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Location guides for walkers and photographers looking for detailed descriptions and maps for the locations of some of my photos and also useful for if you are planing a photography trip to a new location.
Cornwall Coastal Landscape Photography Locations Map
20th November 2014 - 1 comment
If you are a landscape photographer looking for the most dramatic coastal scenery there is a good chance that Cornwall will be high up on the list of places to visit. I’ve created a map with some of the best spots for photography around this part of Cornwall built up from knowledge from my trips including car parks and access points to the Cornwall coastal path and beaches.
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North Tyneside Coastal Photographs and Viewpoints
15th December 2013 - 0 comments
During my time in Newcastle I made many early morning trips to the glorious North Tyneside coastline, the beaches are some of the best so close to any city in the UK. Running from the mouth of the Tyne up to Whitley bay the coastline forms a photographers playground with rocky outcrops, man made harbors and piers, the historic Tynemouth priory, glorious sandy beaches and to top it off the famous St Mary’s Lighthouse just north of the beaches at Whitley Bay.
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Photographs of the River Avon in and around Stratford in Warwickshire
10th December 2013 - 0 comments
A few years ago my daily commute involved driving from Warwick to Stratford through some of the beautiful Warwickshire countryside. Working flexi time meant that I could combine the drive with some photography at various times in the morning so I was able to take the camera in the car and stop and shoot when the conditions were favourable. Here is a pick of my favourite photographs featuring the River Avon at various places in Warwickshire.
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A morning photographing Padley Gorge and Higger Tor in the Peaks - October 2013
28th October 2013 - 1 comment
A relatively free weekend meant that I was able to plan to be out in the Peak District for Sunrise on Saturday morning, the weather forecast kept changing throughout the week but would seem to look dry if a little cloudy. The alarm went off bright and early and we were out on location well before sunrise hoping to catch the early morning light around Carl Wark. For the second time in recent weeks we've driven out of Sheffield with clear skies only to arrive on location to be greeted with thick cloud and zero opportunities for photography. We took one look at conditions and decided to descend down into the valley to try and get out of the low cloud and shoot some details in the woodland at Gridleford as the wide views would not be possible.
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Landscape Photography at Wast Water and Wasdale Head in the Lake District
26th September 2013 - 0 comments
Wasdale is has a very different feel to many areas of the Lake District and is different in many ways, the difficulty in accessing the area means that there are far few visitors than to other parts of the Lakes making it an unspoilt naturally beautiful area with a great sense of escape. You can walk around the hills and valleys here and see very few people (the exception being the main paths and climbs to Scafell).
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Full day photography tour of the English Lake District | Derwent Water and Buttermere Loop
09th September 2013 - 3 comments
The same question comes up on many photography forums throughout the year - "I've got a day to spend in the Lake District, where shall I go?". I tend to suggest a loop starting from Derwentwater outside of Keswick and taking in Borrowdale and Buttermere where you can find a while variety of Lake District photography locations including lakes, waterfalls, fells, mountain views, stone circles, rivers, becks and wildlife.
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Photography at Padley Gorge - the Peak Districts best intimate landscape, waterfalls and woodland
15th August 2013 - 0 comments
Padley Gorge is a firm favourite with photographers visiting the Peak District National Park on a photography holiday or photo trip. The Peak District is quite different to other national parks when it comes to waterfalls or should I say the relatively small number of waterfalls.
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Eilean Donan Castle - The Scottish Icon Photographs and Viewpoints
10th August 2013 - 0 comments
The Scottish icon viewed and photographed by many on the road to the Isle of Skye, Eilean Donan Castle is one of the classic famous castles which is instantly recognisable. The castle sits on a small island near to the village of Dornie on the road to the Kyle of Lochalsh, as you drive past the castle looms on the horizon and does feel like it has been put there by a film crew as the setting is just perfect.
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Chesterton Windmill - Photographs and History of this Warwickshire Landmark
02nd August 2013 - 0 comments
Landscape photograph in Warwickshire can be difficult and requires a different approach to landscape photography in other areas of the UK. Whilst living in Warwick I visited Chesterton Windmill on a few occasions at different times of the year to capture the windmill in a number of different conditions.
