Work / Life Balance

Early starts and late finishes on an IT contract based 40 miles from home are not best matched to a hobby of landscape photography (although the work will fund some interesting trips, of which more later). However my current drive is taking me through the Cheshire countryside at dawn, with a point and shoot compact…

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Wildflowers and Insects

Well I’ve not been doing anywhere near as much photography over the past few weeks, I’ve been missing exercising my IT skills, so when I was offered a short piece of contract work I jumped at the chance. Contract is only 6-10 weeks which means I should be back to normal mode in Oct or…

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Fernilee Reservoir July 2012

The summer weather in the UK this year has been awful, so I need to take advantage of any brief fine spells to get out. Last week the morning forecast for the Peak district was OK, so Theresa and I went for a short walk round Fernilee Reservoir in the Goyt valley. On the west…

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Somerset Flowers

Just returned from a family holiday to Somerset, staying at a lovely self catering place in the tiny village of Tintinhull. Weather not best photographically, but the owners had a spectacular garden full of beautiful flowers –  

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Scotland Trip Apr/May 2012

I have just come back from a weeks climbing and photography trip to Scotland. Highlights were a group ascent of the classic East Face Route on the Old Man of Hoy, staying on Hoy with some lovely people, exploring Hoy and Orkney Mainland, driving down to Torridon and more exploring and another classic climb near…

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Couple of Images published!

Always niceĀ  to get stuff in print….had two images used this month, this was used in the BMC “Summit” magazine as a double page spread background for an article on a BMC Annual meeting at Malham – And this image won “photo of the month” in the May Issue of Climber Magazine.  

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Lakes Weds 28th March

Theresa and I went up to the Lake District earlier this week, to enjoy the spectacular spring weather – beautiful springs seem to be developing into a pattern here in the UK, this is the third year in a row where we’ve had these conditions. After stopping off in Grasmere so Theresa could visit the…

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Derwent Water at Night, Winter

At the beginning of Feb I needed to be in the Lake District for an afternoon appointment. As the conditions looked good for photography, I arranged to travel up the day before and stay overnight. My timing was off and I arrived after sunset, but there was strong moonlight, and as I drove down the…

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Kinder South under snow.

  Forecast was cold and clear yesterday (reality was certainly cold, and clear in patches!). Parked on the Rushup Edge road and accessed the Southern Edges via Brown Knoll. The ground was well frozen, this was a good thing since it was also extremely boggy, with several of those “is this crust going to hold,…

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Longdendale weekend

The first image was taken on a return to the Longdendale valley on the west of the Peak District after a light dusting of snow, the weather front had passed and conditions were cold, calm and clear. We walked round Valehouse reservoir and then decided on a change of scene, so drove over the Snake…

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