wildflowers

Laurie Lee – In Search of His Roots

First published in my original blog October 2012 Travel writer, Paul Murphy, is about to embark on an epic journey across Spain, much of it on foot. He will be following a path already trodden by one of the 20th century’s most popular authors – and over the summer I

Powis Castle - Terrace and Yews

Powis Castle in October

First published on my original blog in October 2012 Earlier this week I decided to take a trip with my camera to one of my favourite places, the National Trust’s beautiful Powis Castle. It was a bleak, breezy, rainswept morning but the weather forecast indicated this would pass and be

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