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Landscapes

Steve Stamford | Barn and snow

Barn and snow

A long out of use barn complete with trees growing inside - the only colour amongst snowy fields.
Steve Stamford | Forest path

Forest path

A leaf covered path through the woods.
Steve Stamford | Old oak

Old oak

An old oak hanging onto a stony outcrop
Steve Stamford | Road to nowhere

Road to nowhere

Small road / track through autumn / fall woodland
Steve Stamford | Road to nowhere - portrait

Road to nowhere - portrait

Small road / track through autumn / fall woodland. This image is also available in landscape orientation.
Steve Stamford | Seat in the bluebell woodland

Seat in the bluebell woodland

A simple wooden seat beside a woodland country path. Bluebells carpet the floor in a beautiful spring display.
Steve Stamford | Bluebell woodland seat

Bluebell woodland seat

A simple wooden seat beside a woodland country path. Bluebells carpet the floor in a beautiful spring display.
Steve Stamford | Abandoned farmhouse

Abandoned farmhouse

Sutton Lodge farmhouse has long been abandoned and is slowly falling down. Most of the outbuilding walls have long since tumbled and those of the house itself seem not to be far behind.
Steve Stamford | Great Cumbrae rush hour

Great Cumbrae rush hour

Cumbrae is a small island off the Scottish coast - known as the island of 1,000 bicycles as cycling is so popular here due to the very small number of cars and only 2 roads.
Steve Stamford | Spring Woodland 1

Spring Woodland 1

Dappled sun makes its way through first leaves and a gentle mist on the way to shining light on a delightful woodland path complete with steps to infinity and beyond.
Steve Stamford | Great Cumbrae slipway

Great Cumbrae slipway

The beautiful island of Great Cumbrae is only reached by ferry. This is the landing site for it and the view back to Largs on the Scottish mainland.
Steve Stamford | Autumn calm

Autumn calm

A calm autumn / fall day with fabulous bright colours and a gentle reflection of a distant bridge
Steve Stamford | Mermaid's Pool

Mermaid's Pool

Mermaid's pool is a natural freshwater pool that can be found in the Staffordshire moor lands. It is always a dark shade of blue, possibly due to the peaty / boggy nature of the soil. At the top of a ridge it is a popular place for model RC plane flying, particularly gliders who benefit from the updraft.
Steve Stamford | Oak tree landscape

Oak tree landscape

A solitary oak tree stands proud amidst a farmer's field on a glorious summer day with some excellent cloudage.
Steve Stamford | Five bar gate

Five bar gate

Early morning image of a traditional five bar gate leading to a path through a field of bright yellow rapeseed.
Steve Stamford | Sea Scape

Sea Scape

The call of the sea. . . .
Steve Stamford | Troll bridge

Troll bridge

The kind of bridge over a gentle, unassuming little stream that if it hasn't got a troll under it perhaps really should.
Steve Stamford | The Hermit's cave

The Hermit's cave

Originally a hermit's cave - now of course long abandoned and just a lovely tranquil place to visit.
Steve Stamford | Autumn wall

Autumn wall

A dry stone wall dominates the foreground of this autumn landscape image.
Steve Stamford | Autumn woodland

Autumn woodland

The beautiful colours of an English woodland in autumn.
Steve Stamford | Road less well trod

Road less well trod

Deep in the forest where the roads become tracks and the tracks become paths . . . .
Steve Stamford | The avenue at Avebury

The avenue at Avebury

Avebury is famous for its stone circle, but not so many know of 'the avenue' - exactly that, an avenue formed by a long row of standing stones which can be seen here amongst the flowers that carpet the floor.
Steve Stamford | Hemlock Stone

Hemlock Stone

As ever with such things no one actually knows why this is called the Hemlock Stone, though of course theories abound based on old punctuations and long lost words. On 3 June 2002 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II a large bonfire was lit on the top of Hemlock Stone as part of the worldwide chain of 2,006 beacons.
Steve Stamford | The old Oak

