The Wirral peninsula is a unique place. Nestling between the Liverpool and North Wales shorelines, it is surrounded by water on three sides. It has rivers above and below it - the famous Mersey to the northeast and the Dee to the southwest. The northwest coast faces Liverpool Bay and the Irish Sea.
It is a place of contrasts - the Mersey shoreline is heavily developed and industrial, whilst the Dee shoreline is altogether quieter, facing an estuary of marshes and abundant birdlife. It has sprawling housing estates and quaint little villages, bustling town centres and parks and open spaces.
From a photographer's perspective, it provides plenty of opportunities. Located at 53 degrees latitude, it is blessed with a relatively mild but changeable climate, with the prevailing westerly winds bringing with them wonderful skies and the chance of beautiful sunsets.