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Kieran Metcalfe

Kieran Metcalfe Photography

Keen (obsessed) amateur photographer #NP70Moments Winner

I am a freelance graphic and web designer based in South Manchester, but I love to unwind from the pressures of work by watching the sunset from a hillside or rocky edge (especially in the Peak District) – or maybe even watch it rise, if I can get myself out of bed…

Despite being more of a keen (obsessed) amateur than a professional, I’m pleased to have been featured on BBC and Sky News and to have had images published in UK newspapers – mostly due to winning the Campaign for National Parks #NP70Moments competition in early 2019 with an image of Parkhouse Hill, but also for other images of the local area.

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Kieran Metcalfe Photography

Kieran Metcalfe Photography

Landscape Photographer - often found in the Peak District, but occasionally further afield.

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Shoots: Canon / Tokina / Formatt Hitech / 3 Legged Thing

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FuchsiaSomething a little different - this lone flower was dangling over the lawn, and the rain was drizzling (its July, of course it was...). Tried a few shots, and despite the flower being vibrant pink and purple, I thought a black and white version brought out the shapes better.Canon 80D, EF 100mm Macro f/2.8
15 images focus-stacked
100mm, 0.4sec, f/5.6, ISO100
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy

Fuchsia

Something a little different - this lone flower was dangling over the lawn, and the rain was drizzling (it's July, of course it was...). Tried a few shots, and despite the flower being vibrant pink and purple, I thought a black and white version brought out the shapes better.

Canon 80D, EF 100mm Macro f/2.8
15 images focus-stacked
100mm, 0.4sec, f/5.6, ISO100
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy
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Fabulous!

Awesome photo 😀😀

Wonderful shot

Derwentwater DawnIf you know the area, you can tell this an old shot as these are the old jetty posts, which have now been replaced!This was from a clear, cloudless start to the day in November 2018, with the first rays of light just catching on Dodd Fell below Skiddaw.Again, one I found while looking for shots for my talk - this didnt end up being included, but certainly a pleasant surprise to have come across it.Canon 80D, 70-200mm f4L
70mm, 10sec, f/11, ISO100
Formatt Hitech Filters 10 Stop ND
3 Legged Thing Punks Vyv

Derwentwater Dawn

If you know the area, you can tell this an old shot as these are the old jetty posts, which have now been replaced!

This was from a clear, cloudless start to the day in November 2018, with the first rays of light just catching on Dodd Fell below Skiddaw.

Again, one I found while looking for shots for my talk - this didn't end up being included, but certainly a pleasant surprise to have come across it.

Canon 80D, 70-200mm f4L
70mm, 10sec, f/11, ISO100
Formatt Hitech Filters 10 Stop ND
3 Legged Thing Punks Vyv
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Comment on Facebook Derwentwater Dawn...

I absolutely love this. So tranquil. Brings my blood pressure right down 😌

Just awesome, so tranquil and relaxing 😎

Wonderfully atmospheric!

Tower at Twilight | Peak District National ParkIm prepping furiously for my first camera club talk next week, and I keep unearthing images from old trips that Ive not worked on.This was taken in February last year on my first explore of Alport Castles.This imposing formation in the heart of the landslip is known as the tower, due to it resembling an old castle keep, and gives the wider area its name.Canon 80D, EF 17-55mm f/2.8
17mm, f/10, ISO100
Blend of 4 and 20 sec expsoures
3 Legged Thing Punks Vyv

Tower at Twilight | Peak District National Park

I'm prepping furiously for my first camera club talk next week, and I keep unearthing images from old trips that I've not worked on.

This was taken in February last year on my first explore of Alport Castles.

This imposing formation in the heart of the landslip is known as the tower, due to it resembling an old castle keep, and gives the wider area its name.

