This was an escape from Manchester to the Merseyside coast.
Formby isn’t your usual jolly seaside resort, but a haven of tall sand dunes, gnarled pine trees and a broad stretch of beach.
Wind turbines stand tall out to sea and the mighty city of Liverpool is in view.
It’s a place to clamber, walk and inhale the bracing air – not to mention capture in photographs.
This is one of my favourite photographic compositions. Tall buildings, big skies and camera pointing aloft. Big and minimal combined.
One day Salford Quays was drenched in a blue canopy, the next day Manchester was leaden and grey. But their new buildings looked equally striking under varying April weather.
I recently went to the southern Mediterranean to capture some much-needed sunshine.
The small island of Gozo is part of Malta and packs in rugged coastline, undulating countryside and delightful old towns.
I stayed by the sea at Xlendi and cycled around the island with my camera on my back. Here’s just some of my journey…
I’ve lived in the north of England for 18 months now. There’s a great deal to explore here, from industrial cities to the natural beauty of the Lake District.
Here’s a scattering a 12 shots from my northern discovery so far. There is a lot more to discover…
Gozo is a little island in southern Europe, part of the compact Mediterranean nation of Malta.
It may be small, but punches way above its weight when it comes to churches.
These faithful islanders are served by some impressive places of worship which are large, opulent and a dominant part of the Gozitan landscape.
I visited a fair few by bicycle, craning my neck up at some incredible domes and beautiful architecture. The people of Gozo have every reason to be proud.