Freelance Photographer
Durham, UK

Posts Tagged ‘locations’

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

Stockghyll Force

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Another stag weekend, another visit to the Lake District!  I’ll never complain, I’m always happy to get over to Cumbria whatever the reason.  We had a bit of unplanned time on the Saturday morning and as the weather forecast was not promising a decent sunrise, I decided to head for Stockghyll Force, which was a short walk from our cottage in Ambleside.

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Joe Cornish Workshop

Monday, May 20th, 2013

At my last birthday, I was fortunate to receive a voucher for a Joe Cornish landscape photography workshop.  Joe is one of my photographic heroes and the person I credit most with my ongoing interest in landscape photography.  Naturally, as the day approached, I was getting a bit excited.  Just a touch.

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Marsden: Sea Shoot and ND Graduate Filters

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

I recently upgraded my wide-angle lens and started building up a new filter system. So when a promising sunrise forecast came up just before Christmas, I knew I had to get out for it. And after a bit of research I remembered just the place. (more…)

Edinburgh

Monday, November 5th, 2012

One of the reasons things have been quiet on the blog lately is that we have had some fairly disruptive building work done at home.  As well as limiting the amount I’ve been able to post we also didn’t have a full holiday.  Instead, we had a few days in Edinburgh once the critical work was completed – photographic details inside… (more…)

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.

Water birds

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

I had one of my best ever wildlife experiences last week.  Find out more inside… (more…)

Winter activities

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

I said I was going to do less blogging and more shooting. I’ve reduced work on the blog but since I finished off my last batch of posts, the weather hasn’t helped me out too much. Still, I haven’t been idle.

I’ve been out doing some scouting for my Durham project. Decent conditions haven’t lined up well with my availability, but I now have some more ideas to develop when the weather plays along. Here’s a taster from one of my recent trips:

Prebends Bridge and Weir

Prebends Bridge and Weir

With the long winter evenings, I’ve also been updating part of the website. Nothing too radical, but I’ve tweaked the photo gallery section on my fellwalking pages (with thanks to Stu at CSS Play) and I think its a significant improvement.

Finally, I’ve been cleaning up the file system on my PC by eliminating duplicate files (not just photos, but that’s where most of the volume is). Most have come about by working on files on two PCs and forgetting to dump the copy, so when I moved to my new PC I ended up with two. I ended up writing some macros in OpenOffice to identify possible duplicates. It takes a while to go through them, but so far I’ve clawed back over 30GB of disk space, so it’s been well worth it.

More as it happens…

Panoramas

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

In my earlier post, Derwent Water from Keswick, I mentioned visiting the viewpoint in Castlehead Wood.  While I was there, I made a sequence of images to create a panorama but when it came to stitching it together, I struggled with the software I was using and was disappointed with the result, particularly eliminating the “seams” or joins.  Recently, I made a useful discovery which changed that… (more…)

Final Trossachs Round-Up

Monday, January 9th, 2012

In this final post of the series on Loch Lomond and the Trossachs (for now), I’ll be rounding up the “odds and ends” – the extra locations and shot ideas that I think are worth mentioning but didn’t make it into a post of their own.  This might be a bit long, so brace yourself and dive in… (more…)

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