Bit of blast from last year hopefully be back there real soon once the puppies are ready, it is of course Coniston with snow capped peaks. It was as you can see a particularly calm day with no breeze at all, perfect for this type of shot.
The shot below is from Castlerigg, the ancient stone circle again with snow capped peaks in the background. It’s quite an atmospheric place and I would love to camp there overnight, the day I did the shoot I met a woman who was there praying for a friend undergoing a life threatening operation that day….hope it went well for her.
Wishing you all a great weekend.
one from a few months ago now, Bamburgh Castle shot from the beach with the mysterious wreck foreground. When I got to it there were two guys digging round it trying to gather as much info as possible about the wreck, it’s believed to date to the late 18th century and would have sailed the east coast, more info HERE
Had a lovely chat with one of the guys and unbelievably he was from Barnsley too, he spends summers driving the pleasure boats out and around the Farne Islands, I did the full day out with them looking at all the beautiful birds inc the Puffins my fave.
Hope you like the image, its not a web sale shot but can be customised to suit your size requirements upon request
Happy Monday morning all, Wow what a weekend of weather, it dominates the news every time I turn on the TV, we spent the best part of yesterday storm chasing on Anglesey to get some flood shots, we weren’t disappointed. Beaumaris shops with sandbags outside and we never made it to Penmon the road was flooded
We eventually made it to Menai and were greeted with the house in the straight Ynys Gored Goch, although no one lives there now it never the less looks very dramatic.
We then made our way to the south of the island and the wind so so strong we couldn’t even setup the cameras
As we moved around the coast back towards to safety of the cars we came across a group of surfers, yup, out surfing in this, they obviously knew what they were doing but as an old time surfer and wind surfer myself I wouldn’t have risked it, very unpredictable, though I guess that’s the excitement of it all!, anyway I managed to snap a shot of one of the guys waiting for “that wave” luckily for him it wasn’t the one in the background.
We made it home safely though my back was bad and still is this morning. Bit of a rest day today apart from taking Christmas Puppy Pics..
Final Pic courtesy Barney Delaney Photography
Happy New Year to all
it goes without saying I wish you much health and happiness so I’ll save all the sentiments etc etc.
Thought I’d start this year off with a little winter warmer from Northumberland more importantly Bamburgh Castle bathed in a glorious sunset shower.
Bamburgh Castle has the power to draw you there time and again, I don’t think people realise just how impressive a site this is, it really is huge and can be seen all the way along the magnificent coastline.
Shooting of the book was delayed due to really bad weather in Snowdonia late December, we took advise from the Park trust and will attempt again this moth, in the meantime we’re off on a wild coastal shoot over the next 2 weeks while the high tides and wild winds whip up the seas.
TOO OLD TO BE A DAD
Well the puppies are certainly wearing us thin, we haven’t managed a nights sleep since they landed, night feeds and screaming fights are the norm at 3am, you wake in a fit of terror as the blood curdling screams emanate from the once lovely dining room, when you finally stumble downstairs you are greeted with a 3 onto 1 site of a mass of husky fur flashing left and right with lumps of the chosen victim for the night flying by. Then as fast as they started they separate disappear into corners of their sleeping area and collapse into a motionless sleep, this has now progressed to lasting an hour at a time so when you finally get back to bed circa 4am you cant get back to sleep until 5 mins before the 5:45am alarm goes off.
On a good side this will hopefully only last a few more months, we have decided to keep 2 pups, the little girlie (unnamed, we just can’t decide) and Thunder a bearlike brown eyed boy that seems to have taken a great shine to me and me to him.
I intend on posting some of the book images as we go along, I say we as I have an assistant and friend on this mission, Barney Delaney an established and very good photographer in his own right has agreed to be my faithful sidekick on this adventure, this will see us in all weathers attempting to gather all the must have shots the UK has to offer, sponsorship has been made from Go Outdoors and Peak Images, many thanks guys, the project couldn’t be done without you.
