Cotton Grass on Buttermere Moss
Crummock Water at Twilight
Sunset Over Galloway
Another Place, Crosby
Energy at Another Place
Early evening in the Dales
Beinn Alligin, North West HighlandsThis panoramic image of Beinn Alligin was captured from across Loch Torridon up a hill called Meall Gorm where I’d camped overnight. Beinn Alligin dominates the Torrin Area with its three famous ‘horns’ peaks and two Munros, and I was keen to get a good look at it before climbing it a couple of days later. I was very pleased to awake in the tent to see the intense morning light starting to illuminate it, with the ares of shadow creating the 3D effect. A really great moment and luckily all the hard work paid off.
Central Pier, Blackpool
Buachaille Etive Mor, Glen CoeA panoramic shot of the famous Buachaille Etive Mor. Probably the most photographed mountain in Scotland, this imposing hill over 1000m high greets you as you travel the A82 towards Glencoe village. It’s quite a sight from the bottom of the valley but climbing up the hill opposite gives even more spectacular views. This was taken towards the end of the day as the sun was lowering in the sky but before the golden hour started.
Buttermere & Crummock Water from HaystacksThis image was captured just after the sun went down on the first really decent warm day in April 2018. After a hike up Haystacks I pitched camp at the tarn at the top and had a wander around to get some photographs. I think this is my favourite one from the day. It looks great as a large print.
Wastwater & Wasdale
Folkestone BeachFeeling serene? Like this cormorant did drying its wings after a hard days fishing. Very kind of these birds to pose for us photographers. This is on Folkestone beach but I guess it could be anywhere.
Yew Tree Tarn
Brothers Water ReflectionsThere were a few minutes of incredible light penetrating the thick gloom at Brothers Water. From the left: Brock Crags, Grey crag, Hartsop Dodd (in the middle), Stoney Cove Pike, Middle Dodd.Panoramic mage captured from five exposures in early March 2018.
Great Gable from Wasdale
Snowy Patterdale & St Sunday CragWhat a view in any weather, but in the snow...
Buttermere Valley, Dawn
Corfe CastleThis famous ruined castle near the south coast of Dorset is a stunning example of a Norman fortress - built by William the Bastard after his successful invasion of England in 1066. It stood on top of the hill and defended the area for over 600 years. But it was actually deliberately ruined by the English parliament in 1645 to prevent it falling into enemy hands.Thankfully the demolition team left sufficient parts standing to create a great photographic subject especially when side-lit during the early morning sun.
Autumn Scots PinesAutumn colours showing well on and around these trees near Patterdale in the English Lake District.
Beinn Damh ForestThis image of Loch Torridon and the Beinn Damh Forest was captured from the road to Diabaig first thing in the morning. After two days of bad weather it was heartening to see some gorgeous morning light coming through the clouds and lighting up the hills.
Buttermere Valley from High StileButtermere (right) and Crummock Water (left) are on display along with Grasmoor and High Snockrigg on their far banks. As seen from the summit of High Stile on a bright and warm summers day. This view was well worth the hike.
Elgol, Isle of Skye
Another PlaceAnthony Gormley's Another Place installation is now a classic work of public art despite being roundly criticised upon its unveiling in 2005. However two years later a campaign to make them permanent was overwhelmingly successful and it looks like they're now here to stay.As a photographer the challenge is to come up with a unique image, which is difficult due to their accessibility and popularity. I hope I have been at least partly successful with this long exposure of a single statue gazing out to sea, partly submerged shortly after sunset.
Buachaille Etive Mor
Astonishing Light on HartsopSometimes the best pictures are made when you accidentally stumble upon a scene. Having strayed way off the proper path on my way up St Sunday Crag on a very dull morning, I climbed over a small ridge and was presented with this scene in the distance. The tiny hamlet of Hartsop was being bathed in a swathe of brilliant sunlight which appeared to have punched the only hole in the low cloud for miles around. It was mesmerising to watch and exhilarating to photograph.After the light disappeared I didn't see any more for the rest of the day but I didn't really mind, this was all I needed.
Old Harry Rocks, DorsetA 'classic' landscape scene showing the headland of Old Harry Rocks on the Jurassic coast in Dorset in the south of England. What to say about this place? Pure white cliffs up to 100m high and beautiful green sea with the occasional yacht sailing by. I got incredibly lucky with the weather - fairly thick cloud as the sun came up but it quickly burnt away leaving sufficient interest to make a long exposure worthwhile.A long way from home...but it felt like home.
Elgol, Isle of SkyeThe Cuillins in Skye with a dusting of snow after a bit of a spring blizzard. As seen across Loch Scavaig from Elgol. Elgol really is a photographers dream, it has everything you need to make an incredible image whatever the conditions. And if you get perfect conditions like these here, it's impossible to go wrong.
Bla Bheinn across Loch Slapin, Isle of SkyeThe hill I intended to climb but didn't get round to. I will be back.
Hiding from the Rain, Coniston
Scots Pine Forest, Loch Maree & Slioch
Elgol, Isle of Skye
Catbells, Skiddaw and DerwentwaterA highly enjoyable evening up a the top of Catbells as the sun went down. Catbells is one of the classic Lakeland viewpoints with great views of the lake and mountains all around. All available after a relatively easy walk. Magic.
Sunset on Plover ScarI took this the day before my birthday. I've been to this lighthouse on the Lancashire coast many times but have never had everything come together like it did on this evening. A stunning pink sunset combined with a low tide enabling me to get right up close without being in danger of being taken by the fast-incoming tide which is the usual danger.Some months after this was taken the lighthouse was hit by a ship and had to be taken to pieces then reassembled. Sadly, in my opinion she will never quite be the same again so I was lucky to capture her in her prime.
Trough of BowlandThis building is the Bowland Mountain Rescue Team HQ and will be recognisable to anyone familiar with the beautiful Trough of Bowland
Fleetwith Pike from Buttermere Shore
Flamborough Head from Above
A Glimpse of Light