RECENT WORK

 

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My most recent work taken over the last 6 months or so is kept here before I move it into the portfolio galleries for the different countries. I try to keep this page as up-to-date as possible, but sometimes I fall behind.  My blog and social media feeds are generally a good representation of what I'm shooting at the moment.


ICELAND


The Hidden Valley

These waterfalls run off the glaciers that dominate Iceland centre and south creating landscapes that feel as though you’ve travelled back in time millions of years. On my last Iceland workshop we made an effort to get out to some less well known locations that we hadn’t visited before and here Hamish, one of the participants, composes to shoot the incredible scene.

Haifoss Sunset

I’ve visited this waterfall a number of times now but this most recent trip was the first time I’ve had the chance to shoot it under a beautiful sunset. It’s one of the most breath-taking scenes in Iceland - quite literally, because of the 150m drop and the fact that it is always windy here. This is a stitch of 6 vertical images, each one exposure blended to capture the entire dynamic range of the scene.

Breiðamerkursandur

The plain of Breiðamerkursandur is a long black beach where icebergs from the lagoon of Jokulsarlon are washed up by the tide. It’s often called diamond beach because of all of the icebergs on the black sand and we spent some time there on my recent Iceland workshop when I took this shot. It’s a half second exposure to give a small amount of blur to the waves as they recede around the small icebergs on the black sand.

Sigöldugljufur

The waterfalls of Sigöldugljufur canyon on the edge of the Icelandic Highlands are a favourite place to shoot. The channels that create the waterfalls are actually mostly subterranean, running through the rock from the nearby lake and appearing in the cliffs above the canyon. For this image, captured after midnight in the summer, I used a drone to give me a slightly elevated perspective which makes the lake visible and gives some separation to the mountains on the horizon.


THE FAROE ISLANDS


Gásadalur

The beautiful village of Gásadalur in the Faroe Islands at sunset-

Bøur

Dramatic light breaks over the island of Mykines, captured from the small village of Bøur in the island of Vagar

Kunoy

Storm clouds around the island of Kunoy, as seen from Trøllanes on neighbouring Kalsoy

Klakkur Panorama

The islands of Kalsoy and Kunoy seen from the peak of Klakkur above the town of Klaksvík at sunset.

Hvithamar

The ridge high above Funningsfjørður on the island of Streymoy in the Faroe Islands is one of the windiest places I’ve ever been. We could barely stand up from the wind, but the changing light from the heavy clouds made for a really dramatic scene and including my good friend and workshop co-leader Andrea Livieri into the frame gave an idea of the scale of the scene.

Klakkur Sunset

The last light of day above the Faroe Islands from the peak of Klakkur on Bordoy.

Stóri Drangur   The sea-stack of Stóri Drangur off the coast of Vágar in the Faroe Islands.

Stóri Drangur

The sea-stack of Stóri Drangur off the coast of Vágar in the Faroe Islands.

Drangarnir   The sea stacks of Drangarnir, just off the coast of Vagar in the Faroe Islands are one of the most incredible places I’ve ever seen, and it’s a fair hike to get there - a little bit less than 4 hours round trip, which isn’t all that long but what trail there is is mostly made by sheep. We had pretty awful shooting conditions for photography - no cloud and a milky white haze which just sucked out all the contrast, and because the trail was a little sketchy we decided against waiting for sunset and doing the return journey in the dark, we had to make the most of what we’d got. With this kind of light I decided that the best thing to do was just to try and use it in some way to create a little drama, which meant ignoring a few basic photography rules concerning exposure, and just letting the light dominate the frame.

Drangarnir

The sea stacks of Drangarnir, just off the coast of Vagar in the Faroe Islands are one of the most incredible places I’ve ever seen, and it’s a fair hike to get there - a little bit less than 4 hours round trip, which isn’t all that long but what trail there is is mostly made by sheep. We had pretty awful shooting conditions for photography - no cloud and a milky white haze which just sucked out all the contrast, and because the trail was a little sketchy we decided against waiting for sunset and doing the return journey in the dark, we had to make the most of what we’d got. With this kind of light I decided that the best thing to do was just to try and use it in some way to create a little drama, which meant ignoring a few basic photography rules concerning exposure, and just letting the light dominate the frame.