Canon 80D, EF 17-55mm f/2.8
17mm, f/10, ISO100
Blend of 4 and 20 sec expsoures
3 Legged Thing Punks Vyv
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Digger Wasp with PreyI know these arent everyones favourite creatures, but this species isnt the thuggish sting-you-as-soon-as-look-at-you type... in fact these Digger Wasps only sting to paralyse their prey. They then carry the flies back to the nest as a meal for their larvae - so at least theyre helping keep the population down!These have taken up residence under the edge of our patio - theyre solitary wasps, but often share a nest entrance with their own burrows inside - and once I realised they flew in fairly predictably, I thought it was worth trying to photograph them.Its not a pretty shot by any stretch, but it holds a certain macabre appeal in that it captures something a little unusual.Canon 80D, EF 100mm Macro f/2.8
1/2000sec, f/10, ISO1250
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy tripod (showing off its reversible central column to get the camera right down to the ground)
(Plus a big reflector to bounce the sunlight in as activity was best when the nest was in shadow)

Digger Wasp with Prey

I know these aren't everyone's favourite creatures, but this species isn't the thuggish "sting-you-as-soon-as-look-at-you" type... in fact these Digger Wasps only sting to paralyse their prey. They then carry the flies back to the nest as a meal for their larvae - so at least they're helping keep the population down!

These have taken up residence under the edge of our patio - they're solitary wasps, but often share a nest entrance with their own burrows inside - and once I realised they flew in fairly predictably, I thought it was worth trying to photograph them.

It's not a pretty shot by any stretch, but it holds a certain macabre appeal in that it captures something a little unusual.

Canon 80D, EF 100mm Macro f/2.8
1/2000sec, f/10, ISO1250
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy tripod (showing off its reversible central column to get the camera right down to the ground)
(Plus a big reflector to bounce the sunlight in as activity was best when the nest was in shadow)
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Amazing shot 😀

Brilliant and also learn something new every day

Insects are so fascinating, and that's a really great shot.

SidelightOne from my outing to Windgather a couple of weekends ago, taken just after I arrived. The light was still quite harsh on the rocks where I was standing, but was catching the hillsides across the valley at a lovely angle and back-lighting the trees.I initially overlooked these as they were difficult to process, but as Im working on a talk about working with the light in Landscape Photography, I thought it might make a good example of something a little different.Canon 80D, EF 70-200mm f4L
Handheld, No Filters

Sidelight

One from my outing to Windgather a couple of weekends ago, taken just after I arrived. The light was still quite harsh on the rocks where I was standing, but was catching the hillsides across the valley at a lovely angle and back-lighting the trees.

I initially overlooked these as they were difficult to process, but as I'm working on a talk about working with the light in Landscape Photography, I thought it might make a good example of something a little different.

Canon 80D, EF 70-200mm f4L
Handheld, No Filters
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Lovely

Absolutely stunning shot thankyou 😀😀

Nice

Ah well...

Like almost every photographer I follow, today I found out that my shortlisted images for UK Landscape Photographer of the Year haven't progressed to the next round.

So (also like almost every photographer I follow... 😉 ) here's the images in question (as we weren't allowed to share them previously).

While, clearly, I'd love for them to have gone further, I'm still super-chuffed that I got any images this far on my first attempt.

And, to be fair, it's been great seeing the photography community come together on twitter to look at each others' work.

Having seen the standard of the images getting rejected today, the final book and exhibition should be something quite special!

But most importantly, good luck to all those who've got through to the final round!
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Me too mate, super set and quite right to be super chuffed about shortlist

My gosh, your talent is astounding!!! 😱😍💙

Same here and a great set, and like you I was super chuffed just to have got shortlisted on my first try 😀

Well done and deserved 👏👏👏

Really great images and also sorry to hear Kieran. I got the same email too. It’s strange as my image of Padley Gorge, was the exact same composition as yours, taken within a few days of yours, and was also shortlisted but didn’t go any further. Always future years.

All stunning Kieran, sorry they didn't get through to next round. Always next year.

Fabulous shots !!!!!

Disappointing as they look brilliant! Don’t suppose we know quite what they were looking for. Onwards and upwards

Beautiful beautiful photos

Beautiful photos, obviously the competition must be fierce!

Wow, they’re all beautiful images Kieran, and well done for going so far anyway. 🙂

Beautiful!!

Great photography! Can’t understand why?

I can see why you were shortlisted, these are stunning photos.

They are absolutely beautiful, what's not to like, just stunning 😀😀

Wow! Good for you for being shortlisted on your first try! I can't imagine what the competition must be like for these pics to have been rejected. Just wait until next year!

