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Take a View – Landscape Photographer of the Year (LPOTY) 2012

I’m delighted to announce my image, ‘Golden Square’ was commended by the judges in the Classic View category. It appears in this year’s book.

To say I’m pleased is an understatement. The image can be seen in the Dark Peak Northern gallery. If you would like to buy prints, please contact me via the Contact form.

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October 2012 – Higger Tor

It was a wonderful morning three weekends ago on Higger Tor. Arriving in good time for sunrise I could see all of Hope Valley under a wonderful mist inversion. I spent the previous morning on top of Mam Tor under complete cloud cover. I was wishing I’d tried again. But, on Higger Tor I had probably the best conditions ever. As I was photographing the pre-dawn light, a bank of mist rolled across the landscape. This coincided with the sun rising above the horizon. There was only around 10 minutes of light, but the scene constantly changed all ending in the sandstone glowing red. The sun soon rose into cloud and the opportunity had passed. But I went home happy.

Full size images can be viewed in the Dark Peak, Eastern Gallery.

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August 2012 – Peak District Heather

From mid August parts of the Peak District are transformed with blankets of fabulous purple heather. If we’re really lucky we get fabulous, warm light in the golden hours around sunrise and sunset. This light really brings the landscape alive. I’ve been lucky enough to capture a few of those evenings over the past couple of weeks. Although some outings have provided no light. I’ve visited Derwent Edge, Over Owler Tor, Millstone Edge, Higger Tor and Curbar Edge. These locations are all in the Eastern or Northern area of the Dark Peak, which I live close to. This is lucky as sunset is now getting earlier so I can’t venture as far after work. I’ve uploaded new images to the Dark Peak Eastern gallery.

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July 2012 – Cornwall

During my summer holiday this year, it was fantastic to spend five nights in Cornwall. After the clear blue skies just before in Dartmoor it was good to get better photographic conditions. I visited a small number of locations; Botallack Mines, Land’s End, Porth Nanven and next to it, Naven. I’ve added a new Cornwall Gallery with a few images in.

Land's End and Nanven

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Landscape Photographer of the Year (LPOTY) Competition 2012

I’m delighted that one of my images has been shortlisted and made it through to the final judging stage of this competition. The quality of the work over previous years has been exceptional.

Fingers crossed.

Information on the competition here:

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