Bluebell Wood

There is a narrow and winding dirt path which leads through the lower part of the woods. At this time of the year there is enchantment in the form of a lush carpet of bluebells. © Peter Hillman ♦ 23rd April 2020 ♦ Local woods, Staffordshire ♦ Nikon D7200

Llandudno Pier

A misty day on the beach at Llanudno, but we can still see the pier dating from the late 1800s stretching out across the sea. The pier is the longest in Wales, being 700m (2,295ft) long. Beyond the Grand Hotel where Winston Churchill once stayed, is a glimpse of the Great Orme. © Peter Hillman… Read More Llandudno Pier

View of The Great Orme

I took this photo of the ‘Sea Serpent’ which the Vikings most likely saw it as from their longships as they approached, and where todays name originates from, as I stood on Llandudno Pier. © Peter Hillman ♦ 18th April 2011 ♦ Llandudno, Wales ♦ Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38

Gull And The Sun

Sounds like the name of a seaside pub, I know. As the sun lowers in the sky a lone gull appears to be preparing for it settled on the sea wall. © Peter Hillman ♦ 21st April 2011 ♦ West Shore Beach, Llandudno, Wales ♦ Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38

A View Through The Dunes

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. Albert Einstein Copyright: Peter HillmanCamera used: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38Date taken: 19th April 2011Place: West Shore Beach, Llandudno, Wales

Our Star

The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction. Rachel Carson 1952 No photo filters or effects here … this is a genuine pink sunset. Copyright: Peter HillmanCamera used: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38Date taken: 19th April 2011Place: West Shore… Read More Our Star

Totland Pier

Totland Bay Pier was completed in 1880, with a small shelter at the pier head and a small amusement arcade at the shore side. It is a 450ft (137m) long cast-iron girder construction. The funds to build it were raised by the nearby Totland Hotel which has since been demolished. During the Victorian era it… Read More Totland Pier

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  

Red Dawn

“Red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning” The last day of September starts off with quite an amazing spectacle at sunrise … but ends with heavy rain coming nightfall. Rear garden. September 2019 © Pete Hillman.

Autumn Dawn

I crack open the window blinds and my sleep weary eyes are filled with such wonder and joy, such magic of the world and the cosmos as a new day dawns. September 2018, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.

Keeping Balance

On a stroll across a quieter section of beach where the tide had gone out I came across this little arrangement of rocks. They kind of reminded me of the remains of a prehistoric cairn, although this is most likely child’s play. Click once to expand view, click again to get that little bit closer… Read More Keeping Balance

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.

View From The Shore

This is one of the views from across Derwentwater, a large body of water in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria. The last time I visited here was 18 years ago. I wonder why I left it so long when there is so much beauty here amidst nature. July 2018, © Pete Hillman.