This autumn was a particularly colourful affair and I was lucky enough to be able to spend two weeks of it exploring some wonderful woodland around the North of England.
A place I like to visit every autumn is Littlebeck a small deciduous forest west of Whitby. This gem of a place makes for a great autumn location as its steep valley sides help with composition when you need to keep traces of sky out of the image. Most people would recognise Littlebeck for it's famous waterfall, Falling Foss, but it has so many other photographic opportunities all closely situated to a rather handy outdoor cafe by the name of Midge Hall. At autumn this area is a hive of activity as the cafe owner arranges a halloween 'hunt the objects' trail which the kids and parents love to take part in.
Today's image was taken with the Nikon D800E in a style inspired by two good friends and fellow photographers Ruth Fairbrother and Patrick Kaye (website coming soon!). I love the flow and movement of this image along with the rich bronze and gold colours. Along with the light tones of the silver birches I thought it would be apt to name this image Bronze, Silver and Gold being an olympic year!
As I'm now pretty much using digital throughout my workflow has speeded up considerably so please check back soon for more new images.
I'll also be announcing some exciting new 2013 photography workshops soon too so if you would like to be informed about these please e-mail me at
As usual this image and more can be seen in the Gallery area of this website.