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Bolton Priory - Landscape Photographs from the Yorkshire Dales
19th February 2018 - 0 comments
On my recent trip to the Yorkshire Dales we spent the afternoon at the Bolton Abbey Estate. We completed a long walk throughout the days visiting the many attractions found all along the River Wharf. The main landmark of the estate is the 12th-century Augustinian monastery. Being a Sunday, the area was very busy with visitors and the huge car parks were nearly full.
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Fountains Abbey Photographs - Images from Fountains Priory & Studley Royal Water Gardens
09th February 2018 - 0 comments
Fountains Abbey is one of the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monasteries in England. A popular tourist destination now owned by the National Trust, the Abbey and the World Heritage Sit of Studley Royal Water Gardens can provide a full day of photographic opportunities and are also a fantastic way to spend a day whilst visiting the nearby Yorkshire Dales National Park. I've included a group of images below from the day featuring some of the fantastic viewpoints found around the National Trust Fountains Abbey Estate:
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Brimham Rocks - Yorkshire Dales Photography Trip
30th January 2018 - 0 comments
Part of the Nidderdale AONB, Brimham Rocks is a National Trust owned area of Millstone Gritstone rocks which stand out amongst the rolling hills of the local landscape.

We spent a good couple of hours walking around the area exploring the rocks and enjoying the viewpoints of the surrounding Yorkshire Dales National Park. The weather conditions were mixed but I was lucky enough to get a few opportunities with strong low sunlight to capture some of the famous rock formations in favourable light.
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Knaresborough Landscape Photography - Night Photography
17th January 2018 - 0 comments
Earlier this month I spent a few days touring the Yorkshire Dales and we based ourselves in the popular Yorkshire town of Knaresborough. Famous for its Castle perched high up on the cliffs, It's hard to ignore the popular viewpoints overlooking the River Nidd and railway viaduct.
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Review of the Year - 2017 Photography Trips and Experiences
01st January 2018 - 0 comments
2017 was another busy year for my photography business with my stock imagery sales increasing to magazines, newspapers and online marketing outlets. Alongside this, my physical print sales (Mounted and Framed) grew experiencing a record year for sales to many new customers throughout the UK. May I take this opportunity to pass on my best wishes for a happy and successful 2018 and to thank you all for your continued support through visits to this site and interaction and sharing on my social media channels.
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Northern Lakes & Waterfalls | Derwent Water & Ullswater Landscape Photography Trip
26th December 2017 - 0 comments
Last weekend we headed for a pre-Christmas trip to the Lake District for a festive getaway and some last minute rest and relaxation. During the trip I managed to mix in a couple of photography sessions and took the camera out on our walks in the stunning Lakeland countryside. This blog includes a collection of my favourite images from the trip.
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A Stunning Week in Austria - Olympiaregion Seefeld in Tirol
13th September 2017 - 0 comments
My main summer holiday this year was spent on a walking holiday in the beautiful Austrian mountains. We stayed in the mountain resort of Seefeld which is 30 minutes from Innsbruck making it an extremely accessible holiday base surrounded by stunning scenery. This blog includes my top 10 photographs from the trip featuring stunning Austrian Lake, Mountain Ridges and Waterfalls at the Leutascher Geisterklamm Gorge.
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A Short Break in Newquay - Cornish Landscapes
09th September 2017 - 0 comments
As a rule I try to visit Newquay at least once a year and managed to squeeze in a long weekend at the start of September in between other work commitments. We spent two nights in a B&B overlooking Newquay harbour enjoying the seafood in the many restaurants and spending time walking on the beautiful Atlantic coastal beaches.
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Photographs from a Short Trip to Grasmere in the Lake District
02nd September 2017 - 0 comments
I recently spent 3 days in Grasmere on a walking and photography holiday. The weather was typically Lake District with a real mix of bright sunshine, rain and a thunder storm thrown in for good measure. This blog includes a selection of my favourite images from the trip.
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Exploring the stunning beaches of the Llŷn Peninsula
21st July 2017 - 0 comments
As part of a recent trip to Wales I managed to spend a couple of days enjoying the beautiful sunshine on the beaches of the Llŷn Peninsula. The peninsula is an area I have never visited and I was pleasantly surprised by the variety found along the coastline and will definitely be returning when I have a little more time to explore. This blog post includes my pick of images from the visit showing the variety of the coastal landscape around the Llŷn Peninsula.
