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Winter Weather

01/02/2019

Norfolk escaped most of the bad weather that hit much of the UK in January, but there were some interesting winter weather conditions to photograph. I was out and about for a spectacular sunrise, a dusting of snow and a wonderful day of freezing fog.

Norwich Cathedral

05/12/2018

A quick trip down the road to capture Norwich Cathedral on a cold and misty December evening

Lakes Again

30/11/2018

Spent another month in the Lakes, looking for some autumn colour. Unfortunately, the weather was unseasonably mild for much of our stay, but we did get a couple of misty mornings.

May the Forth Bridge be With You

15/07/2018

Stayed in Auld Reekie where I went up to a viewing platform on the Forth Bridge as part of my LPOTY prize. I had forgotten what a beautiful city Edinburgh is, especially in the near tropical conditions we experienced. Got some classic views at dusk from Calton Hill and Arthur's Seat. Also made a wee trip oot tae Falkirk to see they Kelpies pal.

Back to the Lakes

25/03/2018

Lucky enough to get one morning of snowy conditions around Derwent Water, courtesy of the 'Mini Beast from the East'.

London Lumiere Light Show

27/01/2018

Made separate trips to Kings Cross and Canary Wharf to catch the evening light displays. I thought the angle poise lamps would be the star of the show, turns out it was the Waterlicht laser display at Central St Martins School of Art.

Published

21/12/2017

My award winning LPOTY image has appeared in the December 20 issue of Rail Magazine and in issue 50 of the online magazine Photography News.
Click here for link to Photography News and scroll to p28

It's All About Me!

01/12/2017

On-line article published showcasing some of my travel images. It's called 'Quit your job and travel the world like Jon Martin'.
Click here to see the article

Landscape Photographer of the Year Award Presentation

28/11/2017

Took a break from our stay in the Lake District and travelled to Waterloo Station to receive the Lines in the Landscape award at the opening of this years LPOTY exhibition. Here I am being presented with the award by Network Rail's Managing Director of Property, David Biggs. You can just see my image on the screen in the background and Charlie Waite is there too.

A Month in the Lake District

27/11/2017

Don't know why I hadn't been back here for years, it must rank as the best place for landscape photography in England. It's just beautiful in autumn, even without a spectacular display of colour. Stayed at Grasmere, Great Langdale, Butteremere, Kewsick and Wast Water. Must have visited the right places as I bumped into David Clapp again and again and again!

Canada, around Jasper and Banff

20/10/2017

Enjoyed some early snow as well as fall colors and wildlife on a trip to Canada with David Osborn. The snow made for a spectacular journey for our trip along the Icefields Parkway between Jasper and Banff. Shared a field with some magnificent elk during rutting season (the elks not mine!) Also had some lovely early morning colour and reflections at Patricia Lake.

Take a View - Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017

16/10/2017

Thrilled that my image of the 08.52 from Barmouth has won the 'Lines in the Landscape' award in this years LPOTY competition. Part of the prize is a visit to the Forth Bridge with special access to areas not open to the public. The image is in the awards book which is available now and will be on display at Waterloo Station. Click here to see all the awarded images.

British Athletics Supporters Club Award

09/10/2017

Chuffed that I have won a prize for the best image taken at the World Championships in London by a member of the British Athletics Supporters Club (BASC). My image shows Mo Farah winning the silver medal in the mens 5000m race. The prize is two tickets for the World Indoor Athletics Championships taking place in Birmingham next year, plus a big print of my winning image.

Southwold

21/04/2017

I know it's not far from Norwich and I know it's been photographed to death, but we couldn't resist a short holiday in Southwold a few weeks ago. In an attempt to get something a bit different to the usual pier images, I used a big stopper for some of the sunrise pics and also took some shots at night.

Mid Wales Coast

15/04/2017

Have just added some images from our twin centre holiday in Borth and Barmouth on the Mid Wales coast, back in January. The weather was frequently dull, but there were a few bright spots. Highlights included a wonderful stormy walk along the beach at Ynyslas and some weird gloomy lighting on Barmouth bridge. Unusually, my favourite images were taken close to midday.

