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David Ward’s 2013

Review of 2013

David Ward

T-shirt winning landscape photographer, one time carpenter, full-time workshop leader and occasional author who does all his own decorating.


We asked a number of our contributors to answer a few questions on their past year and what 2014 holds.

1) What have you been doing photographically in 2013, anything new & different or exciting trips that got the juices flowing ?

Finally fulfilling my long held ambitions to visit Spitzbergen (in June) and New Zealand (in August) were definitely my highlights of 2013. I actually made very few images in Spitzbergen but I was deeply moved by being in a wild place hardly altered by mankind. New Zealand was more productive photographically, but even after a fairly long visit I feel that I barely scratched the surface. These are both places that I intend to revisit as soon and as often as I can. For me, 2013 was a little like living in the Shetlands, where they only have two seasons: winter and July. I experienced "winter" from January through to June, firstly in Scotland and the high Arctic. I managed just one week of hot weather in July, in Pembrokeshire. Then it was back to "winter" in the southern hemisphere and in the Rockies. So this was the year of snow for me. And, I have to say, I really enjoyed both the cold and the enforced simplicity!

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