A day out in Keld

I felt the need to head to the hills for the day and my original plan was to visit High Force and to walk round the south side of the falls. However, having given a fair impression of Quasimodo at YPS the evening before this wasn’t a good idea. 2 miles with full camera kit was going to be a struggle so I decided to got to Keld instead and have a waterfall fest.

Saltwick Bay

If it is January then I must be in Whitby. It is always my first holiday of the year and one that I enjoy very much. It is always quiet down on the front and on the piers and I am only a five minute drive from the delights of Saltwick Bay.

This year I made two trips to the bay. I, along with a few other togs, visited pre-dawn on Sunday morning and then I returned a couple of days later to explore the area around Saltwick Nab. The light on Sunday morning wasn’t particularity promising but fortunately the sunlight shone through the bank of cloud for a few minutes before rising up out of sight.

An afternoon at Bamburgh

I have just returned from a week’s holiday in Northumberland and as usual I spent my days entirely on the coast. As the week progressed the weather deteriorated but once I was togged up in my waterproofs I still ventured forth onto the beach so that I could watch the waves breaking offshore and on the sand.

Pirates Cove, Isle of Arran

A friend at York Photographic Society kindly wrote on my 2nd hand OS map some of the locations and walks not to be missed on my recent visit to the Isle of Arran. As I was travelling with a good friend who wouldn’t want to stand behind me in the cold whilst I took photographs I usually set off early morning with my camera and returned to the house in time for breakfast.

Posted on October 8, 2018 .

On Landscape Magazine: End Frame

A few weeks ago I was asked if I would like to write an article for On Landscape Magazine, a digital magazine for landscape photographers.

I was asked to choose one of my favourite photographs and write about why I like it and how it has influenced my own photography.  After some thought I decided to select a coastal photograph that would start a discussion about my love of coastal photography.  I found Jenifer Bunnett's photography via Instagram and I loved the variety and scope of her work. The brief was to write about her photo, why I like it and how it relates to my own photography.  

The article was published a couple of weeks ago and seems to have been well received. I certainly enjoyed writing it.

To read the article follow the link: https://www.onlandscape.co.uk/2018/08/confluence-by-jenifer-bunnett/

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Posted on September 6, 2018 .

Rainy Day on Scales Moor

Last weekend I went on a David Speight workshop in the Yorkshire Dales and on Sunday morning we walked up Twistleton Scar and onto Scales Moor to find the eggy erratic.  This wasn't as straightforward as you may think as we caught the tail end of Tropical Storm Ernesto which meant the weather was distinctly unpleasant.

Alison Taylor LRPS

A few people have asked me about the process of applying for the LRPS Distinction and my motivation for doing so.  Whilst I had some experience of editing photographs in digital software I was a complete novice when it came to printing and preparing prints for exhibition.  I joined York Photographic Society to learn from other members through discussion and feedback via project nights, competitions and exhibitions.

Derwent Water Morning

I woke up at 4.30am and looked out of the window towards Walla Crag and noticed that there was some mist which was obviously hovering over Derwent Water and the sky was just beginning to get light. There wasn't a moment to lose so I flung on the previous day's clothing, grabbed a pair of socks along with my camera bag and rushed out of the cottage. At the same time I was trying to think where to go.

Posted on June 2, 2018 .

Trees on The Screes: A Wast Water Story

At first glance the famous scree slopes on the south side of Wastwater look like they are just composed of loose rock which stretch approximately 2,000 feet, from top to base. I took a series of photographs of the gulllies, trees and rock faces which are quite abstract in nature but which together provide a powerful impression of the magnitude of the screes. 

Barmston Waves

I have been enjoying different aspects of coastal photography and I've been inspired by Rachel Talibarts 'sirens' photographs of waves.  In addition to photographing sand, big skies and piers etc I thought I would like to try photographing breaking waves.  There is so much power in the water and I love the point at which the wave develops a sharp edge just before it breaks up into spray.