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.

February 2018


A simple combination of snow, a tree and direct sunlight result in this symmetrical image, taken at home.

January 2018


The finale of the spectacular New Year’s firework display over Sydney Harbour, approximately twelve minutes after midnight.

December 2017


Australia and England resume hostilities on the first day of the Fourth Ashes Test, held, as always, on Boxing Day at Melbourne’s formidable MCG.

November 2017


Charlie walks along the beach at Camber Sands, East Sussex under leaden skies and with autumnal winds adding to the swell.

October 2017


The London Eye dominates the skyline across the Thames from the Members’ Terrace at the Palace of Westminster, home of the UK Parliament.

September 2017


The historic Blenheim Palace, in the morning sunshine, offers an impressive backdrop to the main dressage arena at the annual Blenheim Horse Trials.

August 2017


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


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


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


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


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

March 2017


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

February 2017


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

January 2017


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

December 2016


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

November 2016


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

October 2016


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

September 2016


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

August 2016


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

July 2016


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


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

May 2016


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


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

March 2016


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

February 2016


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


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

December 2015


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

November 2015


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

October 2015


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

September 2015


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


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.