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Last week, we had a fabulous workshop in the Yorkshire Dales with a delightful client, blessed with amazing weather and superb light all day long, but the icing on the cake was watching the salmon leap at Waldon Beck. During the very dry September and first half of October, the salmon and sea trout had to wait for the rivers to run harder, and after recent heavy rains they were full.

A return to Boulby Cliffs on a bitterly cold day in September...... in the evening sunshine, Boulby looked more than ever like the surface of the moon.

"And in life's noisiest hour, there whispers still......"

Opening on 25th October 2013 at the Gallery Within, Ruth Fairbrother and I are delighted to announce our new exhibition of work. Our impressions of the English Lakes.

There whispers still

After a cold snap with heavy rain in September, the warm weather returned with temperatures up to 21 degrees Celsius late in the month and even well into October. The rowan berries have been amazing. Then the late summer ended abruptly last week with a run of cold easterly winds. Fieldfares have arrived from the Arctic, even though a late departing house martin was still around last week. The ground

Digital Photographer magazine Issue 139 has just published a couple of my images and a short interview with me in their "Great Outdoors" feature.

Digital Photographer Issue 139 cover

I am just back from a trip to the English Lake District which was mainly rock climbing with some opportunistic landscape photography when I was supposed to be belaying! Thanks to Dan and Oliver for their humour and their boundless enthusiasm!

What a fabulous few days on Scafell Crag, in Borrowdale and also up on Helvellyn, in the most glorious weather.

I am thrilled and delighted to have been awarded five Bronze awards in the 2013 International Pano Awards.... with the images being recorded between May 2012 and April 2013.

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Up here in Northern England, and possibly nowhere more so than right here in the North York Moors, we currently have a stunning display of cotton grass.... dense white carpets sweeping across the Moors.... possibly due to the very wet summer we had last year.

I finished a recent rock climbing trip to the Lake District by spending a day in the North Pennines Area of Outsanding Natural Beauty...  a fairly neglected area as most people rush past on their way to the Lakes... and I have been more guilty than most.... but boy, have I been missing out... alone on a scorching hot day, with the sounds of black headed gulls finishing their nesting and chick rearing on these upland Tarns.

The last week of June saw us photographing the meadows in Wharfedale and Littondale, and enjoying the wild flowers and the birds. To see an oystercatcher piping away to its young, surrounded by the most stunning wild flowers is to be blessed. Watching hundreds of sandmartins catching insects over the Skirfare and returning to their burrows to feed their young.... it really doesn't get any better than this.

Littondale