Monthly Archives: January 2011

The White Arch

The White Arch

One from a little while ago, The White Arch (Bwa Gwyn) at Rhoscolyn, Anglesey North Wales. Was a miserable day with drizzle and heavy rain at times, we’d walked across a field and I climbed down the rock/cliff face slipping and sliding to the bottom, eventually there I setup and was rewarded with this shot, the waves crashing at my feet soaking me and the camera several times ,luckily the camera was ok when it dried out. love the sea green and blue tints from the filters.

Blog 3 for Peak District Online posted later



Polariser Symmetry

Well at least its Friday!

todays shot is to demonstrate the effect of a good Polariser, I used my Heliopan 105mm with a .6 soft grad in front of it to create this shot at Ladybower Reservoir, shot was pre sunrise with a amber cast rising from behind the hills. The Polarise has the effect of cutting through reflections on water to a distance and making blues bluer and whites whiter, topped off with simple tweaks of contrast and saturation in PS CS 5 you get the desired effect.

Off to Clumber tomorrow with Jo and Stormy for a walk and check out the caravans before we pick ours up next week, cant wait, 🙂

Curbar Sunrise ‘n’ Mist

Curbar Sunrise 'n' Mist

Halfway through the week now, at last! weekends looming, cant wait, were off to Clumber Park for a great day out with my sis and her caravan, should be fun, bacon sarnies and a long lake walk for Stormy, plus may do a few shots for Caravan Club.

Hope the weather stays fine for us!

there I just cursed it, damn

Another shot from Curbar with the mist inversion and sunrise Nov 2010

Blog 2

Blog 2

Hi all

2nd of my blogs is up on the Peak District Online site

Click HERE to read it

hope you enjoy it


Storm Front Approacing

Storm Front Approaching, Curbar Edge

Hi all, happy Monday :), managed to do pretty much nothing all weekend, no shoots due to the poor weather and spent our time caravan hunting which we managed to get so will have easier access around the country now for longer shoots and Jo and Stormy will be comfortable and happy too.

This shot is another from Curbar in the Derbyshire Peak District, an early morning shot with a mist inversion, the remnants of the days sunrise and a huge storm front coming over the rocks in the distance to the left, hope youy like it anyway.

Just completed my 2nd blog for

also done a “6 things you never knew” about me for The Barnsley Chronicle….had to laugh.

Sales site will be launched in a few weeks and this image will be in The Peaks landscapes section

Have a great week

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Misty Morning

Curbar Edge Misty View

Morning all, this ones from a few weeks ago finally getting round to doing some processing at a last got 100’s to got through and I’m busily writing my next piece for my Peak District online blogg, any suggestions welcome. Love the way the way the mist swirls around the  central mound and areas are hit by the rising sun.

Good morning for moon shots did some myself yesterday was a really weird sky, I’ll be down in The Peaks at the weekend probably Sunday so if you se me with Stormy the husky come up and say hello, I wont bite!

have a great weekend

New Job Blog 1

I am happy to announce I have joined the winning team over at as resident photographer and blogger. The site is a one stop shop and has the most unbelievable amount of context and Peak information at lightening speed, anything Peak you need go to this site, if there is ever anything you need email me, I’ll have it included. Over the coming months I will  as well as my informative, humorous blog be running, tech tips workshops, meet ups, gear tests and recommendations, if there is anything you would like me to test, investigate, photograph or simply have an opinion on, please do get in touch.

My first blog is up now:- Click Here To Read

Over Owler Shelter

Shelter From The Storm

Made it down to The Peaks yesterday with Stormy the Husky, the promise of a sunrise forecast was too much to resist, unfortunately they LIED, what a plain dead sky, met a guy who’d been there since 7am waiting only to see a flat grey sky go lighter, of course the sun came out later when I’d headed home and this morning looks great but I have work to do on the book and site.

Tonight is sunset night, I’m going to do Monday mornings sunrise and Tuesday evening sunsets from now on this year, this will add to my collections and ensure I get to as many areas as possible, also weekends from Feb will be coast shots, again for the book. This shot is from Over Owler and its on the decent back towards to Surprise view Car park, always makes me chuckle! beautiful gritstone escarpment  and I love the tree standing boldly against the heavy sky.

Looking forward to tonight at Ladybower

A Yorkshire Man’s Ynys Mon

Syn y Mor Winter / Spring 2011

Well I did it, first Yorkshireman to get an article in the Anglesey Island magazine, well chuffed, full page to myself and I have the commitment to do a quarterly article on the seasonal changes to the wildlife and environment within the Island and its beautiful coast. You can download and read the article (details/link at bottom of of post)

Anglesey is a place thats so dear to our hearts we get there as often as possible and have built up some great lasting friendships with locals, will have to get back there real soon to start my Spring article..

Got some great news regarding The Peak District, I am to be resident photographer for a major player…….details to follow

Read it Here

Snowdon View


Snowdon View

Final post of the week, shot from half way up Snowdon, certainly the easiest of The Three Peaks with the added advantage of having a Cafe at the top! who’d have thought it, climb a mountain get to the top and have an ice cold beer or coffee then if your tired you could get the train back down. I generally find coming down the mountains harder than going up, being a big lad I get lots more pressure on my knees and they tend to ache a lot.

Keep an eye out in The peaks this weekend for a Photographer with a Husky, say hi to me if you see us.