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Brooding skies over Back Tor | Peak District National Park
Another from the yomp along Derwent Edge at the weekend. The sad turtle and I thought we were in for a drenching, but it blew over.There was stunning storm light on the Trig point right up until the second I clicked the shutter too, but it vanished in an instant (and that was the end of the light for the day!)Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm
1/6sec, 11mm, f/11, ISO100
Formatt Hitech Filters 3 Stop Grad
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy Tripod

Brooding skies over Back Tor | Peak District National Park

Another from the yomp along Derwent Edge at the weekend. The sad turtle and I thought we were in for a drenching, but it blew over.

There was stunning storm light on the Trig point right up until the second I clicked the shutter too, but it vanished in an instant (and that was the end of the light for the day!)

Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm
1/6sec, 11mm, f/11, ISO100
Formatt Hitech Filters 3 Stop Grad
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy Tripod
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Salt Cellar | Peak District National ParkThe forecasts were showing a chance of a decent sunset yesterday, and with it being the Solstice, I thought that might for a topical shot.Ive not explored Derwent Edge before, so I took myself out for hike. Absolutely stunning area, and although the weather didnt play ball, it was great to have a yomp (well, 10 miles!) and discover whats what up there.The Salt Cellar is a bit of a well-known viewpoint, so I spent some time there as its only at this time of year that the sun will be lined up with a composition like this. I didnt get the light I hoped for, but there were some pretty cool clouds blowing through! (Maybe try it again next year...)Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
1/4sec, 12mm, f/11, ISO100
Formatt Hitech Filters Firecrest 3 Stop Grad
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy Tripod

Salt Cellar | Peak District National Park

The forecasts were showing a chance of a decent sunset yesterday, and with it being the Solstice, I thought that might for a topical shot.

I've not explored Derwent Edge before, so I took myself out for hike. Absolutely stunning area, and although the weather didn't play ball, it was great to have a yomp (well, 10 miles!) and discover what's what up there.

The Salt Cellar is a bit of a well-known viewpoint, so I spent some time there as it's only at this time of year that the sun will be lined up with a composition like this. I didn't get the light I hoped for, but there were some pretty cool clouds blowing through! (Maybe try it again next year...)

Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
1/4sec, 12mm, f/11, ISO100
Formatt Hitech Filters Firecrest 3 Stop Grad
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy Tripod
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Beautiful shot

I think those clouds have made for a really great shot Kieran, beautiful 😍

Still stunning, awesome photo thankyou 😃😃

Beautiful image buddy

Amazing lead in to this picture foreground interest, and that cloud formation is perfect surely ??

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Ive crunched the numbers and the winner of the free print is Alyson Moorfoot, wholl be getting an A3 copy of the LLyn Padarn lone tree. (Ive sent you a DM, Alyson)Thanks to the 42 folk who took part - fab to see the range of favourites people picked!(Sorry this is a little late - I ended up heading out to Derwent Edge yesterday and was back later than I thought.. more on that later...)

I've crunched the numbers and the winner of the free print is Alyson Moorfoot, who'll be getting an A3 copy of the LLyn Padarn lone tree. (I've sent you a DM, Alyson)

Thanks to the 42 folk who took part - fab to see the range of favourites people picked!

(Sorry this is a little late - I ended up heading out to Derwent Edge yesterday and was back later than I thought.. more on that later...)
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Thank you so much - that’s brilliant!

Just a quick reminder about the print giveaway.Ill be picking a random winner later today, so if youve not already thrown your hat in for a free print (and youd like to) nows the time... :)Many thanks for all the great comments too so far!

Just a quick reminder about the print giveaway.

I'll be picking a random winner later today, so if you've not already thrown your hat in for a free print (and you'd like to) now's the time... 🙂

Many thanks for all the great comments too so far!Bit of a milestone! The like counter for this page has ticked past 2,000 and I wanted to take a moment to say a big thank you to everyone who's followed, liked, commented and shared. It's a huge encouragement and is very much appreciated!

So (and at risk of seeming spammy) I've decided to give away an A3 print* as a thank-you.

If you'd like to take part, here's what I'm thinking:

1) Pop over to my website (kieranmetcalfephotography.co.uk) and choose the image you'd like. The Prints section has the ones which will print up best, but if you see one that's not shown there, let me know and I'll check!

2) Paste a link to your chosen image in the comments below.

3) On the 20th June I'll pick a random winner and get the print sent out.

Hope that takes your fancy - but either way, just to repeat myself - thanks very much again for all your support!

