Before heading to Derbyshire for the summer to work in ecology I spent a lot of time just with the birds in my Highland garden. By “a lot of time” I mean months. Primarily January through to April, during the coldest time here, I walked and sat by the sea, walked on the Machair, andContinue reading “Hope is the thing with feathers”
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Frozen: December 2020
With temperatures dropping to 0C here in the Highlands and snow resting on the mountains the landscape is looking even more dramatic than it usually does. Which is saying something. Sometimes it’s worth getting actual exposure standing outside in freezing temperatures taking photos for fours hours… Well, if you have a photography addiction like meContinue reading “Frozen: December 2020”
The Highlands of Scotland: Winter at the Beach I
Campo Imperatore, Italy: August-September 2020
After returning to Italy from Scotland it was time to get down to business. Some time spent out in some of the most beautiful landscapes (and I’m comparing to Scotland’s NW Highlands which are also some of the most beautiful landscapes) was exactly what I needed to bring back some sense of positivity to myContinue reading “Campo Imperatore, Italy: August-September 2020”
Rocca Calascio: May 2020
In the first week of phase 2 of lockdown in Italy, I headed out to try and find a castle. This is the place I found. I will definitely be heading back. What a magical place!
Teramo – Fase 2: May 2020
I headed into Teramo for the second day of phase 2 of lockdown in Italy to do some banking and see what was up. Some slow shutter speed to blur faces and get a sense of movement on the street seemed a good option.
A morning misty hike up to the Roaches in Staffordshire, on the edge of the Peak District National Park, was just what was needed for Dan and I. I took my camera because… I take it everywhere, pretty much. The light wasn’t great as the mists were heavy and fairly low, and the clouds wereContinue reading “The Roaches”
For now, while the rain pours in the UK, I will continue to re-visit old wildlife images and re-edit to produce something different to the original edits. Birds seem to be especially good for this task!
Snowdon: September 2019
Last time I hiked up Snowdon (I say hiked, we took the Miner’s Track, which is fairly easy-going for the most part) the mountain decided to mess with me. It was a lovely sunny day when we set off, and yet in the space of three hours it rained, hailed, and eventually snowed on me.Continue reading “Snowdon: September 2019”
Kinder Scout: September 2019
We took another hike up Kinder Scout today, this time to look for fungi species, and I came back with a few quickly shot images of the breathtaking landscape of the Dark Peaks.