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Scarborough Bay at Night - Photography from the Yorkshire Coastline
06th June 2017 - 0 comments
As part of a recent trip to the Yorkshire Coastline I spent quite a few hours exploring the sea front at Scarborough, walking down the cliff paths to the famous Lido before making my way along the bay towards the Grand Hotel and stunning Victorian Spa bridge. This blog post contains a pick of my favourite images from my evening at Scarborough Bay.
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Scotlands Answer to Route 66 - NC500 - Photographing the Northern Highlands
22nd August 2016 - 0 comments
Highlights from our recent tour of the north of Scotland. For this trip we decided to head further north than normal to explore new areas of the highlands including Wester Ross and Sutherland. We split the week between locations with the first half spent with friends near to Gairloch and the second a 3 night stay in Ullapool...
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Photographing Waterfalls on the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
21st July 2016 - 0 comments
One if the items on my long list of locations to visit this summer was a return visit to the waterfalls in the Yorkshire Dales around Ingleton. I've previously briefly visited the Thornton Force waterfall after a morning on Twisleton Scar and have since then wanted to take a better look at the the other waterfalls on the Ingleton Trail. There are many places to photograph on the route but I have tried to stick to photographs of the main falls for this roundup.
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Christmas time in Whitby - Yorkshire Coastline in Winter
12th January 2016 - 1 comment
Over the Christmas period I spent a week with my family in the seaside town of Whitby on the Yorkshire Coastline. It's the first time I have been to Whitby so was really looking forward to visiting the sights and photographing the coastline in the many conditions experienced throughout the week. This blog showcases a collection of my favourite images from the week including pictures of the Whitby Pier, Whitby Abbey, 199 steps and the Whitby Whale Bone Arch.
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Ayrshire Coastal Landscapes - Trip Report
22nd August 2015 - 0 comments
As part of a recent project I had the opportunity to spend a few days on the Ayrshire coastline photographing some of the scenery along this amazing stretch of coastline. This blog post has a collection of my favourite images from the trip taken on the Ayrshire coastline.
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Exmoor Landscape Photography Trip Report
18th August 2015 - 0 comments
As part of a recent holiday I spent 3 days exploring the beautiful Exmoor National Park. This was my first trip to Exmoor so it took a little exploring to get my bearings and work out how the landscape is aligned and the best times of day to visit the various locations. This blog post has a selection of my favourite images from the trip..
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City of Bath Architecture Tour
02nd August 2015 - 0 comments
I made my first visit to the City of Bath at the end of June having heard excellent feedback from friends and family who have visited. We were only in the city for 24 hours as part of a recent road trip around the UK, but managed in that time to have a good explore and photograph some of the amazing architecture that Bath has to offer.
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June Countryfile Magazine features double page spread of my Crantock Beach photograph
14th May 2015 - 0 comments
One of my favourite Cornwall photos is featured as a double page spread on the very prominent pages 6 & 7 of the June issue of Countryfile Magazine. The shot from Crantock Beach in Cornwall was taken a couple of years ago on a beautiful early summer's evening looking out down over the beach with the tide two thirds of the way out exposing the huge sandy beach.
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Stumbled upon - A collection of previously unreleased Landscape Photographs.
20th April 2015 - 0 comments
I've spent the past few weeks planning trips for this summer. As part of that I tend to look back through my picture files to remind myself of locations I have visited in previous years and to get a feel for certain parts of country. In this blog I have picked some of my favourite shots that I have rediscovered in my files over the past week.
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Winter Photography in the Cairngorms National Park
26th February 2015 - 1 comment
I spent 4 days last week up in the Cairngorms with friends staying in Aviemore, this was mainly a trip to catch up with friends and ski at Cairngorm Mountain but I did manage to get the camera out on a couple of occasions to capture the beautiful snowy winter landscapes. This blog post features the best of the images from the trip including shots from Loch Morlich, Cairngorm Mountain itself and the nearby Loch Garten.
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