Beautiful and Recognisable
Beautiful and recognisable, Nigel Waters landscape photography captures natures magical moments of fleeting light on grand vistas and intimate calming waterfalls to compelling moments when extreme weather meets nature. Nigel Waters’s gallery of photographs give the viewer a window into beautiful landscapes encouraging an emotional response from his gallery of captivating moments in time.
Standing on the summit of a mountain, watching the light change on the landscape around you as the day starts or draws to an end is truly stunning and one that I would urge anybody to do at least once in their lives.
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Chrome and Parkhouse Hills
Dappled in summer light the distinct and recognisable twin peaks of the Chrome and Parkhouse Hills in the Upper Dove Dale Valley, Peak District.
These are two of the most famous limestone hills in the Peak District National Park which lie on the north side of the River Dove in Derbyshire close to the Staffordshire border. Both hills are limestone reef knolls believed to have existed during the Carboniferous period when the Peak District was covered by a tropical sea and were former coral reefs formed around 340 million years ago.
Chrome Hill is slightly larger than Parkhouse Hill and is commonly known as the ‘Dragon’s Back’ due to the curve of the hill resembling the plates along the spine of a Stegosaurus dinosaur.
These hills are designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to the wide range of limestone flora to be found here including the rare Jacob’s Ladder Plant (Polemonium Caeruleum). There is a splendid ridge walk across both hills where the views are truly breathtaking which I highly recommend.
Wintery Snowdon Massif
The Snowdon Massif in Wales taken on an eventful wintery day in the Welsh mountains. I got totally battered by hale, sleet and snow with 70 MPH gusts during this trip. I ventured out to get a particular image that I have been after for 3 years but unfortunately as I reached the summit I ended up in very arctic conditions in a total white out! I did manage to capture this Panorama on the way back down as good old mother nature teased me as the storm passed revealing this snow covered mountain scene.
Rhosydd Quarry Barracks
Located in the mountain pass between the Croesor and Cwmorthin valleys lies Rhosydd Quarry which ceased operation in 1930. Scattered around the valley the ghosts of a distant past can be felt where derelict buildings remain isolated and open to the harsh elements which were once home to quarry men.
An absolutely amazing place especially during misty conditions where the eery feel really makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck.
A compilation of images from Rhosydd Quarry can be found here Rhosydd Quarry Gallery
Pen y Garreg Dam – Elan Valley
White horses at Pen y Garreg Dam during a storm, Elan Valley, Wales.
Morning warmth on Pen yr Ole Wen
Early morning sun bringing warmth to Pen yr Ole Wen on a cold winters morning in Snowdonia, Wales.
Autumn mist at Symonds Yat
Early morning mist over the River Wye rolling through Symonds Yat with the early sun warming the beautiful autumnal colours in the trees. Taken from the scenic viewpoint at Symonds Yat Rock which is 120 meters above the River Wye on the Gloucestershire side.
Isolated and forgotten
Isolated and forgotten this old cottage stands in a picturesque valley sheltered from the elements in the mountainous area of the Carneddau.
The feeling of remoteness and disconnection from the 21st century and thoughts of what it must have been like to live here battling the harsh weathers these mountains can endure. Not my final image at this location as I really want to photograph this little cottage in the snow so hopefully over the winter months I can get the image I am after.
Autumn colours of Pistyll Falls
The magical Pistyll Falls in all it’s autumnal colours, one of the original severn wonders of Wales
Church of St Mary Magdelene
With the sun low in the sky just before sunset and bathing its bath stone in golden light I couldn’t resist capturing the Church of St Mary Magdalene at Croome Court framed by this gorgeous old tree. Consecrated and dedicated to St Mary Magdalene in 1763.
Dolbadarn Castle at Sunset
After a whole week of dull thick cloud with very little light around I managed to catch the sky on fire at sunset over Dolbadarn Castle in Snowdonia, Wales.