Landscape images with a thought provoking look deeper, past the grand vistas, and right into the small details that we so easily disregard when looking at the bigger picture.
Nedd Fechan, Brecon Beacons
Some highly textured rock on the banks of the Nedd Fechan, covered in fallen autumnal leaves
Star Moss Collage, Brecon Beacons
Images are all around us, like these textures on my frozen car roof
Kilve Beach, Somerset
Beach Textures at Kilve, Somerset
Rock Detail II
Rock Detail I
The Odd One Out
A lone poppy in a field of flax on a dreary morning in the Cotswolds
An intimate detail image created in the New Forest National Park. Controlled heathland burning is carried out annually in the park, with the aim to regenerate the heather and gorse, while killing invading species and preventing wildfires. It also makes a very interesting photographic subject, with plenty of textures and tones entwined.
I love the hills of Uffington Manger. The light catches them beautifully and it’s a great place to really play with the natural contrasts in the late evening. A bit more abstract than my usual landscapes, but something I enjoy the challenge of shooting.
After getting up a bit too early for sunrise on my first morning in Yosemite I headed down to the Merced River to try a few longer exposure detail shots of the rocks before the sunlight came over the mountains. I liked how the water rushed around this rock leaving an untouched area where the moss could grow freely, hence the name, breathing space.
Ebb & Flow
The Merced River forces its way around and over the rocks of the river bed in Yosemite Valley.
A rockpool amongst the basalt columns of the Giant’s Causeway. I was at the causeway in the mid afternoon, and was not prepared for how busy it was. I had no chance of making any clean, tourist free images of the greater landscape, so focussed on the small details instead.
Walking along the beach on my holiday to Pembrokeshire I only had my little Sony compact camera on me. I was drawn to the “sand trees’, the patterns in the sand. I liked the way these reached in the shot.
An Ammonite fossil embedded into the rocks on Kilve Beach
A large pebble nestled into the rocks on Kilve Beach
Cracks in the rocks at Kilve Beach filled with Seaweed
Snake's Head Fritillary
A frosty Spring morning on one of the warmest days of the year so far seemed like the perfect day to get some images of the Snake’s Head Fritillaries in Cricklade’s North Meadow.
Some recently felled trees in Savernake Forest, piled high awaiting collection. Whilst chopping trees down is a necessary evil, the replanting scheme in the Forest helps ensure a habitat for the wildlife remains. On the plus side these trees make for a fascinating photographic subject.
A frozen teasel being highlighted by the morning sun. A great way to kick start 2017, winter in full force and a temperature of -7!
Curves & Quartz
Beautiful shapes and lines in the limestone at Worms Head
Pebbles caught in the jaws of the rocks at Worms Head
A short burst of warm light highlights the lovely curves in the rock around this rockpool
Some lovely curved limestone rocks on the beach at Worms Head