Long Exposures

After several days of heavy rain in Cornwall, the swollen River Fowey cascades down over Golitha Falls. (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF 14mm f2.8 R)
Golitha Falls

Golitha Falls

After several days of heavy rain in Cornwall, the swollen River Fowey cascades down over Golitha Falls. (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF 14mm f2.8 R)

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Eilean Donan Castle at Dornie in the western Highlands of Scotland lit up red in support of the 2016 Scottish Poppy Appeal. (FujiFilm X Pro 2, Fujinon XF18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS)
Poppyscotland

Poppyscotland

Eilean Donan Castle at Dornie in the western Highlands of Scotland lit up red in support of the 2016 Scottish Poppy Appeal. A one minute exposure using a mini-tripod resting on the roof of my hire car. (FujiFilm X Pro 2, Fujinon XF18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM...

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A fiery sunset over the flooded forest at Cornwall's largest reservoir Colliford Lake on Bodmin Moor. (FujiFilm X Pro 2, Fujinon XF18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS)
Colliford Lake

Colliford Lake

A fiery sunset over the flooded forest at Cornwall's largest reservoir Colliford Lake on Bodmin Moor. (FujiFilm X Pro 2, Fujinon XF18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS)

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The lava ridges at Groban na Sgeire on the Isle of Skye looking out towards the islands of Ìosaigh (Isay) and Mingay. (FujiFilm X Pro 2, Fujinon XF18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS)
Groban na Sgeire

Groban na Sgeire

The lava ridges at Groban na Sgeire on the Isle of Skye looking out towards the islands of Ìosaigh (Isay) and Mingay. (FujiFilm X Pro 2, Fujinon XF18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS)

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An image made just after 'sunset' at Eilean Donan Castle, Dornie in the western Highlands of Scotland in pouring rain while being eaten alive by swarms of midges! (FujiFilm X Pro 2, Fujinon XF18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS)
Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle

An image made just after 'sunset' at Eilean Donan Castle, Dornie in the western Highlands of Scotland in pouring rain while being eaten alive by swarms of midges! (FujiFilm X Pro 2, Fujinon XF18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS)

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Clear night skies after a day of rain made for a superb view of the Milky Way while watching the Perseid Meteor shower. Light pollution from the rising moon can be seen above the tree line towards the bottom left of the image. (FujiFilm X-Pro 2, Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II)
The Milky Way

The Milky Way

Clear night skies after a day of rain made for a superb view of the Milky Way while watching the Perseid Meteor shower. Light pollution from the rising moon can be seen above the tree line towards the bottom left of the image. (FujiFilm X-Pro 2, Samyang...

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An immaculate example of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott's K6 red telephone box under the stars at Portwrinkle on the south Cornwall coast. The K6 kiosk was commissioned by the General Post Office in 1935 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V. (FujiFilm X-Pro 2, Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II)
The Phone Box

The Phone Box

An immaculate example of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott's K6 red telephone box under the stars at Portwrinkle on the south Cornwall coast. The K6 kiosk was commissioned by the General Post Office in 1935 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V....

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Marram grass sways in the wind at Porth Joke beach near Crantock in Cornwall. (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF 14mm f2.8 R)
Porth Joke

Porth Joke

Marram grass sways in the wind at Porth Joke beach near Crantock in Cornwall. (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF 14mm f2.8 R)

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Welsh Highland Railway 2-6-2 + 2-6-2 Beyer Peacock Garratt steam locomotive No. 138 is seen in the Aberglaslyn Pass near Beddgelert with a Caernarfon to Porthmadog train. An 'impossible' image made possible by making a 30 second exposure for the flowing river, waiting 45 minutes for the train to come for a 1/500 second exposure and then blending the two together later in Adobe Photoshop. I had this image planned for ages and fortunately it all came together with sun on the train as it passed by. The trees on the far riverbank have now grown to such an extent that most of the railway line is now hidden.
Aberglaslyn Pass

Aberglaslyn Pass

Flashback to April 2011 as Welsh Highland Railway 2-6-2 + 2-6-2 Beyer Peacock Garratt steam locomotive No. 138 is seen in the Aberglaslyn Pass near Beddgelert with a Caernarfon to Porthmadog train. An 'impossible' image made possible by making a 30 second exposure...

