This autumn, I was determined to get out with the camera at every opportunity if there was any prospect of good light. My subjects, the Saddleworth hills and waterways, are situated in the West Pennines, so the sun takes its time getting up above the hills in the morning, only to disappear from the valleys by mid-afternoon. The peak of autumn colour can vary, but often arrives between mid and late October, when autumn leaves quickly turn to magnificent browns, russets and golds. We are now well into autumn and, as usual in the North West of England, the weather has turned wet and windy, threatening to hinder my best…
HDR photographs created using Photoshop and Camera RAW. The area is one of my favourites in Saddleworth, Chew Brook, which flowed through the valley before the creation of the reservoir in the 1960s.
I don't know how many times I have photographed this scene over the years - many, many times - but as the seasons change and the light and shade moves across the landscape, I still find I am as excited as I was the first time I saw it, all those decades ago.