Photography

My favourite photograph of every month.  Click any picture below to view it in its largest size, on Flickr.  To view my full online portfolio of images, please visit my Flickr page.

August 2017

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A swallow is reflected in the water as it swoops over a swimming pool near Banyoles in Catalonia, Northern Spain – one of dozens looking for a drink amongst the arid hills every morning and every evening.

July 2017

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My son Charlie collects the ball from a fielder’s throw to the bowler’s end just too late to run out the batsman during one of his two overs in his team’s defeat to Leigh U-15s at Leigh CC, Lancashire.

June 2017

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My niece Abi runs the final leg of the relay race for Year 3 girls for her house at her school’s annual Sports Day.

May 2017

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Fireworks herald the end of a performance from Guns ‘N Roses as they begin the European leg of their ‘Not In This Lifetime’ tour, at Slane Castle, Co. Meath, Ireland.

April 2017

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The wash of a speedboat heading south from the Alps at the most northerly part of Lake Como, Italy.

March 2017

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A springtime street/canal scene along Bloemgracht in the Jordaan district of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

February 2017

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Aaron Finney makes a sharp turn while snowboarding at the Chill Factore, Trafford Park, Manchester.

January 2017

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An elusive kingfisher scans the waterways surrounding the Ron Barker hide at Martin Mere Wetland Reserve, Lancashire.

December 2016

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My niece Abi walks her pony Jig through the spotlights before their showjumping class at Barton Equestrian Centre, Lancashire.

November 2016

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A Marsh Harrier patrols the wetlands at Martin Mere in search of food.

October 2016

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Old Trafford is bathed in sunshine ahead of the 2016 Super League Grand Final between Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves.

September 2016

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‘Life in the old dog, yet’.  Marley protects his tennis ball from the annoying attentions of Elsa, the 14-month old puppy.

August 2016

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A goldfinch sits on a telephone wire, about to be joined by another.

July 2016

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Stuart Broad thunders in from the Pavilion End on the fourth day of the 2nd Test against Pakistan at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester.

June 2016

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A Face in the Crowd: Warren Bullough amongst the swimmers about to participate in the Great North Swim at Brockhole, Windermere, Cumbria.

May 2016

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Italian rider Vittoria Panizzon and Borough Pennyz stumble at the Jack Wills complex, just prior to their elimination from the 2016 Badminton Horse Trials at Badminton House, Gloucestershire.

April 2016

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WWE wrestler Roman Reigns holds aloft a prize belt after winning his bout against Sheamus at the Manchester Arena, Manchester.

March 2016

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A Confirmation Gift: The Lord’s Prayer engraved on a silver cross

February 2016

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A Land Rover Discovery 4 tackles the off-road course at the Land Rover factory at Halewood, Merseyside.  Picture taken from the car itself, using a mirror specially positioned on the course.

January 2016

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A combination of snowfall and sodium lighting makes this colour photograph look monochrome.

December 2015

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Def Leppard play ‘Photograph’ during the encore of their show at the Manchester Arena.

November 2015

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A firework in mid-explosion during our annual Hallowe’en party.

October 2015

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A cloudy sunset over an Autumn training session for Wigan St. Jude’s ARLFC U-10s.

September 2015

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Helen Bentham, riding Statham Street Hustler (“Nigel“), enters the showjumping arena at the Regional Qualifier for the 2016 Badminton Grass Roots competition at Brooksby Melton College, Leicestershire.

August 2015

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A competitor in the Course Camarguaise successfully removes a piece of string from around the horn of a young bull at Paluds des Noves, Provence, France.  Not to be confused with the more controversial Spanish version, this is a traditional, bloodless Provençal form of bullfighting.