(*an unmounted print on A3 lustre paper and there will be a white border on the paper)
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I would love any of your prints but a favourite is the Milky way over Stanage Edge: kieranmetcalfephotography.co.uk/image/milky-way-over-stanage-edge/in/f42duwt86u

So difficult to choose just one but if I was lucky I would love “Do you like butter?” You can’t but smile when you see the freshness. 🤞https://kieranmetcalfephotography.co.uk/image/do-you-like-butter/in/f42duwt86u

Congrats on the milestone!

If it’s not to late to enter..... It’s so hard to choose but I absolutely love this one of the Milky Way over stanage edge I would love any of your prints but a favourite is the Milky way over Stanage Edge: kieranmetcalfephotography.co.uk/image/milky-way-over-stanage-edge/in/f42duwt86u

Bit of a milestone! The like counter for this page has ticked past 2,000 and I wanted to take a moment to say a big thank you to everyone whos followed, liked, commented and shared. Its a huge encouragement and is very much appreciated!So (and at risk of seeming spammy) Ive decided to give away an A3 print* as a thank-you.If youd like to take part, heres what Im thinking:1) Pop over to my website (kieranmetcalfephotography.co.uk) and choose the image youd like. The Prints section has the ones which will print up best, but if you see one thats not shown there, let me know and Ill check!2) Paste a link to your chosen image in the comments below.3) On the 20th June Ill pick a random winner and get the print sent out.Hope that takes your fancy - but either way, just to repeat myself - thanks very much again for all your support!(*an unmounted print on A3 lustre paper and there will be a white border on the paper)

Bit of a milestone! The like counter for this page has ticked past 2,000 and I wanted to take a moment to say a big thank you to everyone who's followed, liked, commented and shared. It's a huge encouragement and is very much appreciated!

So (and at risk of seeming spammy) I've decided to give away an A3 print* as a thank-you.

If you'd like to take part, here's what I'm thinking:

1) Pop over to my website (kieranmetcalfephotography.co.uk) and choose the image you'd like. The Prints section has the ones which will print up best, but if you see one that's not shown there, let me know and I'll check!

2) Paste a link to your chosen image in the comments below.

3) On the 20th June I'll pick a random winner and get the print sent out.

Hope that takes your fancy - but either way, just to repeat myself - thanks very much again for all your support!

(*an unmounted print on A3 lustre paper and there will be a white border on the paper)
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Well done on the 2,000 Kieran! I love your photographs but we don’t have any wall space left....! 😂

Yay.... Huge milestone well done....I'm. In love with this one please 🙏. kieranmetcalfephotography.co.uk/image/islands/in/f42duwt86u Sam Gater Neil Gater what do you think? Xxx

Huge congratulations Kieran! This one is my favourite! kieranmetcalfephotography.co.uk/image/still-standing/in/f42duwt86u

Congratulations and thank you for sharing your work, most enjoyable 😊 I’ve opted for this one: kieranmetcalfephotography.co.uk/image/sunset-along-stanage-edge/in/f42duwt86u. Thanks 👍

Well done Kieran . Unfortunately I'm not clever enough to do what you asked, the print I love is Talacre Dawn . This reminds me of holidays in my caravan which I cant visit at the moment . X

Your photos are amazing. Congratulations on 2000 likes - well deserved. 🙂 I like the Winnets by Headlights. kieranmetcalfephotography.co.uk/image/winnats-by-headlight/in/gw3uu4hr1z

Not sure how to share link- but my favourite is Fairy Glen! All amazing!

Congratulations 👏👏👏 I love this image, awesome landscape. kieranmetcalfephotography.co.uk/image/alport-castles/in/f42duwt86u

Love this image Kieran but it was so hard to choose just one! Congratulations on the success of the site x

Brilliant, well done.. this reminds me of a trip to skye, gorgeous photo.. kieranmetcalfephotography.co.uk/image/quiraing-glow/in/f42duwt86u

Congratulations. Beautiful pictures and I’ll have to go for Alport Castles as I’ve recently been there 🙂kieranmetcalfephotography.co.uk/image/alport-castles/in/f42duwt86u

Love all your pictures Keiran so hard to choose but this picture above is one we particularly like as its a wonderful walk too 😊

Congratulations on your work Kieran, I could pick so many very hard to choose but the print that stands out for me is Liyn padarn dawn, thankyou for sharing 😀😀

