Last Week’s Shoot – Shipley Glen

Following on from my recent Twelve Apostles and Burley Moor post, here’s another place that I really should have visited before, having been to nearby Saltaire on many occasions, but never quite got round to it… Shipley Glen lies just over the River Aire from Saltaire and to the West of Baildon.  It’s an easy […]

The Twelve Apostles and Burley Moor

I thought it was a bit ironic as a Yorkshire photographer that I’ve been to and photographed the Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia but I’d never been to the Twelve Apostles stone circle on Burley Moor!  So this summer, with the heather in bloom, I decided to go and have […]

On Haworth Moor at Top Withins

Happy Birthday Emily!

In my Last Week’s Shoot – A Brontë Pilgrimage post last summer I talked about how reading Wuthering Heights had led me back to explore Haworth Moor again some time after my initial photo shoot there ten years ago (and I’ve been back a few times since) so I thought in honour of Emily Brontë’s 200th […]

A Bluebell Walk from Ripley

I wanted to try a new woodland for bluebell photography this year and, although I have walked through Hollybank Wood at Ripley (near Harrogate) before I’ve never photographed it, so I decided to combine this with a circular walk around Ripley taking in some other woodland too… I set off from the village following Hollybank […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Skipton Woods

This was actually a walk on my day off after our final workshop of the season at Bolton Abbey.  The colours in Strid Wood had been fantastic during the workshop, so a look at nearby Skipton Castle Woods was in order – and as this was a day off I just grabbed the trusty little […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Birk Crag

I have wandered through the Pine Woods at Harrogate a number of times on visits to Harlow Carr gardens but have never explored the woods at nearby Birk Crag, so with the autumn colours coming to their peak I picked a nice still overcast day last week to explore… There is an area of woodland […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Guisecliff Wood

I’ve done quite a few autumnal shoots around Pateley Bridge in Nidderdale over the last few years and on every visit to Guisecliff Wood it had either still been green or all the trees were already bare, so this year I made a visit a little earlier in the autumn than I would normally pick […]

Last Week’s Shoot – A Brontë Pilgrimage

I had a go at reading Wuthering Heights many years ago but found it rather hard going and didn’t get very far into Emily Brontë’s only novel.  That all changed this year, inspired by the brilliant drama To Walk Invisible last Christmas, I took up the Wuthering Heights challenge again and not only did I […]

Wild Garlic in Skipton Woods

I did a few Yorkshire spring woodland shoots last year for the Woodland Trust and was so impressed with the wild garlic in Skipton Castle Woods that I decided to return this year for another look. I wasn’t disappointed with a fantastic crop of flowers this year which were just about at their peak on […]