Picturesque Castle Combe, UK

I was just looking at some of my favorite places and thought I’d share these photos of Castle Combe Village taken a few years ago on a sunny afternoon walk…

Thanks for taking a look and I will post some more photos of Castle Combe.

Mike Hope

The Manor House Hotel

Swans by the Bridge, Castle Combe


Wisborough Green – Austin A35

Taken on the way through Wisborough Green in West Sussex, UK, on Monday this week. The owner of the Van, Ralph Restorations, was renovating the telephone box in the background. The vehicle is a 1960’s Austin A35. The owner restores telephone boxes as well as old items of street furniture, such as petrol pumps and Royal Mail post boxes. He told me when the telephone box was restored it would be as shiny as new, similar to the photo from his web site below. I said I would check it out next time I was over that way. Perhaps I’d see him again over a pint in the Three Crowns Pub just down the street

500px Photo ID: 261953523 - Taken on the way through Wisborough Green in West Sussex. The owner of the Van, Ralphs Restorations, was renovating the call box in the background. The vehicle is a 1960's Austin A35

Ralph Restoration – A35 1960’s Austin Van by Mike-Hope



This is an example of what the restored Telephone Box should look like (Ralph Restorations web site).



What better place to finish up than, The Three Crowns Wisborough Green…


The Three Crowns Pub Wisborough Green by Mike-Hope

See you there…


Natural History Revisited

Hi all,

I was just going through some photos of London and thought this one could do with a little rework using a Lightroom filter I found from Presetpro. I applied the filter then tweaked it a little to bring out some highlights in the colors. I think it gives more pop to the photo…

NAT HIST by Mike-Hope

Natural History Museum by Mike-Hope

Let me know what you think…

Thanks for taking a look,


Smeaton’s Tower, Plymouth UK – Mike Hope

Smeatons Tower by Mike Hope
DSCF7230, a photo by Mike-Hope on Flickr.

A shot of Smeaton’s Tower taken on my recent trip to England. Such great memories of Plymouth!! The Hoe is realy something, with fantastic views out accross Plymouth Sound and Drake’s Island. Really Worth a visit if you are in Devon or travelling further South West to Cornwall.

Thanks for taking a look,

Mike Hope

Art Prints

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