Winter Sunsets

A return to home ground and some varied shots from around the area. First up a spectacular sunset over the fields near Garswood had me running across a ploughed field, tripod in hand in order to line up the quickly setting sun with a prominent chimney stack. Its amazing just how quickly the sun drops…

Cumbrian Dawn

I made the effort to get up and out early on January 2nd. The forecast promised clear skies and little wind which suggested a few sunrise shots over water could be productive. The nearest accessible stretch of water for me was Lake Windermere. Unless you are on the western shores of the lake, sunrise doesnt…

New Year

I started off 2017 with a New Years Day trip to the Lake district on the promise of some clear and settled weather. Approaching Keswick from the East late in the afternoon, the light was fabulous. Low winter sunshine and a mixed sky of light cloud was producing some fast changing but striking patterns across the fells….

Farewell 2016

I popped out late this afternoon to try to catch a final few images of 2016 and was quite please with the results. There wasn’t much of a sunset to end the year, but fast moving broken cloud did produce some quite striking sunrays raking the landscape. Also included below is a last shot of the…

Frosty Morning

In an attempt to burn off some of those Christmas calories I made the effort to head out early and capture some sunrise shots. I chose to head to the fields and footpaths between Garswood and Billinge with the relatively flat horizon offering the best chance of sunrise images. A fresh frost added a white/blue sheen…

Glasgow Nights

Taking advantage of a business trip to Glasgow I took along my camera kit with the intention of capturing some images from along the River Clyde. I had used a previous visit to scout out some promising locations and took a series of Mono shots. This time I hoped to capture the iconic buildings of the…

Misty Day

A thick fog set in last night and was well established by this morning. The first few shots are from a morning stroll around the woods and worked well in black and white, with a visit to the “face” in the afternoon.   Contact me if you are interested in a print of any of…

Garswood Sunrise

I made an early morning start in late Autumn to catch what I could of a promising sunset. I chose the footpaths and tracks around the Torpen and Weathercock Hill area of Garswood to give a rural setting. Rather than stake out a single spot with a tripod I chose to have a wander around…

Amateur Photographer Magazine

The undoubted highlight of my photographic year has to be the publication of my image, “surface tension” in Amateur Photographer magazine, (left). Its the first serious image I have had published, and for it to appear in a national magazine is very exiting and quite encouraging! I had been wandering my usual haunts at the 3 sisters lake in…

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Chasing Sunsets

It seems like we have had nothing but flat grey skies and drizzle in my part of the world for the past week. There was a spectacular sunset a few days ago but I managed to miss  it completely inside the house playing with macro shots. With a half hopeful forecast I set out to…

Sunsets

A selection of sunrise and sunset shots from 2016.