Since 2007 I have been using a Nikon D80, a digital SLR camera, from mid 2011 a Nikon
D7000. These cameras have helped me to develop a life-long interest into a more serious
and rewarding pastime, to make rather than just take photographs. My main interest
is in landscape photography, and I am particularly grateful to Garry Brannigan who,
as a professional photographer, runs excellent courses in beautiful parts of Britain
under his company name The Digital Dawn. I have benefited from four of his courses,
one in the Lake District another in the Dales, a third in Northumberland, and most
recently one in the West Highlands of Scotland. For more information about the courses
he runs, visit the Digital Dawn website at www.thedigitaldawn.com.
There are six main regions that I have worked in, and these are reflected in different
pages on this site.
Click on the thumbnail to enjoy the images for each region.
The Lake District,visited at least once a year, is a favourite location.
The Dales are more recently discovered, and most images come from Swaledale and Wensleydale.
The many waterfalls often make attractive subjects in this area.
We used to live in Northumberland, and although we do not go back there very often,
it is a beautiful and unspoiled land with many opportunities for photography.
Norfolk is where we have lived for nearly 30 years, and is very different from the
other areas. It has an attractiveness of its own, but is much flatter (without being
flat), and more challenging to the photographer. It is best known for its big skies!
A first visit to New Zealand (for a son’s wedding) provided rather limited scope
for image-making, but a few opportunities arose in the Marlborough Sounds, and in
The wild areas of Scotland provide a wide variety of landscapes waiting to be explored.
These images were all made in the Torridon area in the West Highlands in 2011.