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Storm Eleanore at New Brighton

January 04, 2018 - I fancied a change of scene, and a breath of sea air. Struck down with a severe man cold over Xmas and New Year, I neede...
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Let's talk about Autumn

November 25, 2017 - Autumn is my favourite season, as the nights draw in, and the air chills, we start to think of bonfire night, and dare I...
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Landscape 1-1 days

October 21, 2017 - One thing I always hope for when taking out a client into the Peak, is moderatly good weather. This gives us both an opp...
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Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017

October 17, 2017 - I was very pleased to learn that 2 of my images from my submission this year, went through to the final round of judging...
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A great sunrise

May 30, 2017 - Whenever I plan to go out, one thing that cannot be relied upon is the weather, ofter it will just throw a massive spann...
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Fleeting Moments

March 06, 2017 - Shooting the Landscape as many have discovered is all about Fleeting moments. The weather is undeniably the photographer...
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Apologies

February 01, 2017 - Yep I have an apology to make, I've been missing in action for several months, kept meaning to update my blog, then some...
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What an Autumn

October 28, 2015 - As a photographer I just love Autumn, the colours, and the light are simply wonderful things to experience. Days are dra...
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Autumn in the peak

October 28, 2015 - Well it's my favourite part of the year again, and have been out and about with visits to Curbar, Padley Gorge, Burbage...
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Dungeness visit

October 16, 2015 - I have been wanting to visit Dungeness for quite some time, it's a fair old trip to get down to the south coast from Der...
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Just itching to get out

August 11, 2015 - Since I got back from my French trip to shoot the lavander in Provence, I have been pretty busy in the gallery catching...
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A couple of days in Canary Wharf

June 13, 2015 - Last month I was fortunate enough to have a couple of days away in Canary Wharf London. I was looking forward to shootin...
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Landscape workshop day

March 31, 2015 - Had a great day out with Andrew yesterday, who had journeyed up from Bristol to join me on my Landscape 1-1 workshop. Gi...
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Shooting the Eclipse

March 24, 2015 - I was really looking forward to shooting the Eclipse, its such a special event, and one that I was determined to try and...
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A visit to Minninglow

March 12, 2015 - Last week I pulled the trigger on a new lens, one that I swore i wasn't going to purchase. The Fuji 10-24mm arrived a fe...
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Swiss travels part 1

February 04, 2015 - A couple of years ago we went on a hastily arranged break and ended up in the Swiss Alps. I guess this became the start...
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UK Landscape Photographer of the year 2014

November 10, 2014 - Absolutely delighted to have one of my images chosen as a finalist in this years awards. Getting an image commended is r...
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Fuji Xt1 six months on

September 20, 2014 - Six months into using the Fuji Xt1, I thought I would update my initital review. Over the years I have used nearly every...
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The Gritstone Edges

August 12, 2014 - If you ever visit the Peak, then you should spend time walking some of the Gritstone Escarpments that abound in the area...
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Wastwater and Wasdale Head

July 03, 2014 - Wastwater lies on the western flanks of the Lake District National park, and for me it is one of the most beautiful plac...
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Early Dawn and Mist

May 20, 2014 - God sometimes I hate the spring, it means a really early start if you want to shoot the arrival of dawn. A 3.30am start...
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Thunderstorm over Curber Edge

May 03, 2014 - Had an opportunity to get out midweek for a planned trip to Curber Edge, which is a gritstone edge in the Peak District...
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Lambing time Derbyshire dales

April 08, 2014 - During a landscape tuition day, had the good fortune to be able to shoot some pictures of the Lambing thats currently in...
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Parklife

April 01, 2014 - I needed a change to my normal shooting environment of the Peak District, I fancied something a little more varied, so I...
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A 5am start

March 10, 2014 - The forecast was looking pretty good for a clear sunrise this morning, should I take a punt? 5 am bleary eyed with tea i...
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Fuji Xt1 the pro's and con's

March 06, 2014 - So after nearly 18 months of using my X pro 1, I decided to purchase a second Fuji mirrorless body. My original choice w...
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Minninglow a Bronze age burial site

