Perhaps in some ways 2014 was the year I fell back in love with photography. Not that I ever disliked it before then, but over the preceding 18 months perhaps a certain staleness was creeping in. But moving to the New Forest permanently in December 2013 re-connected me with nature and gave my photography renewed purpose. Here are ten images that hopefully capture that re-kindling.
I had a bit of a landmark birthday in September 2014, turning the grand old age of 40. Thanks to some extremely generous donations by members of my family I was able to rush out and buy myself another camera body. There was really only one choice in my mind, the Nikon D800. With the recent release of the D810, it’s older sibling could now be picked up 2nd hand at excellent value and it’s still one hell of a camera with its amazing full-frame 36MP sensor.