Photographers come from all over the world to photograph the scenic landscapes of the United Kingdom. From the picturesque Welsh valleys to the mountainous Scottish terrain, the list of ideal locations is endless. The great part about the United Kingdom is that you can get from place to place with relative ease so if you want pictures of the misty lochs up in the North of Scotland, or the beautiful Cornwall beaches down at the Southwest of England, you can realistically cover most areas during a week long trip.
If you’re looking for some ideas of places to take great landscape photos then try these places out:
The Lake District–At any time of year England’s Lake District is the stunning setting for many a walker, hiker and general outdoors lover. There is very good reason that it attracts people from far and wide and it is a photography paradise with the rolling hills, high mountains and many magical lakes. In the summer it is usually clear enough to catch reflections of the peaks in the Lakes,in the wetter months you can catch the mist rising from the lakes. There are also many small villages that have historic buildings and castles that make ideal photographs.
Snowdonia – In Wales, the high peaks of Snowdonia and the nearby coastal areas provide some of the best landscapes that the UK has to offer. From snowy peaks to the tallest lighthouse in the UK and all surrounded by stone cottages, there are plenty of opportunities for photographers of all standards. Head to the Llechwedd Slate Caverns to capture the amazing underground tunnels.
Scotland – It is too difficult to pick just one location in Scotland because there is much to offer. Photographers have won prestigious awards through their photos of the great Scottish landscape. The historic castles and wealth of lochs provide the stunning setting for formidable photography. It is little wonder why so many professional photographers rate Scotland as one of their top picks. Ben Nevis provides some unbeatable views, from rocky pathways to steep tree-covered mountainsides.
The Isle of Man – The small island is often used for film sets due to the vast spaces of untouched natural beauty and its attractive coastal areas. Just a short ferry or plane ride from Liverpool, there are many different locations that you can find from historical buildings to stunning glens.
Improve your photography opportunities by looking into using digiscoping and try it out when you are on the ferry approaching land or in another location that provides a great picture, but you can’t get close enough.
If you are looking for somewhere to capture amazing photos this year, then look no further than the United Kingdom. The natural countryside and lakes, historic towns and villages, stone castles and untouched beaches provide some of the best scenery in the world. Fly into any of the UK’s major cities, and you are only a short distance from any of these brilliant locations.
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