Portrait in the Poppies

Portrait in the Poppies

Well this year we have really been treated to an amazing collection of poppies in Fifield.  For the amount of times I have visited, there have been photographers in abundance.  It is really nice to see other photographers interpretation of the poppy field but I thought I would have a little subject matter to mine.

This is Tracey my fiance who kindly offered to act as my model for the evening.  Initially I had some issues with my Godox Strobe but then realised it was my D800 that was at fault so I quickly changed to my D500.  As the sun dipped we had limited time but I enjoyed every minute and so did Tracey.

The images came out really well and after a little back end processing came up with 4 of the best shots.

Poppy field in Fifield

Poppy field in Fifield

Well I have seen a lot of you have managed to find this stunning collection of poppies just outside Fifield. There have been some great photos taken. Just waiting for a nice sunset and an evening without wind before we lose them to get some portrait shots with my fiance.

I took many shots as you would but this one stood out as I managed to find this small cop of grass flower for me foreground interest.

A true representation of the Cotswolds

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A true representation of the Cotswolds

I finally got to Snowshill this evening to try and capture the sun going down over St Barnabas Church. I literally stood there for 1 hour waiting and took loads of shots. This one stood out a mile and since feeling the emotions running through me at the time this is sure a representation of my moment in Snowshill.

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Unspoilt Bourton on the Water

Unspoilt Bourton on the Water

You really have to get up early to capture the pure essence of Bourton on the Water.  It was around 05.45 am as I packed my camera gear and drove the short journey down to the centre of the village.  Not a sole to be seen not a sound of delivery drivers or coaches just me and the ducks.  It will only be a matter of time before the morning turns to chaos and the sound of thousands of visitors echo the banks.   

In the 17th century the river you see in this picture was actually channelled from the original river running round the village.  This was to power three mills which one is now the Motor Museum but little did they know just how much beauty they created for us all to see today.

Capturing these shots do require patients and be prepared to get your wellies on!

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Field of hope

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Field of hope

It is that time of year when we are reminded by the sea of red that represent our wars of past. But so much beauty and elegance can only give us hope that we seek all so much.  Combined with a beautiful sunset we feel emotion and open our hearts to those that needs us most.  I want my photography to make people smile, to enjoy and to feel that out there is a wonderful World we know and share.

This shot was taken on the fields just outside Upper Rissington and so this year I am looking for those poppy fields "popping" up again.  

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Thinking of coming to the Cotswolds this summer?

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Thinking of coming to the Cotswolds this summer?

Out of all the places to visit in the Cotswolds it would be impossible to fit it all in just one weekend or even a week come to think of it.  
 

So where do you go ?

Well, there is Bourton on the Water but can get crowded and then there is Broadway Tower, Castle Combe, Lower Slaughter, Bibury and many more!  

Deciding where to walk can be one of the biggest challenges as you never know what to expect.  Until now there has been a little number of pictures taken of the less popular places in the Cotswolds.

From 2014 I started from the North of the Cotswolds and have taken a large number of pictures of places that often get visitors.  These places have secret walk ways to stunning scenery, rivers and historic mills.  I have tried to capture the views that I know you will enjoy.

Gradually making my way South of the Cotswolds, I look forward to many more years bringing the Cotswold to you.

So, if you are planning a trip to the Cotswolds then feel free to pop over to my Cotswold Image Library for some unspoiled beauty. 


www.cotswoldimagelibrary.co.uk

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Winson - Gloucestershire

Winson - Gloucestershire

Out of many of the villages that I have photographed there is one particular village that stands out.  Winson, a small quaint little village full of vibrancy and some unexpected hosts!  With the sun beating down the village, although quiet, was shouting out Cotswolds!  Around the back there is a small thatched Cottage that leads down to a small brook and there a bench that is perfectly positioned for a quiet moment.  There are also a couple of nice walk ways near the river that lead you into the woods. 

If you've not already been it is a very pleasant place to walk as well as getting to meet the village animal life.  

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Supporting businesses throughout the Cotswolds

Supporting businesses throughout the Cotswolds

It has been a fantastic year so far!

Providing the Cotswold Tourism Information Partnership with a whole new updated image library of the Cotswolds.  I have been travelling up and down the Cotswolds since Spring this year visiting many towns and villages and enjoying the stunning scenery.  Most of the images in the library have been shot while off the beaten track and venturing down some of the most amazing walk ways.   

