Open Land

For some reason, I have always felt at home in the towering hills of the Dark Peak area of the Peak District, as well as the fells of the Lake District and in the mountains of the Scottish Highlands. Perhaps it’s my Scottish heritage, or perhaps I just appreciate the splendour of the mountains. Vast open spaces of solitude, undeniable beauty and, of course, magical light.

More recently, since living on the edge of the Chilterns, I have come to appreciate the gentler hills spanning across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and into Berkshire. It’s a challenging place, but hugely rewarding in the right light.

The Herdsmen

Glen Coe, Scotland

Clearing Storm

Nettleden, Hertfordshire

The Blue Valley

Lairig Gartain, Scotland

The Pap

Loch Leven, Scotland

Clearing Storm

Borrowdale, Lake District

Summer Storm

Glen Coe, Scotland

The Three Sisters

Glen Coe, Scotland

First Light

Rannoch Moor, Scotland

Red Topper

Gullfoss, Iceland

Blue Hope

Hope Valley, Peak District

The Hills of Bunster Hill

Dovedale, Peak District

Hathersage Moor Storm

Nr Hathersage, Peak District

Morning After

Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

The Eagach

Glen Coe, Scotland

Icy Solitude

Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland


Newlands Valley, Lake District

Winter Clearing

Rannoch Moor, Scotland

Last of Summer

Pitstone, Buckinghamshire