Good Photos from Bad Weather

Dramatic landscape with strong light and shadows Walking up a hill in driving wind, rain, sleet and snow might not be everyone's idea of a fun morning but I actually find it quite exhilarating!

 

On this occasion, the motivation behind my "mad dogs and Englishmen" behaviour is to make a Youtube video demonstrating how bad weather can produce cracking photos.

 

The result is a fantastic example of just how quickly the British weather can change...

 

Here's some of the photos from the morning...

 

A Sweet But All Too Short Affair With Royalty

Kingfisher caught mid-flight wings open Despite being a keen naturalist from an early age, I've always tried to avoid wildlife photography. I found the idea of it too time consuming, too expensive, too niche and too competitive. Over the years however, slowly but surely I've found my camera pointing more and more at the natural world.

 

When I finally succumbed to the idea and began to actively seek wildlife to photograph, I promised myself that the one species I wouldn't pursue with my lens was the Kingfisher. I felt that this was a bird that had already been photographed from every possible angle and it would be impossible to find a new way of photographing it. Fast forward a couple of years and here I am, racing through village with my camera, hoping to catch a glimpse, anticipating that exhilarating flash of royal blue! Continue reading A Sweet But All Too Short Affair With Royalty

Winter is Coming…

Walking dog during snow storm blizzard At last, some real wintry weather is on its way! With the recent media coverage, it seems the whole world knows about the unusually warm and wet weather we've had so far. But now the weather warnings for Yorkshire and the North East are changing from rain to snow. Continue reading Winter is Coming…