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The remains of the circa 1912 timber jetty at Trefor on the Llyn Peninsular in North Wales. Although refurbished in the 1980s there have been various demolition orders since 2005, the most recent in February 2017. (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)
Trefor Pier Jetty

Trefor Pier Jetty

The remains of the circa 1912 timber jetty at Trefor on the Llyn Peninsular in North Wales. Although refurbished in the 1980s there have been various demolition orders since 2005, the most recent in February 2017. (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM...

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Pilot’s Cottages

Pilot’s Cottages

The row of 4 Pilot’s Cottages on Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey, North Wales. Gale force winds and driving rain made it hard enough to stand up, let alone keep the camera still and the front element of the lens dry. (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM...

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The slightest hint of a sunset fades into the horizon during a wet windy evening at Constantine Bay near Padstow on the north Cornwall coast. I have often had people wander into my shots before but this time a Jack Russell terrier tried in vain to pull the piece of driftwood out of the sand at the decisive moment of shutter release, fortunately the receding wave patterns on this image more than made up for my previous frustrations. (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF 14mm f2.8 R)
Constantine Bay

Constantine Bay

The slightest hint of a sunset fades into the horizon during a wet windy evening at Constantine Bay near Padstow on the north Cornwall coast. I have often had people wander into my shots before but this time a Jack Russell terrier tried in vain to pull the piece of...

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The tide rushes in over the granite causeway on a cold, grey winter’s evening at St Michael’s Mount, Marazion in Cornwall. (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)
The Causeway

The Causeway

The tide rushes in over the granite causeway on a cold, grey winter’s evening at St Michael’s Mount, Marazion in Cornwall. (FujiFilm X-Pro2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)

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A bitterly cold winter morning on the River Stour in Dorset. Sturminster Newton Mill is viewed over “Mark Bauer’s teasels”. (FujiFilm X-E2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)
Frosty Stur Mill

Frosty Stur Mill

A bitterly cold winter morning on the River Stour in Dorset. Sturminster Newton Mill is viewed over “Mark Bauer’s teasels”. (FujiFilm X-E2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)

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Late afternoon winter sun on a footpath stile at Colliford Lake, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall. (FujiFilm X-E2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)
The Stile

The Stile

Late afternoon winter sun on a footpath stile at Colliford Lake, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall. (FujiFilm X-E2, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)

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Some fabulous clouds and colour in the sky over Pulpit Rock at Portland Bill in Dorset. An image made on one of my Portland Bill Summer Evening Workshops. If you would like to join me on one of these courses you can find full details here. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 14mm f2.8 R + 6 stop (1.8) ND filter, no other filters used.)
Portland Bill Sunset

Portland Bill Sunset

Some fabulous clouds and colour in the sky over Pulpit Rock at Portland Bill in Dorset. An image made on one of my Portland Bill Summer Evening Workshops. If you would like to join me on one of these courses you can find full details here. (FujiFilm X-T1,...

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A still summer’s evening at Golitha Falls National Nature Reserve in Cornwall. One of the few waterfalls on the River Fowey at Golitha that isn’t spoiled by fallen trees. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 14mm f2.8 R)
Golitha Falls

Golitha Falls

A still summer’s evening at Golitha Falls National Nature Reserve in Cornwall. One of the few waterfalls on the River Fowey at Golitha that isn’t spoiled by fallen trees. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 14mm f2.8 R)

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Last night’s full moon rising over a sea defence groyne ‘lampshade’ marker at Calshot in Hampshire’s New Forest National Park. Calshot Spit is one of the featured locations in my New Forest Waterscapes & Coast Landscape Photography Workshop, full details here. (FujiFilm X-T1, Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS)
The Lampshade

The Lampshade

Last night’s full moon rising over a sea defence groyne ‘lampshade’ marker at Calshot in Hampshire’s New Forest National Park. Calshot Spit is one of the featured locations in my New Forest Waterscapes & Coast Landscape Photography Workshop, full details here....

