February 2017

February The Short Month

I know February is a short month, but this one seems to have flown by. Like January, February is a fairly quiet month for my photography. But the last part of the month does become light enough for me to start going out regularly before I start my day job. I was pleased to find a light dusting of snow in the hills the second weekend of February. Along with the snow was a good amount of mist to soften all the backgrounds nicely. I quickly made the most of the conditions and visited a few of my favourite locations, including the scene that got me a couple of places in last year’s Landscape Photographer of the year competition.

It was also good to catch up with Sean Goswell for a chat and a wander around Warburg nature reserve. Like me Sean enjoys photographing trees and woodland so we have a lot in common. Sean has recently had a break from landscape photography and social media. It was interesting to hear his thoughts on why he had a break and why he has now started again.

My first exhibition of the year was also in February. Held in Longwick school it is a popular exhibition that has been going almost 30 years. I was pleased to make a few sales and speak to a number of people about my images. February also saw the Landscape Photographer of the year exhibition close in Waterloo Station. If you were not able to see the exhibition, it will be going on tour to a few other train stations around the UK.

London Bridge 20 Feb – 11 March
Glasgow 13 March – 25 March
Liverpool Lime Street 27 March – 8 April
Manchester Piccadilly 10 April – 22 April
Leeds 24 April to 13 May
Birmingham 15 May to 27 May
London Charing Cross 29 May to 10 June
London Paddington 12 June to 24 June

I am looking forward to and getting ready for the next two exhibitions in March at the Chilterns MS Centre near Wendover and Art on the Hill in Brill.