landscape and nature photography
the hebrides, the lakes and the peaks
landscape and nature photography
The Outer Hebrides
The Outer Hebrides lie off the North West Coast of Scotland and present a wide and varied landscape.
The Lake District
The Lake District in the North West corner of England is the land of Wordsworth and romanticism, but there is more to it than that.
The Peak District
The Peak District lies between Manchester and Sheffield offering a varied landscape from lush and verdant valleys to high upland moorland.
Black and White
A selection of monochrome photography including pinhole and panoramas from the Lakes, Peaks and other places.
Despite the sun not rising until 0700 and only living 20 or so minutes away from Higger Tor, I still felt obliged to get up at 0500 much to my wife’s chagrin. This meant that I arrived in the dark at Higger Tor and made my way up to my favourite spot in that...read more
The Surprise View, Millstone Edge, Over Owler Tor, Bolehill area is perhaps one of the most accessible photography locations that you could wish for living in Sheffield. However, it is probably overlooked in favour of Padley Gorge which is in the same area. Within...read more
You can probably get no bigger cliche at the start of Autumn than to have mist and the silver birches of Bolehill Quarry, just below Surprise View, in the same shot. That is what some may think, those that think they are above such simple pleasures as spending time...read more
At the weekend we (family and friends Tim and Charlotte and Anna) paid a visit to Stanton Moor in the Peak District, a small Mecca of neolithic burial mounds and stone circles. But we didn’t go for the history, we went there for the heather and the colour. ...read more
Trying to capture a sense of desolation and isolation I took this long exposure photograph looking across Lingerbay. Lingerbay lies on the east coast of the Isle of Harris, just off the Golden Road (so called because of the alleged cost of building it) some 12 or so...read more
At the furtherest point of the Outer Hebrides archipelago lies the Butt of Lewis. An isolated spot on an isolated island on what feels at times as the edge of world, as the next stop west is North America. With poor light and stormy seas I opted to use a...read more
The photographer Paul Strand spent some 5 months in and around South Uist documenting the people and the land, which can be seen in his book “Tir A’Mhurain: The Outer Hebrides of Scotland”. During his stay he took a photograph of this house and the...read more
With darkness falling on the shores of Loch Ra near Achnahaird in the Highlands of Scotland, I reached for my camera and took this photograph. With the failing light the turquoise of the boat was almost luminescent in the dusk and with the rock already on the boat, I...read more
I don’t usually “do” seascapes, probably down to the fact that living in Sheffield I’m probably about as far from the coast as you can get in the UK. The weather in July in the Outer Hebrides was not great. When we arrived at Hosta Beach in...read more
“WHEN WORDS BECOME UNCLEAR, I SHALL FOCUS WITH PHOTOGRAPHS. WHEN IMAGES BECOME INADEQUATE, I SHALL BE CONTENT WITH SILENCE.” ― Ansel Adams
I’m a non-award winning and published twice landscape photographer based in Sheffield on the edge of the Peak District in England. I tend towards landscape, environmental and nature photography in what I do, but have been known from time to time to dabble in street photography. The Peak District, Snowdonia in North Wales, the Lake District and the Outer Hebrides of Scotland are all places that I love to photograph when I get the opportunity.
For me, my photography is about capturing the moment (or moments as time passes) and conveying a sense of place. I have been introduced to the German word “waldeinsamkeit” – a feeling of solitude, being alone in the woods and a connectedness to nature. “Waldeinsamkeit” best describes what photography and particularly film photography does for me – an opportunity to slow down and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature. Perhaps its more about my experience of taking the picture than the picture itself – who knows.