Portland Castle

Portland Castle was part of King Henry VIIIs plan for defending England from French invasion.  The move was away from the classical huge scale castles and towards strings of defendable positions which were strategically placed to create crossfires and killing fields.  The castle at Portland was built during the mid-1500’s to create a crossfire with castles in Weymouth across the harbour.

Like many defences, Portland Castle was built to repel a French invasion which never came.  The structures use for storage during both World Wars means that it only ever saw real action duringt the English Civil War of the 1600’s where it was captured by the Parliamentary forces.

Long time no post

It’s been a while since a post of any kind.  Life is busy with teaching photography and that is ticking along nicely.  More of a rythem is needed with my own blogging about my own photographic exploits.

For now here are two star trails from the weekend just gone, enjoy!

Experimenting with crystal

Funny how even after over 15 years of being a photographer there are methods and techniques I’ve never tried.

Recently I saw a students work where he had experimented with a crystal ball to make creative photographs. So I got my own and tried it out!

Can’t wait to try it at different locations on bright days!