Last Week’s Shoot – Dundee at Dusk

I’m just back from what seems to have become an annual winter trip to St Andrews in Fife, so have got plenty of processing to catch up on.  For my dusk shoot on the day I arrived I left the Kingdom of Fife and crossed the River Tay to Dundee. The main subject I had […]

Last Week’s Shoot – York Castle at Dusk

On my last visit to York to photograph Clifford’s Tower at dusk the floodlights hadn’t been working so I’ve been planning a return visit for a while and with a nice still sunny afternoon last week it seemed like an ideal shoot for the first week of the New Year… I arrived in the afternoon […]

Tenerife in Winter

An article from a few years ago, first published in Outdoor Photography magazine. When I mentioned to a friend of mine that I had just been to Tenerife for a week he said “Tenerife? Good grief!” It’s a reaction that I suppose I could have predicted, given that I’m not known for going on the […]

Last Week’s Shoot – York at Dusk

I had photographed Precentor’s Court in York in the afternoon on a shoot earlier in the year and intended to return for a dusk shoot, so with the nights drawing in and sunset at around 6pm I picked a day with a sunny afternoon forecast and set off on the train. From the station I […]

A Walk on Kerrera

As mentioned in my recent A Walk on Lismore post, my other favourite island walk on my summer trip to Oban was Kerrera, the island closest to Oban that protects Oban Bay from the worst of the weather. After a hearty Scottish breakfast at the B+B in Oban, I set off along Gallanach Road toward […]

A Walk on Lismore

During my summer visit to Oban on the West Coast of Scotland I did a bit of island hopping – including the obligatory Mull, Iona and Staffa – though the best two days were spent walking on Kerrera (more on that later) and the lovely Isle of Lismore, a long, low and lush island in […]

A Walk on Ilkley Moor…

I had been hoping to explore some different moorland this August but with a trip to Scotland coming up at the end of the month (more on that soon) I only managed to fit in a quick trip to Ilkley for a stroll on the moor.  Still, I’d not been for quite a while, so […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Ripon and Studley Park

I’ve visited Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal on many occasions but I had never walked there from Ripon so thought it was about time to explore some of the footpaths along the valley of the River Skell. I set out along the river but headed off on the path toward Whitcliffe Hall, eventually entering Studley […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Forster Square

Last week I finally got round to getting back to Bradford for a look at the revitalised Forster Square following the opening of the new Broadway shopping centre a while back. It was good to see how busy it was on my visit, though I have to say I was a little underwhelmed with the […]

National Parks Week – North York Moors

I’ve already had a look at the Yorkshire Dales for National Parks Week so as the week draws to a close it’s time to visit Yorkshire’s other major national park, the North York Moors. The park was established in 1952, making it a couple of years older than the Yorkshire Dales, and covers some 1434 […]