The old Oak

A single oak tree in a field waiting for spring.
Steve Stamford | Sun catcher

Sun catcher

When getting up in the morning is just too much effort and the sun needs to take a rest on a tree.
Steve Stamford | Doll Tor stone circle

Doll Tor stone circle

Believed to have been built some 3 - 4,000 years ago Doll Tor is a scheduled ancient monument in the Peak district of Derbyshire. As with all things of this age its purpose is speculation though it would seem fair to assume it to have been an important ritual site. The only firm evidence for earlier use is as a burial / cremation site and several cremation urns have been recovered.
Steve Stamford | Bluebell path

Bluebell path

A simple wooden seat beside a woodland country path. Bluebells carpet the floor in a beautiful spring display.
Steve Stamford | Ferry Bridge Burton 1

Ferry Bridge Burton 1

For many years the only way for workers living in Stapenhill to get to Burton on Trent was by ferry. After many deaths a bridge, Ferrby Bridge was built to cross the river and adjacent washlands.
Steve Stamford | Ferry Bridge Burton 2

Ferry Bridge Burton 2

For many years the only way for workers living in Stapenhill to get to Burton on Trent was by ferry. After many deaths a bridge, Ferrby Bridge was built to cross the river and adjacent washlands.
Steve Stamford | Woodland walk

Woodland walk

A walk along a woodland path.
Steve Stamford | Corsican Pine Canopy

Corsican Pine Canopy

The Corsican Pine - Pinus nigra is an extremely hardly tree that is even happy to grow in sand and resistant to salt spray making it a popular choice for coastal forestry.
Steve Stamford | Ullapool bay 2

Ullapool bay 2

Ullapool in Scotland has a fabulous and picturesque bay that is popular with a blend of both working and leisure craft. With a blue sky and spectacular backdrop it is easy to see why it is so popular.
Steve Stamford | View from Moine house

View from Moine house

The house here was built when the road between the Kyle of Tongue and Loch Hope which was constructed by the Duke of Sutherland opened in 1830. The road was literally built, like its successor on an endless number of heather bundles to stop it sinking into the peat bog. This is the view from the front door.
Steve Stamford | Road to Moine house

Road to Moine house

This house was built when the road between the Kyle of Tongue and Loch Hope which was built by the Duke of Sutherland and opened in 1830. It was literally built, like its successor on an endless number of heather bundles to stop it sinking into the peat bog. Despite this utter isolation several people found the desire to 'adorn' it. Records show that in 1881 it was home to a man of 80 along with his daughter, son in law and 5 grandchildren.
Steve Stamford | The road ahead - panoramic

The road ahead - panoramic

Lonely road on the North Yorkshire moors complete with sheep, farm gate and lonely tree. Also available in mono and as a letterbox crop.
Steve Stamford | The road ahead

The road ahead

Lonely road on the North Yorkshire moors complete with sheep, farm gate and lonely tree. Also available in mono and as a letterbox crop.
Steve Stamford | Squinty bridge, Glasgow

Squinty bridge, Glasgow

Known to the locals of Glasgow as Squinty Bridge - officially the Clyde Arc spans the river Clyde in Glasgow
Steve Stamford | Forth rail bridge at night 2

Forth rail bridge at night 2

Night time image of the world famous Forth rail bridge. This image is taken from Queensferry.
Steve Stamford | Forth rail bridge at night 1

Forth rail bridge at night 1

Night time image of the world famous Forth rail bridge. This image is taken from Queensferry.
Steve Stamford | Moine house

Moine house

This house was built when the road between the Kyle of Tongue and Loch Hope which was built by the Duke of Sutherland and opened in 1830. It was literally built, like its successor on an endless number of heather bundles to stop it sinking into the peat bog. Despite this utter isolation several people found the desire to 'adorn' it. Records show that in 1881 it was home to a man of 80 along with his daughter, son in law and 5 grandchildren.
Steve Stamford | Glaid Stone

