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Each month I’ll feature a different photo here on the home page – they’ll all be shots I’ve taken, and should you want to use any of them drop me a line from the Contact page. It’s likely I’ll always say yes, but I’d rather be asked first. Good manners… they cost nothing, you know.

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A photo for March 2014

Four Knocks

Fuair Cnocs, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Four Knocks (or in Irish Fuair Cnocs, meaning Cold Hills) is a Passage Chamber Tomb built about 5,000 years ago. It is roughly 10 miles south east of Newgrange between Ardcath in County Meath and the Naul in County Dublin. I was there in March 2013.

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A photo for February 2014

Telephone box, Mapledurham, south Oxfordshire, UK

Telephone box, Mapledurham, south Oxfordshire, UK

This photo came about purely by chance. I was driving along a narrow country road and had to pull into the side to let an approaching vehicle pass. The cottage, the phone box, the barn in the background, it all seemed very English.

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A photo for January 2014

Vintage carousel, Le Touquet seafront

Vintage carousel, Le Touquet seafront

I took this shortly before sunset on 1 January 2012 at the end of a last-minute trip to Le Touquet, in France. The carousel is right on the seafront and the light, as it was dimming, seemed to be diffused by the sea air. I think the fuzzy, almost other-worldly look captured in this image is very fitting for a 19th Century carousel set against the backdrop of modern sea-front apartment blocks.