Review 2016 - Landscapes

31st December 2016

In so many ways, 2016 has been a year to forget, but that doesn't mean there haven't been some highlights too... national/world politics have not stopped me from getting out and enjoying some wonderful moments of solitude. It was a year in which I wrote my first full guide to the Yorkshire Dales, reacquainted myself with the lovely city that I live in, found myself in Outdoor Photography magazine for 6 months in a row (something I was very happy about!) and finally saw the Northern Lights from Yorkshire. It's easy to get frustrated with the bad parts of life, the poor weather, the trips that go wrong but, looking back, many wonderful moments came to fruition.

2017 is starting with a trip to Pitlochry for some snowboarding in the Cairngorms (hopefully the snow appears in the next 6 days, nowt up there at the moment!) and plenty of photos too (I hope)... followed by more adventures in the Dales, Peak and North York Moors. My main aim though is to get back to shooting more. I loved being able to share an image on Facebook each day in 2014 and 2015 but, living further from the hills in 2016, I've struggled to keep it going. I know that quality trumps quantity, but it would be great to find a new balance where I'm pushed to get out more and share more, whilst hopefully not letting things slide too much regarding the quality.

Anyway, here are a group of photos from my travels over the last 12 months... a few personal favourites, a few that seemed popular with the masses and a few of both. I hope you like them and have a great 2017!

Across Glenmore from Creagan Gorm, Cairngorms.

Loch Morlich, Cairngorms

Craiggowrie summit, Cairngorms.

Ingleborough in the snow, Yorkshire Dales.

Rylstone Fell, Yorkshire Dales.

Silver Birch, Skipwith Common

The Northern Lights, York

Lone walker below Murton Pike, North Pennines

Souther Scales and Whernside, Yorkshire Dales

The sun sets behind Chrome Hill, Peak District

Mammatus Clouds, York

Clifford's Tower bluebells, York

Littondale, Yorkshire Dales

Bluebells at Roseberry Topping, North York Moors

Napoli and Vesuvio, Italy

Higger Tor, Peak District

Cromer beach, Norfolk

Strensall Common, York

Illuminating York

Newton Dale, North York Moors

Mist on the Ouse, York

The Finest View, North York Moors

Acaster Malbis, York

Millennium Bridge, York