So many choices of fantastic photos! Love this one kieranmetcalfephotography.co.uk/image/windgather-evening-light/in/f42duwt86u

Torn between photos of the Peak District and this one in Iceland kieranmetcalfephotography.co.uk/image/solfar-sun-voyager/in/p9zmqrgcty

Couldn't believe it when I read you are giving away a free print! Thank you so much for your generosity. Here we go (fingers crossed): kieranmetcalfephotography.co.uk/image/fairy-glen/in/f42duwt86u

Amazing competition! It's so hard to choose but I think the Fairy Glen won for now. 🙂 kieranmetcalfephotography.co.uk/image/fairy-glen/in/f42duwt86u

Well done on hitting the 2000 milestone. It's so hard to choose a print when there are so many amazing shots, but this has to be one of my favourites. Thank you.https://kieranmetcalfephotography.co.uk/image/windgather-sunset/in/f42duwt86u

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Windgather Evening | Peak District National ParkOne last one from Windgather at the weekend. Id spotted this patch of flower (which Ive yet to identify - maybe a form of clover?) and wanted to try to get the light catching on them.Always one for a sun-in-the-frame image, I did that too... even though it meant actually shooting a landscape-format image!Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
11mm f/11, ISO100
Blended exposures
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy

Windgather Evening | Peak District National Park

One last one from Windgather at the weekend. I'd spotted this patch of flower (which I've yet to identify - maybe a form of clover?) and wanted to try to get the light catching on them.

Always one for a sun-in-the-frame image, I did that too... even though it meant actually shooting a landscape-format image!

Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
11mm f/11, ISO100
Blended exposures
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy
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Really love how you've captured the sun.

Stunning shot, lovely colours, awesome 😀😀

Stunning

Beautiful! Love the sun rays!

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Windgather Sunset | Peak District National ParkThe last rays of light as the sun set on Saturday. I was hoping the underside of the clouds would catch completely - even though the bank of haze put paid to that, it was great to see some of the edges lighting up.The cloud that was catching the light in the previous image I posted had swirled into a really cool rosette too - must have been a bit windy up there!Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
11mm, f/11, 1/40sec, ISO100
Formatt Hitech Filters Firecrest 3 Stop Grad
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy Tripod

Windgather Sunset | Peak District National Park

The last rays of light as the sun set on Saturday. I was hoping the underside of the clouds would catch completely - even though the bank of haze put paid to that, it was great to see some of the edges lighting up.

The cloud that was catching the light in the previous image I posted had swirled into a really cool rosette too - must have been a bit windy up there!

Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
11mm, f/11, 1/40sec, ISO100
Formatt Hitech Filters Firecrest 3 Stop Grad
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy Tripod
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Stunning (as ever)

Love the colours and the sunburst Kieran. 👍

Absolutely stunning, the colours are beautiful, fantastic shot 😃😃

Colour good- especially on the rocks

the setting sunset, the rays seeming to ricochet of the hill top, the formation of clouds, a very rewarding study!

Another gorgeous photo. I don't know how you manage to make landscapes look as stunning as they do in real life.

Fabulous photo

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Windgather Gold | Peak District National Park (just...)With the skies clearing after a day of heavy showers, I took a late dart to Windgather, hoping the moisture in the air might make for vibrant light at sunset.I wasnt disappointed - the sidelight during Golden Hour was fantastic (although haze way out west killed the afterglow).I hope its not overly self-indulgent to say, but after 2-and-a-half months of not shooting landscapes, Im finding it harder work than I remember. Im pleased with this composition (despite a few small problems) but is the result of 10 minutes frantically dashing about, second-guessing myself and changing my mind.The same happened at Stanage last week - maybe Ive just ended up in a couple of locations with messy foregrounds, maybe Im out of practice (most likely a bit of both both).Either way, great to be out in stunning light and Im pleased to have got 2 or 3 images in the bag.Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm
1/25sec, 11mm, f/11, ISO100
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy

Windgather Gold | Peak District National Park (just...)

With the skies clearing after a day of heavy showers, I took a late dart to Windgather, hoping the moisture in the air might make for vibrant light at sunset.

I wasn't disappointed - the sidelight during Golden Hour was fantastic (although haze way out west killed the afterglow).

