Freelance Photographer
Durham, UK

Posts Tagged ‘fell walking’

Scafell Pike walk

Monday, October 14th, 2013

I recently posted a new fellwalk: Scafell Pike and Scafell from Wasdale – Piers Gill and Foxes Tarn.  I decided to take my point-and-shoot camera with me to keep the weight I was carrying as low as possible.  The photos won’t make gallery prints, but you can still enjoy the fantastic views from the Fellwalk page linked above.  One of my favourite shots of the day was this high contrast view up Lingmell Beck.

Up Lingmell Beck towards Sty Head and Great End

Up Lingmell Beck towards Sty Head and Great End

Buttermere walk – High Stile Ridge

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

After a bit of an hiatus, I’ve just finished updating a fellwalk entry – High Stile ridge from Gatesgarth (anticlockwise) – and adding photos from that walk to the 2012 Fellwalks (2) gallery.  Enjoy these for now, I’m hoping to be back with more soon.

New gallery added

Monday, May 14th, 2012

A quick update announcing a new gallery – Birds – along with the pictures from April’s successful “Coot Shoot“, now available to purchase.

Also the details from a recent Lake District fellwalk around Coldale have been added and some of the photos added to the 2012 Fellwalks gallery.

Craigmore

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

The next in my Trossachs series and following on from the Falls of the Little Fawn, this location is very close by.

Craigmore is the large lump of a hill that stands guard over Aberfoyle to its north-west.  It’s the end of the tail of high ground that stretches down from Ben Venue before reaching the Duke’s Pass.  For all that it looks intimidating from the village, it’s only about 350m up to the summit.  That height makes it a fantastic viewpoint that is well worth the effort of climbing it.  More after the jump…

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Mid-Year Review

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Back in January, rather than set myself resolutions I decided on some photography goals to aim for this year.  As we’ve just passed the mid-year point I though it was a good time to reflect on what I hoped to achieve and what more I need to do.  More after the jump… (more…)

The Perfect Camera Bag for Fellwalking – part 3

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Following my search for a camera bag to carry my SLR on fellwalks, I recently tried my system on a trip to the Lakes and I’m delighted to conclude that it was a qualified success.  More after the link…

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The Perfect Camera Bag for Fellwalking – part 2

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

In The Perfect Camera Bag for Fellwalking, I explained my ongoing search for an ideal way to carry my DSLR while out walking.  Anyone who follows my fellwalking pages will realise that I haven’t exactly been doing a lot lately, although I’m hoping to get going again this year.  Anticipating that, I decided to use a family day out to try out my intended system.  This is what I did and how it went…

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Resolution?

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

The New Year’s variety, rather than pixel count…that’s a whole different topic.

Before I get started, apologies for the hiatus.  There have been some other events going on over the last couple of months which have meant that writing for the blog has had to take a back seat – nothing sinister, just more important.  The result is that this post is a bit later than I would have liked, but it’s still relevant to me, and hopefully to you too. (more…)

Scottish Fellwalk – Photo Shoot

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

While on holiday in Scotland, I went out one evening to add some local landscape photos to my repertoire.  I already had some shots from the area and wanted expand the range a little.  After some research, I decided to climb Ben A’an; there’s more on the walk itself here and more on the photography after the jump.

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The Perfect Camera Bag for Fell Walking

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

What is it about camera bags?  It doesn’t matter how many you have, none of them is ever quite right for the job you want to do.  I came across this post by Matthew Boyle recently which has got so many points in it which I can relate to. The camera bag manufacturer Kata also seem to be trying to solve the same problem – they recently ran a competition inviting people to design their perfect bag.  One way of keeping the R&D costs down, I guess. (more…)

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