For many years, taking my camera bag on a family holiday was a wasted effort. Rarely did I have the chance to bring out the kit to capture some wonderful light. But this year was different! 

On the first day, we stepped into Beverley Minster at just the right time to witness the most wonderful play of light inside. I spent a very happy half hour watching and photographing it. The light softened the stark nature of the structure, and I could literally feel the warmth it created. 

Later on during our trip, which was one of hot days and cloudless blue skies, I tried to turn that into a (photographic) advantage by picking out details, shapes and lines of a lighthouse against the sky.


Finally, I made it to Dungeness for some photography, together with my friend Sarah Medway. Although it is a well-photographed location, I had to see it for myself, and it did not disappoint. The eerie atmosphere is captivating, and despite rather uncooperative weather I came away with a couple of photographs, which, for me, capture the spirit of the place. Dungeness was also the last location I used my trusty Canon camera, though I didn't know it then...