I hope it's not overly self-indulgent to say, but after 2-and-a-half months of not shooting landscapes, I'm finding it harder work than I remember. I'm pleased with this composition (despite a few small problems) but is the result of 10 minutes frantically dashing about, second-guessing myself and changing my mind.

The same happened at Stanage last week - maybe I've just ended up in a couple of locations with messy foregrounds, maybe I'm out of practice (most likely a bit of both both).

Either way, great to be out in stunning light and I'm pleased to have got 2 or 3 images in the bag.

Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm
1/25sec, 11mm, f/11, ISO100
3 Legged Thing Punks Billy
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Just awesome, beautiful colours 😊😊

Looks fantastic, Kieran - great that you’re out and about once more - we look 👀 forward to more of your adventures M&D xx

Dramatically beautiful!

❤️

How do you like that tripod?

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Beneath Stanage Edge | Peak District National ParkAnother shot from our outing to Stanage earlier in the week.The tree in the background had caught my eye, so I dropped down a path to see if I could find a shot. I couldnt get anything up close, but the path and the rocky edge above made for a nicer shot.Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm
1/40sec, 11mm, f/11, ISO100
Handheld

Beneath Stanage Edge | Peak District National Park

Another shot from our outing to Stanage earlier in the week.

The tree in the background had caught my eye, so I dropped down a path to see if I could find a shot. I couldn't get anything up close, but the path and the rocky edge above made for a nicer shot.

Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm
1/40sec, 11mm, f/11, ISO100
Handheld
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Lovely picture 🙂

Fantastic shot 😀

Thanks for sharing your beautiful photography, Kieran. I'm learning a lot about composition!

Stanage | Peak District National ParkWe went for a first family outing since the easing of the lockdown last night, and decided on a mooch along Stanage Edge. It felt odd that everything was so lush and green - probably as weve not seen the gradual changes since March so it seems to have hit all at once.There was a lot of smoke in the air (often so much you could smell it) which we think was coming all the way from the fire at Dovestone Reservoir - one of many in recent days. If youre out in our parks, please be careful and remember that fires and BBQs are not allowed without explicit permission from the landowner.Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
1/30sec, 11mm, f/11, ISO100
Handheld (this was just a test shot, but by the time I got properly set up, the light had faded!)

Stanage | Peak District National Park

We went for a first family outing since the easing of the lockdown last night, and decided on a mooch along Stanage Edge. It felt odd that everything was so lush and green - probably as we've not seen the gradual changes since March so it seems to have hit all at once.

There was a lot of smoke in the air (often so much you could smell it) which we think was coming all the way from the fire at Dovestone Reservoir - one of many in recent days. If you're out in our parks, please be careful and remember that fires and BBQs are not allowed without explicit permission from the landowner.

Canon 80D, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
1/30sec, 11mm, f/11, ISO100
Handheld (this was just a test shot, but by the time I got properly set up, the light had faded!)
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Usual quality mate.

Beautiful 😍

lovely shot. Glad you got out at last!

Just stunning fantastic shot 💕😃😃

Wonderful image!

Beautiful capture 👏👏👏

Fantastic- as ever.

Lovely photo.

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One for the photographers who follow me on here.I deliberately dont often post gear / sales / advert stuff, but this is an excellent offer from Formatt Hitech Filters - over 33% off the Firecrest filter holder - its ideal for anyone looking to start using filters, or upgrade their kit, so thought Id mention it.Link: https://bit.ly/36PwzJdThis includes a Circular Polariser (other brands have it as an optional extra) and the extra spray and light-leak protection covers.If youre looking at using filters and have any questions, feel free to message me and Ill happily help work out what would suit your needs.

One for the photographers who follow me on here.

I deliberately don't often post gear / sales / advert stuff, but this is an excellent offer from Formatt Hitech Filters - over 33% off the Firecrest filter holder - it's ideal for anyone looking to start using filters, or upgrade their kit, so thought I'd mention it.

Link: bit.ly/36PwzJd

This includes a Circular Polariser (other brands have it as an optional extra) and the extra spray and light-leak protection covers.

If you're looking at using filters and have any questions, feel free to message me and I'll happily help work out what would suit your needs.This offer has now ended!

The amazing Firecrest 100mm Holder with it 82mm included CPL is just £99! This is a www.formatt-hitech.com exclusive price but shipping worldwide. Hurry they won't last long at this price!

