Winter morning’s in the New Forest never fail to delight. At this time of year the colours are rich and the morning skies are clear and crisp, a photographers dream.
Some early starts and late finishes have delivered some lovely sunrise and sun sets over the forest. The heather and the ponds make for great foregrounds, now I just need a well positioned pony in the picture but they are less predictable.
These photos are taken in the northern part of Hampshire’s New Forest and show the after effects of the storms that have hit us in July 2021. The sodden ground and the cloudy skies have typified this months walks across the forest.
The perfect storm hits Newhaven, East Sussex, UK as 55 mph winds and a 12 ft swell head down the English Channel.
Four seasons through my one lens is my collection of photographs depicting a year in photography and covers not only the four seasons but the disciplines of travel, sport and landscape photography.
Deers at play around the lakes in the middle of Richmond Park, London.
As Travel Photographers and Wildlife Photographers we face a dilemma. We want to record what we see and offer the best representation to our followers but we also want to produce the biggest impact with our work.
The leopard in the tree with the washed out sky in the background is the true representation of what I saw. I sat in a boat on the Chobe river for hours waiting for the sunset to change the sky or the leopard to move and offer a better back drop, but no, she was happy sitting against the African bleached out skyline whilst her cub (in the bottom photo) played along the river bank.
The top photo, with the replacement sky has been one of my most successful photos in competition, it is a true representation of the leopard – but not the African skyline along the Chobe river.
Which is best, what is right, how much editing should we do? What are your thoughts – all criticism welcome!
With the east and west coast only quarter of an hour’s drive apart the photographer’s golden hour is full of opportunities and stunning views.
Avoiding the UK’s storms but benefiting from the Atlantic rollers, Lanzarote is the perfect escape.
Small but perfectly formed surf along the west coast of France near Biscarrosse – a European surfers paradise.
This must be one of the most amazing places in the world, but get there very early before half of China arrive and stand infant of your lens!
Cambodia’s story is one of extremes; horror and atrocities blended with the peace and tranquility of Buddhism, a care free attitude to transport and life with few rules and little frustrations, solitude and friendships, and of course – life on the river with its food source and its pollution. Hopefully each of these photos, paired with the one next to it, tells you a story.
The simplicity and relaxed nature of the the lives along the banks of the river mask the poverty and lack of basic necessities in which they live. However I do not think I have met a more content and welcoming nation.
The Mekong river is central to the lives of those who live along its banks, it supports their mode of transport, supplies their morning fish and their homes are built along its shore. These photos were taken on the Mekong delta in Vietnam and up into Cambodia during the dry season (March 2019)
A city of temples, scooters, markets and chaos blended together.
Wondering how to tackle the cold snowy winter? Dream of where you’ve been.
Cornwall, Rhodes, Venice and Minorca
A cold bleak afternoon in the New Forest, Hampshire, UK, an ideal location for the New year.
Sights around Zimbabwe, taken 2017
I enjoy the challenge of street photography so I don’t understand why I don’t take more of it. Here is a selection from the last few years taken from all around the world – Venice, Cape Verde, Sicily, Prague… what is common is the happiness on the faces.
Islands, sea, waterfalls, views to die for & one of the mosts idilic coast lines in the world.