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A brief few seconds of sunlight at Dozmary Pool on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. Various tales and legends exist about Dozmary Pool including one where King Arthur rowed out to the Lady of the Lake and received the sword Excalibur. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)
Dozmary Pool

Dozmary Pool

A brief few seconds of sunlight at Dozmary Pool on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. Various tales and legends exist about Dozmary Pool including one where King Arthur rowed out to the Lady of the Lake and received the sword Excalibur. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm...

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A perfectly still June evening in Stara Woods, Cornwall. Constructed in 2013, the suspension bridge over the River Lynher consists of four cables supporting a timber deck running between two towers. It replaced the ‘Fairy Bridge’, a rather challenging to cross, makeshift bridge formed from a fallen chestnut tree. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS, Monochrome + Red filter film simulation, JPEG image straight from camera, no filters)
Suspended in Stara

Suspended in Stara

A perfectly still June evening in Stara Woods, Cornwall. Constructed in 2013, the suspension bridge over the River Lynher consists of four cables each side supporting a timber deck running between two towers. It replaced the ‘Fairy Bridge’, a rather challenging to...

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An infrared image of Cutcrew Mills in Cornwall. The Fujinon XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS lens is one of the few in the range that works well for infrared images without producing a hot spot or a bright area in the centre of the frame. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS)
Cutcrew Mills

Cutcrew Mills

An infrared image of Cutcrew Mills in Cornwall. The Fujinon XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS lens is one of the few in the range that works well for infrared images without producing a hot spot or a bright area in the centre of the frame. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon...

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A fiery sky over Holy Island in Northumberland as the sun rises behind Lindisfarne Castle. The upturned boats now used as storage sheds by the local fishermen were originally part of the massive east coast herring fishing fleet. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)
Holy Island Sunrise

Holy Island Sunrise

A fiery sky over Holy Island in Northumberland as the sun rises behind Lindisfarne Castle. The upturned boats now used as storage sheds by the local fishermen were originally part of the massive east coast herring fishing fleet. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm...

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The Crowns Engine Houses at Botallack Head near St. Just in Cornwall. Tin and Copper were mined here from the 1720s until 1914 with the ‘Boscawen Diagonal Shaft’ extending a third of a mile under the Atlantic Ocean. I have visited this location many times before but have never witnessed such clean and clear light, a huge amount of ‘toning down’ of contrast and saturation was necessary when processing this image. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS + 10 stop neutral density filter)
Botallack Crowns Mine

Botallack Crowns Mine

The Crowns Engine Houses at Botallack Head near St. Just in Cornwall. Tin and Copper were mined here from the 1720s until 1914 with the ‘Boscawen Diagonal Shaft’ extending a third of a mile under the Atlantic Ocean. I have visited this location many times before...

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Golitha Falls National Nature Reserve is a long gorge, lined with ancient oak woodland, with the River Fowey flowing through it in a series of spectacular cascades that drop 90 metres in altitude. There are currently plenty of fallen trees blocking most of the ‘obvious’ shots here so I fitted the wide-angle lens and decided to shoot a small section of the waterfalls at close distance. (FujiFilm X-E1, Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS, polariser + 3 stop neutral density filters)
Golitha Falls

Golitha Falls

Golitha Falls National Nature Reserve is a long gorge, lined with ancient oak woodland, with the River Fowey flowing through it in a series of spectacular cascades that drop 90 metres in altitude. There are currently plenty of fallen trees blocking most of the...

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The Bronze Age stone circle at Duloe near Looe in southeast Cornwall. Consisting of eight bright white quartzite stones placed in an oval shape it is Cornwall’s smallest stone circle. (FujiFilm X-T1, Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS, polariser + 10 stop neutral density filters)
Duloe Stone Circle

Duloe Stone Circle

The Bronze Age stone circle at Duloe near Looe in southeast Cornwall. Consisting of eight bright white quartzite stones placed in an oval shape it is Cornwall’s smallest stone circle. (FujiFilm X-T1, Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS, polariser + 10 stop neutral density...

