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Classic Rannerdale

The classic composition of Rannerdale and its glorious carpet of bluebells, although with a twist of taking a long 1-minute exposure instead using the Big Stopper. In the distance, Mellbreak (512m/1,680ft) rises suddenly from the shores of Crummock Water. The name of the valley, Rannerdale, comes from Old Norse meaning “Ragnar’s Dale” or “Ragnar’s valley”. =) http://goo.gl/wgtMDt

Rannerdale, Vale of Lorton, Lake District, Cumbria, England.

ISO100, f/11, 1m11secs at 13mm (19.5mm full-frame equiv.) using a circular polariser, a soft 3-stop ND grad and 10-stop full-ND filter stacked on my Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens attached to a Nikon D7000. The RAW came out of the camera rather dark so some exposure increase and shadow recovery was needed to get the correct lighting of the composition. The big stopper tends to impart a strong blue/purple cast too, so that was corrected in post.
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The World Famous Tan Hill Inn

Well, how "world famous" I'm not sure but it's certainly well-known: the Tan Hill Inn is Britain's highest Inn at 1,732ft above sea level. Just one part of our gorgeous day out. =)
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Bluebells With A Story

I’ve felt the call of the Rannerdale Bluebells for a good week or so now and t’other day I couldn’t resist it anymore. This time round I think I got the bestest light at Rannerdale than I’ve ever seen before. This is the Valley of the Bluebells. http://goo.gl/J5Aipf

Proper clear atmosphere and soft light (thanks Spring rain!) I plonked my tripod, carefully, up the fellside of Rannerdale Knotts, planting my feet on a bluebell-less sheep track, making sure no bluebells were trampled on. Whiteless Pike (660m/2,165ft) was looking magnificent in the soft spring light. =)

Rannerdale, Vale of Lorton, Lake District, Cumbria, England.

ISO100, f/9.0, 1⁄15sec at 13mm (19.5mm full-frame equiv.) using a circular polariser and a hard 2-stop ND grad filter stacked on my Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens attached to a Nikon D7000. This is nine exposures purely for focus stacking as the bluebells were merely inches from my lens. Dodged and burned in Capture One.
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Golden Glacials

Breaking away from my recent posting of images around the Scottish eastern coast, here’s one from a fairly recent hike around the Norber Erratics in the Yorkshire Dales. Golden light from the setting sun really brought out the textures in this massive glacial erratic; I also liked the the way the sun highlighted the small copse of trees and off into the distance, a natural leading line. =) http://goo.gl/9LGkzM

Norber Erratics, Austwick, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire Dales, England.

ISO100, f/13, 1⁄10sec at 13mm (19.5mm full-frame equiv.) using a circular polariser and a hard 2-stop ND grad filter on my Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens attached to a Nikon D7000.

I’ve come to love the post-processing philosophy of British master landscape photographer, Joe Cornish: “Do as little as possible, but as much as needed.” 
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Rock 'n' Roll. Punk. Black metal. Norwegian.

All in one band. Intense, full of energy, and never fails to get me PUMPED.
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New Collection: the Beautiful British Coast!

Britain's known for its "green and pleasant land" but we're an island... that means we have lots of gorgeous coastline! Here's what I've captured so far. =) 
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The Bird’s Paradise

We’re back from Scotland! How’s everyone been? Though we chose Dunbar as our base, we explored far and wide: a particular gem being this place… http://goo.gl/Td5Vaj

Welcome to St. Abbs Head! This coast on the eastern shores of Berwickshire, Scotland, features giant sea stacks, rich grasslands, crystal-clear waters, sheer 90-metre cliffs and thousands upon thousands of seabirds, including guillemots, kittiwakes, and razorbills. The sound of them all calling was incredulous, like a giant echo chamber of birds with the background rushing of the sea far, far below. An experience I’ll never forget. =)

St. Abbs Head, St. Abbs, Scottish Borders, Scotland.

ISO100, f/11, 55secs at 13mm (19.5mm full-frame equiv.) using a circular polariser, a hard 2-stop ND grad and a 10-stop full-ND filter stacked on my Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens attached to a Nikon D7000. This is a single long exposure of nearly one minute; I did this because I wanted to smooth out and soften the rushing sea below so that the dramatic cliffs and sea stacks really stood out. The myriad of rich colours is entirely natural: green grasses, yellow moss, crystal blue water, and deep red volcanic rock. The white on the sea stacks is the poop of thousands of seabirds.
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A Legacy of Mining and Farming

We’ve only ever visited Swaledale during winter, so it was nice to be able to take a leisurely cruise around, what I think is, the Yorkshire Dales’ finest valley. We stopped off on the road north of Thwaite to see the classic view of Swaledale: the glaciated curvature of the valley with its grids of drystone walls and seemingly endless field barns everywhere. Dappled light broke through huge fluffy clouds on this gorgeous day. =) http://goo.gl/wOZJjw

Thwaite, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire, England.

