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

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.

Winter Morning Light

I have added no photoshop effects to this. This is the image more or less as I took it that cold winter’s morn as the sunlight filtered through the ivy cloaked trees of the woods. December 2016, local wood, Staffordshire, England.

The Crying Willow

On the banks of the Great Myree, the old willow, now bent and crooked with age, shed a single tear. It froze one cold winter’s night, and has remained so through summer heat and seasons rainfalls for countless years. Like fossilised amber the tear shall remain as long as the old willow shall stand. December… Read More The Crying Willow

Field Maple

Acer campestre You know when I first came across this tree over twenty years ago on a local field boundary, I am embarrassed to say I did not know what kind of tree it was. I always liked its form, and it make a good perch for passing birds to rest on. Also called ‘Common… Read More Field Maple

Earth Nature

This is a series of photographs I took of a bunter sandstone outcrop near my local river bank. The diversity of life forms which sprang from the cracks and fissures were amazing, and I say ‘were’ for it has all been covered over due to excavation works to help support the canal above. Essential engineering… Read More Earth Nature

Field of Gold

Even with dull, slate-grey skies you can usually find something out and about whilst walking that brightens the day. This is a field filled with Rape (Brassica napus), and the shoots on the trees were just opening up fresh and green. Photograph taken May 2014, local field, Staffordshire.