My wife and I have an affinity for Piers due to our work with Hastings Pier trust. Last weekend, we visited Clevedon Pier on the way to the southwest. It's absolutely lovely and no surprise that it's the UK's only Grade I listed pier. Just a few snaps from there...
Some shots of Madness at the launch event for Hastings Pier last Saturday... All taken with a Canon Eos 5D. What a pleasure to be able to focus properly in low light in a way that my A7r just isn't capable of .
We visited the revamped and revitalised Hastings Pier on Saturday. This was a rewarding experience as my wife was a trustee for a couple of years and I was a core volunteer. We both contributed to setting up the shop and providing it's best selling product and my wife was key in appointing the design… Continue reading A Walk on the New Hastings Pier
Murmuration is a word that's used for the flocks of starlings which are often seen circulating the Piers on England's South coast at this time of year. It's a particularly famous phenomenon in Brighton, which is the South Coast's most popular seaside town for day trips and short stays. Every even numbered year they have… Continue reading Murmuration
For the first post on this blog I'm going to revisit a lens that I have now sold, and it's probably the one I regret letting go of the most. Not only is it a great lens on the 159 that allowed me to take some seriously wide images, it's also a great lens on… Continue reading Hastings Pier
Phew, what a hectic and yet fun day on saturday. I was helping out on the stall of the Pier's Trust's acrhitects, De Rijke Marsh Morgan, taking photographs of assorted members of the public holding up sheets of paper which showed thier ideas for the future of Hastings pier. The consultation coinciededwith the National 'Party on the Pier'… Continue reading Hastings Pier Consultation
After working on a personal project around documenting the progress of Hastings Pier I was devastated by the news this morning that the pier has burned down. My wife, Tina, is a trustee in a community group that has been determined to get the pier back into use and, last night, after a very positive presentation of… Continue reading Hastings Pier