Author Archives: Michael Hilton

After the Sun Sets

Sometimes it’s even better after sunset.  As long as there’s a bit of light in the skies.  And water helps to reflect the dying light.

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The Bridge

The orange sun just managed to shine through below the clouds before sunset to light up the blue tones of the bridge over the River Dee at Queensferry. Most of the pictures I made here involved standing in the centre … Continue reading

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Photogenic Sheep in a Winter Landscape

It was very snowy last week; there was a cloudy (& still snowing) day followed by a sunny day.  The cloudy day suited the landscape better than the sunny day I think.  The sheep here have organised themselves into photogenic … Continue reading

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Wintry Weather – Grey is Good

This morning might have been a great sunrise, at a civilised time, but was rather grey instead.  But is suited this picture of a flooded field perfectly.

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Waterfalls

You can’t beat a good waterfall as the subject for a beautiful landscape.  And the autumn leaves cover up a lot of the usually-distracting riverbank, rather like snow might to in mid-winter.  This is Plas Power near Wrexham, an easy-to-reach … Continue reading

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Falling Leaves, Autumn

Autumn’s a great time to make colourful and beautiful images, but here are three more impressionistic pictures; all were created simply by waving the camera about during the exposure.

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Colourful!

If your picture is only going to be viewed for a fraction of a second you need “impact” – and this picture certainly has it.

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Trees

This is a canopy of trees – or just some foliage really.  Photographed from Faringdon Folly Tower looking almost straight down; of course that’s the tower’s shadow in the picture.  Even my shadow is visible, just.

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Corrosion

You will have seen many pictures of Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ on the beach at Crosby.  Hopefully this one’s a bit different. It’s a closeup of the corrosion on the back of one of the 100 figures.  Click on the … Continue reading

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I Know it’s Not Autumn but…

I have only just got round to looking at some pictures from last autumn in Cholmondeley’s gardens.  It was a chilly and grey day but the light suited the subjects perfectly.  Plants at the end of their lives or just … Continue reading

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