Loads to follow.
mist Inversion in The Peaks.
apologies for my lack of posts lately, it’s been rather hectic, especially with the arrival of our Husky puppies to mummy Stormy, they are absolutely the cutest of dogs and Stormy is an amazing mother, we can’t believe how attentive she is and it’s all on instinct. Needless to say we would love to keep them all but sadly I’m only allowed to keep the one, a beautiful little girlie, though I’m trying like mad with Jo to let me keep a boy one which I must admit to having a soft spot for, he’s called “Thunder” pic below
Other news in the making, I start the book later this month kicking off with an overnight on Snowdon, had to get special permission to hitch up the tent as the weather could well be snowy, saying that I’m relying on it! many thanks to the National Park for their help and assistance. Likewise my sponsors for the book are Go Outdoors, can’t thank them enough for their continued support in the project. Cheers guys.
I’ll continue to update the site as often as I can during the book with images and stories, also updates on the 4 puppies and their antics
Is now on the site for sale in various sizes, inbox me if you need canvass or foam board versions, all signed work. Max size is 8′ x 4′ foam board.
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A very good Friday morning all.
Been a while since my last post, what with 2 operations, workload and planning the book for next year I’ve had little time for anything else. This week has seen me on 2 commissions and I have also sorted several prints for clients abroad…at least there will be food on the table this week.
I’ve noticed recently that I am asked and expected to provide for free all my services form different walks of life, charities, friends and loads of companies saying “can we use, we’ll credit you with the shot”, “really, will you” I said “thats because its my work” where do people get off with this cheek? my kit and craft owe me in excess of £50k, it has to pay so unfortunately I have decided to call a halt to the freebie brigade.
“can you just take your logo off ”
“we’ll credit you as photographer” etc etc
From now on anything with the Queens head on that inst a stamp and can buy other goods is all I’m going to accept.
New start for us now, on with the book, plans are being drawn on locations and costings being made, aiming for a Christmas 2014 launch, 2 books are hopefully going to be done, “Peak District” and my national collection.
Wish me as it’s a passion that will see me missing out on loads of other stuff for a year.
have a great weekend all
The start of a very busy week for me today, just got back from Birmingham with Stormy, she’s been for her 2nd mating session with Echo the very handsome husky, his eyes are the opposite way round to Stormy’s, stunning. Tomorrow I have a fantastic commission, I’ll be up near Carnforth and Ingleton, cant wait.
Tuesday is ‘D’ Day for my shoulder, 2 ops in 1, Bankart Lesion Repair and Rotator Cuff Repair, I am very much NOT looking forward to this one, I’ll be out of action for approx 6-12 weeks depending on how bad it is when the surgeon gets started. Will keep you posted, at least it will give me time to get on with the book and planning trips for year end and next spring/summer.
Today’s image is from St Cwyfan and beautiful location on Anglesey, I’ll be heading back there in November for another shoot, I was lucky enough to have this stunning spot to myself and the sky didn’t disappoint.
have a great week all
Back in Yorkshire after a fabulous working holiday in North Wales, the weather played pretty fair apart from the workshops when it persisted down all day every time! but when you’re given lemons and all that plus the company was great so made for enjoyable sessions.
having luck but bad luck….. 3 days from trading in our caravan for our brand new motorhome and I decide to take a wall out with the rear end in Wales….not a happy camper!, Caravan Numpty comes to mind I just didn’t think about my left turn when a guy blocked my usual exit with himself and his two dogs…….really grateful to Rhian and Alwyn whose wall I demolished, they were great and have offered to rebuild it without me having to pay, so I owe then a huge thank you plus a picture of their choice next time I’m down.
Hopefully all will go well tomorrow with the collection of the new van…I’ll report back
Another shot from North Wales with my trusty crystal ball, a beautiful sunset and or course that gorgeous sea
can’t wait as I’ll be stood here tomorrow for my summer workshops programme, North Wales and Anglesey at its best, 5 minutes later there was an almighty storm, just managed to pack up in time and cover my cameras. There’s a lot to be said for heading out just before a storm, you get the most dramatic skies and nature at it most magical.
3 workshops to run up in Snowdonia and Anglesey, really looking forward to making some new friends with lots in common, Team Ashworth is coming along nicely with a steadily growing gang. Thanks guys.
If you see me and Stormy on Anglesey, do come along and say hello, Stormy gives great kisses for treats.
We have with PWCGwynedd on the 7th September a great Jet Ski event from Blackthorn Farm, really looking forward to catching up with the guys and doing the shots for the website, hope the weather delivers guys…..I’ll be the idiot stood chest deep in the sea while you fly past me!
great song attached, goes nicely with the image. Pink Floyd – Marooned