Last year was not the easiest year for me. My dear dad passed away in January after a long illness and that hit me harder than I ever imagined it would. He was my biggest fan. When I first started out, he would sometimes come along on photography trips until he realised how incredibly boring they were! He was the first to see many of my new images before they were published and that made making new images in 2019 particularly hard, knowing that he would no longer there to see them.
His death made me re-focus my priorities. I still love making landscape images, but I worked hard last year to improve my images and to try out different things. As well as my infrared work I got more into close-up macro images of the natural world which I hope to be adding to my website very soon. I also started to embrace conditions that I used to avoid in my landscape work. There is a steep learning curve to all of this, and I made many failures along the way, but I learned a great deal by embracing failure and using it to my advantage.
I have started the new decade full of enthusiasm. Rather than chase pretty sunrises and sunsets I thought I’d begin by exploring some of the landmarks along my local coastline in poor weather conditions. Here’s a few from the last couple of weeks. I hope you like them.