I love to work on long term projects, usually where the area is quite a small one. Here you will find two new projects that are very much in their infancy, from the River Brathay in the Lake District and from Bickerton Hill in Cheshire. I'll add to these two galleries over the months (and probably years) that I'll be working in these areas. Not all will make the final 'cut' but as I get to know the areas better you should see the project developing.
The River Brathay runs from the slopes of the wrynose pass, through Little Langdale, over Colwith Force and into Elterwater. From there the stillness of the outflow at Rob Rash contrasts vividly to the roar created just a few hundred metres away at Skelwith Force. The river meanders through Skelwith and Clappersgate joining the Rothay before entering into Windermere. I love the contrasts that define this river and intend to get to know them better over the next couple of years.
Bickerton Hill is a place familiar to me from walking in the area many years ago. It is characterised by some wonderful heather 'moorland' with scattered birch and rowan trees. The woodland can be dense in places but nevertheless quite small in area. The hill is home to an iron age hill fort area and looks out with a vista that spans Snowdonia to the Cathedrals of Liverpool and beyond. So far, it always seems to be windy, which may become characteristic of the images from there.