Gásadalur Sunset   Another image from the village of Gásadalur on the island of Vágar, this one taken after sunset.

Gásadalur Sunset

Another image from the village of Gásadalur on the island of Vágar, this one taken after sunset.

Klakkur Sunset  The island of Kunoy as the sun sets over the long, finger-like island of Kalsoy, taken from north western tip of Bordoy at sunset.

Klakkur Sunset

The island of Kunoy as the sun sets over the long, finger-like island of Kalsoy, taken from north western tip of Bordoy at sunset.

Sorvagsvatn   The towering cliffs and lake of Sorvagsvatn, which appears to float above the ocean here on the island of Vagar.

Sorvagsvatn

The towering cliffs and lake of Sorvagsvatn, which appears to float above the ocean here on the island of Vagar.

 

TUSCANY


Val d'Orcia

The iconic farmhouse of Belvedere in San Quirico d’Orcia at dawn on a recent workshop in Tuscany

Pienza Poppies

Poppies in a field near Pienza, in San Quirico d’Orcia

 

Cypress

The beautiful cypress trees just outside of San Quirico d’Orcia as last light of the day picks out the rolling hills.

Crete Senesi

Late afternoon light backlights the flowers at Crete Senesi

Val d'Orcia Dawn

Another image from a wonderful sunrise at Belvedere and Val d’Orcia. As the sun got higher in the sky the increasing temperature brought the mist out of the fields.

Vitaleta Sunrise

The small chapel of Vitalita standing on a hill overlooking Val d’Orcia on a colourful sunrise


LOFOTEN


Hamnøy

The fishing cabins of Hamnøy on a cloudy and snowy morning in the Lofoten Islands

Vareid

Low tide reveals rock pools on a cloudy sunrise in Vareid, the Lofoten Islands

Vareid Storm

Stormy weather and high winds brings waves racing up the beach at Vareid

Ramburg Beach

The red cabin on Ramburg beach after a fresh snowfall in Lofoten

Aurora

The northern lights above the peaks next to Haukland beach. This is a self portrait taken from neighbouring Vík beach.

Uttakliev Aurora

An incredibly strong aurora above lights up the sky and peaks around Uttakliev beach

Lofoten Mountains

Low lying cloud surrounds the granite peaks in the Lofoten Islands

Mountain Light   Dynamic light at sunrise paints the peaks golden in the Lofoten Islands

Mountain Light

Dynamic light at sunrise paints the peaks golden in the Lofoten Islands

Skagsanden Aurora

The northern lights dances above the beach at Skagsanden in Lofoten

Sakrisøy

The iconic yellow cabin in Sakrisøy below the peaks of the Reinefjorden

 

Uttakliev Winter

Last light of day at tUttakliev beach in the Lofoten Islands


THE DOLOMITES IN WINTER


Marmolada Blue Hour

The snow capped peaks just before dawn, taken from the peak of 3200m Marmolada, the “Queen of the Dolomites”

Lagazuoi Panorama

A panorama from the top of 2750m Lagazuoi just after the sun has gone down in the Dolomites. From the left there is the peak of Antelao, then the jagged spires of the ridge of Croda da Lago with the tall peak of Pelmo in the background. In front of Pelmo is Ra Gusela, the peak that towers above Passo Giau

Alpi di Siusi

The blue hour just after the sun had gone down in Alpi di Siusi

Croda da Lago

Last light of the day picks out the towers and spires above Croda da Lago, taken from 2800m Lagazuoi

The Sella Towers

Pre-dawn alpenglow touches the top of the Sella Toweres in the Dolomites, captured from the top of Marmolada

The Weather Window

We headed up to Passo Giau to shoot the famous peak of Ra Gusela, which dominates the view there, but the weather was much more dramatic looking in different directions and I captured this image looking south as one of the distant peaks was slowly engulfed by the heavy winter clouds.

Val di Cadore

My good friend and workshop co-leader, Andrea, poses in Val di Cadore with Mount Pelmo in the background

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

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