Tag: travel

Cholmondeley Castle in Spring and Summer

I have had the good fortune this year to be commissioned by Cholmondeley Castle, in Cheshire, North West England, to photograph the stunning garden there in spring and summer. When I arrived at dawn in April I was greeted by a sea of daffodils. This stretched from the ornate, wrought

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

Great Chalfield Manor and Gardens - House and Fishpond

Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall, the BBC Two dramatisation of Hilary Mantel’s novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, was a stunning production, with superb acting and an incredibly authentic feel – right down to using low-light cameras so scenes could be illuminated by candlelight only. They also used some of my

Arley Hall - September Border and Bench

Gardens for Photographers – Part Two

Professional garden photographer Joe Wainwright writes about three photogenic gardens in Cheshire and North Wales

Chirk Castle - Castle, Nymph and Yews

Stately Homes for Photographers – Part One

First published on my original blog – October 2013 This is the first in a series of posts featuring stately homes that, I think, offer great potential for photographers. Here I feature just three of my favourites, Chatsworth House, Chirk Castle and Lyme Park. I will provide details of even

Trentham Gardens - View across Gardens

Gardens for Photographers – Part One

Professional garden photographer Joe Wainwright writes about five photogenic gardens in Gloucestershire, Cheshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire

Chester for Photographers – Part One

The English city of Chester, located on the border with North Wales, is an incredibly photogenic place. Its black and white architecture; the unique, two tiered shopping galleries called ‘The Rows’; the Norman cathedral and the River Dee with its tree lined promenade, all conspire to attract visitors from across

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