I like to travel, and when I do,I often go out of my way to capture the great landscapes near me. Here are some of the great shots I have captured.
Looking across Loch Duich to the Highlands and Mountains beyond. The sun was creating such wonderful light and shadows.
Quiraing Autumn – Sunrise on a stunning Autumn morning.
Dales Malham Sunset – A lone tree sits amongst the limestone crags near Malham on the Yorkshire Dales. The setting sun adding to this glorious very Yorkshire scene…
Worth the Hike – NX1 Mam Tor
The Bonnie Shores – Paddling in Loch Lomond
A view from a Castle – Looking out from my castle walls one morning! Loch Duich.
Ynys Llanddwyn Lighthouse – We were lucky to witness a wonderful sunset when at this iconic location.
Buttermere Reflections – his picture was taken on a cold bright winters day in the Lake District, Cumbria. I loved how still the lake was and how it was reflecting everything just like a mirror.
Wast Water Sunset – NX1
Lone Tree – The now famous lone Ash tree on the Quiraing
Langdales Valley – Taken at sunset in the Langdale Valley area of the Lake District, Cumbria. This is an HDR shot using multiple exposures and layers to achieve the image you see now. The Lake District at its best.
Eilean Donan Castle – Looking great in the Snow
Sharks Fin – Isle of Skye
Holy Island Causeway – Taken at dawn with just some colour in the sky to go with the low cloud… Holy island measures 2¼ miles from east to west and 1½ miles from north to south, and comprises approximately 1,000 acres (4.04 km2.) at high tide. The island is located about 2 miles from the mainland of England. It is accessible at low-tide by crossing sand and mud flats which are covered with water at high tides. These sand and mud flats carry an ancient pilgrim’s path, and in more recent times, a modern road causeway (seen here). The White hut is to assist stranded motorists, who even though warned when tide times are, still get caught out and stuck. On average one a month!
Eilean Donan Castle at Night – I didn’t realise that the castle was illuminated at night, another great photo opportunity.
Brixham Harbour at Night – Brixham is a small coastal town in South Devon, UK. It has a quaint little fishing and pleasure boat harbour, which is overlooked by the most of the town. Here you are looking over the harbour with the tide moving the boats and into what lays beyond.
The Pass of Glencoe – I can not drive past here without stopping to take a shot.
Mam Tor Sunrise – NX1
Frozen Herdsman – Plenty of grip needed when clambering around here.
Buachaille Etive Mòr – My own take on this well photographed scene… Buachaille Etive Mòr (Scottish Gaelic: Buachaille Eite Mòr, meaning “the great herdsman of Etive”), generally known to climbers simply as The Buachaille or The Beuckle, is a mountain at the head of Glen Etive in the Highlands of Scotland. Its pyramidal form, as seen from the A82 road when travelling towards Glen Coe, makes it one of the most recognisable mountains in Scotland, and one of the most depicted on postcards and calendars.
Woods for the Trees
Fairy Pools – Glen Brittle, Skye. Looking stunning in winter conditions
Daisy – Budleigh Salterton
From the Dark Side – Mam Tor NX1
I drove a lonely road – Probably as close as we will ever get to a desert or wilderness road in the UK… Holy Island causeway again at dawn.
Sunset Sailing – It was a beautiful orange glow of a sunset on the Humber. The water and sky looked like they were on fire. Taken at Brough Haven, East Yorkshire, with the added bonus of the yachts of the Humber Yawl Club sailing.
Neist Point – Not a sunset, but definitely moody.
Bluebells and the Light – A wooded wonderland of Bluebells in the morning sun…
Kilchurn Dawn – Only Minus 4c here!
The Blue Hour – NX1 Mam Tor
Humber Sunrise – Samsung NX1 – 50-200mm III
Sailing on the Lakes – Sailing on Ullswater, Lake District, Cumbria. I loved how the red sail contrasts against the green of the Cumbrian Hills, the ripples on the lake add a certain depth too. A bit of selective focus used here to just make the picture pop!
On the right Tracks – Something a bit different, some rail tracks in the Highlands of Scotland. It was a moody day in Scotland as per normal…
Sundown – From the dunes at Newborough Nature Reserve and Llanddwyn Bay
Beyond Derwentwater – This picture takes you to the Lake District, Cumbria. You are looking out over Derwentwater to the hills beyond. I loved they way they were reflecting the reddish glows of the late evening sun and the clouds add an extra element to the whole experience.
This is still one of my favourite views in the whole of the Scottish Highlands. On the road to Glencoe and Loch Linnhe, you come across this imposing yet stunning view.
Surfer Sunset – Not much colour in the sunset this evening, the surfers still enjoyed themselves.
Castlerigg Stone Circle – Samsung NX1 – 12-24mm Lens
Storr Burst – The Old Man of Storr, its a bit of a climb but so worth it!
Into the Light – Ladybower NX1 – 12mm – f8 – iso200 – 1/100
Exotic Location – Well maybe not exotic as this was taken at Posforth Gill Falls, near Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire.
Castlerigg Rainbow – The British weather sometimes gets it right for you as a photographer. Here you have a shot taken at Castlerigg Stone Circle near Keswick, Cumbria. The sun reflection off the mountains in the background and a rainbow to top it all off. It was a great view…