Church (Rock) Cemetery Diary III
March 13, 2016

Having decided where I was going to photograph and what I was going to photograph with I made my first couple of excursions to the cemetery. I knew that I didn't just want to photograph individual headstones, mausoleums or statues as that would only be reproducing another's creativity without adding my own expression, but beyond that I had not established any other constraints.

Church Cemetery IV

The landscape of the thirty six acres of the cemetery is immensely varied and I decided that this is what I wanted to portray in my photographs; the landscape of the cemetery. As with any landscape the cemetery is subject to the effects of the variety of meteorological conditions, headstones cracked, mausoleums collapsed, statues crumbled and this was something else I wanted to include, the decay and gradual disintegration. To help convey this I decided I needed to photograph in all weather conditions and through the different seasons.

Church Cemetery XIV

I have found this defined purpose for a project, instead of being a constraint, to be a great motivator to creativity. Whether I am photographing a detail or a vista, I am always conscious of the intention of portraying the changing landscape of the cemetery.

Church (Rock) Cemetery Diary II
March 05, 2016

For a landscape photographer starting a project perhaps the first decision has to be where to photograph... [read more]

Church (Rock) Cemetery Diary I
February 27, 2016

I've never undertaken a photographic project before, so I thought it may be of interest to create a written record of the experience. [read more]

Fagrifoss, Iceland
August 18, 2014

Fagrifoss is is on the edge of Iceland's southern highlands. Unlike some of the more accessible waterfalls along route 1, to get to Fagrifoss means driving along one of Iceland's 4 wheel drive only... [read more]

Landmannalaugar, Iceland
August 12, 2014

Landmannalaugar is situated within the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in Iceland's southern highlands. It's name actually means "People's Pools" and comes from the warm geothermal heated pool nearby that many people bathe in... [read more]

Þjófafoss, Iceland
August 10, 2014

Þjófafoss is in South West Iceland close to the highlands, on the East side of the Merkurhraun lava fields. It's name means Thieves Falls and is said to be called this because thieves were drowned there for their... [read more]

Skaftafell National Park, Iceland
August 04, 2014

In 2008 the 500km<sup2</sup> Skaftafell National Park became part of Vatnajökull National Park resulting in one of the largest national parks in Europe at 14200km<sup>2</sup>, covering 14% of Iceland... [read more]

A Landscape Photographer's Legal Obligations
August 01, 2014

With publishing A Landscape Photographer's Guide I have endeavoured to ensure that I am fulfilling all legal obligations for such a publication offered for sale. In researching these obligations I have learned a few things about the... [read more]

Folaldafoss, Iceland
July 28, 2014

Folaldafoss literally means the foal waterfall. It is situated in the far East of Iceland, at the start of the Öxi mountain pass if travelling from the South... [read more]

Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, Iceland
July 25, 2014

Fjaðrárgljúfur is a two kilometre long canyon in southern Iceland and is part of the newly formed Katla Geopark. It was originally formed by the Fjadra river when it was fed by a glacial lake that has now disappeared. The river still flows through... [read more]

July 24, 2014

Stokksnes is a headland in South East Iceland, just to the East of Höfn at the start of the eastern fjords. The beach of the sweeping bay at the headland is black volcanic sand, backed by black sand dunes with long luminous green lyme grass... [read more]

Jökulsárlón, Iceland
July 22, 2014

Jökulsárlón is a glacial lagoon in the South East of Iceland on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. The lagoon originally formed about 60 years ago and has been growing in size with it's current area being approximately... [read more]

Dyrhólaey, Iceland
July 20, 2014

Dyrhólaey is a promontory situated just to the West of the town Vík í Mýrdal. It derives it?s name from the impressive sea arch on it?s western side and literally means door hill island. The name also gives another clue to Dyrhólaey's history... [read more]

Háifoss and Grannifoss, Iceland
July 15, 2014

Háifoss is located just on the South Western edge of the Icelandic highlands. At 122 meters (400 feet) it is Icelands second highest waterfall, the highest waterfall being Glymur at 196 meters (643 feet). The name Háifoss actuall means tall... [read more]

Seltún, Iceland
July 12, 2014

Walking around Seltún is like walking on another planet! Seltún is a solfatara field in the Krýsuvík area on the Rejkanes Peninsula. The area lies along the volcanic zone of the Mid Atlantic Ridge where the Eurasian and North American tectonic... [read more]

Time Zero: The Last Year of Polaroid Film
December 18, 2013

The Polaroid photograph has to be the antithesis of the ubiquitous digital photograph. No digital file, no photoshop and unlike the digital photograph, always a print. It is a personal, intimate, unique and tangible artefact. The Polaroid really... [read more]

Planning "Wast Water, Lake District".
November 25, 2013

Wast Water may be in one of the less accessible parts of the Lake District but the sight of the towering peaks of Scafel Pike and Great Gable around Wasdale Head make it worth the effort. One of the first choices to make in a mountain landscape is... [read more]

Introducing A Landscape Photographer's Guide
November 19, 2013

I'm pleased to say that I've published the first in a series of A Landscape Photographer's Guide, an exciting new interactive locations guide for landscape photographer's. This first guide is to the southern half of the Peak District, known as the... [read more]

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