landscape

Colorado dreams

I spent a lot of time out in Colorado recently, a beautiful state where Denver is often voted as the best place in America to live. Over the period I was there, I witnessed the incredible changing of the seasons and the dramatic way that changes life in the land of the free.

The New Forest

As much as photography can be a very personal and subjective passion, it can also be wonderfully social. I recently spent time in the New Forest with new friends, both Paul and Nick were great company.

We hiked for hours and took photos throughout the course of a cold, soggy and somewhat chilly day. It was a terrific way to explore a new place, filled with plenty of chat and banter, yet with lovely serenity too.

I’ve not done as much landscape photography as I would have liked, but every time I do, I really enjoy the challenge it poses. You have to be dedicated, prepared, patient and determined to get great shots. I look forward to spending more time with these guys in future, thanks for a great trip! 🙂

Here are some of my picks from the day.

 

The Severn Bridges

I decided some time ago that I wanted to explore landscape photography. This is a discipline that’s different to the type of photography I’m used to and involves a different kind of preparation, both in terms of scouting the field for the composition you want to shoot, as well as learning where the sun will rise and fall, and at what time.

These bridges link England to Wales. Careful preparation and understanding the light and environment can help you get shots like these, and I look forward to furthering my skills and exploring this area further in the future. I loved the serenity about doing this kind of work, the first shot is of the old Severn Bridge and the rest are of the second Severn Bridge and were taken over the space of a couple of days.