I was pleased to be able to join a large crowd at the Garlic Farm on the Isle of Wight to learn about what the AONB team and partners had undertaken over the last year and what the future held. Good to learn about the Dark Skies initiative for the south west of the Island […]
About Pete Johnstone
Pete Johnstone is the director of PJ.elements.
Pete has many years of experience in developing and managing projects and securing funding for them and understands the different elements that go into making a project a successful one.
Entries by Pete Johnstone
White tailed Eagle reintroduction to the Isle of Wight? A personal reflection. I was pleased to be able to get to one of the consultation meetings over the proposed reintroduction of the White-tailed Eagle onto the Isle of Wight in 2019. The project is certainly ambitious and one that might be expected of wild remote […]
Mental Health Day 7th October 2018 The Isle of Wight Festival of Mind, organised by AspireRyde, was held as part of Mental Health Day and there was a range of activities on offer to help people relax and enjoy life a little more. I took part in the bread making course run by Vectis Housing. […]
A new venue for my pictures in the centre of the Isle of Wight! Throughout October they can be found at the New Rembrandt Gallery in Newport. All the scenes are of West Wight and the images have been printed on Aluminium Dibond, a process which ensures excellent picture quality and durability. The matte finish […]
A walk along the Yar estuary I can join the Freshwater to Yarmouth walk just down my road. It is currently my favourite walk as it seems to capture the best landscapes of lowland England. I head out one glorious September morning. The prominent landscape feature of the walk Is the Western Yar estuary and […]
It is not often you come across something special, but today was that day when walking along the shore at Fort Victoria Country Park I came across David Wallace and his horizontal tree carving. Horizontal as the sea is ever encroaching on the land and the holm oaks are forever slip sliding into the sea. […]
This month see the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Countryside Act. To celebrate this, an event was held recently by past staff and Board members of the Countryside Commission. This was an opportunity to reflect on some of the achievements of the Act, many of which are still influencing countryside work today. The Act was […]
Greensand Country Landscape Partnership It was particularly pleasing to secure a photography commission from the Greensand Country Landscape Partnership as previously, some years back, I had played a part in helping to devise the Audience Development Plan for the project. My current role is to help build up a library of photographs that feature the […]
This was the first hedgelaying competition I have been to on the Island. It was an enjoyable day, well attended with wonderful sunny weather. The standard was high and it was good to see younger entrants as well as the more experienced hedge layers. Also a good rich source of images for me including of […]