I always enjoy pushing myself photographically with new challenges – such as genres or environments I’m not experienced at working in. The rainforest was one of these, I hired a driver to take me south from Colombo for a few … Continue reading
From the ancient cities we gained altitude, heading into the Central Highlands. This topography is an ideal place for growing Tea, something the British discovered in the 19th Century. We stayed in Nuwara Eliya and then Ella – both beautiful … Continue reading
Its that time of year again – taking stock and looking back; here are my personal favourite shots from the last 12 months… Shot on a cold January sunrise – I wanted the first warm light of the day catching … Continue reading
Every year I have intentions of heading north as the autumn colours glow, but usually end up taking on work in London and not getting the free time to get away, this year I just booked a cottage and did … Continue reading
From Xian we caught a flight south to Guilin, and we stayed in the smaller town of Xingping, not far from Yangshuo. Guilin was a part of the world I’d been longing to explore for a long time. The stunning … Continue reading
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
The final week of my Burmese adventure was spent in this little visited region in the South East of Myanmar, not far from the Thai border. This was a bucolic landscape of Karst hills, cave temples and misty mornings, and … Continue reading
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.
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.
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.
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.
My American road trip commenced and ended in Las Vegas, the site of a close friends wedding, so the ‘Valley of Fire’ was a natural destination to visit being just an hours drive North of Sin City. The landscape and … Continue reading