A recent spell of freezing temperatures turned the landscape into a winter wonderland. The hedgerows were changed from bare branches into beautiful ice encrusted sculptures. With this scene I loved the way the purple plants growing in the hedgerow contrasted with the frozen branches and white trunks of the solver birch trees.
Burniston rocks, scarborough
This image was captured on the rocks below Burniston, just to the north of Scarborough. A great location for a seascape photographer with a wide variety of subjects to capture.
This image was captured in Corralejo on the island of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. Located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa these beautiful islands offer a fantastic location to enjoy the winter sun. This view was looking towards the island of Lanzarote which can be seen on the horizon. Due to the full moon there were particularly high tides producing huge waves. For this shot I was positioned on the beach and my kit was well away from the water. Without warning I was caught by a particularly large wave and in no time at all was up to my knees in water, As I grabbed the camera I turned to see my kit being washed along the beach. Thankfully everything was fine and my bag kept everything dry. It could so easily have been a different outcome but at least I got the shot I wanted.
Saltwick bay, North Yorkshire
Saltwick Bay is located just to the south of Whitby on the North Yorkshire coast. The site of a wreck and many interesting rock formations this bay acts as a magnet to landscape photographers from all over the world. With its expanses of flat rocks and shallow pools it is a location that never disappoints. Whether you are capturing the sunrise/sunset reflected in the pools or an image of the "Admiral von Tromp" you cannot fail to leave without at least one great landscape photograph.
The "Admiral von Tromp" was a trawler that ran aground in mysterious circumstances on Saltwick Bay back in October 1976. All that now remains is a part of the hull and engine. Although a sad story the wreck provides a classic image captured by all that visit depicting the remains of the ship along with "Black Nab" in the background (shown in the image above).
If you are interested in learning more about the story of this wreck then check it out at: http://www.scarboroughsmaritimeheritage.org.uk/aadmiralvontromp.php
roseberry topping, north yorkshire
I count myself as being very lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world. For a landscape photographer North Yorkshire and the Moors provide a never ending supply of fantastic locations to photograph. This image was captured up on the moors above Great Ayton looking towards Roseberry Topping.
On this particular evening the air was completely still and the "Golden Hour" light bathed the landscape with a warm glow. For a landscape photographer the best light is usually around "Golden Hour" which is usually the hour before sunset or after sunrise. We also get the "Blue Hour" which is the hour after sunset or before sunrise. This can be the best time to see the world but sadly most people miss it as, especially on a morning, they are tucked up in their beds while only the bravest photographers are out and about. We do live in a beautiful world!
burton riggs, scarborough, north yorkshire
Burton Riggs is a nature reserve less than 10 minutes drive from my home here in Scarborough. I believe that originally this was a quarry and the gravel pits have since been filled with water to create the nature reserve. Its a great location and one which provides great reflections around sunset.. It has an abundance of wildlife and birds, it's clean water has meant that it has also become a fishing lake.
This image was captured just as the sun set on one of the lakes and I was particularly drawn to the way that the trees were reflected in the water. It has a nice symmetrical look which always works well with reflections.