Journeying through the landscape in 2016by wend's photography
The start of 2016 was a just a little damp with floods in the North of England and all we had to aid our photography was rain...rain...and MORE RAIN! This isn't great for landscape photography. Although, there's always a cheeky little waterfall to visit in the Yorkshire Dales :-)
Wainwath force in Swaledale. The falls are only 1.5 metres as the river flows beneath the limestone cliffs of Cotterby Scar but they are none the less lovely and ferocious when in fall spate.
Crackpot foss, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales National Park
And then I got one REALLY cold Valentines day in Malham, Yorkshire Dales. Even though I was cold to the bone, I fell in love with this part of the Dales.
Then in March, came the landscape photography trip I'd always wanted to make; to Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands and where (I think) I got to take some of the best photographs I've ever taken.
What a trip, we absolutely loved every minute taking photographs in such an incredibly beautiful location.
The Scottish Highlands
Black mount from Rannoch moor, Scottish Highlands.
Blackrock cottage with Buchaille Etive Mor in the distance
Castle Stalker, Appin, Argyll
Red Deer of the Kings Head hotel, Glencoe.
Springtime bought BLUEBELLS! Everyone loves bluebells - don't they? I sure got a bit obsessed about them for a short while! Firstly I found a few bluebell woods locally (although I had to do a bit of fence climbing - seemingly an occupational hazard!) and some in the beautiful Lake District in the late spring.
What comes after bluebells? Lots of BUTTERCUPS! Also a nice bit of wild garlic. All available at the lovely Askrigg in the Yorkshire Dales.
Whilst we're on a flower theme, summer also brings poppies! These were from East Yorkshire.
Summer isn't always the easiest time for landscape photography due to early mornings, late evenings and harsh sun in the day but there is always the odd photograph to be had...
Reschensee, Lago di Resia on the Austrian and Swiss border in South Tryol.
Stelvio pass, Italy
Nauders, Tyrol, Austria.
And a little bit of Heather on the moors back home.....
Then came Autumn....
Lower Crackpot foss, Swaledale
Grinton Moor, Swaledale
Wainwath Force, Swaledale.
The calm flow beneath Whitfield Gill, Askrigg, Yorkshire Dales National Park. UK
Askrigg woods above Whitfield gill, Wensleydale.
A quick visit back to my home county of Dorset gave me an opportunity to visit the Jurassic coast and Swanage, which was a real treat!
Then a little bit of snow as we got into Winter.
Roll on 2017 (and hopefully lots more photography opportunities!). I hope it's a good one for you all :-)