Intimate images of landscape using longer lenses to hone in on the finer details of the landscape.
Tree in the mist
There is something about trees that draws us to them. This particular tree local to me caught my eye when I saw it surrounded by ground mist during a lovely sunset.
Blow Gill Falls Hawnby
Blow Gill falls is a little waterfall that runs under the main road from Hawnby to Osmotherly. Blink and you can miss it. This was an image I made during a weekend trip photographing for the North York Moors national Park. I rather liked these ferns and the way the light captures them. Its simple and pleasing on the eye.
Yellow Rose Petal
The head of a rose with soft focus gives a real dreamy softness to this image.
The Power Of Nature
The power of nature. That's what I was trying to capture in this shot. After an evening of heavy rain in the Yorkshire Dales the river Ure was carrying extra water which made Aysgarth Falls that much more impressive. An exposure of only .4 of a second captures the ferocity and beauty that nature can change in a matter minutes.
My Local Tree
A local tree to me stands proud in the cold grip of winter.
Hens Teeth ______________________________ . Hens teeth, that’s how rare these misty conditions have seemed to me over the last few months, well I have been moving around the country somewhat; so maybe I have been dodging it. . A visit back home for Christmas and the day after boxing Day I awoke with a greeting of the mystical magic stuff when I opened my curtains. Just to make sure I wasn’t seeing things after indulging in a few kronenbourgs the night before I rubbed my eyes just to be sure. This was it, just what I’d been waiting for some mystical mist. Grabbing my gear I was out of my front door faster than a rat up a drain pipe. . On arrival at my local woodlands I was met with more than perfect conditions, not too much mist and just enough to let the distant background fall off in a dreamy soft blanket of tranquility. . It wasn’t long before my eyes latched on to my first composition. It was the contrast of brown and green that caught my eye. Natural light,shade and pine needles had created this wonderful shape on the forest floor. Composition wise I used the bottom of the frame to create the foreground interest where I’d hope to draw first attention to the contrasting grass. Next I felt the natural ’S’ shape leads you into the forest and the next focal point of the Japanese Larch on the left third of the frame and then into the soft dreamy tranquil distance. . It’s not often conditions arise like this and one has to make every effort to make use and be ready to spring into action. . I have been sitting on this image for three weeks trying to see how best to understand the picture. I feel by writing my emotional experience helps me focus on why and how something works graphically. . I hope you enjoy the image as much as I did making it.
The jagged granite rocks at Heybrook Bay mirror the stretched sunset sky. The long exposure used to create this scene has a 2 fold effect. Drifting clouds are streaked across the sky allowing the orange hues of sunset to peer through a jagged opening in the heavens, where as the sea is smooth and tranquil.