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.
It has been a while since I've written anything "substantial" on here. Redundancy and a new challenging (in a good way!) day job have had their part to play, but so has getting ready to speak at the recent On Landscape Conference up in the Lake District. I might...read more
The second Onlandscape Conference : A Meeting of Minds takes place on the 18-20 November at the Rheged Centre near Penrith. I'm doing a short lunch time talk about my "Ties to the Land" pinhole photography project on the Saturday. Please do come over and say "Hello"...read more
Eskdale and more generally the Western Lake District is a bit like the "Undiscovered Country" . They are very much in the Lake District, but given the drive to get there - either circumnavigating around the edge of the Lake District or going up and over the top via...read more
With the BBC Weather forecast suggesting a drop in temperature for Baslow over night with the added bonus of clear skies and 2 knots of wind, the game was a foot for some misty Derwent Valley-ness from Curbar Edge. Despite the sun not rising until 0715 at this time...read more
I took the opportunity to head out in to a misty Peak District at the start of this week. I started up on the beautiful Curbar Edge, with mist filling the Derwent Valley below and sky to the East looking like it was on fire with the oranges that were in the clouds...read more
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. Stanton...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.