A last minute card and flowers from the garage just will not do for Tim West on Valentine's Day. He has been sending his wife Claire a personal photo card to say "I love you" for the past 10 years.
Each year Tim creates and then shoots a new design. He said: "My first efforts involved drawing a heart shape in the sand or arranging stones into the shape of a heart...
...then photographing the scene and making a print in the darkroom."
Today he uses Photoshop to help create the image. The process begins by looking for a heart or circle-shaped object, ideally in red.
Each picture is then modified on a computer until the end result matches his vision.
He added: "The biggest problem is trying not to overdo the modification so that it still looks natural when finished."
Tim is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and it was an article in its journal that led him to make what he describes as "meaningful photographs".
He said: "We all need to show a little love and passion and emotion in our photos, whatever the subject."