Nowadays, as much as I’ll happily point my camera at whatever catches my eye, after all it’s always worthwhile trying out new things, I am most at home working with nature in all it’s glory as my backdrop.
Being a lover of mountains, valleys and waterfalls, the relatively flat south east of England can present a challenge, albeit a challenge that is good motivation to show off my corner of the UK. That said I do find myself drawn to the more dramatic topography offered by the Lake District or Wales, or given just a spare day or two I’ll head over and up to the Peak District which I am really very fond of.
I also hold a private pilots licence which although an incredible privilege to be able to fly over the countryside more or less where you want outside of controlled airspace, can be frustrating from a photography point of view. Simply put, the type of atmospheric conditions I like to shoot in are very much not the conditions I want to be near in a light aircraft. Conversely, the ideal flying conditions, make for pretty lifeless two dimensional landscape images. That said, a camera is usually within reach, sometimes I get lucky.