• Iconic Yorkshire,  Photography

    Fountains Abbey

    Fountains Abbey is one of the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monasteries in England. It is located approximately 3 miles (5 kilometres) south-west of Ripon in North Yorkshire, near to the village of Aldfield. Founded in 1132, the abbey operated for 407 years becoming one of the wealthiest monasteries in England until its dissolution in 1539 under the order of Henry VIII. The abbey is a Grade I listed building owned by the National…

  • Photography

    Leeds Festival 2019

    I would dearly love to say that I was an official event photographer for this year's Leeds Festival at Bramham Park. But alas, I need to keep dreaming that one day that dream might become a reality, and I might well be one of those lucky souls who wandered round in the sweltering heat with their high-viz jackets on and…

  • Iconic Yorkshire,  Photography

    Bolton Abbey

    The third installment of my Iconic Yorkshire series is the idyllic Bolton Abbey. Set on the banks of the River Wharfe, the abbey boasts a ruined priory and a plethora of walking and rambling routes. The peak of Simon's Seat, the Strid section of the Wharfe and the hidden gem Posforth Gill Force are the main photographic attractions,  and one…

  • Iconic Yorkshire,  Photography

    Arthington Viaduct

    For the second shoot in the series Iconic Yorkshire, I returned to the village of Arthington, where I happily spent my childhood. Arthington has always been my spiritual home, so it was not a difficult decision to chose the viaduct as the next stop in the series. I know that the previous shoot, Knaresborough, was also a bridge, and a…

  • Iconic Yorkshire,  Photography

    New Project Upcoming

    Due to one reason or another, unfortunately my photography has taken a bit of a backstep recently. Some valid reasons, some not-so-valid. But I am aiming to put that right with a new project! I seem to have got my inspiration back, not too sure where from but I’m not complaining.  So, a new project is afoot. Exploring iconic landmarks…

  • Photography,  Travel

    Nidd Gorge, Harrogate

    The stunning Nidd Gorge presents walking trials and breathtaking scenery along the banks of the River Nidd. There has been much controversy of late surrounding the Gorge, as plans to build a bypass to ease the increasing traffic congestion in Harrogate would mean the area would be all but destroyed, and this would of course be a terrible shame -…

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