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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.

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

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:

Recent work, June/July 2012

We’re experiencing some challenging weather in the UK. It’s been the wettest June since records began. I’m hoping things turn around soon. But I’ve managed to take a few images. The first is from a calm summer evening at Curbar Edge. The second is at over Owler Tor. After a day of heavy rain the intermittent light was very dramatic. More photographs in the Galleries.

Curbar Edge and Over Owler Tor