John Hare | Light On Mary's Shell

Light On Mary's Shell

Wonderful light illuminates this side profile shot of the iconic Mary's Shell situated on Cleveleys Beach near Blackpool England. The shell is a large structure some 10 metres long and 4 metres high and is one of several large public art installations along the wonderful promenade at Cleveleys. The Shell is from a book written for children called The Sea Swallow which is set along a mythical coastline. This is a long exposure shot taken whilst the shell was semi submerged by a high tide and processed to give it a fine art feel.
John Hare | Mary's Shell

Mary's Shell

A black and white fine art version of the iconic Mary's Shell on Cleveleys Beach near Blackpool Lancashire. This view shows the shell partially submerged by a high tide. The shell is featured in the children's book The Sea Swallow that tells a tale set in a mythical land situated off the Fylde Coast.
John Hare | Beached


FD Clarain is an old fishing boat that fished out of Fleetwood Docks. Due to fishing quotas being imposed on many of the owners of vessels this together with several other fishing boats were stripped of all their gear and the intentionally beached on a high flood tide on the River Wyre estuary. If you look closely to the left side of the image you can see parts of Fleetwood docks buildings, a sad end to boats that made the town of Fleetwood famous for fish. With the death of these boats it signalled the end for Fleetwood fish.
John Hare | Mary's Shell Mono

Mary's Shell Mono

A Black and white version of Mary's Shell with a stunning sky reflected in a pool of water on the beach. The Shell is a large piece of public art situated on Cleveleys Beach near Blackpool Lancashire and forms part of the theme of a book written for children called The Sea Swallow. Since it was installed it has been enjoyed by thousands of visitors and provides a focal point to the brand new promenade at Cleveleys. NB This image is not suitable for a wrapped canvas.
John Hare | Penmon (Trwyn Du) Lighthouse

Penmon (Trwyn Du) Lighthouse

Penmon (Trwyn Du) Lighthouse with Ynys Seiriol (Puffin Island) in the background. A long exposure shot showing the threatening clouds overhead that makes the lighthouse really stand out. The rugged rocks that make the lighthouse essential to guiding shipping through the narrow channel can clearly be seen in the foreground of this moody image.
John Hare | The Lone Tree - Monochrome

The Lone Tree - Monochrome

A view of the iconic lone tree at Rydal Water in the Lake District, Cumbria, England. Rydal Water has many little islands on it, what makes this stand out is the single, lone tree that has grown on it. I used a long exposure in this shot to smooth the water surface and soften the clouds to make the contrast between the twisted little tree and its background stand out more. A colour version of this image is available in my portfolio.
John Hare | Blea Tarn Black and White

Blea Tarn Black and White

Blea Tarn sits in the shadow of the Langdale Pikes in Langdale Valley, The Lake District in Cumbria. In this image I have used a long exposure and black & white processing to produce an ethereal fine art image of this much photographed location that is always popular with photographers and walkers.