It's been a savage winter in the UK, not so for its snow and ice but for its continual rain, high winds and storms. The first part of 2014 will be remembered for one thing - the volume of storm and water everywhere in the UK, but particularly in the South West.
I've decided to write a monthly blog entry on my favourite image for couple of reasons; 1) It's way to hard to pick out the images that catch my eye at the end of the year and 2) it might just show some progression through the calendar. Maybe.
Inevitably it's time for another one of those annual reviews. And if you ask me it's an exercise which is both worthy and eye-opening. It's not about self indulgence, it's about self reflection, to help you see what's come before and what might just pull your interest next.
It gives me great excitement to announce that for the second year running I have been Commended in the UK's premier Landscape Photographer Of The Year Awards and my image Rebourne has been featured in this year's Honours Book (Collection 7).
I'm very pleased to say that for the third year running I have been short listed for the Take A View Landscape Photographer Of The Year, it's the competition that every landscape photographer in the UK wants to do well in.
Following the news of my two Commended images at The Sony World Photography Awards 2013, it was a great pleasure to be contacted on the back of that by Nigel Morton, an editor from the Picture Desk at The Times, who asked if they could run a feature on some of my images to appear in the digital edition for iPads, Tablets and mobiles...
As the year draws to a close, it's inevitable that we spend time reflecting on our lives and as photographers the journey we have taken through the passing months. It's certainly been quite a big year from my point of view with a lot of changes in approach, equipment and finally ending up by wanting to inspire others and passing on much of what I've learned by launching a programme of workshops.