On the border between Oxfordshire and Wiltshire, I’ve driven past this long, thin stretch of woodland running off over the hill more than once and always wondered if there could be potential for a nice image. One Sunday morning in winter, after some fresh snowfall I ended up passing by here again and found this beautiful quiet scene.
Shot with Nikon D7100 and Sigma 17-50 lens at 17mm focal length, f8, 1/40s, +2 EV
Processed in Corel PSP and Topaz
A german word that describes the feeling of awe when at altitude on hills or mountains.
At around 9000ft high on the south side of the Aletsch glacier, there is a noticeable difference in the clarity of the air which gave me this crisp shot of clouds trying to work they way over the mountains ridges between Switzerland and Italy.
Shot using my Sigma 50-150 lens at 50mm, f11 and 1/400s
Processed in Corel PSP and Nik Silver Efex
The Atlantic surf relentlessly beats against a beautiful empty black sand beach on the main island of the Azores archipelego.
Sigma 10-20 lens at 10mm on a tripod, with Formatt-Hitech 3 stop ND filter and a grad, f11 and 20s exposure time
Last light at the gap
When the low tide has drawn all the way out, alien looking rock formations rise from the water. At the last moment the grey overcast layers of cloud started to break up and give a tiny glimpse of sunset, revealing a flash of colour.
Birling gap, on the south coast of the UK.
Sigma 10-20 lens, ND filter and tripod. 20s and f13
A classic geologic rock formation found in many places around the world, caused by layers of material eroding at different rates over millenia works just as well for a background for a shot rather than the more obvious choice of being the main subject of the image.
On the north Devon Coast between Hartland and Clovelly.
Nikon 10-24 lens, shot at f8, 22mm and 1/20s
Under a spring sky
A spring sky makes an appearance over the boggy landscape of Great Links Tor
Dartmoor National Park, UK
Sigma 10-20 lens, shot at f8, 1/160s
Over each winter the west coast of the United Kingdom usually endures constant attack from low pressure systems that blow in from the Atlantic, how these sea defenses were built in these kind of conditions completely baffles me, let alone the fact they are still standing after many decades!
This a great/classic spot for stormy seas, Porthcawl in South Wales.
Shot using Nikon’s 18-55 kit lens handheld, at 55mm focal length, f8 and 1/60s
Crossing to the other side, Transitioning, passing from one place to another. Bridges have always had a strong meaning through human culture and history, so finding one that just disappears into nowhere is a bit disconcerting…
The Severn bridge crossing between England and Wales
Sigma 17-50 lens at f8, 1/125s and 50mm focal length
The manmade Silbury hill looms through the morning mist on a crisp winter morning.
Sigma 50-150 lens, shot handheld at f11, 1/125s with a focal length of 70mm
There’s nothing like paying for an expensive cable car ride and then a few hours hike up into the mountains, to be greeted with an impressively low cloud deck and light rain. Thankfully this meant the tourist were out of sight and the stunning silence was all mine.
Awful weather high in the Swiss Alps above Kandertal valley.
Nikon 10-24 lens, handheld at f8, 1/125s at 10mm
There are so many locations to be found along the coast of the UK, no matter the conditions. At high tide this marker buoy would normally be bobbing around about 15 feet above this position but when the tide runs out the buoys end up looking at little lost.
West Wittering beach at low tide under a broody sky.
Nikon 10-24 on a tripod, shot at f11, 1/6s at 10mm focal length
Above the inversion layer
Looking over the rolling downs, the cool morning air fills the valleys of wiltshire with fog first thing in the morning, before the world has woken up.
Sigma 17-50 lens, handheld at f8, 1/320s and 50mm
The old West Pier, slowly being reclaimed by the tides and storms of the English channel.
f11, 50mm and ~2 mins exposure with ND filter/tripod
Brighton, January 2018