The autumn colours were magnificent this year in the Lake District. The conditions for photography weren’t fantastic most days but for one brief moment the light came and I managed to capture this sublime image of a very full Derwentwater.
Getting close to high tide at Bedruthan Steps
The last of the late evening sun lights up the sea stacks at Bedruthan Steps
Mawgan Porth Surfers
it is always fascinating watching the surfers get ready. This was taken with a long lens and the background has been intentionally overexposed to make the colours jump out.
Looking out from the beach at Bedruthan Steps just as the sun dips below the horizon
Looking over Bedruthan Steps after the sun has set.
It had been an overcast day in Cornwall and the sky looks moody as the tide comes in over the rocks at Bedruthan Steps
Rocks and Sunset
St Mary's Lighthouse, Whitley Bay
Taken at sunset on a warm May day; it was such a peaceful scene waiting for the light to come
St Mary's Lighthouse
As I was taking this, I realised the tide had come in a bit more quickly than I expected. I like the result but I got wet feet getting back to the car park
at 170ft, this is the highest waterfall in the lake district but quite difficult to photograph effectively in its entirety, so this is the lower section. Slightly off the beaten track but a very lovely place
Buttermere Pines Reflections
It is a well-photographed place but it doesn’t ever fail to impress. This picture was made on a very calm early May morning and for me it is one of most beautiful places in the Lake District
Taken early one May morning with perfect conditions
Bluebells at Rannerdale
The bluebells at Rannerdale are a spectacular sight and it’s such a pleasure to be able to photograph them.
Skiddaw from Ashiness Jetty
It was late afternoon and this was the last of the sunlight on Skiddaw, Taken from Ashiness Jetty
Derwentwater from Castle Crag
Grasmere; Autumn Reflections
Grasmere from Helm Crag
Grasmere in the distance, looking down from Helm Crag
Castle Crag Trees
On the descent from Castle Crag, the last of the afternoon sun lit up these trees to provide a glimpse of autumn colours
Looking out over Windermere from Wateredge in Ambleside
After a day of high winds and heavy rain, the sun finally came through very briefly and I made this picture looking out from Rock just before the storm clouds moved in again
Coniston with grey skies on a rainy day, However the sun did shine through very briefly lighting up some of the trees before closing in again very quickly. It was very much a case of right time right place.
The Lake District is beautiful any time of year, but when autumn comes and the sun shines it becomes ever more spectacular. This is an early morning picture of the yachts moored near at Waterhead near Ambleside
This is one of the nicest places in the Lake District and always more spectacular in the autumn
Grasmere & Helm Crag
This is a misty autumnal scene with a hazy reflection and Helm Crag rising in the background
Boats on Windermere
It was a damp and misty start to our Lakes trip but in autumn, there is always the chance of a reflection at the top end of Windermere. It was great to spend an hour waiting for things to settle and this was the result.
Don't you just love it when the sun comes up and turns everything the richest of autumn gold? This particular shoot hadn't started well with a washed out sunrise but it pays to hang around a while.
After a long wait, the early morning sun shed a golden light on the fells at the top of Windermere. Autumn in the Lakes is as good as it can get when the light is like this.
Grasmere is such a small body of water but is often very tranquil and an ideal place to capture reflections. This is a picture of the island with autumn colours set against a misty backdrop.
This is my favourite picture from the morning I spent at Bedruthan on the beautiful Cornish coast. The 90 sec exposure has created a sense of movement in the clouds.
Between the Piers
Whitby is such an evocative place and I took this picture on a calm day but with dark storm clouds starting to gather.
This was taken close to Bedruthan Steps on the Cornish coast just after sunrise. I love the serenity and calm before the big waves started to crash in
Early morning looking towards a hazy Bedruthan Steps on a lovely September day
Lands End Sunset
Taken in September 2015, this was the only day in the week when there were any clouds in the sky.
Holywell Bay Sunset
Possibly one of the most peaceful places, certainly the day I visited. I just sat on the beach and waited for the sun to drop on to the horizon.
This picture was taken on an overcast day at Derwent Water. As the mist cleared, the vivid autumn colours of Derwent Isle came into view. Ten minutes later the rain started and the Isle disappeared from view
Gurnard's Head, Cornwall
Taken early January near Lowgill in Cumbria, this is looking towards the Howgill Fells after the first snowfall of the winter
Storm Approaching, Whitby
Bluebells, Rosebury Topping
Rainbow, Whitby Pier
Mullion Cove Sunset
Taken in September 2015, this is a sunset at Mullion Cove on the beautiful Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall
Heather and Winding Path
Cloud over Catbells
Crummock & Melbreak
Lone Fisherman, Grasmere
Great Fryup Dale, North Yorkshire Moors
Loughrigg Tarn Reflections
Rainbow, Saltburn Pier
Saltburn Pier & Clouds
There can't be many more beautiful places than Staithes nor a better vantage point to take photographs from. I never tire of going back.
Heather & Tree
Ana Cross, Rosedale
This was taken early one very calm morning at Waterhead at the top end of Windermere just before the rain came along.