My post from October last year on Churches, Chapels and Crosses seemed to be quite popular so I thought we should take another look at some more, predominantly from Scotland but we also visit East Anglia and the North York Moors. We'll start off in East Anglia and St Peter's Church on the Wall, reputed to be one of the oldest places of worship in England having been built in AD 654. The image was captured on my first visit to Essex in the Spring of 2012 and is located besides the marshes at the
Doesn't time fly!!. I can't believe it was last October when I lasted posted on my series about the British landscapes. Hopefully you will be pleased to know that today I am continuing with a look at the Scottish islands. Scotland has over 790 offshore islands, most of which are to be found in four main groups: Shetland, Orkney and the Hebrides sub-divided into the Inner and Outer Hebrides. There are also clusters of islands in the Firth of Clyde and the Firth of Forth, and Solway Firth, and num
The world's national parks and nature reserves receive eight billion tourist visitors a year. New research of over 500 of the most visited natural spaces in the world as concluded that five of England's national parks are in the Top Ten for visitor numbers with the Lake District and Peak District National Parks each with more than 10 million visitors a year. I am pleased to say that I have visited and photographed all of them. We'll start with a view from Satura Crag which is situated along Angl
Following Trip Advisors Best Beaches announcement here is how Britain featured in their travellers eyes. We only managed to feature once in the Top 25 in the World and that was at No13 which maybe explains why there were no others. The beach is Woolacombe Sand which I was fortunate enough to photograph last year. As well as its world standing it was also No1 in Britain and No4 in Europe. What a great achievement and hopefully the photo below shows why.
In my post Cairngorms - Granite and Pine I included one of the many Intimate Landscapes I had managed to capture during my trip to Moray, Aberdeenshire and the Cairngorms last Autumn and said that I may produce a post dedicated to those images. Well I have finally found time to get round to it with the majority being new releases. We'll start with a couple from my visit to the coastal area between Inverness and Nairn at Ardersier, a spit of land which forms a promontory jutting into the Moray Fi
As the end of another year gets closer like many photographers I have been reflecting on the photographic trips I have made and planning ahead for next year. Looking back I have noticed that I didn't write a review of 2013 so I have decided to make up for it this year by sharing my favourite photographs from the last twelve months. You will be pleased to know that I don't intend to ramble on and repeat what's already been said in earlier photo trip posts but I have added some short narration to
Pleased to say that one of my images featuring the "Singing Sands" on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula as been used in a book that as been recently published - Scotland The Best 100 Places. Peter Irvine, bestselling author of "Scotland The Best" has drawn on a lifetime of experience to create a list of 100 best places in Scotland that feature in the independent guide: reflective, magnificent and human places. As well as expert commentary, all 100 places include selective recommendations of where to wa
I must admit that I have a somewhat unusual reason for choosing the image of Kilnave Chapel on the Isle of Islay, Inner Hebrides for this Print of the Month. Over the weekend there has been numerous searches by people on the internet which resulted in a visit to this image on my website. Unfortunately I have not managed to establish what prompted such great interest in this location in such a short space of time. I'd love to find out why so if you could help on this it would be greatly appreciat
The "word on the street" is that this year's Autumn colours are going to be better than ever due to the driest September since records began in 1910. Let's hope that materialises into reality but in case it doesn't this month's print will provide a constant reminder of what you may have missed. The image was captured in the middle of October 2009 and shows Eilean Molach (Ellen's Isle), Loch Katrine in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.
