Embrace Your Location

I feel lucky to live where I do in the heart of the Peak District National Park, but it does have it’s draw backs. It’s one of the most visited national parks on the planet, the main reason being its geographical location and accessibility. This and its varied landscape make it a popular place to photograph, and as a result personaly challenging. I have learnt not to avoid a location because of its popularity, but to embrace the challenge of capturing the scene in a different way. I have one or two basic rules, never take a photograph when the sun is out, and if possible press the shutter just before it starts raining, it is raining or its just finished raining. It also helps if you have somewhere you can land on at a moments notice. The photograph above is a new piece of work taken in Monsal Dale, just a short twenty minute walk from the gallery and my home.