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.
Taken from The Scoop on the South Bank of the Thames in London on a wet winter’s evening.
Taken in October 2019 after a heavy rainfall from the Scoop on the South Bank. What captured my imagination was the reflections from the lights on the wide tow path. I’ve photographed the South Bank for many years but this evening brought great reflections, deeper darkness and a more golden light than I had seen before, all of which has emphasised the depth in the photograph.
The hour before an autumn dawn over the lakes in Berkshire, UK
Taken in September 2019 at Moore Green Lake in Sandhurst, Berkshire, UK. This photograph was taken 15 minutes before the sun rose over the horizon, my goal was to capture the mist rising from the lake as the first light came in to sight. The light cloud cover on the horizon created the reflections in the sky that in turn brings the lake alive. what I love about this scene is the stillness of the morning mixed with the colours that the morning brings.
Kasanga is a lion rescued from a circus and is being cared for by the Big Cat Sanctuary in the UK
Taken at the Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent, UK which is a Big Cat conservation and breeding centre dedicated to ensuring the future of these magnificent creatures. Kasanga is the most perfect photographic subject as he thrives on the attention and follows you around the enclosure, keen to show is grander! This photograph was taken at a distance of 4m with a 100mm lens – there was a safety fence between us!
This young male plays with the water at the spring in Zimbabwe
Taken in Hwange National Park on the west of Zimbabwe where the wardens have created fresh springs at the waterholes to guarantee the safe future for the elephant population. At this fresh spring the wardens have created a hide, made from a shipping container so it will take the weight of an elephant – just in case! This young male was sent to ensure that the contents of the hide were of no threat to the herd; he stared us out and played with the water before declaring us harmless.
Taken in Zimbabwe at the water hole this young elephant holds on to her mother.
Taken in Hwange National Park on the west of Zimbabwe where the wardens have created fresh springs at the waterholes to guarantee the safe future for the elephant population. At this fresh spring the wardens have created a hide, made from a shipping container so it will take the weight of an elephant – just in case! This mother and child were no more than 10M from me as they drank, bathed and mixed with the herd. For me the photograph captures the natural bond between mother and infant in the wild.