Criccieth Castle


Photograph of Criccieth Castle in North Wales taken on a windy day as Storm Doris hit the UK on 23 February 2017.

Criccieth Castle was famously painted by J. M. W. Turner in about 1835 as part of his series depicting shipwrecked  mariners; see Tate.

Criccieth Castle circa 1835 by Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851

It looks much stormier in Turner’s picture and he has also turned the castle around to improve the composition.

Hellfire Caves


A modern garden table and a stone face at the window photographed inside the Hellfire Caves (also known as the West Wycombe Caves) near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

The caves are a network of man-made chalk and flint caverns, excavated between 1748 and 1752, extending 500 metres underground. They were owned by Sir Francis Dashwood and came to be used for meetings of his club which later became known as the Hellfire Club.

The caves are now a tourist attraction.

Hambleden Cottages


Row of Cottages in the village of Hambleden, Buckinghamshire.

Hambleden has often been used as a location for films, for example; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Witches, 101 Dalmatians and Sleepy Hollow. It also features in several episodes of the television series Midsomer Murders. More recently it has been a main location for the ITV television series Endeavour, Series 4, Episode 4, Harvest.

PolyPixel Countryside

3D Panoramic View captured from the Countryside environment created by the excellent

Click on the Play icon to scroll around.

Then, if viewing on a phone or tablet, click the Compass icon to look around using the device transducer.

Use the icon that looks like a Band-aid to view using Google Cardboard or similar.

Wolfhampcote Church


A bright and frosty morning in Wolfhampcote, Northamptonshire.

The old village of Wulfencote was abandoned sometime in the 14th century (possibly due to plague) and is now classified as a deserted medieval village.

The church remains to this day and is still in use.

The Rose Playhouse Panoramas

Virtual Reality 360 views of The Rose Playhouse.


If viewing on a desktop or laptop computer:

  1. Scroll down and choose a panorama to view.
  2. Click on the Play icon then, when loaded, scroll around with the mouse to view from different directions.

If viewing on a phone or tablet:

  1. Scroll down and choose a panorama to view.
  2. Click on the Play icon then, when loaded, scroll around with your finger to view from different directions, OR
  3. Click on the Compass Icon and you can move the device itself around to view. Just make sure you don’t have a case with a magnet to interfere with the device transducer readings, OR
  4. If you have a Google Cardboard Viewer or similar, click on the icon that looks a bit like a Band-Aid and insert your phone in the viewer.



The views:

Outside Chomley’s House:

Outside the Rose Playhouse:

Standing inside the entrance:

Standing in the yard:

Standing on the stage:

View from the 2nd tier gallery:

‘Encycled’ before The Camera


Bicycles passing in front of the Radcliffe Camera in Oxford selected over a period of about an hour.

Second in the Series.

First was “All the World’s a Stage”; see earlier post

Awarded Highly Commended place for Print in Merit 3 Competition (Machines and Machinery) at Dunchurch Photographic Society, February 2017.