I've been an amateur photographer for just over two years. I have always enjoyed nature and being surrounded by beautiful landscapes, so for my 30th birthday I asked for my first camera (a Canon 1300D) to start capturing the places I visited, hoping to share that beauty with others.
I began going out locally to understand the fundamentals of photography, but it was after a visit to the peak district, where I experienced my first cloud inversion and felt the peacefulness of an early morning sunrise, that I realized this was more than a hobby – it was my passion.
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I have recently upgraded from my standard camera kit to a Canon EOS R and a 24-70mm L series lens, and I have really seen an improvement in the quality of my images. I now enjoy looking back from where I started two years ago and seeing how I have far I've come – and I can’t wait to see where the next few years will take me.
01. Stanage, Peak District
A cold February morning, sunrise up at Stanage Edge in the Peak District, I captured this wide at 10mm. I shot this low enough to ensure that the millstones in the foreground were pulled through, so that the image linked to the purple skyline.
02. Mam Tor, Peak District
After making the short walk up to Mam Tor, I saw a ewe and lamb grazing on the hillside overlooking the inversion that was forming with the diffused golden sunrise taking place. I instantly set my tripod up and focused on the ewe.
03. Winnats Pass, Peak District
This image was taken using my drone, which I like to use in order to get a different perspective of a landscape that cannot be seen with a camera on foot. The conditions of the morning, and the subject of the nearby Winnats Pass, meant that I didn’t have much to do in Lightroom.
04. Tryfan, Snowdonia
This was taken on a trip to Wales, just before the first lockdown, and I was lucky enough to find the mountain tops covered in snow. I set up this composition by the stream to give a leading line, and with a slow shutter speed to blur the water. I’m hoping to go back in the near future to explore more of Wales.