The almost jet black rock; moulded and shaped in a beautiful curving fashion from countless floods and droughts caught my eye here, with it's immovable presence complemented by the flowing of Glen Etive all around it.
Jet Black Falls
A gloomy morning around Wasdale, pouring with rain and with mountains buried by cloud, forced me to look for alternative perspectives. This small section of river captured the mood of the morning perfectly.
I found this tangled web of undergrowth lying on the beach while out walking the dog and decided to return at high tide. I let the waves wash over it during my long exposure to move the confused tangle and add some abstraction into the image.
The Man in Red
A stormy and dramatic evening on the beach called for some photography, and this man helped immeasurable. He wandered into my shot and out into the Irish Sea to fish, so I used a long enough shutter speed to blur his motion slightly and add a sense of the surreal into it.
The Other Side
Nobody ever noticed how beautiful the underside of a daisy looks.
After being out all morning and unsuccessful in getting any shots I saw the light hitting a patch of woodland across the Duddon Valley. The contrasting lines that seem both organised and chaotic drew me to the shot.
Showers and Sun
After weeks of being unable to get out into the landscape I was driven to garden photography, but an evening of backlit showers and sunshine made for some interesting shots.
Reeds in the Mist
The weather thwarted yet another attempt to get up Side Pike, but as the cloud dropped lower and lower over Blea Tarn it started to open some fantastic minimalist opportunities. I got some of my favourite images of the year that morning, and this is among them.
After a week or so the standard bluebell shots start to wear on me, so I thought I'd try something a little different by isolating this tall number.
Ducks and Buoys
A morning on the quiet shore of Windermere invited mist so thick that you could only see about 6 feet in front of you. Fortunately these ducks were hospitable enough to arrange themselves in a rather lovely composition.
Ready to Jump
Some more garden photography - This time of some sort of fly looking ready to jump.
A rare piece of indoor photography with a feather I found in the garden. Lit with a headtorch only.
I documented the opening of the tulips in our garden this spring, with this rather alien shot being my favourite of the bunch.
Farrier at Work
I originally wanted to get the horses shoe outline into this shot, but I found that the lack of it added a sense of mystery into the image.