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The remains of disused quarries at Portland Bill on the Dorset coast. A 3 second exposure was used to convey a sense of movement in the waves without losing too much detail. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS, Classic Chrome film simulation)
Portland Bill

Portland Bill

The remains of disused quarries at Portland Bill on the Dorset coast. A 3 second exposure was used to convey a sense of movement in the waves without losing too much detail. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS, Classic Chrome film...

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An hour or so after the ‘fried egg’ sun disappeared below the horizon and everyone else went home, here is what they missed. Clearly visible in the night sky over Kimmeridge Bay are the belt of Orion, Rigel, Betelgeuse, Lepus, Cirius, Taurus and Aldebaran. (FujiFilm X-T1 & Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS)
Kimmeridge by Night

Kimmeridge by Night

An hour or so after the ‘fried egg’ sun disappeared below the horizon and everyone else went home, here is what they missed. Clearly visible in the night sky over Kimmeridge Bay are the belt of Orion, Rigel, Betelgeuse, Lepus, Cirius, Taurus and Aldebaran....

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Looking east over the Duddo Five Stones in Northumberland. Over 4000 years of Northumbrian wind and rain have sculptured deep grooves into the Neolithic sandstone monoliths. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS, 28 second exposure)
Duddo Stone Circle

Duddo Stone Circle

Looking east over the Duddo Five Stones in Northumberland. Over 4000 years of Northumbrian wind and rain have sculptured deep grooves into the Neolithic sandstone monoliths. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS, 28...

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Late afternoon winter sunlight illuminates the arch and beach at Durdle Door on the Jurassic coast of Dorset. The receding wave was a proper ‘wellie wetter’ which made for an uncomfortable walk back up the hill. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)
Durdle Door

Durdle Door

Late afternoon winter sunlight illuminates the arch and beach at Durdle Door on the Jurassic coast of Dorset. The receding wave was a proper ‘wellie wetter’ which made for an uncomfortable walk back up the hill. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM...

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Is there anywhere better than a deserted English seaside pier on a crisp winter’s day? The ‘new’ Swanage Pier was opened in March 1897 replacing the original 1860 structure that could not cope with the demand of stone and passenger traffic. The remains of the original pier are just to the right of this image and are a magnet for long exposure landscape photographers. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS)
Swanage Pier

Swanage Pier

Is there anywhere better than a deserted English seaside pier on a crisp winter’s day? The ‘new’ Swanage Pier was opened in March 1897 replacing the original 1860 structure that could not cope with the demand of stone and passenger traffic. The remains of the...

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After a dull and damp winter’s day a fabulous sunset appeared from nowhere at a deserted Clavell’s Pier, below Hen Cliff at Kimmeridge on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. Seems hard to believe but I had to take a lot of colour OUT of this image! (FujiFilm X-T1, Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS, no filters)
Kimmeridge Sunset

Kimmeridge Sunset

After a dull and damp winter’s day a fabulous sunset appeared from nowhere at a deserted Clavell’s Pier, below Hen Cliff at Kimmeridge on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. Seems hard to believe but I had to take a lot of colour OUT of this image! (FujiFilm...

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The ruins of the 14th-century Dunstanburgh Castle viewed from the end of Craster harbour in Northumberland. Built in 1914, the concrete structure supported wooden silos for whinstone chippings, used as road stone, that arrived in buckets on an aerial ropeway from the quarry that is now the village’s car park. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS lens)
Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Castle

The ruins of the 14th-century Dunstanburgh Castle viewed from the end of Craster harbour in Northumberland. Built in 1914, the concrete structure supported wooden silos for whinstone chippings, used as road stone, that arrived in buckets on an aerial ropeway from...

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New Year’s Day at Downderry beach in southeast Cornwall and a force 9 gale blows in from the sea. Although it looks black and white this is indeed a colour image with just small hints of green and brown on the cliffs and hills at nearby Seaton. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS, 3 stop ND filter)
Downderry

Downderry

New Year’s Day at Downderry beach in southeast Cornwall and a force 9 gale blows in from the sea. Although it looks black and white this is indeed a colour image with just small hints of green and brown on the cliffs and hills at nearby Seaton. (FujiFilm...

