The River Ehen

The River Ehen is located at Wath Brow. Locally, it is known as Hen Beck. The River Ehen supports the largest freshwater pearl mussel population in England. This may be the last sustainable breeding population. Exceptionally high densities (greater than 100 m2) are found at some locations, with population estimates for the entire river exceeding…

Hawthorn Tree

This Hawthorn Tree, standing alone in the coast to coast valley of St Bees in West Cumbria almost looks like a Japanese Bonsai tree which has been carefully nurtured to mimic the size of a full sized tree. A tilt shift depth of field, blurring effect, has been applied to the image, which has resulted in…

Whitehaven Storm, December 2013

On December 5th 2013, Cyclone Xaver hit the Port of Whitehaven in West Cumbria. I was there to capture the event. I’ve seen the town hammered by the sea in the past, but never before on this scale. Harbour walls were breached, with some flooding occurring. A section of the harbour wall, near to the…