February 01, 2014 - I had been wanting to shoot this place for several months, but never quite got around to it. So it was with purpose that...
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Landscape 1-to-1 session

January 21, 2014 - My first Landscape 1-to1 day of the new year on saturday, was realy looking forward to meeting up with Kevin, as a fello...
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Winter in the derbyshire dales

January 14, 2014 - Shooting landscapes in winter is one of the hardest things to do, its usually down to the weather being so changeable. T...
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First outing of the New Year

January 07, 2014 - So Christmas has come and gone, had a nice few days off, was looking forward to getting some photography time in, but th...
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A Merry Christmas to one and all

December 20, 2013 - Wow, cannot believe how quickly this year has gone. The Gallery has been running for 8 months, it seems like a blur. I w...
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Why I love the Derbyshire dales

December 13, 2013 - Because it simply offers outstanding views and scenery, and not a million miles away from the cities of Derby and Sheffi...
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Its all about the light.

December 08, 2013 - What started off as a cracking day to be out in the hills, quickly turned desperate, the almost alpine day on top of Kin...
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An autumn day

November 20, 2013 - Managed to get out for a few hours yesterday, but a real gloomy November day. However the diffused soft light really wor...
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A sunset to remember

November 02, 2013 - A couple of weeks ago after a fairly desultory day weather wise, the cloud disappeared to reveal a wonderful sunset. I q...
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A break from a wedding

October 24, 2013 - I was lucky enough to shoot a wedding in North Wales last weekend, at a rather plush hotel on the banks of the River Con...
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Sometimes you forget

October 15, 2013 - Often I shoot a bunch of images, quickly edit them, look at the potential for a gallery print. Then off to another proje...
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Monsal Dale

October 02, 2013 - Had the good fortune and good weather to visit Monsal Dale early in the week. I had been wanting to visit this location...
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Landscape Workshop Day

October 02, 2013 - Saturday 27th September was my first 1-1 landscape workshop. A fine autumn day lay ahead, with visits to Padley Gorge, H...
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Always have a plan

September 24, 2013 - So the forecast was looking good for some autumn landscapes. The plan was to visit Dovedale early around 6.30am.Shoot so...
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Shooting in monochrome

September 12, 2013 - A recent outing to capture some of the rolling hillsides around our village. Clouds were scudding across the sky, giving...
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First signs of Autumn

September 04, 2013 - Woke up to find a blanket of fog covering the valley this morning, and a garden covered in dew laden cobwebs. The spider...
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Chrome Hill

August 14, 2013 - Had a few hours out toward Chrome Hill near Buxton, what a stunning place. The hills of Wheeldon, Parkhouse and Chrome d...
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Robin Hoods Stride

July 27, 2013 - Having been busy over the last couple of weeks, with the gallery, rock climbing, and a small operation. It was nice to g...
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Evening with the Poppies

July 10, 2013 - Went off the other afternoon to try and locate some lavender fields that I have been wanting to shoot for awhile now. Af...
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Making the move from a DSLR to the Fuji X pro system.

June 27, 2013 - I see lots of questions regarding moving from a DSLR to the Fuji X pro system, whilst I have moved fully into the Fuji c...
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Snowdrift sculptures and winter landscapes

March 25, 2013 - The last couple of days has left us under quite a volume of snow, made worse by the strong easterly winds. The snow drif...
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My Picture wins an Award

March 19, 2013 - Out of the blue came an email from the UKC, a picture of mine had been chosen as a category winner in the UKC/Berghaus 2...
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Lilies, a softbox, and a Fuji X pro 1

March 05, 2013 - Had been looking at ways to shoot these Lilies for a few days, wanted something different than the standard flower head...
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One window, one view

February 18, 2013 - I was watching the sky last week out of a bedroom window, a storm had just cleared, I watched and took images of it over...
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High key winter images

February 07, 2013 - In my last post I mentioned high key images, I like the minimalist look, and have tried to convey this further with some...
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Frost and fog

January 10, 2013 - Early start this morning. Idea was the sun would break through and light up the fog and the frost. Alas not, some 3 hour...
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