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Glencoe Photos, photography locations map, famous viewpoints and Glen Coe trip advice
18th July 2013 - 15 comments
The Glen Coe area of the Scottish Highlands is my favourite spot for landscape photography in the whole of the UK, the possibilities within a relatively small area are numerous and the ease of access with A82 running straight through the middle down to Glencoe village make this a great spot for a trip and can be done in a day, a few days or if you have time a full week long photography holiday will keep you busy all week. In the area you have the famous Buachaille Etive Mor, locations around Rannoch Moor and the beautiful road down Glen Etive.
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Isle of Skye - a guide to locations and viewpoints on this photographers paradise
15th July 2013 - 7 comments
For landscape photographers a trip to the Isle of Skye is an absolute must and is a trip many photographers make each years. The 9 hour journey from Sheffield seems a little daunting but once you arrive on Skye over the new road bridge link at the Kyle of Lochalsh the long journey seems very worthwhile. The landscape of the Isle of Skye is incredible and has a huge range of different rock types and features, the sheer variety of terrain on offer makes planning a trip all that more difficult as there are so many places to go and see.
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Lands End Cornwall landscape photography trip - A week of mixed weather and amazing seascapes
23rd June 2013 - 1 comment
I’ve just got back from a week long photography & walking trip to Cornwall, spending most of my time in and around Lands End on various parts of the South West Coastal Path. Throughout the week I managed to capture shots of the coastline in various weather conditions with my favourite spots being the cliffs around Porthcurno, Nanjizal Beach and Porth Curno.
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Yorkshire Dales Waterfall Guide - Photo Guide to some of the Best Forces in the Dales
21st June 2013 - 0 comments
A short guide to some of the best waterfalls in the Yorkshire Dales National Park including Goredale Scar, Janets Foss, Scalebar Force and Stainforth Force.
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Castles and Seascapes | Photography trip to Bamburgh Castle on the Northumberland Coastline
08th April 2013 - 1 comment
Over the Easter bank holiday weekend I had the opportunity to stay with friends right by the coastline in Bamburgh on the Northumberland Coast. Whilst this wasn’t a dedicated photography trip I managed to squeeze in a few trips down to the areas around Bamburgh Castle to capture it in a variety of lighting conditions, the photographs that I came back with were very pleasing and a good achievement in the limited time.
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Peak District Photography Guide Part 3 - Mam Tor, Castleton and the Great Ridge of Edale
06th April 2013 - 1 comment
The third part of my Peak District landscape photography location guide takes us to the well visited area around Castleton, including the ever popular locations of the Great Ridge of Edale which includes Mam Tor, Hollins Cross, Back Tor and Lose Hill. The Great Ridge is a huge ridge which separates the vales of Edale and Castleton and runs for approximately 2 miles.
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Curbar and Baslow Edge - Part 2 of my Peak District Photography Guide
27th March 2013 - 3 comments
Following on from my first part of my guide to photography locations in the Peak Disitrct National Park, part two features another favourite area of mine Curbar Edge and Baslow Edge in the Peak District which are both classic viewpoints in the Peak District and a firm favourite with landscape photographers.
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Landscape Photography in the Cairngorms National Park
11th March 2013 - 1 comment
At the start of January I headed for my first trip to the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland for a joint ski and walking holiday, a six and a half hour drive from home in Sheffield. During the week I managed to get out for sunrise everyday and enjoyed plenty of walking in the ancient forests.
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Lake District Waterfalls - A Photographic Guide
28th February 2013 - 6 comments
One of the biggest attractions of the Lake District for me is the number of impressive waterfalls throughout the Lakes. The waterfalls of the Lake District really come to life after a period of rain when the hillsides become alive with tumbling water which is quite a sight if you are used to the normal rolling hills of the English landscape.
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Peak District Photography Guide - Surprise View, Owler Tor, Padley Gorge & Higger Tor
21st February 2013 - 8 comments
I receive quite a few emails asking about the locations of photographs in my galleries, particularly for photography locations in the Peak District and Derbyshire. I have decided to write a small series of guides to pinpoint and give more information for some of the images in my galleries.
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