I made a promise to myself that on returning from travelling I would see more of the UK. I have been fortunate to visit many incredible countries, however I am also fortunate to have been born in a beautiful country.
At the beginning of the week I took a couple of days out and visited North Wales. I have been wanting to hike Snowdonia for a while now. We were so fortunate with the weather and visibility. For anyone interested we chose to hike the Watkins path which I would thoroughly recommend. Just make sure you have some good sturdy shoes for the bit towards the top. As always I couldn't decide what pictures to post on social media, so here is a small selection;
Excuse the cheesy title unfortunatley my creativity stops at writing and this is the best I could come up with.
It's been a while since I have written a blog, so I thought what better way to kick start it off again with sharing a little bit more about me. As you will know I am a photographer and from my work you have probably gathered I love an adventure and to travel. Some of you may not know one of my other passions is rock climbing. I started about 4 years ago and have never looked back. I have been fortunate enough to climb in countries such as Spain, France, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Not that you need an excuse but I like to use my climbing and photography as a reason to explore new places.
I recently went to Fontainbleau in France, for those that don't climb Font is very famous and a well visited place in the climbing community. It is bouldering, which is where you climb without ropes (alot safer than people think.)
Enough rambling from me. Last thing, I would love to know your thoughts on these images and if you would like to see more? Combining my love of nature, people, climbing and photography all together, doesn't get much better than that!
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you will have seen I have posted a couple of pictures from a sunrise shoot I did this week in Paddock Wood, Kent. Instead of spamming my feed with them all at once I thought I would share a few more on a blog post that haven't yet made it to social media.
Funny story behind these photos. I woke up early on my day off excited to capture the morning frost, I had so much enthusiasm until I got to my car (she's called Roxy).... It was so cold, that both the passengers and drivers side locks had frozen. I thought oh god not again Roxy (last time this happened I gave up.) I then thought I would try my chances at the boot. Not knowing what good this would do even if I did get it open. Much to my surprise the boot opened up straight away! I'm sure you know what's coming next. I had a quick glance around to check the neighbours weren't looking and clambered through the boot with my muddy walking boots to open up the doors. It's at this part I should point out that I have a pretty small car. I had to force open the doors from the inside. For anyone thinking why didn't I use the electric key, the perks of having a car with character and being the grand old age of 20 is that there is no magic button to get in. I am sure this won't be the last time this happens and I am pretty sure I am not the only one who has had to do this this week. Next time its frosty, have a look around when getting into your car and you may just find some early morning entertainment.
Enough rambling about my comical morning with Roxy, I will leave you to enjoy some calming pictures.
Back in October 2018 I entered a handful of competitions to try my luck. If you have read my previous blog you will see that I had a photo shortlisted and featured with the Guardian for a monthly competition. I didn't hear anything from the other competitions and left it at that. This morning I was doing a google search of my name - as you do! I was looking at the images and noticed that one of them said the Telegraph underneath. I thought to myself, this can't be true, surely they can't have published one of my photos? A few clicks later and I found myself on this page;
Firstly a Happy New year to you all.