Landscape photography in County Antrim, Northern Ireland – Feb 2017

The Dark Hedges, Breagah Road, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Earlier this year I took  a commission across the Irish Sea in Northern Ireland, and being this was a part of the world I’d always wanted to photograph; I spent a few days after the job to shoot some personal … Continue reading

Rural life in Hsipaw, Northern Myanmar

After Mandalay I caught a bus north to Hsipaw. Leaving the popular tourist route behind, this was a week spent in a tranquil, rural area of Burma. I hired a motorcycle and explored the local area, shooting every dawn and dusk.

Workers at a Noodle Factory, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Buddhist nuns collecting alms in the early morning near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar

Buddhist nuns collecting alms in the early morning near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Novice Budhist Monks working on land, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar

Novice Budhist Monks working on land, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunrise over Lake, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar

Sunrise over Lake, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunrise through misty woods near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunrise through misty woods near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunrise over Lake, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunrise over Lake, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunset over Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunset over Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Man working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Man working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Farmer leading Water Buffalo home for evening, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Farmer leading Water Buffalo home for evening, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

People working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

People working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

People working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

People working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Young Novice monks waiting for alms at petrol station, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Young Novice monks waiting for alms at petrol station, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Exterior of Pagoda at twilight, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Exterior of Pagoda at twilight, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Portrait of Klatha, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Portrait of Klatha, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Man weaving Bamboo basket, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Man weaving Bamboo basket, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

A Walk in the Woods – Burnham Beeches

With no shoots scheduled I took the opportunity yesterday to venture out of the city to Burnham Beeches, just a 30 minute drive from London. If you recognise the trees then its because the woods have been used for many films, including: Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Goldfinger, Princess Bride and two of the Harry Potter movies.

Tech: I took  a few lenses out with me but in the end only used my most recent acquisition; the Nikon 45mm f/2.8 PC lens, mounted on the Nikon D810 with a Manfrotto L Plate and Manfrotto tripod.

Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire, England

Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire, England

Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire, England

Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire, England

Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire, England

Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire, England

Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire, England

Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire, England

Autumn in Epping Forest

A visit to Epping Forest is a right of passage for any Londoner eventually, located on the border of London and county of Essex. Here are a few photographs from a visit last week, hope you like them.

Epping Forest in Autumn, London, UK

Epping Forest in Autumn, London, UK

Epping Forest in Autumn, London, UK

Epping Forest in Autumn, London, UK

Epping Forest in Autumn, London, UK

Epping Forest in Autumn, London, UK

Epping Forest in Autumn, London, UK

Epping Forest in Autumn, London, UK

Epping Forest in Autumn, London, UK

Epping Forest in Autumn, London, UK

Epping Forest in Autumn, London, UK

Epping Forest in Autumn, London, UK

The Peak District in Autumn

I always try and set aside some time in the autumn to get away somewhere and take advantage of this transient period, this year it was the Peak District. I’d visited and shot the area once before, but didn’t feel I had done it justice. As a photographer I feel I’ve improved a lot since my first trip three years ago. I spent two days exploring Padley Gorge and The Longshaw Estate, the colours were beautiful in the area.

Padley Gorge, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, UK

Padley Gorge, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, UK

Padley Gorge, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, UK

Padley Gorge, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, UK

Padley Gorge, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, UK

Padley Gorge, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, UK

Sunrise from Chrome Hill, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, UK

Sunrise from Chrome Hill, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, UK

This was a dawn shoot I’d planned, hoping for crisp early light catching the valley, in the end I had to wait for an hour for the sun ot finally break through the foggy start.

Autumn colours at The Longshaw Estate, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, UK

Autumn colours at The Longshaw Estate, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, UK (Shot as 3 frames on a 24mm PC lens then blended together in Lightroom CC)

Padley Gorge, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, UK

Padley Gorge, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, UK (Also shot as 3 frames and blended to keep verticals straight)

Padley Gorge, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, UK

Padley Gorge, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, UK

Padley Gorge, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, UK

Padley Gorge, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, UK

Padley Gorge, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, UK

Padley Gorge, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, UK

Padley Gorge, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, UK

Padley Gorge, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, UK

The Monday was very bright and sunny, I drove over to Mam Tor, found a location along the ridge and waited for the sun to descend into the skies above Manchester.

View from Mam Tor, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, UK

View from Mam Tor, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, UK

View from Mam Tor, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, UK

View from Mam Tor, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, UK

View from Mam Tor, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, UK

View from Mam Tor, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, UK

View from Mam Tor, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, UK

View from Mam Tor, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, UK

Sunrise at Mesa Arch, Canyonlands, Utah

Its been done a million times but its hard to resist, even though you have to share the location with a press pack of other photographers.

Mesa Arch at dawn, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA

Mesa Arch at dawn, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA

Tourists taking photographs, Mesa Arch at dawn, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA

Tourists taking photographs, Mesa Arch at dawn, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA

Mesa Arch at dawn, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA

Mesa Arch at dawn, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA

Mesa Arch at dawn, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA

Mesa Arch at dawn, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA