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January 20, 2017
Happy belated New Year to everyone! Well, 2017 has certainly started a bit differently and mostly involved climbing things! From the spire of St Mary's church in Tetbury to Pen Y Fan (866) in Wales last week, it seems elevation is the order of the year! Many thanks to the people of St Mary's church in Tetbury for allowing me to clamber up the spire one frosty sunrise recently for a fantastic view of the Gloucestershire countryside. Lots of sunrays, frost and mistiness, lovely! As mentioned above, I decided to visit the Brecon Beacons last week and climb up Pen Y Fan for sunrise. Many thanks Tom for offering to drive (my car is a rollerskate ...
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January 01, 2017
A huge thank you to Lake District and Lancashire Life magazine for using my image of Grasmere Weir at sunrise for the New Year front cover image.
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January 01, 2017
Happy New Year! Welcome to 2017! I firstly just wanted to say a huge thank you to all the people that offered support to me over 2016. The comments and feedback are greatly appreciated. So, 2016 was a very good year for me for personally and for family and business reasons, which was a refreshing change to the previous few years of illnesses and struggles. Having started the year on a fitness kick I managed to drop nearly 20 kg in weight and popped into a 36" waist for the first time in 20+ years! With my new found fitness and mental verve I threw myself around the Lake District, Cornwall and Croatia with the camera kit. The day in the Lakes in February which resulted in the LPOTY photo competition award was simply awesome. I will ...
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October 26, 2016
Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 10 (AA) The Landscape Photographer Of The Year Collection 10 book is now available from all good (and probably some bad) book shops! It's a complete bargain for £20 and features all the winners from this years competition. There is also a special limited edition book available on the Take-A-View website, which contains all 10 years winners. Copies will go very fast so if you want one be quick! ...I still can't quite believe i'm a part of it! "Supported by VisitBritain and Network Rail, ...
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October 24, 2016
I'm ecstatic to announce my image "Sheepsies" was awarded a commendation in the finals of the Take A View Landscape Photographer Of The Year 2016 competition in the Classic View category!!! :) Congratulations to all the winners for their fantastic work, please ensure you take a look at the gallery which should appear on the site during the week. The winning images will become part of the new LPOTY book and will go on display in Waterloo Station from 21st November 2016 until 5th February 2017, so if you in the area, take some time to go and check out the exhibition. I'd like to say a huge thank you firstly to the sheep for the group selfie pose back in February in Rydal this year. Secondly, thank you judges for ...
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October 23, 2016

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Its that time again when the trees start to shed their leaves here in the UK, so after a few days waiting for good weather (and no wind) I went down to Westonbirt Arboretum to capture some images of the acers. You can find a selection of the best ones in the portfolio under the Autumn or Trees categories. Enjoy!

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October 17, 2016
This year I decided to ignore my insecurities and enter some of the bigger photo competitions. I was ecstatic to receive an email a little while ago telling me one of my images had been shortlisted for the UK's Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year competition (LPOTY). Over the moon is not the word! This competition is one that really means a lot to us landscapers and for me has always maintained an incredibly high standard of natural images in a world dominated by oversaturation and gaudy HDR. A huge thank you to Charlie Waite - whose work I have admired for so long - and the other judges for the selection, I wish all my fellow landscapers good luck in the final!
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October 17, 2016
Recently I was fortunate to visit Croatia, Bosnia & Herzogovina and Montenegro. Mostly it was for a much needed holiday break. but I took the camera along, naturally. Although the weather was mixed I managed to capture some images I was happy pretty happy with. We stayed in the gorgeous fishing town of Cavtat, which is situated roughly an hour or so south of Dubrovnik on the Adriatic coast. Crystal clear waters and mostly clear skies (with the odd bit of thunder and lightning :) ), it made for a perfect getaway and unlike Dubrovnik isn't overrun with tourists. Lightning over Cavtat (you can find a small video of the lightning on my Facebook page). More

August 19, 2016

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Capturing Cornwall

A little overdue this blog, so apologies for that, various distractions have kept me busy in recent weeks. A while back I went to visit Cornwall again in southwest England for a break with the hope of getting some great new images. A bit thankyou to Ian and Dawn and the family of Trevean Holiday Cottages in Rosudgeon for their great hosting and providing a home away from home for a week, the fresh mackerel was much appreciated! The week started with rain, a bit more rain and then even more rain which would have been OK if it wasn't for the flat grey skies and flat light, so the camera stayed in the ...
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April 22, 2016

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A huge thankyou to Zahair of National Geographic who this morning informed me my photo was published in the daily dozen, it made me extremely happy! Sometimes feedback is hard to come by so things like this make it all worthwhile.

It was a very spooky and surreal Winter morning in Malmesbury/Tetbury, Wiltshire when I took this set of images! The photo was shot at around 7am in freezing fog/mist which made it very hard work to use the camera. I was constantly having to demist and wipe the lens which made focussing very tricky, not to mention the fact my ...
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