Tuesday, January 09, 2007


Unfortunately due to lack of time I`ve been forced to stop updating the Portsmouth Daily and Ryde Daily photo blogs.

Having to update the blogs once a day as well as go and shoot more pictures became just too time consuming. Instead, I`m going to concentrate on my main focus in photography - long exposure.

In my night time and low light photo blog I`ll be posting occasional images, once a week if I can.

Please drop by that blog, enjoy the pictures and leave some comments!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Ryde Taxis

Taxi's waiting for customers on Ryde seafront. Behind is the bus station (which is due for remodelling sometime soon) and to the right (out of shot) is the Hovercraft station. Theres no set colour scheme for taxi's here, they're mostly private cars that have a taxi badge.

Monday, September 18, 2006

All at sea

A photograph I shot from the top of Culver Down while out cycling one day. This is the kind of sea view you can see all around the Island.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Sandown and Shanklin (Panorama)

A panoramic view of the East coast of the Island, with Shanklin, Sandown and Culver Down in view.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

The Downs

Above Brading, on the downs - this is the kind of view you get when in the center, visiting the highest hills on the Island ('The Downs'). This shot shows St. Helens and Bembridge and far in the distance Portsmouth.

View Satellite Image of this location @ Google Maps.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

St. Merediths

At least, I think its called St. Merediths? Its at a place called 'Whippingham' which really doesn't have anything else apart from one post office, a few houses, a school and the church. This is one of the oldest churches in the northern part of the Island. It has quite a gothic look, wouldn't look out of place in a dracula film.

View St. Merediths Satellite image @ Google Maps.


A converted farmhouse makes a stunning home.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Cottage Thatch

Closeup of one of the thatch cottages in Godshill - you can see how intricate the thatch is.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Ryde Massive

Ryde seafront - the 'shopping center' end. Blogged from flickr to
enable notes to be added. Shows almost the entire western end of the seafront.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Royal Essex Cottage

Returning to Godshill and another of the famous thatched cottages.

Friday, September 01, 2006


Today's theme for Daily Photobloggers is Doorways.

I thought this would be most fitting for Ryde - it shows that the Isle of Wight is quite a rural place.

41 Daily Photo sites are participating in the 1st September theme.

Please use the links to below to visit them.

Due to time zone differences and other factors, the theme photo may not be displayed until later if you are viewing early in the day.

If you view after the date then you may find the theme no longer accessible on some sites, but the majority will be available in archives.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Lavender Cottage

Another of the picturesque cottages in Godshill

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The Garden

While out cycling around the Island I passed this beautiful garden. Obviously a lot of hard work has gone into it and you can even see the owner cutting his grass when I took the shot.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Visiting Cowes 2

A little further along the same road and your right alongside the sea. Further to the right is the beginning of Southampton water.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Visiting Cowes

This is part of probably the most famous place on the Island, Cowes. Famous for the Cowes week and starting point in many worldwide yacht races, this is just one of the small roads that follow the coastline around that part of the Island. In the distance you can see the see.

View Satellite Image of this location @ Google Maps.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

The Cottage

Not a thatched cottage this time, but an old cottage nonetheless. This cottage is near Brighstone also, just down some small lane that not much traffic passes. I wonder what the story of it is, who lived there and how old it is?

Also, does anybody know what the small white 'pegs' are on the roadside? In Scandinavia they have them to show where the edge of the road is when its snowing, but theres not much snow on the Island?