Ian Haskell Photography

Puffin courtship

Puffin courtship

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Warm autumn

Autumn has been unusually warm this year (2014) in the United Kingdom. I heard today that its one of the warmest Novembers on record too. This year I had decided to take photographs of autumn locally and also within the Yorkshire Dales national park which is a bit of a break from the norm as I normally head north to Scotland for the amazing autumn colours there that leaves me breathless. The below photograph is from one of the glens that has beautiful colour. I took a bit of a break from my photography this summer although still got out to photograph some of my local hares. This year there have been a lot of berries on the trees and quite early on. Friends have told me that this means it will be a cold winter although they said that last year too. We will get what weather we get...

Hares glorious hares

I'm a bit of an outdoors person and there is no better time than summer to get out and enjoy the Great British countryside. I tend to target a lot of what I photograph as if you don't target then your more likely to be in bed on Sunday morning enjoying some duvet time. For the last few years I have had a fairly ambitious schedule for British Wildlife and used to travel to all corners of our great nation to find and photograph our wonderful species. Through the majority of that time the European Brown Hare has alway taken my eye somewhat...and is one of my favorite mammals here is the Wild Isles of Britain. Backlit brown hare at dusk, North Norfolk This latest diary entry shows my intial attempt of photographing this wonderful mammal in North Norfolk when I was required to...

photography approach and latest images

Hello and welcome to my first blog of the year... Its seems like a long time since I created a diary entry ... and I have been really busy with my day job and getting myself back into better shape. I kind of think that to get those really really good photographs fitness, strength and endurance is really important. I started lifting weights and keeping really fit from my first year at University and did so till my early 30's when I picked up a camera again for the second time. My photography through the initial years was really targetted and I was out a lot with little or no time for anything else (my fitness training continued but to a lesser extent). I have noticed over a few years that my fitness and strength have diminshed a litle and have resulted in me picking the ball up...

The Isle of Skye

A very happy & healthy new year to all those that frequent my pages... I'm always fairly excited when I'm about to visit the Isle of Skye for some photography but before arriving at this landscape photography hotspot I normally break the 550 mile jaunt with a whistlestop tour of either Glencoe, Invergarry, Glen Orchy or some other place that is of interest. After crossing the Skye bridge... 'The Cuillin Mountains loomed in the distance....the closer I travelled the loftier and more majestic the mountains were'. The Isle of Skye is a wonderful plethora of landscapes with stunning vistas viewable from many different angles, only enhanced by fleeting and often wild moments of light. One of my first visits here was the wettest Skye had had for ten years and the...