Introduction to Skipwith Common

In the past couple of months I have visited Skipwith common a few times.  My original intention was to take some autumnal photographs but there is such an abundance and variety of trees that I have returned to explore further.  The Common is one of the last remaining areas of northern lowland heath in England and there are  270ha of open heath, ponds and marshland.  Skipwith Common’s heathland has stayed almost the same for thousands of years – with evidence of its use by man for at least 4000 years.

Northumberland Coast

The Northumberland coast is a wonderful place to visit and explore and since it was 2 years since my last visit another trip was long overdue.  I was based in Amble and during my week I visited some of my old favourites but also discovered some fabulous new locations.

Posted on November 12, 2017 .

Autumn Woodlands

This autumn I have been out and about in different woods following the development of autumn and the many colours and falling of the leaves.

I find that photographing woodland is difficult as you literally have to pick out the wood from the trees and quite often there isn't a lot of space in which to give the image space to breathe

Posted on October 31, 2017 .

Storm Ophelia

I have recently had the pleasure of attending a workshop run by both Mark Littlejohn and Joe Cornish and the outstanding feature of the first day was the impending arrival of Storm Ophelia.

Posted on October 24, 2017 .

A Tide Tale at Saltwick Bay

Last week I realised that I hadn't been to Whitby and Saltwick Bay for months so it was high time that I drove across the North York Moors again.  Low tide was scheduled for 16:08 but I decided for a change to arrive a few hours before low tide and capture the sea as it retreated over the ledge.

Posted on September 29, 2017 .

Two Lake District Sunrises

Whilst in the Lake District at the end of August I experienced 2 sunrises which were both beautiful but different.  On the last full day I set the alarm for 4.15am in order to give myself time to drive over the Kirkstone Pass to Ullswater and arrive an hour before sunrise.

La Corbiére and Plemont

It is many years since I was on holiday with my family in Jersey and I was far too young to have any taken any photographs to aid my memory. 

Having undertaken quite a lot of research I decided that the most fruitful areas for sunset photography would be La Corbiére Lighthouse in the southwest corner and Plémont beach in the northwest.  These are the two locations for these photographs.

A Week in Borrowdale

During my recent holiday near Grange, in addition to standing and sitting on Ashness Jetty I was able to explore other parts of the Borrowdale valley and the area around Derwentwater and Buttermere.  

Posted on June 15, 2017 .

Cloud Inversion over Derwentwater

Whilst staying in Borrowdale I happened to wake up at 5.30am and noticed that there was a huge bank of cloud hanging over the valley and Derwentwater.  I dressed and grabbed my camera bag and raced up to Kettlewell Car Park and Ashness Bridge to photograph the cloud as the sun burned it off the water.