Tentsmuir Forest and Tayport at Dusk

During my recent trip to St Andrews I had my first visit to the nearby Tentsmuir Forest, which is an easy walk from Tayport on the northern Fife coast so I combined exploring the forest with a dusk shoot at Tayport harbour. I picked an afternoon with the most overcast and still weather forecast of […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Rock and Spindle

On my recent St Andrews shoot the most promising forecast for a decent sunrise shoot was (unfortunately) on the Sunday morning, so I was up at 5am to brave the hour’s walk along the Fife Coastal Path to the Rock and Spindle, which I’d seen during the day and at dusk before and thought it […]

Autumn Colours along the Main Path from the Sawmill Entrance Skipton Woods Skipton North Yorkshire England

Woodland Trust – Yorkshire Autumn Colour

Here’s an account of a commission from last October for the Woodland Trust to capture images of autumn colour in a number of Woodland Trust owned woods in Yorkshire. (This was previously shown on my website, but I’m moving commission accounts to the blog!) The woodlands selected were Nidd Gorge Woods between Knaresborough and Harrogate […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Ribblehead in Winter

Here’s the latest in the Last Week’s Shoot series that I would have posted last week if I’d not been caught up in the Great Copyright Infringement Debacle instead!  I picked a day with a rather chilly, but sunny weather forecast – though with the lowest windspeed of the week which made walking around Ribblehead […]

Waterfall at Hull Pot and Pen Y Ghent

Last Week’s Shoot – Hull Pot

I’m now just about up to date on my image processing, so here’s another “Last Week’s Shoot” post on a visit to Hull Pot below the slopes of Pen-Y-Ghent in Ribblesdale (actually the week before last, but near enough!). From Horton-in-Ribblesdale station I walked down into the village and picked up the Pennine Way, following […]

A Woolly Walk from Wooler

After my second visit to the Simonside Hills on my summer trip to Northumberland  I wanted to get back and explore more of the National Park, this time heading further north to the village of Wooler, a good base for exploring the area around The Cheviot. I set out along the lane from Wooler through […]

A Walk Around Ribblehead

I’m progressing steadily with the processing backlog and am looking at images from a couple of trips to Ribblehead in the rugged three peaks area of the Yorkshire Dales at the moment.  It’s a great place to explore by train, with Ribblehead station being just a short walk from the impressive Victorian viaduct striding across […]

Simonside from Dove Crag in the Simonside Hills near Rothbury Northumberland England

Last Week’s Shoot – Simonside Hills

As predicted, I’ve still been working through the backlog of images from my recent visit to Northumberland this week, so this week’s Last Week’s Shoot is actually a Last Month’s Shoot!  This was probably the highlight of the trip – a walk from Rothbury over the Simonside Hills and back. I headed out of Rothbury […]

Twigs against a Tree and Bluebells in Middleton Woods

Last Week’s Shoot – Middleton Woods

Last week I had a visit to a favourite haunt for bluebell photography – Middleton Woods near Ilkley in West Yorkshire.  Despite being midweek the woods were quite busy with walkers and photographers enjoying the scenery – and it was easy to see why as the crop of bluebells was spectacular this year! I started […]

Rocks and Light on the Sea at St Monans

Last Week’s Shoot – St Monans

As part of my recent trip to St Andrews I took a bus down to St Monans, one of the lovely East Neuk of Fife fishing villages, for the day, with a view to exploring some of the Fife Coastal Path from the village and the shooting sunset over the zig-zag shaped breakwater from the […]