Shrewsbury Open Studios

We’re thrilled to be exhibiting as part of the Shrewsbury Open Studios this year. We’re familiar with the concept from our Brighton days and when we discovered Shrewsbury had been doing something similar it was a no brainer! Tonight, 2 June there is a Private View of artworks by all […]

Read More
Drone Photography and Video

Drone Photography and Video

We recently invested in a DJI Phantom 4 Pro which we intend to use to extend the scope of our landscape and travel photography to include Drone Photography and video.   Drone photography is in its infancy right now, sites like Dronestagr.am providing a community and inspiration to a new generation […]

Read More
Cave Dwellings of Benalua

The Cave Dwellings of Benalua

In the book “South of Granada” the author, Gerald Brenan writes about the troglodytes of Guadix, a murderous community of bandits found in the desert around Guadix, preying on the hapless traveller.  Ever since I read the book I’ve been meaning to check the area out – after all he was in Andalusia in […]

Read More

Explore Andalucia

  The first phase of the Explore Andalucia project is complete, we’ve had a year renting the Cortijo, it has gone very well, people love it as much as we do! Sergio and Celia have done a fantastic job of keeping the visitors happy and looked after, and now that […]

Read More
Portmeirion

Photographing Portmeirion

A trip to Portmeirion has been on the cards ever since I finished watching “The Prisoner” back in 1968. The village was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village – rumoured to be Portofino. Normally, Portmeirion is packed with […]

Read More
Sunshine and Rain - La Taha

Exploring Andalucia – La Taha

The weather so far this trip has been changeable to say the least! We headed off in the morning to Trevelez, the (second) highest village in Spain at 1486 metres above sea level. The village is famous for its air cured hams and the marketplace is amply furnished with shops selling […]

Read More
Bubion from Capileira

White Villages of the Alpujarras

Taking a break from the apparently endless procession of jobs getting the house ready for rental this summer I decided to take a break from the hard work, take my camera and get to know some of the local villages. The white villages of the southern Alpujarras have an interesting […]

Read More
O Seil Ling

O Sei Ling – Place of Clear Light

We climbed and we climbed..   “O Sei Ling” or “Place of Clear Light” is a Buddhist retreat 1600 metres above sea level, a couple of miles from the house in Orgiva. It sits 5 km up a vertiginous dirt track wide enough for only one vehicle with no barriers […]

Read More
Orgiva

Tilting at Windmills

The first day, in the desert sun…We’ve just driven from Ironbridge to Orgiva, Southern Spain. 1500 miles in three days, including a detour on day two to see our friends Alice and Jo, who run an excellent gite in the Dordogne.   On the third day, we woke up in […]

Read More
Tar Tunnels, Ironbridge Gorge

Tar Tunnels, Ironbridge Gorge

Today was the last day that the Ironbridge Gorge Museums would be open until March. I thought it would be a good opportunity to get up early and investigate the Tar Tunnels, a man made construction running 1000 yards into the hill at Coalport in the Ironbridge Gorge.   I’d […]

Read More