Frost and Mist in Norfolk

06/01/2017

There was some glorious weather for photography in Norfolk between Christmas and New Year. With both frost and mist forecast, I decided to pay a visit to St Benet's Abbey. For once, the forecast was spot on, with the reeds looking wonderful covered in frost and low lying mist being slowly burnt off by some early morning sunshine.

Take a View LPOTY Opening

22/11/2016

Delighted that my image of Gunnerside was commended in the 2016 Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. It's in the awards book which is out now and will also be on display at Waterloo Station until 5 February. Here's me and my image at the opening night.
Click here to see all the awarded images.

Thurne Windmill

20/11/2016

An early start yesterday to photograph Thurne windmill at sunrise. Unfortunately no clouds were present, but there was plenty of warm morning light on the reeds.

USA Trip

31/10/2016

Spent three weeks in America for Sarah's birthday treat, visiting Chicago, Washington, New York and Boston. Highlights included nice sunsets from up high in Chicago and NY, also a fire not far from our hotel In Boston. See recent images for some edited highlights.

Yorkshire

31/03/2016

Belatedly added some images from a recent trip to Yorkshire, where we stayed at Whitby, Gunnerside and Kilnsea, near Spurn Point.

Wiltshire

20/02/2016

Just returned from a trip visiting family in Wiltshire. Managed to fit in a few bits of photography, including this one taken from Martinselll Hill, near Marlborough.

Take a View - Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015

19/10/2015

Shocked and stunned to find out that I was runner up in the urban category of the 2015 LPOTY with my shot of St Paul's from the Shard. Tidal Surge at Cromer and Walking on Bamburgh Beach were also commended. All three pictures will appear in the 2015 awards book, which will be published very shortly. Click here to see all the awarded images

First Images with New Camera

12/09/2015

My new Canon 5DSR got an extensive test around Glencoe today. Here's one of the first results, see recent images for a full size image.

Guess Who has a New Camera

11/09/2015

Taken delivery at our B&B in Fort William of Canon's new 50 mega pixel camera, the 5DSR. I will mainly be using this for landscapes and it will be pretty much glued to a tripod. I will still use the Canon 1D-X for sport, wildlife and high ISO photography.

The Answer is Today

07/09/2015

The question: when will I get my picture in the paper. Nice 3/4 page article in the Eastern Daily Press and Evening News about me and my award winning image in the 2015 International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.

International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015 - Update

25/08/2015

Double delighted to find out that my image has won the Snow & Ice award in the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Competition 2015.

Click here to see the awarded images...

International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015

17/08/2015

I was delighted to discover today that one of my images is among the 101 photographs selected by the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Competition 2015.

Click here to see all the accepted images...

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

04/07/2015

Spent some time shooting the area around the Guggenheim Museum. Interesting shadows late afternoon and some nice clouds for night shots of the giant spider.

Northumbria

28/03/2015

Back from three weeks in Northumbria, a week in each of Bamburgh, Lindisfarne and Alnmouth. Some nice sunrises at Bamburgh, also people walking on the beach, mist at Lindisfarne and fluffy clouds at Alnmouth. ...more

Blog index

Winter Weather

01/02/2019

Norwich Cathedral

05/12/2018

Lakes Again

30/11/2018

May the Forth Bridge be With You

15/07/2018

Back to the Lakes

25/03/2018

London Lumiere Light Show

27/01/2018

Published

21/12/2017

It's All About Me!

01/12/2017

Landscape Photographer of the Year Award Presentation

28/11/2017

A Month in the Lake District

27/11/2017

Canada, around Jasper and Banff

20/10/2017

Take a View - Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017

16/10/2017

British Athletics Supporters Club Award

09/10/2017

Southwold

21/04/2017

Mid Wales Coast

15/04/2017

Frost and Mist in Norfolk

06/01/2017

Take a View LPOTY Opening

22/11/2016

Thurne Windmill

20/11/2016

USA Trip

31/10/2016

Yorkshire

31/03/2016

Wiltshire

20/02/2016

Take a View - Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015

19/10/2015

First Images with New Camera

12/09/2015

Guess Who has a New Camera

11/09/2015

The Answer is Today

07/09/2015

International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015 - Update

25/08/2015

International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015

17/08/2015

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

04/07/2015

Northumbria

28/03/2015