ISO100, f/8.0, 1⁄160sec at 56mm (84mm full-frame equivalent). This was shot with my Nikkor 28-80mm lens as the standard Tokina 11-16 was proving too wide for this scene. The 28-80 doesn’t take the same thread size as my Tokina, so instead of using polarisers and ND grads, I bracketed exposures instead. Thankfully, the 0EV exposure just about contained the range of light in the scene with some help in post-processing.
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Rush of the Elements

A long exposure of Horsecastle Bay at St. Abbs Head. Yes, it really was that colourful; I have in fact toned down the saturation in the final image. The sheer variety of life and colour at St. Abbs Head is almost overwhelming. A magical place. =) http://goo.gl/w6c0yy

Horsecastle Bay, St. Abbs Head, St. Abbs, Scottish Borders, Scotland.

ISO100, f/10, 41.7secs at 13mm (19.5mm full-frame equiv.) using a circular polariser (to remove glare from the sea), a hard 2-stop ND grad (to control the brightness from the sky), and a 10-stop full-ND filter (to stretch out the exposure to 40ish seconds) stacked on my Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens attached to a Nikon D7000.
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Volcanoes, Wind, & Water

Back to the eastern Scottish coast! Here’s another composition at the coast of Dunbar, the small East Lothian town we stayed in recently. The receding tide unveiled lots of fascinating rock formations and allowed us to get closer to the coastline’s many impressive sea stacks. This shot was taken as the sun was starting to set; I remember the sun breaking through the clouds and causing the whole scene to glow, firing off all these wonderful colours. =) http://goo.gl/XlJJF6

Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland.

ISO100, f/8, 1⁄30sec at 13mm (19.5mm full-frame equiv.) using a circular polariser (to remove glare from the rockpools) and a hard 2-stop ND grad filter (to control the brightness of the sky) stacked on my Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens attached to a Nikon D7000.
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i love the play of color,light & motion. The clouds the way they are sweeping in.
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Technicolour Coast

Exploring St. Abbs Head when the tide was heading out meant that +Lisabet Woods-Jack and I could reach more of these little coves present between the various cliffs. I was awestruck by the sheer variety of colour on show, especially all the mustard-yellow lichen growing on the sea stacks. And I’m a sucker for a good show of colour. =) http://goo.gl/UZxHCl

St. Abbs Head, St. Abbs, Scottish Borders, Scotland.

ISO100, f/16, 0.2secs at 16mm (24mm full-frame equiv.) using a circular polariser and a hard 2-stop ND grad filter on my Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens attached to a Nikon D7000. I did try using my 10-stop Big Stopper for a long exposure but I was fairly exposed in this composition and the wind was wrestling with my tripod. Instead, I opted for shooting 26 exposures at 0.2secs each, which when averaged together in post gave me a rendered scene equivalent to 5.2secs.

There's a good tutorial here that explains how to use image averaging to "fake" a long exposure https://youtu.be/wqqI32Aw1J0
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The Joy of Discovery

Recently +Lisabet Woods-Jack and I stayed for a long weekend in the small coastal Scottish town of Dunbar, or “sunny Dunny” if you’re local. Before we even looked at venturing further afield, we enjoyed a leisurely wander around Dunbar’s coastline. It rather took us by surprise! http://goo.gl/w3B88o

Red volcanic rocks and sea stacks mingled with lush green grasses, bright yellow lichen and deep turquoise waters. The view you see above I shot from a very geologically interesting cliff ledge just off the John Muir Way. In the far distance to the left and right you can see North Berwick Law and Bass Rock respectively. =)

Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland

ISO100, f/13, 1m19secs at 16mm (24mm full-frame equiv.) using a circular polariser, a hard 2-stop ND grad, and a 10-stop full-ND filter stacked on my Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens attached to a Nikon D7000.
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In a previous life, I designed logos and identities but now I photograph.

I'm on a mission to show off the beauty of British landscapes and architecture to the world, right here.

I love typography. And minimalism. My beard is glorious. I wish I had a doggy. And a kitty. I'm a fan of Linux, FOSS, Ubuntu Unity and GNOME3. I game, occasionally.
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