After the whistle stop tours of the National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Heritage Coasts I thought we should just slow down a while so this time I am going to share with you some images of the inland waters we have in the British Isles. We will still travel round but hopefully the views of the tranquil waters will help you relax and enjoy the journey. Depending on where you are, England, Scotland or Wales these waters will have different names. For instance if you are in Engla
There is a corner of Scotland that is ignored by the crowds rushing up to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Loch Lomond and the Highlands but after my recent photo trip I'm not complaining. A visit to Dumfries and Galloway has been on my list for quite a while but like most others I also have tended to carry on heading north when I reach the border at Gretna but not this time. In the time I had allocated for this trip I unfortunately had to avoid the main towns and concentrate on two/three distinct areas - th
Having now taken brief visits to the majority of the National Parks and a few Heritage Coasts this time I am taking you to some of the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty(England, Wales and Northern Ireland) and National Scenic Areas(Scotland). There are 46 AONB’s and 40 NSA’s so plenty to consider but only so much space and certainly insufficient to cover all of them in this one post. But don’t fret we can always take other visits at some time in the future. Unfortunately I have never visited N
Slightly later than usual this month but hopefully worth the wait just like I had to do on the day that this image was captured. It's a rough walk along the exposed coast to get to a position where you can get a clear view of the Old Man of Stoer and whilst it was dry but windy when I set off shortly just before getting there the weather suddenly changed and the rain started to fall very heavily and at times horizontally. I was in two minds whether to carry on but I braved the elements by trying
This month's print is from Cornwall at Golitha Falls, a famous beauty spot on the southern edge of Bodmin Moor which is an area of woodland occupying a steep-sided valley gorge, with the River Fowey flowing through it in a series of spectacular cascades. Captured in late Spring 2012 this spot was such a contrast to visit after spending the earlier part of the day on the wild open spaces of the Moor. Fortunately it was perfect weather after some heavy overnight rain, dappled sunlight highlighting
Thanks for all the support on last month's Print of the Month Collection Special Offer. Now we return to a single print and where better to start with this magnificent view looking out over Loch Tulla. Lying between Bridge of Orchy and Kingshouse, Glencoe, next to the vast expanse of the Moor Of Rannoch, Loch Tulla is surrounded by remnants of the old Caledonian Forest.
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Following on from my trip round the Moray Firth and Aberdeenshire coasts I turned inland through part of Royal Deeside and made my way into the Cairngorms National Park, Britains largest last great wildest space and most remote National Park with it's inspiring mountains, ancient pines and golden shores. As I approached the park from Royal Deeside it was mid to late afternoon and out of the corner of my eye I noticed the distant setting sunlight intermittently breaking through the clouds forming
The chance of seeing a White Christmas seem to be less frequent these days so here's a chance to be guaranteed one of your very own with this print of Llyn Tryweryn in Snowdonia. The painter Augustus John and his student James Dickson Innes spent two years painting in the Arenig valley around 1910, especially the mountain Arenig Fawr. Innes who unfortunately died of TB at the young age of 27 painted a canvas of the lake which is now in the Parc Howard Museum, Llanelli whilst John has a painting
I have recently completed a trip I had planned to make in 2012 but had to postpone due a sudden back problem that stopped me from driving never mind walking, plenty of which I always have to do on any photo trip. The main of objective of the originally planned trip was to visit the Cairngorms National Park as it prepared for its 10th anniversary celebrations in 2013. The second objective was to visit the Moray and Banffshire coast which I decided to visit first on this two location trip. This re
In this the latest instalment of a look at the British landscape I thought we would have something totally different. Churches, Chapels and Crosses but still set within the landscape. If, whilst you are reading you wish to take a look at other images from the same locations just click on the link provided. Your reading of this will not be disturbed as the other images will be opened in a new page. Some of these are located in stunning locations and having thought of this theme it was only when I
Just as I am late with this month's print I might also be too late for photographing the heather this year although I hope that there will be still an opportunity. In case that does not happen I have taken a look back on my trip to the North York Moors for September's Print of the Month and in particular to Hutton Knowl where as you can see I was fortunate enough to visit just at the right time. Hutton Knowl is in the south east corner of Spaunton Moor near the village of Lowna.
This month I've selected an image that was captured earlier this year on my trip to North Devon which included Hartland's Hanging Valleys. It features a view of Woolacombe Sand from the south which I captured on a walk from Croyde Bay via Baggy Point. I was fortunate that the broom or is it gorse was in full flower which provided a colourful foreground and ideal framing to the magnificent view along the 3 miles of sand.
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