Many people dream of the long, languorous days of summer, with its gentle, warm zephyrs. But, as a landscape photographer I dream of the short days of winter, preferably with snow and ice. Despite what you may think this isn’t simply a case of me being contrary. No, honestly, it isn’t! For me there are many compelling reasons why landscape photography is a more worthwhile experience in winter.
So, what’s wrong with summer? I usually find photographing the British landscape in the high summer months, between June and September, an unrewarding exercise. To my mind, wherever you are, summer limits photographic opportunities.