The Cotswolds certainly has some surprises in store for those that are willing to walk.  As the history suggests it's common to stubble across many shallow rivers that are filtered by some beautiful dated Mills.  Evident of it's woollen past there are plenty of low raised bridges and thatched cottages lining the river bank.  

Cotswolds Image Library

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Cotswolds Image Library

For the last 3 years I have been putting together my very own independent Cotswold Image Library.  A very large percentage of these images are un-spoilt landscapes and quaint little villages.  Taken throughout the seasons I have tried to capture the Cotswolds in all it's glory.

When you visit some of these places with the early morning sun right in front of you there is not better place on earth I would rather be.  Capturing everything about the Cotswolds has been a journey that I will continue for many years to come.  I hope to bring you more images of events, festivals and people enjoying one of England's favourite Areas of Natural Beauty.   

Sometimes seeing pictures online just isn't enough so that's why I have now provided you the opportunity to purchase any one of the images you are just about to see.

No matter where you are in the World you can now have a piece of the Cotswolds from the Cotswolds.

To get you started this is one of my favourite spots and if my favourite images.  Taken on the Cotswolds Way just East of Lower Coscombe.  Had to get the bench in as it says so much about the views.  Sunsets here in the summers are spectacular and well worth a visit. 

Cotswolds Way

Cotswolds Way

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Cotswold Wedding

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Cotswold Wedding

Being a Cotswold based photographer isn't all about landscapes, towns and villages, its about a way of life isn't it?  There is not prouder moment than the one when you share a day with a bride and groom.  Selected from many photographers to provide the couple with pictures that will last a lifetime.

Cotswold weddings are set in tranquil locations, stunning landscapes and beautiful towns and villages and therefore becomes more than a way of life.

I am now taking bookings for late 2017 and 2018 onward so if you plan to get married in the Cotswolds then I would love to talk to you.    

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A little piece of the Cotswolds

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A little piece of the Cotswolds

Where ever I can I like to create short video showreels of places I have photographed.  A motion adds emotion and with a little bit of music the imagination can run wild.  This is 2-3 minutes short video of a combination of aerial and ground video together with a few stills.  It took a long time to find the right music which I feel fits perfect for the journey.

If you love the Cotswolds then sit back and enjoy! 

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Sunset read

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Sunset read

As part of my project with the Cotswold Tourism Information Partnership I wanted to find somewhere that would be the ideal location to relax while the sun set on the horizon.  Willing as she was my fiance agreed to be my model for the evening.  This was of course a test shoot to see if the composition worked and I think it did.  I am really happy with this and hope to take Tracey back up to the Cotswolds Way again but this time with all the right props.
What are your thoughts? 

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Sherborne Park

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Sherborne Park

No matter what the time of year this is one place full of exciting features.  The water, wildlife and general landscape with swooping valleys is typical of the Cotswolds.  Had to get up early for this shot as the sun was barely peaking out from the horizon.  The early morning mist across the river helped along with the morning colour of dawn.  The village of Sherborne is currently host to the BBC Live showing of Springwatch and it doesn't surprise me why they chose this location.  The dead tree in the river is no longer there and I do think it adds greatly to this image.  If you ever visit Bourton on the Water this picture is displayed on a metre long Aluminium ChromLuxe Panel at the Riverside Cafe.   

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Bourton on the Water

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Bourton on the Water

One of the most visited places in the Cotswolds where thousands gather on the riverside green throughout the summer. Soaking up the tranquil settings of this stunning village.  Shallow waters and quaint narrow bridges are something to be enjoyed. Bourton is stunning throughout all seasons and every year we have the Christmas Tree in the river.

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Chipping Campden

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Chipping Campden

Full of history and one of the oldest market halls, Chippen Campden is a very popular place to visit.  A pleasant walk along the curved street lined by quaint shops, pubs and restaurants.  Built side by side over hundreds of years are, in abundance, some of Cotswold's most beautiful architecture.  Not forgetting the Almshouses that sit adjacent to St James Church.  In front of these is the historic wheel wash bay.

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Fly fishing in the Cotswolds

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Fly fishing in the Cotswolds

Found this young man fly fishing at Coln St Aldwyns and what a beautiful spot this was.  You really have to try every single path and walk way open to the public or will miss out on some amazing scenery.  As this gentleman was casting I asked for a few photos of which he obliged.  A true gentleman enjoying the shallow rivers in search of trout.

Highly recommend to walk around this place!

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