Mist and Reflections Crummock Water
This is the image that won the competition for Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013. It was a magical morning watching the sun rise over the misty water of Crummock Water, driving the mist away and filling the shadows with warm light.
Dawn Crummock Water
Crummock Water at dawn. The mist over the far field has caught the first light from the sun and is reflected in the still water.
Dawn Crummock Water
A longer view of the dawn light breaking the mist over Crummock Water. Here the light casts an eery red glow over the mist at tree level.
Dawn Crummock Water
Another view of the breaking light over Crummock Water. A small island has just caught the light on the top-most tree branches.
Lumsdale Waterfall, Derbyshire
Lumsdale is the site of industrial archaeology extending back some hundreds of years. Today, it is a serene place of beauty, with the old industrial remains and the cascading waterfalls.
Lumsdale Waterfall and full spectrum rainbow
The late afternoon sun through the water spray causing a rainbow of dramatic colours.
Dawn at Dunstanburgh Castle Northumberland
Dunstanburgh Castle in Northumberland at dawn, with reflections of the sky in wet sand.
Dunstanburgh Castle in Northumberland at dawn. The reflections from the clouds seem to impart an air of mystery to this image.
This unusual perspective of the castle on Lindisfarne (Holy Island) in Northumberland is taken near sea level at low tide to show a still-wet ancient mooring ring for foreground interest.
Moonlit Beach Alnmouth Bay Northumberland
This serene scene was lit entirely by moonlight. As the tide recedes at Alnmouth Bay, the River Aln forms sinuous routes across the wet sand back to the sea. Moonlight reflects off the near wet pebbles and the distant sea to produce a very restful picture.
West Burton Falls, Yorkshire
These falls are located close to the village green of West Burton in Yorkshire. They are beautiful and tranquil, though not dramatic. I was attracted by the lace-effect of the water when captured with a slow shutter speed.
Low Light on Staithes
The beautiful fishing village of Staithes in North Yorkshire is popular with tourists. I was attracted by the patterns of the ropes and lobster pots against the dark hillside, relieved by white-painted cottages.
This classic view of Whitby Abbey in North Yorkshire shows the Abbey at its best, reflected in the still waters of the lake and against a clear blue sky.
Whitby Harbour at Night
This photograph was taken in virtual darkness with an exposure of almost five minutes. The final light of the sun gives the sky a porcelain look and the long exposure has ensured a virtually flat surface to the sea.
Night Walkers in Whitby
These two girls kindly agreed to pose for a few seconds under the lamp to add interest to an otherwise ordinary scene.
Durdle Door at Sunset
Durdle Door in Dorset, set in the Jurassic Coast is a notable and well-photographed landmark. At sunset the sea glistens as if painted with gold.
Pulpit Rock (1)
Pulpit Rock on Portland Bill at sunset. The angler was on the rock and provided a convenient focal point.
Pulpit Rock (2)
This closer view of Pulpit Rock at Portland Bill shows the crashing of the waves on the shoreline and the puddles of sea water left in the rocks.
Colours of Heather, Gardom’s Edge
In August, the moors are alive with the purple of heather. This image was captured in a walled wood of silver birch behind Gardom’s Edge in Derbyshire.
Silver Birches, Oxhay Wood
Below Surprise View in Derbyshire there is a broad avenue through a wood of silver birches. It offers a beautiful walk in summer with late afternoon side lighting.
Another view of Lumsdale Falls, Derbyshire, in winter with icicles and frost-covered rocks.
Roots over Rocks, Padley Gorge
Padley Gorge in Derbyshire is a popular location for photographers. The usual attraction is the stream that cascades over rocks, but this photograph was taken deeper into the woods, showing tree roots embracing rocks in dappled sunlight.
Winter View, Curbar
Curbar Edge in Derbyshire overlooks Baslow and Curbar. High winds and heavy snow create wonderful snow sculpture leading the eye to the villages below.
Edale from Kinder
Kinder Scout in Derbyshire deserves its place in the history of British walking. On 24 April 1932, the Manchester area committee of the British Workers’ Sports Federation staged a mass trespass on Kinder Scout. Five of the trespassers were accused of “riotous assembly” and jailed for between two and six months.