It’s that time of year again folks. After the success of my 2019 calendar, Lakeland – A Year in Focus, I’m now in the stages of releasing next year’s addition. Last year, the calendar was very much a test the water project and I was delighted and a little surprised with the response and support I received...for which I’m very thankful. I had calendars sent all over the world and I’m thrilled that my calendars will be hanging on walls in America, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and of course the UK. It was certainly an eye opening experience and with it being my first time I didn't find it particularly easy. You may think ‘what’s difficult about choosing 12 images? Well its not as easy as you think. A good calendar in my opinion, has to follow certain criteria. Firstly it needs to follow the seasons, no point having a winter image in June. The calendar has to offer variety, not just in the location but the style of the image, I would get board of looking at similar images from the same area. The images need to be eye catching, but I also like my images to represent the many different moods the Lake District has to offer...not just vibrant sunsets. I like the images to offer familiarity with places people may have visited or recognise, but to also showcase some places people don’t know and highlight the wonderfully rich and diverse landscape of the lake district. Finally the calendar has to flow, but this in part is getting all the elements I've mentioned correct. I must have changed my choice of images numerous times last year, but this time around I feel better equipped. So hear are my selected images for the 2020 Lake Distrist Calendar - a selection I'm really proud of and really think it highlights the beauty of the Lake District.
JANUARY - Alpine Langdale
FEBRUARY -Brathay Winter Reflections
I hope you like the images I've selected, apologies if your favourite hasn't been included, it's been a difficult choice and a few 'good ones' were left on the cutting room floor, but over all I'm really happy with the calendar and think the images included some of my best work to date and truely believe it represents the Lake District in all its glory....come rain or shine. The calendar will be availble to pre order next week, so please stay tunned.