Another major website update has just dropped! This time, it's the turn of Landscapes with over 100 new images uploaded - both panoramic and regular format.
P5L3 Coverdale, Yorkshire Dales, UK
Above: this is Coverdale, one of the more remote and least visited of the Yorkshire Dales. I had to drive right up on a verge to squeeze the car past the horns of a whole herd of Highland cattle that steadfastly refused to move from the middle of the road to get here. Still, it was worth it to get this shot.
V16L1 Ashness Bridge and Barrow Beck, Keswick, Lake District, UK Ashness Bridge and Catbells, near Keswick, Lake District. Everyone needs a pretty view every now and then - and this is prettier than most.
P5L29 Ullswater and Helvellyn Range, Lake District, UK Ullswater and Helvellyn Range. A much more normal, moody Lake District scene.
V16L2 Honister Pass, Lake District, UK Honister Pass, Lake District. The wettest place in Britain. No sign of it here.
V11L6 NWT Hickling Broad, Norfolk, UK NWT Hickling Broad, Norfolk - one of the lovelier and wilder parts of the Broads.
P5L16 The Lowlands From Carter Bar, Border Between England and Scotland, UK
Lowlands of Scotland from Carter Bar. Probably my widest panoramic yet - 17:1 aspect ratio and 130,000 pixels wide by 7,500 pixels high. At 3m high, this would be 51m long! Who has a REALLY big wall they want a mural on?
P5L10 Kielder Forest Drive, Northumberland, UK Blakehope Nick, Kielder Forest Drive, Northumberland. The highest point of one of the highest roads in the country and a stunning viewpoint.
V11L3 Newgale Sands, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK Newgale Sands and St Bride's Bay, Pembrokeshire, Wales. One of the wildest and most beautiful parts of Britain, especially in storms in Winter. The lone beach walker here helps portray the scale of this 4 mile wide, magnificent, Atlantic coastline.
V11L25 Traeth Llyfn Beach, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK Traeth Llyfn Beach, Pembrokeshire, Wales. A remote and unspoilt beach - we were alone for hours here, even in Summer.
V16L15 Whitefield Moor, New Forest, UK Whitefield Moor, New Forest. At the other end of the country but no less magical: near to this spot, I watched about 30 New Forest ponies come down to the river for their morning drink. I even had to move off a bridge for them. A very special place.
V15L5 Wheatfen - Ted Ellis Nature Reserve, Norfolk, UK The hidden Norfolk Broads jewel that is Wheatfen Broad, aka Ted Ellis Nature Reserve. A delight at any time of year, but early on a Winter's morning, with that low sun and warm tones against the cool blue... fabulous!
P5L36 Winter Tree Silhouettes We'll round this off with one of my favourite subjects - Winter trees. This one taken back in good old Norfolk, on a beautifully crisp Winter's evening.
Here we are with a whole lot of new images - and from my favourite subject, forests and trees! Some of these images go back a while... they've been laid down like fine wine and are now ready for their magic to be seen.
Thetford Forest may be young but it is one of my favourite locations. Always something special to be experienced and captured in super-high resolution panoramic format.
Here's Hill House Wood in Essex in peak bluebell season in May. A very special place, captured here as a 6:1 panoramic, again, super-high resolution, as all my panoramic images are.
Rhinefield Forest Drive in the New Forest is certainly one of the finest treescapes in Britain. Well worth a visit if you are ever there.
Another super-high resolution panorama, this time capturing the more delicate colours of Autumn.
If you are sensing a theme amongst this latest batch of images, then you'd get top marks for observation... Autumn and Spring are my two favourite times to visit woods and forests. Don't ask me to choose between them though - both have their magic!
This is Dockey Wood in Buckinghamshire. One of the most magnificent bluebell spectacles in Britain, no doubt. There had been a lot of rain previous to my visit on this occasion and the mud was so deep in places, it felt like the Somme. Still, the struggle was worth it to return with such beautiful images.
One of the grandest forest views in Britain is at Rhinefield Forest Drive in the New Forest. You can see the two tallest Giant Redwoods in the UK in a magnificent vista. They are just babies at 170 years old - the adults are double this height and three times the width at the base!
We'll close this blog post with another delicate Autumnal colours image from Thetford Forest. It's a joy and a privilege to be able to capture such beauty and peace - they are so much needed in the world right now.
After a bit of a break, I'm pleased to say I'm back! Expect to see a lot more happening round these parts in the days and months to come.
And straightaway, we have exciting news - my annual Art Sale. Just in time for the festive season, my artworks make unique gifts for loved ones. And if you have a home office that needs cheering up, or aren't well and you need cheering up, then look no further: my artworks will shine a light of positive energy in your home and workspaces no matter what the mood or weather out there.
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Announcing the launch of my new Super High Resolution Textures collection! Over 200 images of Rust, Brushed Metal, Wood Panels, Brick and Stone Walls, Slate, Concrete, Rock, Water Ripples and Forest Patterns, all suitable for large-format printing. See the gallery here.
You can download a brochure here (49MB).