My Flickr faves from May 2017


Here are my chosen three images from other photographers that were taken in May. Like before my chosen images will be put together in a gallery on Flickr along with all the previous ones. Or you can read all of my other previous Flickr fave posts here.

Pond Art – 2 by William Dore

Pond Art - 2A cracking image from William. I really like the way the leaves are arranged and how they seems to glow against that nice black background. Excellent work William.

Orange Tip (female) by Neil Burnell

Orange Tip (female)I have been looking for a orange tip myself with this kind of image in mind.
Neil has captured this one perfectly with some lovely bokeh.

Stoke Common by Paul Mitchell

Stoke Common

I just love the golden light that Paul has captured on the side of these trees.
The mist adds a lovely soft backdrop to the image too.

Well done William, Neil and Paul.


Here is this months list of photographers that also deserve a mention. Click on the names to see their images. Cathryn Baldock Stu Meech Jake Turner Gary Miller

My Flickr Faves April 2017


Here are my chosen three images from other photographers that were taken in April. Like before my chosen images will be put together in a gallery on Flickr along with all the previous ones.

April was a pretty good month for me, and it looks like plenty of others have also had a good month. This made choosing my favourites tricky as there were so many great shots to choose from.

Affric Rainbow by Verity Milligan

Affric Rainbow

Verity has captured a real wow moment here, and she has managed to compose it beautifully too. All of the element are working together perfectly and not fighting for attention. Super work Verity.

The Guardians by Jeremy Barrettthe GuardiansA very nice square from Jeremy. I really like the wonderful shaped trees and the way his infrared camera has produces some really nice contrasting tones.

Rise by Dani Colston


A great minimalist shot from Dani here, with lovely mysterious atmosphere and simplicity. I do not think I have ever seen another shot of this tree, which is surprising as it is such a good looking one.

Well done again Verity, Jeremy and Dani.


Here is this months list of photographers that also deserve a mention. Click on the names to see their images. Stuart McGlennon Martin Birks Mathew Dartford Finn Hopson


My Flickr Faves March 2017


Here are my chosen three images from other photographers taken last month. Like before my chosen images will be put together in a gallery on Flickr along with all the previous ones.

The Trotternish Tree 2 BY Dave Fieldhouse

The Trotternish Tree

Sublime light and fantastic depth. It has been captured many times, but when it looks as good as this who cares. Dave had a great trip up to Skye and he capture some excellent images there. Have a look at them all if you have the time. Well done Dave.

Lost and Found BY Steve Palmer

Lost and FoundSteve has captured something that is very visually appealing to me. The reflections and the foreboding atmosphere are wonderful. It is one of those shots that I think I wish I had taken it

Survivor BY matt oliver

Matt has a knack at capturing these moody scenes of the Peak District. This one is arranged perfectly and has some nice diagonals working together. I really like that bit of low cloud too.

Well done again Dave, Steve and Matt.


Here is this months list of photographers that also deserve a mention. Click on the names to see their images. Darren Rose Chris Dale Danny Howarth Darren Ciolli-Leach

My Flickr Faves January 2017


Well it has now been a year since I started choosing my monthly favourite images by other photographers, and it seems to have been well received. As it is the start of a new year, I have decided to add a few honourable mentions at the end of the post. Sometimes it is really hard picking just three images, so I thought it would be nice to mention the other photographers and their pictures that almost made it. Like before my chosen images will be put together in a gallery on Flickr along with all the previous ones.

Curbar mist by Matt Oliver

Curbar mistAs soon as I saw this picture I knew it was going to feature in this month’s selection. I’m sure you will agree, the misty light in this picture is stunning. From the highlights on the foreground rocks to the rays in the distance, it all adds tremendous interest and depth to the image. Apparently moments before this, the visibility was only about 20 feet due to low cloud. I can just imagine the joy that Matt felt as this scene began to appear in front of him.

Frosty Footpath by Robert Birkby

Frosty Footpath

Robert has captured a super image here with some lovely sharp detail. I love the way the hoar frost frames the path into the woods. Then that path draws you into the wood and the lovely soft mist in the background. Beautiful work Robert.

Spine by Neil Burnell

I could probably pick a top three from just Neil’s pictures alone. Neil definitely has a eye for what makes a great image. It was a close call between this one and his Stilts image from the Essex Coast. But this one just had the edge as I’m a sucker for a moody mono square. I like the way this has the feeling that he has travelled to the end of the earth to capture it. The mixture of the jagged rocks and the curve of the shoreline also work really nicely together. Keep up the good work Neil!

Well done Matt, Robert and Neil.

honourable mentions

As mentioned above here is the list of photographers that also deserve a mention. Click on the names to see their images.