Link bit.ly/36PwzJd
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Hunting ZebraI know not everyone likes spiders, but hopefully this little lady (female Zebra Jumping Spider - just under 1cm long) is cute enough to win you over! I followed her around the garden for a while while she was hunting for some dinner.Canon 80D, EF 100mm Macro f/2.8
100mm, 1/125sec, f/4, ISO400
Handheld

Hunting Zebra

I know not everyone likes spiders, but hopefully this little lady (female Zebra Jumping Spider - just under 1cm long) is cute enough to win you over! I followed her around the garden for a while while she was hunting for some dinner.

Canon 80D, EF 100mm Macro f/2.8
100mm, 1/125sec, f/4, ISO400
Handheld
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Beautiful 😊

Fantastic! I'm liking this macro. 😁

My mum would adore her and probably let her offspring take over....

Sent to a spider obsessed lad!

Fantastic photo, bringing up so much detail 😃

Beautiful. Have these looney little spiders in my garden.

Neat shot, Kieran.

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Do you like butter?Took a wander around some local fields (which weve only just visited recently despite being living here for 18 years...) in a hopeful search for some butterflies. No joy, but the butter*cups* are out en-masse there at present, catching the early evening sun, so I got a few soft-focus shots of them instead.Canon 80D, EF 100mm Macro
1/200sec, 100mm, f/4, ISO100
Handheld - although I did take my 3 Legged Thing Billy and ended up resting my elbow on it as I had to crouch slightly awkwardly to get the angle right (Does that class as using it for the shot?)

"Do you like butter?"

Took a wander around some local fields (which we've only just visited recently despite being living here for 18 years...) in a hopeful search for some butterflies. No joy, but the butter*cups* are out en-masse there at present, catching the early evening sun, so I got a few soft-focus shots of them instead.

Canon 80D, EF 100mm Macro
1/200sec, 100mm, f/4, ISO100
Handheld - although I did take my 3 Legged Thing Billy and ended up resting my elbow on it as I had to crouch slightly awkwardly to get the angle right (Does that class as using it for the shot?)
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Another golden moment

Just stunningly beautiful, the golden days, a glowing photo 🙃😃🌼🌼

Absolutely wonderful!

Gorgeous 😍

Yes, years ago we held them under our chin to see if we liked butter, now I’m not sure which chin to use lol 😂😂😂

Absolutely beautiful. I love buttercups.

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Ive just had a hugely exciting email saying Ive had seven images shortlisted for UK Landscape Photographer of the Year 2020.Were not allowed to say which ones yet and theres a few more rounds of judging to go, but Im over the moon to have been put through to the next stage!Its great to see that a number of photographers Ive got to know and whose work I follow who have also got through and to share in this excitement with them. Congratulations to everyone who has got this far!

I've just had a hugely exciting email saying I've had seven images shortlisted for UK Landscape Photographer of the Year 2020.

We're not allowed to say which ones yet and there's a few more rounds of judging to go, but I'm over the moon to have been put through to the next stage!

It's great to see that a number of photographers I've got to know and whose work I follow who have also got through and to share in this excitement with them. Congratulations to everyone who has got this far!
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Excellent- and well deserved

Great news👏👏👏

I’ve just had the same email so very well done and good look

Good luck 🤞

Congratulations mate.

congrats to you too! 7 is amazing! I looked everywhere and couldn't see anything that said you couldn't share...

Congratulations

Amazing! Where did they find your image?

Brilliant. Good luck. x

No surprises there fella, congratulations!

well done matey excellent news

Well deserved....CONGRATULATIONS 🥇🏆🥇

Well done mate, great news. 👏🏻

Congratulations on getting this far. Fingers crossed for you.🙏🙏🙏😀😀

Well done Kieran!

Amazing news Kieran well done x

Congratulations!

Congratulation Kieran, that is amazing 😀 I thought I was doing well with 3 getting through, but I was really happy with that, especially as there were over 25,000 entries in total. I too emailed to find out about adding the pics to social media and got the same reply

Fab news! Congrats Kiers.

Nice

Excellent well done you, congratulations 😊

Well done mate

Congrats!

Well done 👍👍👍

Congratulations Kieran! Huge achievement. I've had two shortlisted myself out of the 7 I submitted so I'm over the moon by that! Makes me believe in myself that bit more! 😁👍

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