It is always a joy and a pleasure to be out and about with the camera, normally around sunrise and sunset when the light is at its most magnificent. A challenge too! To try and capture the beauty of our surroundings – whether it is a beautiful grand vista, a man-made canal or a simple rock, partially submerged in the sea. But the joy when it works makes it worth the getting up early, the searching for a good location, the getting soaked and the waiting for the light.

I find myself especially drawn to long exposures, particularly when I am beside the sea or a Scottish loch. These remove the hectic motion of the water and reveal the underlying structure. Likewise, I enjoy long night-time exposures which can also capture things the human eye cannot see.

Maybe, I just enjoy the quiet, calm process of capturing the essence of what is there.