A calm, contemplative morning hour of photography at an equally calm and contemplative place. When you exercise your creativity in such a stunning and tranquil setting there’s no need to make a conscious effort of mindfulness or meditation. Even the dead wood you’re surrounded by can become a thing of beauty.

Mirror Lake

Panoramic image of a very serene Llyn Gwynant, basking in crisp winterlight and providing a perfect mirror. Scenes like this really do make you slow down and consider your photographic actions more carefully. It was a fairly brief stop yet I came away from here with a wealth of usable images.

Cross Skies

1200 feet above sea level this stainless steel cross has, to me at least, always signified a demarcation between the beautiful Pennine Hills and the rather less beautiful post-industrial sprawl of Greater Manchester.  I hadn’t stopped here for about six years and the clouds were phenomenal so decided to shoot this ‘properly’ with tripod, 10-stop… Continue reading Cross Skies