Category: Light & Water

Distant Views of Portland

19 January 2024 By ian

Along the section of the Jurassic Coast from the Isle of Purbeck as far as Lyme Regis the Isle of Portland is a constant presence. It’s not a true island, being connected to the Dorset mainland by a narrow causeway and by Chesil Beach, which starts at Portland and ends at the pretty village of […]

After You’ve Gone

10 January 2024 By ian

This picture began as just a lovely coastal scene, from a photo taken on a walk around Arne. Arne’s a RSPB reserve on the shores of Poole harbour. It’s a place I’ve been visiting since I was a child (as a proud member of the Young Ornithologists Club). However, the more I looked at and […]

The Isle of Portland from Redcliff Point

14 December 2022 By ian

Redcliff Point is part of the southern coast of the Isle of Purbeck, on both the Jurassic Coast and the South West Coast Path. My step-son, Ollie, and I had gone for a long walk along the cliff tops a few days after Christmas Day last year and decided on the way back to take […]

Wall Barley drawing

4 October 2022 By ian

Wall barley sprouts up all over the place, often growing in the most inhospitable of places. When the sun in low in the sky and shining through it, though, it can be beautiful. I’ve been really drawn (no pun intended) to the plants that grow unnoticed and unloved on the edge of the beach. There […]

Lodmoor Morning

10 April 2021 By ian

We have two RSPB nature reserves here in Weymouth. One, Radipole, is right in the heart of the town with the River Wey running through it. The other, Lodmoor, is at one edge, separating Preston and Melcome Regis and consisting of wetlands and reed beds. This is a lovely place at any time of day, […]