Thirty seconds of reflection

This is the pumping station at Cropston Reservoir in Leicestershire.

Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t with me on my trip, but this meant I could use a strong Neutral Density filter to lengthen the exposure and smooth out the water. Lovely!

Chesterton Windmill

This unusual windmill is located in Chesterton, a small village near Warwick and Leamington Spa. It no longer functions as a working windmill, but is carefully maintained and looked after so it will be available for stunning scenic photography for years to come!

Castlerigg Stone Circle at Sunrise

This is Castlerigg Stone Circle at sunrise. Castlerigg lies just outside of Keswick in the Lake District and proves that there’s more to the region than (just) stunning water based scenery!

Boat on the shore at stormy Derwentwater!

This is another shot of the iconic boats on the shore at Derwentwater – this time the weather was quite stormy, which led to some lovely texture in the clouds!

Boat on the shore at Derwentwater, Keswick

If you’ve been to Keswick, you’ll know that this is one of the iconic images of Derwentwater – the little boats for hire, where people can take some time out and just relax on the water. Bliss!

Again, this photo was taken using a Canon 500D and 18-55mm kit lens, and again a 10 stop neutral density filter was employed to smooth the water, and remove any people from the shot.

Millennium Stone, Derwentwater, Keswick, Lake District

This is an old photograph from my first trip to the Lake District in September of 2009. This photograph of the Millennium Stone in Derwentwater was taken with a Canon 500D and 18-55mm kit lens. The smooth water was created by using a very dark filter which increased the length of time it took to take the photograph to around 20 seconds.

And no – I didn’t put the stone in there in Photoshop!

Sunrise at Pernera, Cyprus

There’s not much better than watching the sun come up, and this shot, taken in the early hours of the morning in Pernera, Cyprus was one of the ones that summed up my holiday – beautiful and relaxing.

Leaf with water drops in the snow

It’s just a leaf, in the snow, but it caught my eye whilst I was walking around Bradgate Park in Leicester photographing the deer at the weekend. I personally like the frozen snow, yet the water drops are perfectly melted on the leaf itself. Lovely!

Corfe Castle Summer Sunrise

I do like a good sunrise – however, the problem is always being able to drag myself out of a comfortable bed in time to go and get one!

This was one of those rare occasions! About an hour before sunrise, I hauled myself out of my sleeping bag, left my warm tent and took a quick drive down to the village of Corfe Castle. From a quick reconnaisance trip the day before, I had found a vantage point on the hill opposite, so all I now needed to do was climb the hill (much easier said than done!) and wait for the sun to come up!

Sunset at Kimmeridge

During the summer I decided to spend a few days near Kimmeridge in Dorset. The first day I drove down it was raining all the way – however when I got there the sun came out and it was beating hot!

Due to this, I spent a nice few hours down by Old Harry Rocks capturing a nice summer sunset.