Claire Zaffin Roger Voller Neil Burnell (Again) Matt Lethbridge Matthew Dartford



Choosing my Favourites Images

A insight into me Choosing the images each Month.

I’m hoping to continue choosing my favourite images from other photographers throughout 2017. I am constantly impressed by the enormous amount of wonderful images that I see daily. But with this amount of images it is easy for some of them to get lost. By sitting down and choosing three images it gives me a chance to catch up and take some time to look at the talent out there and look at their images in more detail. It also gives me a change to say well done to the photographer and will hopefully mean something to them too.

I thought I would give you some insight how I make some of the decisions, as sometimes I see some images which I would like to include but can not. It might also tell you why I have not choosen one of your images in the past.

Some Rules

All of the images need to be posted on Flickr as this monthly selection started as a set of Flickr galleries. I will continue to grow these galleries along with the monthly blog post. So I need to be able to add the image to a gallery. There is the option to stop people from adding your images into galleries in the Flickr settings, so if you have this turned on I can not use your image.

Another option in the Flickr settings that prevents me from using images is the “Allow others to share your stuff” option. If this option is set to no, I can not embed your image in my blog post. All of the blog posts need to link back to the photographers Flickr page. I feel it would be very wrong for me to make screen grabs of any image and then post it to my blog. I have seen plenty of images with this option set to no and would have chosen them as probably the number one image. But I respect that they do not want others using their image in their blog posts.

Sometimes I also need to double check whether the image was taken in the month that I am working from. Images that are not obviously from that month or have their exif data disabled will sometime get put to one side if I can not be sure that they were taken that mouth. Again I understand some photographers like to hide their exif data, which I totally respect.

Apart from those rules that’s about it. Interacting with me on Flickr or Twitter is going to give you a big advantage. I like to look through a couple of groups like Doug Chinnery’s natural landscapes and the private UK Twitter Togs group. But apart from them I just take some time looking through your photostreams and picking out the ones I like. Sometime I will make a list of the ones I like as I see them in the month or just sit down and make a selection when the month is over.

Keep up the good work everyone, I look forward to seeing what you capture in 2017.

Flickr Faves December 2016


Each month I pick three of my favourite images and group them together in a gallery on Flickr. The full collection of these galleries can be found here. These are my favourites from December. A little insight on how I pick these images can be found here.

Plantation – by Michael Gibbs

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This is a super image by Michael that lets your imagination run wild. I have stood next to Michael and watched him build up these layers of exposures to create something magical.
This image really draws you into it with the tunnel effect from the surrounding arch and the light from behind the trees in the background. Very inspiring work Michael well done.

Midwinter – by Cathryn Baldock


Another beautiful multiple exposure from Cathryn filled with golden light and refections. It looks like a little world in the sky with a heavenly floating feeling. I really like the line of trees at the bottom, and how there is no real up or down.

A Glimmer of Hope – by Karl Mortimer

A glimmer of hopeThis is a rather melancholic image from Karl, but it has the feeling of reaching out towards  better things. I like the central position of the main branch and how it separates out in all directions. That velvety green moss and the few orange leaves add a nice touch of colour too. Oak trees are always such interesting trees with their contorted branches, Karl has framed this one perfectly.

Flickr Faves September 2016

My three favourite pictures by other
photographers September 2016.

Since January this year, I have been adding my three favourite images from other photographers into a Flickr gallery. The plan has always been to add them here, and write a little something about why I like them so much. I will continue to create the galleries, but hope to make them more of a thing here.

Holme Fell I – By Dylan NardiniHolme Fell I

Having visited Home Fell myself for the first time this year, this picture instantly took me back to my visit there. Dylan has captured the rugged beauty of the location perfectly. The colour palette is spot on and I particular like how the light is lighting up the grass and the birch trees. The light also draws your eyes nicely through the scene too toward the mountainous background moody sky.

Across the Moor – Darren Ciolli-Leach

across the Moor

Darren’s work has featured in my favourites a few times this year and I’m sure this one will not be the last. He certainly does have a great eye for a good image. This image was certainly an instant like for me. I love the misty back drop and the feeling of isolation. The image is perfectly composed making me want to walk up that path into the mist.

Misty cobwebby morning in the woodland yesterday – Shona Grant

Unfortunately I am not able to embed Shona’s image here, as she has the feature disabled on Flickr, but it can be viewed here. I think it is wonderful image full of interest and nice features. The mist works wonders to soften the background and make the shapes of the trees stand out. I know Shona shares my love of trees and that really shows here.

A big well done to Dylan, Darren and Shona.