Loch Torridon

Torridon is a village, estate and area on the North West Coast of Scotland. The mountains and views around the area are superb, providing vistas for budding landscape photographers. But that is not all, the Loch itself is home to wildlife such as Dolphins, Seals and Otters that can be occasionally seen an photographed. In the village there is a Deer Sanctuary, where Red Deer can be seen, along with

Loch Kernsary - Landscape

A walk around Loch Kernsary or even just part way gives the photographer views of the Loch, Local farmland, and the distant Mountains that border Loch Maree. The circuit from Poolewe, Wester Ross, is about 10km long, by far the best part of the circuit walk that I followed – described on WalkHighlands.co.uk – is the first part along the Loch. Here there are obvious Landscape views to take, but

Upper Ardessie Falls

Ardessie Falls are a set of falls that, offer the photographer to take some shots of the impressive falls, and additionally take views over Little Loch Broom off the North West Coast of Scotland. The Falls are located at Ardessie Wester Ross, which is on the A832 between Poolewe and Ullapool. There is limited road side parking in a layby nearby. The lower falls can be viewed from the roadside,

Mallard Duckling Portrait

Arundel Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust is just down the road from Arundel Castle in West Sussex. There is charge for entering the site if you are not a WWT member. On the day I visited it was £11.50 for an adult. The a large number of excellent hides and viewing areas, and the layout means you can get fairly close to the wildfowl there. A reasonably long lens 200-300mm would

Brent Geese incoming

Normandy Marsh is the first lagoon you come to if you walk from Lymington’s Haven Boat Yard towards Keyhaven on the Keyhaven-Lymington Nature Reserve. This is a large lagoon and attracts a large number of overwintering birds, and is worth a visit for the photographer during good winter days. Even if not going around the whole reserve. Additionally the yacht marina provides opportunities for landscape and abstract boat photography. Views

Four-spotted Chaser

Otmoor RSPB nature reserve is only about 15-20 minutes away from Oxford, hosting mainly wildfowl, ducks & waders, on a wetland & reedbed habitat. You may also see several different types of birds of prey, such as Red Kites, and is host to large number of starlings in the winter. I recommend both obtaining directions before setting off to the reserve as it is not signposted, and taking food &

Lapwings at Titchfield Haven

Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve near Haven is run by Hampshire County Council and is open Weds-Sundays. There is a charge for visiting the reserve itself which now has 8 bird hides which overlook reedbeds and fields. There are two sides to walk round, one is a boardwalk through trees, the other a mostly gravel path. Parking is free on the nearby shoreline. The reserve is a breeding ground in Summer

Black Headed Gulls on Bridge

Radipole Nature Reserve is an RSPB reserve in the centre of Weymouth, Dorest. The reserve is a wetland with lots of reedbeds that provide shelter for a variety of birds, including Bearded Tits and Cetti Warblers. Recent improvements to the walkways and the Visitor Centre have been made in 2012. The walkways allow the photographer to overlook and access more of the reeds than in the past. A hide which

Mount Cairngorm in Colour IR (Red and Blue Channels Swapped)

Mount Cairngorm in the Cairngorms National Park is a place to visit in both the Summer and the Winter. In the winter there is the ski and winter sports, and during the summer there is mountain biking and walking. The Mountain has a funicular railway that will allow you to go up near the top ( but you can’t go outside at the top – unless you take a guided

Canada Geese chase the duck

Fleet pond is a bit of a misnomer of a description – it is in fact Fleet Pond is the largest fresh water lake in Hampshire and the nature reserve totals 54.6 hectares in size.  It is located near the station at Fleet Hampshire.  The pond is a local nature reserve and as such is a haven for wildlife.  The pond is also surrounded by woodlands and 3 walking trails