Days of looking to be there at the right moment …

Days of looking to be there at the right moment …

“That’s pretty much the life of a National Geographic photographer. Days of looking to be there at the right moment.” Jim Richardson Jim’s got it right: if you want to get a particular composition, or just the right light, then it can take days of looking and days of waiting. Then you’ve got to get yourself in just … Continue reading

A walk in the forests

A walk in the forests

These pictures go along paths and over bridges, through forests and beside rivers. This isn’t so much a walk as a hop, skip and jump. So we’ll start with the short hop beside the Faluån. It’s not exactly a forest but it’s well wooded with a lovely range of colours and the hint of a … Continue reading

Autumn Currents

Autumn Currents

It’s hard not to be drawn to the sublime autumn colours here in Sweden. Then there’s the rivers tumbling downstream full of waterfall foam and loaded with leaves. This set of pictures tries to capture the tranquillity of the waters as they twist and turn, curve and weave on their way through the forests and … Continue reading

Riverscape Impressions, Live Composite Photography

Riverscape Impressions, Live Composite Photography

Ever since I was a teenager I’ve admired the Impressionists and lately I’ve taken photographs of riverscapes that look very impressionistic. Here’s an example. The rushes in the foreground are blurred in motion whilst the river, full of autumn leaves, flows smoothly around the curve behind. The sky overhead is reflected in it and the … Continue reading

The finale at UCI 2019: U23 hors d’oeuvres followed by the elite women and men

The finale at UCI 2019: U23 hors d’oeuvres followed by the elite women and men

As we headed into the final weekend a single day of sunshine was sandwiched between two days of heavy rain. First came the rain and the men’s U23 race. We headed out to Cattal and got some action (it was only a short walk from the railway station) before the cyclists reached Harrogate.  Then we headed … Continue reading

In the rain with the Juniors at the UCI Road World Championships 2019

In the rain with the Juniors at the UCI Road World Championships 2019

It was wet at the World Championships, and sometimes very wet, pretty much what you would expect in late September. This caused some of the routes in the Yorkshire Dales to be adjusted and made the racing conditions much harder. We watched the juniors on the Harrogate circuit because all of the races ended there. … Continue reading