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Just 4 miles from the border with Scotland stands the Bronze Age stone circle ‘Duddo Five Stones’. There were originally seven standing stones here, Ordnance Survey maps still show the site as ‘Duddo Four Stones’, the fifth was re-erected early in the 20th century. Over 4000 years of Northumbrian wind and rain have sculptured deep grooves into the Neolithic sandstone monoliths. (FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS, 1 minute exposure)
Duddo Five Stones

Duddo Five Stones

Just 4 miles from the border with Scotland stands the Bronze Age stone circle ‘Duddo Five Stones’. There were originally seven standing stones here, Ordnance Survey maps still show the site as ‘Duddo Four Stones’, the fifth was re-erected early in the 20th century....

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An evening view of the River Tyne from Newcastle, Tyne and Wear. On the Gateshead side of the river is the former Baltic Flour Mills, now the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and the Sage Gateshead. Bridges visible include the 2001 Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the 1928 Tyne Bridge, the 1876 Swing Bridge, the 1849 road and railway High Level Bridge, the 1981 Queen Elizabeth II Bridge (Tyne & Wear Metro) and the 1906 King Edward VII railway bridge.
River Tyne

River Tyne

An evening view of the River Tyne from Newcastle, Tyne and Wear. On the Gateshead side of the river is the former Baltic Flour Mills, now the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and the Sage Gateshead. Bridges visible include the 2001 Gateshead Millennium Bridge,...

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A view towards Salterns Sailing Club clubhouse over Eight Acre Pond in the Lymington-Keyhaven Nature Reserve, Hampshire. From the middle ages until 1865 salt water was evaporated in these shallow lagoons (salterns) and the brine was then heated to produce sea salt. This pond was created in 1959 from an old salt pan and is now used by children and young people to learn how to sail. A 2 minute exposure at dusk to maximise the reflection using a FujiFilm X-T1 camera and Fujinon XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS lens, a 10 stop neutral density filter and the Classic Chrome film simulation for muted, subtle colours and deep shadows, the image was cropped to 16:9 format.
Eight Acre Pond

Eight Acre Pond

A view towards Salterns Sailing Club clubhouse over Eight Acre Pond in the Lymington-Keyhaven Nature Reserve, Hampshire. From the middle ages until 1865 salt water was evaporated in these shallow lagoons (salterns) and the brine was then heated to produce sea salt....

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The spectacular amphitheatre of Sgŵd Gwladus (Lady's Falls) where the Afon Pyrddin cascades over sandstone carved by meltwater from the last Ice Age. Foam from the waterfall and fallen autumn leaves create interesting patterns as eddies swirl around the rocks, stones and fallen branches on the river bed.
Sgŵd Gwladus

Sgŵd Gwladus

The spectacular amphitheatre of Sgŵd Gwladus (Lady's Falls) where the Afon Pyrddin cascades over sandstone carved by meltwater from the last Ice Age. Foam from the waterfall and fallen autumn leaves create interesting patterns as eddies swirl around the rocks,...

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A 6x17 format black and white panorama looking over Upper Neuadd Reservoir in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Powys, Wales. From left to right the peaks are Corn Du (873 m or 2864 feet), Pen y Fan (886 m or 2907 feet), Cribyn (795 m or 2608 feet) and just behind the tree line on the right hand side is the wonderfully named Fan y Big (719 m or 2359 feet).
Upper Neuadd Reservoir

Upper Neuadd Reservoir

A 6x17 format black and white panorama looking over Upper Neuadd Reservoir in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Powys, Wales. From left to right the peaks are Corn Du (873 m or 2864 feet), Pen y Fan (886 m or 2907 feet), Cribyn (795 m or 2608 feet) and just behind...

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Headstone Tunnel in the Peak District National Park is now part of the Monsal Trail for walkers and cyclists using part of the former Midland Railway line between Buxton and Bakewell that was closed in 1968 by the Labour Minister for Transport Barbara Castle. At 533 yards (487 metres) Headstone Tunnel is the longest on the current Monsal Trail although there are future plans to extend beyond Bakewell through the 1,058 yards (967 metres) Haddon Tunnel.
Headstone Tunnel

Headstone Tunnel

Headstone Tunnel in the Peak District National Park is now part of the Monsal Trail for walkers and cyclists using part of the former Midland Railway line between Buxton and Bakewell that was closed in 1968 by the Labour Minister for Transport Barbara Castle....

