I took a well earned break from pursuing beautiful brides down the altar (well..it IS a fairytale isn’t it??) to lug my camera through the spongy hillsides of the eastern Lake district with Jane and her extended family decamped into luxurious accommodation nearby..
We spent the week in the beautiful ‘second home’ of one of my wife Jane’s friends, a truly spectacular location on the eastern side of the old mountains. Wonderful views and great company! Thanks Mike! we all loved the place!
Anyway, I was simply staggered by the awesome beauty of these ancient woods..dripping with dew and soaked by rain..lots of fallen trees and heavy carpets of moss and lichens. It felt truly like woodlands from a time long past.
I took 1000 images on my D 700 and am only just beginning to cast a curious eye over the results.
Photographing landscapes is a welcome diversion from the ‘full-on’ world of social photography. I make no apologies for including some shots here. I think it helps to show the variety of the work I produce and that’s no bad thing in these tight times!
I only wish I had a month there and not 5 days… I have to go back! I’m hoping to produce a book devoted to landscape by the years end..(self published I hasten to add) at least for the time being.
Landscape photography was something I never really connected with until recently. Until, that is I realised I could harness the geometries and textures to express some inner state of mind (isn’t that what most photography is all about?). There were times when I was on these slopes faced with all that outstanding beauty and variety of form when it felt blissful in the very purest sense. I’m most grateful to still be learning and excited by the moment of capture.