Mark Simms Photography

I don’t think I’ve posted any Dandelion shots before…..in fact I don’t think I’ve taken any Dandelion shots before! Isn’t it amazing how something so common can also be so intricate, delicate and beautiful:

Dandelion, Home, Wirral, Merseyside, England

Dandelion, Home, Wirral, Merseyside, England

© Mark Simms Photography (2014)

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“A Rose By Any Other Name….”

Mark Simms Photography

Seems appropriate to quote a bit of Shakespeare, after all these two Rose shots were taken at the Elizabethan Manor of Harvington Hall:

Rose, Shakespeare, Elizabethan, Harvington Hall, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England

Rose, Shakespeare, Elizabethan, Harvington Hall, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England

Two very different styles of shot, the second having had the contrast boosted and the colour de-saturated to enhance the texture and the moodiness in the sky.

Just wanted to apologise for my tardiness of late in following all your posts. We are in the process of buying a new house and we have been a bit pre-occupied with admin and organising things for the big move in a little over 3 weeks. Hopefully things will calm down a bit in a month or two and then normal service will be resumed…..:0).

© Mark Simms Photography (2014)

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Those eyes

eyesThere is really something about eyes that fascinates me.

Maybe it’s the way they speak with you about the truth

A way to tell true emotions just by looking at them

May it be a fear, happiness or hurt

it shows an emotion that a shaking nervous hands could never tell

The way it digs out your deepest thoughts, no one would understand

the way it lights up the world when you’re happy

or have water drips from them when you’re in so much pain

when words aren’t good enough anymore

There is really something about those eyes, no one could ever explain.


by  Christine Caisip



University of Santo Tomas



Yesterday I remembered

I was crying my eyes out

but today I can’t stop smiling

Life is bipolar that way

one day death seems like the only option you have

and the next day, life seems like the only greatest thing

and that’s totally normal

you’re gonna have the days you cry in so much pain

down on your knees,

days that you’d rather be dead

and there will be days when all you do is to smile

your laugh will be so rhythmic, so free

like the thought of just living excites you

we will all find happiness suddenly

but you just gotta keep pushing

because there is so much more to see

there is so much more in life


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