NEWS FLASH......WINNER, UK MOUNTAIN PHOTO OF THE YEAR 2017
I am extremely pleased to have won the UK MOUNTAIN PHOTO OF THE YEAR 2017, organised by Trail Magazine and Fujifilm UK. I entered 3 images, 2 of which were shortlisted and one of Buchaille Etive Beag went on to win.
It's great to have won the prize but also very satisfying to have won the votes of the judges and the readership of the magazine, a metaphorical pat on the back - thanks !
The 3 images are in a gallery of their own here, judge for yourself if it was a worthy choice.
INSTAGRAM......In a startling development, I am now on that there Instagram, so for a regular and varied supply of photos go to geoff_shoults
I hope you enjoy the images on these pages. They reflect my fondness for Britain's Uplands; areas small in stature and size but places where it's still possible to find adventure and inspiration. Also featured is Norway, surely the greatest ski touring destination in the world ?
If you visit the Peak District and would like to see the photos in their physical, framed form, I have an exhibition in Jo Royle Outdoor in Buxton, an outdoor retailer with which I have a long association and where I can occasionally be found helping out behind the counter ( www.jo-royle.co.uk )
My pictures have been published in the Sunday Times, Rough Guides, Trail, Country Walking, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, National Geographic, Ute (Norway) amongst others.
My equipment is Fuji X system; beautifully designed cameras that echo the stripped-down Contax S2 which I used for many years in the days of 35mm film. A few of the images were taken with film in a Bronica Etrsi.
I tend not to do a lot of post-processing (manipulation of the image) - so the photo pretty much shows the scene as I saw it, no skies have been replaced in the production of these images !
Prints for you
The images in these pages can be purchased for you to display in a variety of sizes and formats (and obviously the watermark won't come out on the print).
They are individually printed to order by the professional photo lab that I use for all my prints. They provide superb, guaranteed quality and a fast and efficient service.
Please leave comments and criticisms and feel free to contact me.