Thursday, 18 March 2010

Crocuses at Trinity

The crocuses are in bloom at the back of Trinity College and are looking superb. These pictures were taken on Saturday.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Snowdrops at Anglesey Abbey

These were all taken about 3 weeks ago at Anglesey Abbey. But, I was still seeing snowdrops in Cambridge this weekend.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

One From The Lake District

Another day, another mono shot, more snow, but a different location. I was up in the Lake District last weekend, picking up a few more hills. I took this shot from the summit of Dove Crag. I was drawn by the curve of the stone wall.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

A few more from Scotland

A few more shots from my recent trip up north. Starting with the approach to Coire na Tulaich on Buachaille Etive Mor, a notorious route in winter and much steeper than it looks in this picture.

One of my favourites is the above view of Bidean nam Bian from Stob Coire nan Lochan.

Above is the Devil's ridge leading to Sgurr a’ MhĂ im. This hill is top of my 'unfinished business' list, since I failed to top it a couple of years ago. Sadly the closest I got this trip was the top of Stob Ban.

Finally back to Buachaille Etive Mor for an appropriate last image.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Winter Hillwalking - Scotland

A couple of weeks ago I was up in Scotland, on a winter hillwalking skills course that run by Rob Johnson. The weather was fantastic, better than there was any right to expect in February in Scotland and we took on several challenging hills in Glen Coe and the Nevis Range. Being primarily a taught and guided walking holiday there wasn't too much time for photography. Still I took the 40D out on a few of the days and managed to get some shots I am pleased with.

We encountered a couple of ice climbers on Stob Coire nan Lochan and had enough time to stop and watch them complete their final pitch.