When I was planning my photography for this year I noticed I had in the past had a tendency of not covering locations near to my home. I realised I was only visiting local places when testing something, or experimenting with a new technique. It was as if I thought there is nothing nearby that’s worth photographing. So, I decided to deliberately include local places on my list of locations to photograph this year as well as those further afield. I needed to prove to myself that I don’t need to travel very far to find great locations and it has worked. In fact I think some of my best images so far this year were made only a few miles from my doorstep.
I thought I would share a few of my favourite local images I have recently made with a ‘On My Doorstep’ series of posts over the next few weeks.
The first I want to share is Cheddar Gorge. Ironically, I was on my way home North Devon when I saw the potential for this one forming in the evening sky. A quick detour in the car and a short walk up to the top of the gorge and I was ready for what turned out to be quite a spectacular evening.
Nikon D810 DSLR, 20mm lens, graduated ND filter, tripod & cable release.