Armed with their cameras, whether they are top of the range digital SLRs or basic camera phones, people can take great images worth featuring in a photo book. However, the trick is being in the right place at the right time. Luckily, the UK is brimming with superb locations for keen photographers, and Countryfile Magazine has identified some of the very best. For example, it recommended a trip to Snowdonia in Wales. Here, there are plenty of beautiful spots for enthusiastic photographers to snap away. For example, Capel Curig, Ogwen, Llyn Gwynant and Tall-y-Llyn offer dramatic mountain scenes mirrored in calm lakes, as well as misty valleys. The magazine added: “Snowdonia’s luminous greens and purples capture the best of dramatic landscape and moody weather. Tall-y-Llyn is great for bluebells and in rusty red colouring in autumn.”
Beachy Head on the south coast of England also made the shortlist. According to the news source, this area is excellent for “striking coastal shots” and people should watch out for “mysterious sea mists shrouding the cliffs and the iconic lighthouse in the sea below”. The colour combinations of blue, green, red and white make this location extra special, it added, noting that clear sunny days are the best time to capture the variations. In the north of the country, the Yorkshire Dales offer stunning photo opportunities. Commenting on this area, Countryfile Magazine said it is a “medley of grassy mountainous terrain with strange ruins and rock formations that punctuate the landscape”. “Geological curiosities” such as the Norber Erratics Crummock Dale and Whernside are well worth a look, it added.
On the other side of the Pennines, the Lake District also got a mention. It offers “snowscapes in winter, brassy tones in autumn and crisp blue skies in spring and summer”, and is “strikingly beautiful all year round”. Photographers may want to pick out Striding Edge on Helvellyn during the colder months as this area is good for snow photos, the magazine suggested. Other highlights include Blea Tarn, Friars Crag, Ullswater and Haweswater. Off the west coast of Scotland, Skye offers stunning views for photographers too. The news source urged people to “explore Quiraing, Glenbrittle, Elgol, Point of Neist and Eilean Dornan castle to find perfect places to photograph this enchanted island”. Meanwhile, those keen to capture shots of a marvel of nature may want to head to the Giants Causeway in County Antrim. Describing the charm of this location, the magazine stated: “Hexagonal shapes of Northern Ireland’s honeycomb of rocks [are] breathtakingly weird and wonderful and [create] fantastic light and shadows.”
Once people have gone to the effort of finding the right locations and taking their images, they can head online to make a photo book. This is an effective way of showcasing pictures and photographers can take real pride in their books. Luckily for busy consumers, it is now easier than ever to create and order these items. All they need to achieve stunning results are a spare few minutes and a web connection.