Category Archives: Nature

Tree Stories of Epping Forest

I have been busy in the last few months photographing and speaking to people who live, work, study and visit Epping Forest. Read on to find out about some of the interesting people I have met along the way. Over … Continue reading

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The Forest is Changing…

The landscape and trees of Epping Forest are always changing. Seasonal changes are the most obvious and I’m sure I’m not alone in looking forward to the vibrant colours that are coming with the Autumn. Sadly there are also physical … Continue reading

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Up High on Pole Hill with the Conservation Arborists

At the beginning of August 2017 I spent a day observing and photographing the Conservation Arborists working at Pole Hill in Epping Forest. What is a Conservation Arborist/Arboriculturalist? In Epping Forest there are 3 teams of Conservation Arborists with a … Continue reading

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5th July 2017 Exhibition is Almost here!

It has been a hectic few weeks but I am almost ready for my first solo photographic exhibition of the Ancient Trees of Epping Forest. Over the next few days I shall be mounting and framing my work and laying … Continue reading

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Beeches of Flagstaff Hill in Epping Forest

Back in April I was introduced to ‘Big Bill’ which is an important keystone tree at Flagstaff Hill, near High Beech in Epping Forest. This is an impressive tall and straight pollarded Beech which is used for training arborists in climbing and health … Continue reading

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Morning at Barn Hoppitt, Epping Forest

Today I left my home at 6:30am so I could catch the early morning light shining on one of my favourite trees by the pond at Barn Hoppitt.  I was not disappointed, it was a beautiful spring day, the birds … Continue reading

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Reflections in Epping Forest

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Ancient Oaks at Epping Forest

Ultra wide angle shot for a bit of creative photography

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Ice Cave

Inside a glacial ice cave. Taken whilst glacier hiking in Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland. A splash of creative colour added whilst editing.

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Springhead Trust in Dorset

This is the Springhead Trust, a Rural and Sustainability Centre in Dorset where I was lucky enough to teach a photography course last week.

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Ancient Silver Birch in Suffolk

Anyone heard of Pro Arb Magazine? I have some images and a quote in the Ancient Tree Forum’s January column in this magazine. This article is about a beautiful ancient Silver Birch tree which is possibly the oldest one in … Continue reading

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Glacier Lines

Taken in Iceland

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Rugged Icelandic horse

Iceland has the most beautiful horses.  I went there with some friends recently and we hired a car and drove around the usual tourist trails.  We had terrible weather but this was taken one morning during a brief break in the … Continue reading

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Otter and its pebble

This was taken at the Durrell Wildlife Park in Jersey, what an amazing conservation zoo!

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Common Knapweed

Common Knapweed taken in the grounds of Writtle College in Essex at the start of the English summer.  I love the spherical shape of the flowerheads and the fragility of the pinky/purple flowers when they open.  

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