Straw stooks lined up in a traditional way. These will be collected and sold to thatchers for roofing those lovely countryside cottages.
I had a wander, where possible, along the edge of the River Kennet at Silbury Hill. Crazy snow drifts up to my waist at times. I have shot this scene before, but couldn’t resist it in the snow.
Evening light on a field of Poppies near Upavon, Wiltshire
A lovely misty morning at a Poppy field on the outskirts of Upavon in Wiltshire.
Snowy textures and layers in the Wiltshire countryside, with a lovely lone tree.
Took a wander along the towpath of the Kennet & Avon Canal at Pewsey Wharf. As the sun rose the lighting on the rising mist was beautiful. A joy to witness.
The Pantheon framed by a wonderful Autumnal Tree. Stourhead Landscape Gardens are one of the best places to view Autumn in all its splendour in the UK, and we are lucky enough to have them in Wiltshire.
A beautiful sunrise behind the windswept Scots Pine on Martinsell Hill. The Vale of Pewsey was full of mist and the sky really was on fire! A fantastic Spring morning to be out with the camera.
Rich early morning sunlight bathes the countryside of the Vale of Pewsey in Wiltshire. I stood on top of Martinsell Hill photographing the beginning of another new day, with a light mist in the fields and the residents of the few cottages below me tucked up in bed.
A field of traditional stooks in the Vale of Pewsey. When harvested the grain is arranged into a stook to allow minimal moisture to enter until such a time it can be collected. This will then be used for thatching purposes on vintage cottages. I was out on the first properly cold morning of the Autumn, a chilly 1.5 degrees today!
This little copse of backlit Autumnal trees captured my eye while walking in the North Wessex Downs near Baydon. The background trees were pointed out to me as looking like little lollipops, so the name stuck.
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Castle Combe in the Cotswolds is a beautifully quaint little village, with traditional stone cottages and a brook flowing through it, it could quite easily be on a chocolate box. After checking the weather forecast and seeing the chance of sunny spells with rain I arrived hoping for a break in the clouds that would lead to the always elusive rainbows I desired. I couldn’t believe my luck when one appeared after only a few minutes waiting, and I quickly rushed into position to photograph it. I’m glad I made the decision to stick around in the rain, as it was a gamble that sure did pay off.
Sunset at Silbury Hill
Summer is a wonderful time of year, the trees and hedgerows are full of colour and life, the weather is good (ish) and there is plenty of time to get out for a sunset shoot after work. I had been meaning to revist this viewpoint of Silbury Hill for a while, and I picked a pretty good evening for it.
I sense Summer is coming to an end. The light early mists, coupled with the golden cropless fields are a sure sign that Autumn is on its way. My favourite season for landscape photography is just beginning. I took this image from Martinsell Hill in the Vale of Pewsey, overlooking the wonderful countryside of North Wiltshire.
A Lone Oak
A lone Oak tree stood amongst a field of Wheat in North Wiltshire
The edge of a Poppy field in Wiltshire. I really enjoyed the way the light was striking the fields in the mid ground, and the 3 distinct colour lines in this image. I’m glad I decided to turn around, rather than focussing purely on the mass of poppies that are behind me in this image.
Kennet & Avon Sunrise
After waiting around for the fog to lift, the sun eventually broke through, highlighting the trees and naturally saturating the Autumnal colours.
Beautiful streaks of pink sky during one of the finest sunrises I have had the pleasure of witnessing. Another shot of my favourite tree, the Scots Pine on Martinsell Hill.
The Vale of Pewsey, filled with morning light and shade.
The first big freeze of the winter in the Vale of Pewsey. A shot of my favourite lone tree from up high on Martinsell Hill
The Wiltshire Countryside
With a forecast of frost, sun and the high chance of mist, I once again climbed up Martinsell Hill in the hope of another blanket of fog over the countryside. Sadly it was not to be, with only a light layer of misty haze, however the sunlight was creating some fantastic patterns on the fields below. I love the compression a long lens gives to a scene like this, capturing a large area in one photo.
Two trees with a parallel feature, both stood with the shape of tridents. One almost bare of leaves while the other is in nearly full colour.
A beautiful, skeletal oak tree in Savernake forest in snowfall
Scots Pine Snowfall
First light at the Scots Pine tree on the top of Martinsell Hill. We had around 18 hours of constant snowfall, followed by a fantastic sunrise, so I carefully made my way over to the Vale of Pewsey to capture one of my favourite locations in the snow.
Long Shadows and Snow Drifts
Long shadows and snow drifts in the Vale of Pewsey. This is probably my favourite scene in Wiltshire, and one I have photographed in most conditions now
Fantastic patterns in the frozen lake at Lydiard Park in Swindon