This was taken on a recent return trip to Iceland. I had gone to explore an Ice cave with a group beneath a Glacier in the Jokulsarlon National Park a little before sunrise. As I emerged the low winter sunlight illuminated a blizzard and melting drops from the roof of the cave entrance.
In blizzard conditions on the Dyrhólaey peninsular in Iceland, there was a brief parting of the clouds which shone a silver beam of light across the horizon, contrasting with the heavy snow laden clouds above my head.
Receding tide at Warren Bay in Folkestone, Kent, UK presented an excellent opportunity to slow down the shutter speed with the aid of a big stopper filter just as a wave was dragged out to sea. The rusting recycled railway sleepers added a warmth to the image.
I spent some time in Autumn visiting the Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland, UK. The Isles of Harris and Lewis were quite magical. The silhouette of this father and daughter paddling in their wellies competed the image.
The wild and roaring North Atlantic ocean could be seen buffeting the basalt arches of the Dyrhólaey headland in Iceland. This contrasted greatly to the flat calm reflections of sunset in the lagoon, sheltered from the high seas.
A beautiful part of Southern Ireland, UK. The Dingle Peninsular is spectacular and Clogher Bay was a real treat to visit at sunset. The slow shutter helped to accentuate the movement of the waves over the rocks on the shoreline.
I visited the famous Cobb at Lyme Regis in Dorset, UK. Aiming for a sunrise shoot proved difficult as sudden torrential rain swept across the bay. The wind whipped up the sea and a poor unsuspecting couple out for an early morning walk were well and truly drenched!
Another from my trip to Southern Ireland, UK. This very remote and derelict cottage sits in the Killarney countryside and was back-lit by the late afternoon spring sunshine.
A tricky and very slippery steep climb down to this spot was soooo worth the effort. Fairy Glen is situated just outside Betws-y-Coed in North Wales, UK. A cold damp morning in January was warmed by a misty glow seeping into the gorge of moss and lichen covered rocks. Once again the slow shutter emphasized the movement in the Conwy River. Such a shame I had the wrong setup to capture a fleeting glimpse of an otter!
I was woken by the sound of the famous Cromer Crab fisherman at dawn as the tractors pulled their tiny boats out across the sand to meet the tide. Cromer is situated in north Norfolk, UK. A fast shutter speed froze the splash of the wave as it hit the breakwater.
Another lucky break in the menacing skies above this mountainside near Bethesda, North Wales, UK. I spent some time hoping for a change of light and was rewarded with this image when the clouds momentarily parted allowing a shaft of light to illuminate a small farmstead.
This was not a planned photography shoot. I was relaxing at Ragdale Spa in Leicestershire, UK. On a crisp frosty morning I was watching Hares run across the surrounding fields from my room. The light suddenly lifted and I grabbed my camera and headed outside in my dressing gown and slippers! I waited for just the right moment to capture a lady walking into my image.
It was the first image to do well for me in my camera club league competition and I was award best overall image of the year. It has since been laughingly renamed. A member of the group gave it the title 'Dog Up a Tree' Can you see why?
Another moment captured at Fairy Glen, Betws-y-Coed, North Wales, UK. This detailed image of rocks taken with a slow shutter enhances the movement and colour of the Conwy River, A little stopper helped to achieve the correct shutter speed to allow for some detail in the water.
Taken at Diamond Beach in Iceland this slow shutter image captures a smaller Iceberg of about 2 feet across, gradually being carried out to sea. It began its journey at the Glacier in the tidal pool of Jokulsarlon Lagoon. Each tide gathers fresh Icebergs from the Lagoon and deposits them on the Black Sand beaches. Smaller fragments of crystal clear ice scattered along the beach give the area its name.
Berrow is situated along the Bristol Chanel in Somerset, UK with views towards South Wales. The wreck of the Nornen Ship can clearly be seen at low tide. Being mindful of warnings of quicksand I carefully made my way out to the wreck at low tide early one morning. I can imagine sunset would look good too, so another trip for another day.
A cold January morning looking towards the Isle of Anglesey across the Menai Straits from Caernarfon in North Wales, UK.
Another wet, wintery and misty morning in Llanberis, North Wales, UK. Made the most of conditions by walking part of the forest trail up towards Mount Snowdon. It was quite sheltered from the cold drizzle. Conversion to black and white seemed appropriate and highlights the reflection in the waterlogged forest floor.
Looking out at the North Sea from the Northumberland coastline, UK. Some moody clouds threatening a heavy downpour at any moment.
Looking down the length of Llyn Peris in Snowdonia National Park, UK. Originally formed through glacial erosion, the body of water has now become a reservoir for the Dinorwig Power Station. The early morning breeze ruffled the turquoise water's surface surrounding the rocky outcrop.
On a summer trip to Iceland I was able to take a slippery path behind the falls at Seljalandsfoss. A very different experience to seeing the frozen snowy scene in winter.
Swallow Falls, located in Betws-y-Coed North Wales,UK, is a much photographed scene but I visited after heavy overnight rain which added even more drama to the torrent of water roaring down into the gorge. Not easy to capture down wind of the spray and looking up towards the sky and white water with a slow shutter speed and ND filter!
I became quite obsessed with the wonderful sand patterns and channels of water on the Hebridean Island beaches off the west coast of Scotland UK.
On this occasion, sunrise did not oblige but the mist hanging above Upper Lake in Killarney, Southern Ireland more than made up for it.
A group of my camera club members spent a few day in the Snowdonia National Park in Spring. This view is of Llyn Padarn looking towards Mount Snowdon, North Wales, UK.
The picture postcard scene of Pont Pen-y-Llyn sits at the west end of Llyn Padarn in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. The water level was particularly high after heavy rain, causing the little moored row boat to float alongside the submerged jetty.
Foggy conditions made driving to a location too tricky so by taking a short walk from my home I was rewarded with some very atmospheric foggy conditions and got to stay safe!