Simplicity

Sometimes simplicity is the answer. Photo taken during my trip to Cumbria in summer 2013. Minimalist composition of three fishing boats heading into unknown with Isle of Man in the background . I was only starting with photography back then but few shots from that trip still belong to some of my favorite. This is re-edit of photo I already posted some time ago.


Full moon at Peel Tower

Cloudless sky's we've been recently experiencing was an excellent opportunity to capture moonscape photo. We are still in lockdown so I couldn't travel very far therefore Peel Tower was perfect place to go since it's within allowed mile range from my house. This time I only brought one, panoramic photo of moon rising over Scout Moor wind farm.


Icy Scout Moor wind farm

I’ve been visiting this place many times recently however it never happened under such icy conditions. Scout Moor Wind Farm is second largest on shore green energy provider in England. Supplies electricity to 40 000 homes across Manchester. It’s perfect place to cycle on mountain bike or simply to walk around. I’ve been enjoying coming here as it is closest place to find some snow due to its high altitude.

As always I have few images to share.



Peak District must visit locations

When it comes to landscape photography the hardest part is to be in the right spot at the right time. Weather also can play a huge factor for the final result. I always felt quite grateful for been living in the Manchester area for its closeness to Peak District National Park. The 555 square miles cut by sparkling rivers, populated with beautiful villages, filled with wildlife and many footpaths. This UK's first national park have photographic opportunities around every corner, all year round.

Here are some of my recent placed I visit:

1. Snake Woodlands:

One of best walks I recently been at. Place become even more magical during heater bloom season. Watch out for midges files in August. They are vicious creatures and their bites itches for eternity!

2. Mam Tor 

Probably one of my favorite places to visit. It's great for both sunrie and sunset. If you like photographing car trails you will find nice composition at curvy road to Edale.

3. Lud's Church.

It's one of my recent discoveries. This a deep, moss-covered, full of history chasm. I recommend bringing a wide lens to truly show the beauty of this place.

4. Thor's Cave

Not only cave itself is worth visiting but also all great walks around it. Must see location if you visit Peak District!

5. DoveStones

Hedged by verdant hills, this expansive reservoir features a jogging path & grassy picnic areas. Everything you need for chill out trip with family or friends.


Torside and Woodhead reservoir walk

It’s one of locations I meant to explore for some time but when I look online for inspiration most of photos where obstructed by ugly power lines so that always been putting me off. However after day of exploring I found few compositions.

 


Searching for vistas

I started new challenge for 2019; take as best as possible photo at least once per week. I realize it’s already 3rd week of January as I’m sharing this very first post but because of some unforeseen circumstances and horrible weather I was unable to succeed in capturing anything worth sharing in first 2 weeks. This year so far turns out to be quite unlucky as during this trip I drop my 70-200mm f4 lens breaking focus ring 🙁

I went to Philips park witch is comfortably located in the area I live in to capture Manchester and Salford skyline. Result can be seen below.


Sunset at Heaton Park

After few gloomy weeks of cold and snow, finally first touch of spring came upon northern England. It was perfect moment for little cycling trip around Heaton Park. Armed with freshly purchased Capture Pro plate for easy camera access whilst cycling I was ready to go. I must say that in past 3 year I’ve visit this location many times however never shoot there at 200mm focal length. At this time of the year park don’t look quite as nice but it was going to be my challenge. Also this will be part of my side project I started for this year of photographing few of my favorite parks around Grater Manchester.

I met with my good friend Greg who also like cycling around however if anyone want to join for the shoot let me know in comments or email me.


dreamlands

When gloomy and rainy days arrives to Manchester. Time comes to revisit summer shots and perhaps fish out an image worth some attention. I've started my search from photos taken during hikes in Tatra Mountains. After short while I found candidate that had really boring, cloudless sky. Everything else about this shot was quite appealing so I had starting point into new composite. First move was to replace sky with better one from my stock collection that I intensely trying to build every time weather present a chance for it. Lighting, colours and tones on the foreground were very similar therefore I had easy job matching it with my new sky. While working on first photograph idea for second one was born. I end up with two completely new landscapes never seen before by anyone. Dreamlands created by photoshop and imagination.

Composites enables me to create anything I can dream of, giving me limitless possibility's to make something from nothing. Nowadays when I take photo I don't ask myself that it is... But what could it be.

 

 


Dalamere forest walk

Last weekend I went for a short walk in Dalamere Forest. I took many photos but mostly for my stock archives witch I may use for future composites.


Portugal - Algarve

Five days that I spend in Portugal was very intense therefore time went fast as thunder. We've rent a car and start exploring nearby towns, little villages and beaches. Here are some fruits of my photographic efforts.

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