The Sky Stallion

I have a thing about clouds and how their formations pull on the imagination. I see a mighty horse rearing up and trying to pull itself free from the clouds, being born of the elements. © Peter Hillman ♦ 3rd August 2016 ♦ Bournemoth, Dorset ♦ Nikon D3200

Painted Skies

I took this a few years ago one early summer morning. There is no post-processing here. Nature is the artist, painting the clouds and the dawn light. Copyright: Peter Hillman Camera used: Nikon D7200 Date taken: 8th July 2017 Place: From rear garden, Staffordshire  

Towering Cumulus

This monster of a cloud formation which dwarfed the land below as storms roamed the area at the time, is a form of cumulus cloud called cumulus congestus. Copyright: Peter Hillman Camera used: Nikon D7200 Date taken: 20th May 2017 Place: From rear garden, Staffordshire  

Mysterious Sea Mist

This mysterious sea mist drifted in from Luccombe Bay. As soon as it appeared it disappeared. Memories of John Carpenter’s ‘The Fog’ came to mind. It had quite an eerie quality to it. Click once to expand view, click again to get that little bit closer Isle of Wight, England, August 2018 © Pete Hillman.


Today I had my late birthday present come. My first speedligh flash unit, the Nikon SB-700. The weather has been rather dismal, and I thought I had been transported to autumn it has been so damp and cold here. However, between showers I manged to get a few shots in to play with my new… Read More Flash

Supermoon #2

Higher in the sky now, and appearing a tad smaller than when it was rising, and more like its usual colour. So what really is a ‘supermoon’? This moon is not only the biggest and brightest supermoon of the year, but it is the closest supermoon since 26th January 1948, almost 69 years ago. I… Read More Supermoon #2

July Rain

We actually needed some rain for the garden, and this morning, between showers, I popped out into the garden with camera in hand to take a few shots of the magic the rain had left in its wake. These tiny raindrops filled with light were taken on the long slender leaves of my Montbretia (Crocosmia)… Read More July Rain

Raindrops Keep Falling

I love to see the water droplets on vegetation after the rain has fallen. Everything appears fresh and reinvigorated, so much more alive. The reflections of light in the tiny spheres can be quite magical. Photographs taken June and December 2015, rear garden, Staffordshire.