Monthly Archives: February 2011



Just had a great weekend away at Clumber Park in the caravan, weather didn’t play too fair but we still had a fantastic walk or two, Stormy loved it, in and out of the forrest muddy up to the top of her legs, she didn’t enjoy the hose pipe wash she got back at the campsite, bless her. I always feel guilty bringing her home as she never gets 4 hour walks like that here, saying that we are starting with the photography training business this week and she’s coming with me to do the  photo work and area check  of Mam Tor tomorrow so she’ll like that.


cant help but love that face, can you?



Blog 5


Well Blog 5 is up on The Peak District Online Site, must say I am very pleased with these shots, they do look great together, hope you  like them too and let me know what you think of the article,




Full article HERE

Rhoscolyn House

Rhoscolyn House

Just how lucky are some people, this shot is of Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, to my back is White Arch (Bwa Gwyn) and  Black Arch (Bwa Du), this house looks out to see and has the most spectacular of views, the weather was terrible this day with heavy rain and sludgy ground, not the best to be balancing off the end of a cliff !!, also the road to it is single track with swamp land either side for about a mile, not one for walking home after a night out for sure. Its on my list to do again this year when we head back that way for my next magazine article. There is a beautiful 5 mile walk along to coast that we intend to do now Stormy is a little more grown up and able…


hope you like it



Carl Wark – Peaks

Carl Wark

Shot taken standing on Carl Wark, iron age hill fortress in The Peaks, love the way the snow clings to the stones as heavy storm clouds loom in from the distant Peaks
New blog going up later for Peak District Online, will post here as well

First E-Commerce Sale

Over Owler Millstone

A big thank you to Rachel from Bristol, she is the 1st to buy from my new e-commerce site, and she picked one of my favourites, Over Owler Millstone In The Peaks, a very wintry shot freezing cold and in the distance you can see the snow falling as the sun shines through the clouds. Many Thanks


Fire and Ice – Turners Sky Pt. 3

Fire and Ice - Turners Sky Pt 3

Final part of the Turners sky series, thought it best to stop on 3 for a change instead of my usual 4….OCD kicking in maybe!
my favourite of the 3 as the sun was just about up casting its amber glow and a hint of a sunburst trying to break through the mist, crisp snow still clings to the rocks, think its gone now, will check later.


got some more good news, check back later will let you know then…..ooohhhh

Fire and Ice – Turners Sky Pt. 2

Fire and Ice - Turners Sky Pt 2

Morning all, a brief update on whats happening at the moment, the website is now finished and accepting online sales through Pay pal, all shots are available in different sizes, if you need a special size please email me and I’ll be able to arrange for you. All current sizes on the web will be signed and dedications are available, again let me know what you would like.

Todays shot is part 2 of Fire and Ice – Turners Sky up on Curbar Edge in the snow with the hazy warmth of the sunrise breaking through.

Started making the image in the post larger, what do you think, will this work better?


Fire and Ice – Turners Sky

Fire and Ice - Turners sky

Winter is still with us and as this shot shows we get some dramatic skies at sunrise in The Peaks, even though it was burning through I was freezing cold and stood in a foot of snow, A big mug of Bovril sorted it out.

Thank god for Bovril…..

I’m not sponsoring Bovril before you say anything!, I just like Bovril, did I say it warms you right through especially with pepper in it, 2 shakes of course.

Have a great weekend all, and don’t forget the Bovril

Full size  HERE Gallery Peak District Landscpaes

Be sure and check out my new video to music HERE comments on You Tube greatly appreciated

Rock and Mist

Rocks and Mist

One to accompany yesterdays shot, same shoot up on Higger Tor in The Peaks, freezing cold with a mist inversion cloaking the valley and trees below while the sun tried its best to burn through.

see full size version HERE under Gallery Peak District Landscapes

please take a look at my video to accompany The Peaks 2011 HERE

Sunrise Rocks

Sunrise and Rocks……One from Higger Tor in The Peak district, beautiful misty sunrise and detailed foreground, was freezing cold too, shot with a full square .6ND and .9 soft ND grad filter. Had to keep wiping the freezing mist off, hell of cleanup job as the lens gives out a little heat and mists up straight away.

To view full size click HERE and view in Galleries Peak District Landscapes