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The River Wye cascades over Monsal Dale Weir near Little Longstone in Derbyshire’s Peak District National Park. With heavy rain falling and low cloud overhead only a polarising filter was necessary to reduce the reflected light on the water and give the required 3 second exposure.
Monsal Weir

Monsal Weir

The River Wye cascades over Monsal Dale Weir near Little Longstone in Derbyshire’s Peak District National Park. With heavy rain falling and low cloud overhead only a polarising filter was necessary to reduce the reflected light on the water and give the required 3...

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Durdle Door on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast was lit up last night as part of the Society of Light and Lighting’s ‘Night of Heritage Light’ The International Year of Light was celebrated on the evening of 1st October as UNESCO World Heritage Sites across the UK were illuminated, the concept at Durdle Door was ‘to create a scene reminiscent of an impressionist painting by placing a person in a rowing boat under the iconic arch’. Sadly there was no rowing boat, just a rib with a huge LED panel, some garish lights on the shore and an ammonite fossil projected onto the rocky face of the limestone arch that made the scene more akin to a tacky ornament in an indoor fish tank aquarium.
Durdle Door Illuminations

Durdle Door Illuminations

Durdle Door on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast was lit up last night as part of the Society of Light and Lighting’s ‘Night of Heritage Light’ The International Year of Light was celebrated on the evening of 1st October as UNESCO World Heritage Sites across the UK were...

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16 hours after the total lunar eclipse and the remains of Knowlton Church in Dorset is bathed in light by the 99.4% waning gibbous moon. Lit entirely by natural light this 20 second exposure was made with a FujiFilm X-T1 camera and a Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS lens.
Knowlton by Moonlight

Knowlton by Moonlight

16 hours after the total lunar eclipse and the remains of Knowlton Church in Dorset is bathed in light by the 99.4% waning gibbous moon. Lit entirely by natural light this 20 second exposure was made with a FujiFilm X-T1 camera and a Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS...

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UPDATE – I always thought the installation of ‘LAND’ looked a bit precarious on a single rock and indeed it has toppled over into the sea in a recent storm. A 4 minute exposure in near darkness of Anthony Gormley’s latest ‘LAND’ sculpture at Kimmeridge on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. The 5th of Gormley’s life-size cast iron standing sculptures is mounted on Clavell’s Pier just below the circular Clavell’s Tower, the rocks are being lit by the full ‘blue’ moon.
LAND – Sea #2

LAND – Sea #2

UPDATE – I always thought the installation of ‘LAND’ looked a bit precarious on a single rock and indeed it has toppled over into the sea in a recent storm. A 4 minute exposure in near darkness of Anthony Gormley’s latest ‘LAND’ sculpture at Kimmeridge on Dorset’s...

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A rather sad looking rock peers out at the sunset over Bridgwater Bay in Somerset. In the distance the lights of Minehead and the hills of Exmoor National Park can be seen. (The Twilight Sad are one of my favourite bands, and also one of the loudest live I have ever heard, why not check them out here?)
Twilight Sad

Twilight Sad

A rather sad looking rock peers out at the sunset over Bridgwater Bay in Somerset. In the distance the lights of Minehead and the hills of Exmoor National Park can be seen. (The Twilight Sad are one of my favourite bands, and also one of the loudest live I have...

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Twilight at Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island, Northumberland. The 16th castle sits on a volcanic mound known as Beblowe Craig and was converted to an Edwardian house by Sir Edwin Lutyens in the early 1900s.
Lindisfarne Castle

Lindisfarne Castle

Twilight at Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island, Northumberland. The 16th castle sits on a volcanic mound known as Beblowe Craig and was converted to an Edwardian house by Sir Edwin Lutyens in the early 1900s.

