Coot Feet

You can tell that I took this photograph in an area popular with walkers because the coots have incorporated a walking pole into their nesting platform, here by the dam head at Newmillerdam Country Park. The juvenile coot in the foreground hasn’t yet developed the bulging forehead of its parents, nor has the colour in its […]

Black Swans Preening

The Calder Valley beyond Mirfield is disappearing into the haze this morning. In the waterfowl pen at Charlotte’s Ice Cream Parlour, black swans are preening. This disconsolate-looking West Highland terrier was sitting by a table at the the Caffe Capri. These are the first scans from my sketchbook made using Affinity Photo. Aspects of the process […]