As 2017 comes to a close, I am pleased to share this picture with you of a wonderful sunrise I spent in the harbour in St Ives a month ago. This year has been a challenging one on the family side as we said goodbye to my dad. It is the first serious loss I have experienced and it hit me hard. I have had a tough run at my day job which has also knocked me for six. On the positives I have achieved some of my 2017 resolutions, but I hope to develop my photography 2018 and dedicate the time I need to make that happen.
For all those who take time out to have a look at my page, I wish you all a very happy holiday and say a big thank you – your visits mean a lot to me.
This shot was taken in Snowdonia a few weeks ago. There was not much wind so reflections around the edges of the lake were reasonably good. The purples of the trees in the left foreground particularly caught my eyes.
I took this at lunchtime a couple of weeks ago. I had this famous vista to myself on a cold and windy day. The flat light gave a somewhat magical feel to the shot.
So if you followed my last blog, you will know I’ve been playing around a new “darkroom” system and using USA pics to try it out. Here is a shot I took on Shenandoah’s Skyline Drive at sunrise earlier this year. It was a truly remarkable drive and I hope I get back again sometime. I hope everyone has a happy weekend.
Here’s a bonus shot taken the same morning.
Ever since I saw an image like this many years ago, I have been waiting for an opportunity where a number of ridges are lit showing each ridge slightly brighter to the horizon. I took this in Shenadoah NP in April.
I am currently in Muscat and this is the view from the hotel
I took this on a wonderful road/rail trip through the USA in Sept 2015. This was one of the many jaw-dropping vistas we were treated to on that trip.
I spent a couple of hours at Southwold in Suffolk. It was a bit blustery and rather hazy, but I was pleased to capture the pier, have some fish and chips, listen to the waves and walk on the beach for a little while.