This is a peak called 'The Bell' near Coniston Old Man in the Lake District. A gale force wind blowing and heavy cloud moving fast across the mountain tops - sunlight poking through and moving across the valleys and mountain tops; the steep rock faces only lighting up for seconds at a time.
I had to brace myself against the wind to get a steady shot; and wit for the right moment so the sunlight lit up the area I wanted.
Technical: Nikon D810 | Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 @58mm f/11 1/125 ISO 140
After the Autumn Storm
Tarn Hows, Lake District, England.
I love catching the light right after a storm - especially when there are vibrant colours and mountains around. Storm lighting is interesting and can give such a beautiful glow. This was taken just around 2pm - on a normal bright day, this time would not give the beautiful lighting what we have here. Mix in some scattered heavy clouds and if you wait long enough, landscape magic happens!
Technical: Nikon D810 | Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 @ f/11 1/15sec 70mm ISO 64 | Manfrotto tripod and ball head
Castlerigg Stone Circle, Lake District, Cumbria, UK.
The gateway into the sky - A gateway to the Gods. Who knows what the intention was of the builders, the druids, of these stone circles. It makes you wonder, and when you stand near these creations it does make you think of more simpler (or perhaps not) times. Watching the sunrise here is awe inspiring and peaceful and almost makes you forget to use the camera. But I want other people less fortunate than me, unable to travel, to experience the beauty too.
Technical Details: Nikon D810 | Nikon 24mm PC-e Tilt-Shift lens | 3 shot Panoramic | f/18 1/30 | Lee Filters 3 stop ND Grad | Manfrotto tripod and ball head.
We had no plans on stopping at this location - it's not even really a 'location' just a pond we spotted on the side of the road in the south of Iceland. It's already nearly 10pm and we had been on the road for over 12 hours and really keen on finding the hotel and getting some sleep, but this really called to us and we stayed for a few minutes. This is a 5 shot stitched panoramic.
Nikon D810 and Nikon 16-35mm f/4 @ 35mm, ISO 64, f/11, 1/8 sec. Manfrotto 190CXPRO3 carbon fibre tripod, Manfrotto 468MGRC2 ball head. Formatt-Hitech ND Grad filter.
A 4am start for me to drive over to Ashridge Estate in Hertfordshire. I had already scouted this location two weeks prior so I knew exactly where I needed to be and what direction the sun would rise in the woods. The bluebells only last a couple of weeks so timing is a little bit tricky with bad weather. Arriving to the woods at about 5 minutes before sunrise I set up my gear and waited until the gold and pink glow started washing through the trees lighting up this magical carpet of blue flowers. Technical details : Nikon D800, 70mm f/11 0.5sec at ISO100.
10000 mini sunsets
A gorgeous London sunset - the orange sky repeating in the 10000 LED fairy lights on Chelsea Bridge.
Bluebells in Foggy Morning
A 4am start for me to drive over to Ashridge Estate in Hertfordshire. I had already scouted this location two weeks prior so I knew exactly where I needed to be and what direction the sun would rise in the woods. The bluebells only last a couple of weeks so timing is a little bit tricky with bad weather.
After nearly an hour of shooting with the golden glow of the sunrise, the air is slightly warming and the fog starts to blanket the woods giving the colourful forest floor a diffused light.
I love how the mist rising almost gives the feeling of monochrome in the trees.
Technical details : Nikon D800, 70mm f/11 1/3sec at ISO100.
Landscapes in color