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It is the early hours of June 23rd 2015 and the Kp-index is hovering around level 8 meaning that the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis should be visible in Southern England. The clouds begin to part so I decide to drive out in to the New Forest to a clear north facing area with decent elevation with just some distant light pollution from the city of Salisbury. Although it is not apparent to the naked eye what is occurring there is an eerie brightness to the sky similar to a full moon, even though the waxing 36.2% moon is setting on the horizon. I drive home disappointed not having witnessed the amazing natural light display but once the images are viewed on a big screen it is apparent that I have captured a faint whiff of Aurora.

It is the early hours of June 23rd 2015 and the Kp-index is hovering around level 8 meaning that the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis should be visible in Southern England. The clouds begin to part so I decide to drive out in to the New Forest to a clear north...

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Anthony Gormley’s latest ‘LAND’ sculpture at Kimmeridge on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. The 5th of Gormley’s life-size cast iron standing sculptures is mounted on Clavell’s Pier just below the circular Clavell’s Tower.
LAND – Sea #1

LAND – Sea #1

Anthony Gormley’s latest ‘LAND’ sculpture at Kimmeridge on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. The 5th of Gormley’s life-size cast iron standing sculptures is mounted on Clavell’s Pier just below the circular Clavell’s Tower.

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The Victorian pier at Saltburn by the Sea in North Yorkshire captured at dusk. Lights from the superb local Fish and Chip restaurant illuminate the cast iron trestles and the support timbers of the only remaining pleasure pier on the North East coast while head torches of the fishermen on the end of the 1869 structure reflect in the water. On the horizon are the many ships anchored in the North Sea waiting to enter Teesport.
Saltburn Pier

Saltburn Pier

The Victorian pier at Saltburn by the Sea in North Yorkshire captured at dusk. Lights from the superb local Fish and Chip restaurant illuminate the cast iron trestles and the support timbers of the only remaining pleasure pier on the North East coast while head...

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Twilight at Craster Harbour on the Northumberland Coast, Dunstanburgh Castle can be seen in the background through the harbour entrance. An image made with the new Panorama Photo Merge feature in Adobe Lightroom CC from 7 individual images panned on a tripod.
Craster Harbour

Craster Harbour

Twilight at Craster Harbour on the Northumberland Coast, Dunstanburgh Castle can be seen in the background through the harbour entrance. An image made with the new Panorama Photo Merge feature in Adobe Lightroom CC from 7 individual images panned on a...

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Sunset over the Cranog Centre at Llangorse Lake in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, UK. In the distance tiny remains of snow can be seen on the slopes of Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big.
Llangorse Lake

Llangorse Lake

Sunset over the Cranog Centre at Llangorse Lake in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, UK. In the distance tiny remains of snow can be seen on the slopes of Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big.

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The Bell-mouth spillway or 'plug hole' at Ponsticill Reservoir on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. Image made with shade 10 welding glass on a FujiFilm X-T1 camera and a Fujinon XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS lens, 1 minute exposure at f11, ISO200.
Pontsticill Reservoir

Pontsticill Reservoir

The Bell-mouth spillway or 'plug hole' at Ponsticill Reservoir on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. Image made with shade 10 welding glass on a FujiFilm X-T1 camera and a Fujinon XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS lens, 1 minute exposure at f11,...

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Although I’m a huge fan of Lee Filters’ 10 stop neutral density filter, the ‘Big Stopper’, there are occasions when 10 stops simply isn’t enough.
Welding Glass

Welding Glass

Although I’m a huge fan of Lee Filters’ 10 stop neutral density filter, the ‘Big Stopper’, there are occasions when 10 stops simply isn’t enough. Formatt-Hitech now market 13 and 16 stop versions of their Firecrest ND filters but I thought I would seek a more...

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60 seconds of Big Stopper action at the Angel of the North. Designed by Anthony Gormley and completed in 1998, the contemporary sculpture made from 200 tonnes of steel and with a wingspan of 54 metres (177 ft) is said to be seen by over 90,000 motorists every day from the nearby A1.
Angel of the North

Angel of the North

60 seconds of Big Stopper action at the Angel of the North. Designed by Anthony Gormley and completed in 1998, the contemporary sculpture made from 200 tonnes of steel and with a wingspan of 54 metres (177 ft) is said to be seen by over 90,000 motorists every day...

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