Glaid Stone

This is the highest point on the island of Great Cumbrae, a beautiful island off the coast of Scotland that can only be reached by ferry.
Steve Stamford | Ladybower sunset

Ladybower sunset

Shoreline image of Ladybower reservoir in the Upper Derwent Valley with snow on the hills and the hint of a sunset to come.
Steve Stamford | Bentley Brook autumn

Bentley Brook autumn

Just outside the town of Matlock in Derbyshire there is a little lane that unassumingly goes to a place called Lumsdale. Lumsdale was in its day a major industrial area, powered by a series of water mills courtesy of the Bentley Brook. Long since abandoned nature is now taking things back. This is Bentley Brook - meandering through the autumn colours now unhindered.
Steve Stamford | Lumsdale pool

Lumsdale pool

This is a view across the pool that formed the head of water for the many mills, some grinding corn, others bone and ore as well as a fulling and bleaching works. All of these were powered by a series of water mills along the steep valley below.
Steve Stamford | Four falls walk waterfall 4

Four falls walk waterfall 4

This beautiful waterfall is in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. An energetic walk very well worth the effort.
Steve Stamford | Sgwyd yr Eira Waterfall 3

Sgwyd yr Eira Waterfall 3

Waterfall of the snow. This most beautiful waterfall is in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. The footpath actually goes behind the curtain of water too so the brave, and those who don't mind getting just a little damp, get a most unusual view.
Steve Stamford | Sgwyd yr Eira Waterfall 4

Sgwyd yr Eira Waterfall 4

Waterfall of the snow. This most beautiful waterfall is in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. The footpath actually goes behind the curtain of water too so the brave, and those who don't mind getting just a little damp, get a most unusual view.
Steve Stamford | Four falls walk waterfall 3

Four falls walk waterfall 3

This beautiful waterfall is in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. An energetic walk very well worth the effort.
Steve Stamford | Ceunant Mawr waterfall pool

Ceunant Mawr waterfall pool

This rather beautiful waterfall is accessed via a path from Llanberis. It can also be seen from the very popular Snowdon mountain railway as it passes over a viaduct that is just a few yards to the right and more than a few yard above.
Steve Stamford | Ceunant Mawr waterfall

Ceunant Mawr waterfall

This rather beautiful waterfall is accessed via a path from Llanberis. It can also be seen from the very popular Snowdon mountain railway as it passes over a viaduct that is just a few yards to the right and more than a few yard above.
Steve Stamford | Bryn Celli Ddu

Bryn Celli Ddu

The mound seen here is a reconstruction of a very much older and larger burial mound after the original neolithic mound was excavated in 1928. It is possible to walk inside and many people do - often bearing and leaving small items relevant to the Pagan faith system.
Steve Stamford | Brecon woodland walk

Brecon woodland walk

This is a relaxing image of a path through the Brecon Beacons National Park. Part of the 'Four Falls' walk it is described as 'strenuous' - they aren't kidding.
Steve Stamford | Moored at Loch Linnhe

Moored at Loch Linnhe

A simple scene at Loch Linnhe, Scotland with a moored boat, little red building, hills and of course - cloud.
Steve Stamford | Second Coast

Second Coast

Second Coast in Scotland could be mistaken for many an exotic foreign location in the summer sun, clear blue water, sandy beach and a backdrop that is simply beautiful.
Steve Stamford | Malvaig cottage

Malvaig cottage

On a typical Scottish single track road to Malvaig in the Highlands there are many buildings being left to decay. The orange of the rust against the green and blue of the landscape made this one appealing to me.
Steve Stamford | Lion rock

Lion rock

Lion rock is a natural formation quite literally millions of years old on the Scottish island of Great Cumbrae. As you come off the ferry turn left and you can not miss it.