The Castle at Sunrise and High Tide

Last Week’s Shoot – Castle Sands

One of my favourite subjects to shoot in St Andrews is the spectacular castle ruin on The Scores. It makes a great sunrise subject – and it’s only five minutes walk from the lovely apartment where I stay, which is a bonus! The sunrise shoot works best when a nice clear morning coincides with low […]

Reflected Branches and Sky

Last Week’s Shoot – River Reflections

Last week I had another walk along part of the River Nidd that I haven’t explored with a camera for a while. The forecast had been for overcast weather, but the sky was blue when I left so I wasn’t sure how well reflections in the river would work… By the time I got to […]

Stone Slabs and Goitstock Waterfall

Last Week’s Shoot – Goitstock Waterfall

The weather forecast for the middle of last week was for still days with flat grey skies which sounded very much to me like waterfall weather.  So I decided to pay Goitstock Falls a visit for the first time. The waterfall is situated in Goitstock Wood near Cullingworth in West Yorkshire. I walked from Cullingworth […]

Eddies in a River

Last Week’s Shoot – Winter Reflections

On overcast days it’s often best to head for woods and water, so on such a day last week I set myself the project of photographing reflections of winter trees in the river. There was a light breeze which kept ruffling the surface of the water so rather than a glass-like reflection the resulting images […]

Boats on The Dock at Dusk

Robin Hood’s Bay in Summer

As winter approaches I thought now would be a good time to look back at some summer photography.  I had a visit to Robin Hood’s Bay in August and although this was by no means my first visit to this attractive old fishing village on the Yorkshire Coast it was the first time I’d had […]

Shot of Kisdon Force near Keld also used in the book

The Photographer’s Guide to The Yorkshire Dales

I’ve just taken delivery of a really useful little book entitled The Photographer’s Guide to The Yorkshire Dales from Ellen Bowness of Long Valley Books.  I can heartily recommend it to any photographer planning to go out and capture the Yorkshire Dales on camera.  It also features seven of my images, including a Swaledale shot […]

Rocks and Sea on the Fife Coast

St Andrews from the Fife Coastal Path

I returned to the Fife Coastal Path heading away from St Andrews from East Sands.  There’s an older path which forks away from the main coastal trail which leads down to a lovely viewpoint with a bench looking back over the bay towards St Andrews.  But this location had much more to offer than a […]

The Rock and Spindle at Sunset

The Rock and Spindle

Following on from the dusk and dawn shoots in St Andrews itself I decided to head south along the Fife Coastal Path to have a look at the unusual rock formation called the Rock and Spindle below Kinkell Braes between St Andrews and Boarhills. I had seen the formation once before on a longer walk […]

Pier at St Andrews Harbour before Dawn

St Andrews at Dusk and Dawn

The weather was far from ideal during my recent trip to St Andrews, but there was still some great photography to be had at dusk and dawn.  Here are a few images from the first couple of days of my visit. I headed out to the rocks at the end of West Sands, Doo Craigs, […]

feva 2013 Opens!

The 2013 feva (Festival of Entertainment and Visual Arts) opens today here in Knaresborough, including my Poetry in Sandstone exhibition of landscape photography at The Mitre. My exhibition (one of many on this years feva Arts Trail) explores beautiful sandstone formations, mainly from the Arizona and Utah wilderness in the western USA but includes images […]