Rice Terraces of Yuanyang, Yunnan Province, China

Rice Terraces at Bada, Yuanyang, Yunnan Province, China

We left the delightful town of Jianshui by bus, heading south towards Yuanyang and its famous rice terraces. I first saw a view of these on one of the BBC travel documentaries and have been dying to shoot them ever … Continue reading

View from the Gherkin (30 St Mary Axe), London

During the Open House weekend held every year in London many of the cities buildings are opened up to the public, giving a rare opportunity to see inside. I queued up early on the sunday morning to get inside the … Continue reading

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