Autumn trees set fire to the cold waters of Ladybower
The Arts Tower, Sheffield
Winning image in the 2014 Landscape Photographer of the Year competition - Urban View Category
Win Hill basking in the few rays of winter light before the end of the day.
Anyone who takes the time to view my portfolio of images will see the outline of Win Hill appear more often than any other peak.
It's a place I have been to in times of adventure, sadness, strangeness and joy.
The closest I have been to a mystical magical world. I feel I could have stepped further and been taken away forever into another time & place.
One of those rare and truly natural fairytale environments.
A moment of mist passing through the woodland like a spirit out of the blue.
Guard of Honour
Autumn colours from the ground at Bole Hill Quarry near Hathersage.
This place has seen many changes and shows them all off through it's own display of beauty.
Mountain of the Mind
Buachaille Etive Mor, the mountain which the mind imagines.
This mountain consumes your thoughts as you drive along the road towards Glencoe.
The morning started with unbearable wind and rain. After a couple of attempts to leave the car and being blown back in we decided to sit it out a while in the car. After an hour or so the weather broke just enough to be able to see changes in the light.
An ongoing obsession with the power of frost.
Spin A Little
Trentham Gardens testing the Fuji XF90mm
Divisions of Life and Death
Found in a strangers garden
Theatre of Imagination
Few landscapes create such intense atmosphere and intrigue as the woodland around the old quarry of Bole Hill.
A distant flailing tree in the Nottinghamshire Countryside among the frost covered crops.
The Valley of Fire
Deep into the valley of Glencoe Two of the Three Sisters keep a watchful eye over us mortal creatures from above the mist.
Wandering around the hidden valleys near Montejaque in Grazalema, Andalucia.
Woodland at Bole Hill Quarry draped in cobwebs and mist.
I don't even know how to begin to try and translate this scene into words that convey it's atmosphere.
Slices of Heaven
View from Cat Bells towards Grisedale Pike overlooking the rolling hills around Newlands Valley. This landscape always feels like home.
Sunflare as the setting sun descends behind Chrome Hill and illuminates it's characteristic spine.
A closer look revelas the work tracks of walkers and sheep, like stitches in the landscape.
Time after time Pevril Castle enjoys basking in the autumn sun. and sitting pretty above the cloud inversion, Castleton, Derbyshire.
Moving in the mists around Castleton. (didn't make my LPOTY entry)
Embrace The Curve
Blue Bush abstract from Trentham Gardens.
Crescendo (A Paper Size Crop)
A thank you to all the gardens.
When the dappled light moves around at the will of the clouds it sets the Lake District landscape on fire. I find this is the most rewarding kind of light the Lake District can offer as each part of the mountains spends it's own few moments in the spotlight shifting the shapes and colours of the hills.
The unfolding of the landscape as the clouds blow in from the west coast of Scotland near Lochinver.
I am a big fan of images which are subtle yet convey the mood of the moment. There was no bright sunrise but there was a great deal of movement in the clouds.
Overlooking the landscape of Assynt there is also an unavoidable factor of scale. The landscape just goes on and on so you feel like a insignificant viewer from afar as the day unfolds.
Buachaille Etive Mor in it's imposing, dominant, don't mess with me mood.
Islands around Scotland, where the water decides the shape of the land.
Gold & Hues
After the leaves have died and the smoke rises, Padley Gorge.
The sheer A frame face of Parkhouse Hill rising straight out of the farmland.
The strongest of the roses in the Botanical Gardens of Sheffield. Inspiration for photography can be found in so many places and it's often a combined process of inspiring places, people and emotions. I love this image personally however I also look at it and feel it's a result of my admiration for the work of Liam Rimmington www.instillmotion.co who captures these similar details of nature so beautifully.
A delicate pink rose tentatively unfurling in the winter. Sheffield, Botanical Gardens.
Dance in the Fire Light
The beautiful Peak District woodland in autumn, basking in the late morning light. near Padley.
"the fatal metaphor or progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us." Gilbert K. Chesterton
Focusing on the details of the natural world encountered in everyday wanderings.
If only I knew from exactly where I took this photograph. I am often asked but the truth is I can't remember exactly. It's somewhere along the ridge of HIgh Spy. The photograph was taken on the return leg of a long walk on a wet July day, I was so excited that the clouds had allowed a little splash of light onto the landscape that I didn't take full note of my surroundings.
A location open to interpretation .
Concentration on the smallest of details in the Fox Hagg nature reserve Sheffield can reveal the most beautiful of textures and moods.
I always try to retrace my steps to this location and end up getting lost.
Millstone Edge serrates through the morning mist in autumn creating layers into the distance.
Standing on the steep overlooking sides of the Hope Valley during a clearing morning mist.
pleasantly lost in one's thoughts. Lakeland Woodland near Derwent Water
Paddleboarding Lake Bled
From high up at the Castle these active folk appear like dolls. Lake Bled, Slovenia. September 2014
A reflecting tree along the River Trent at Fiskerton, Nottinghamshire. It appears still yet almost in a cyclical motion with the direction of the branches.