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The Winter Blue

Matt Oliver

Matt Oliver

I've been a professional photographer for the past 20 years and enjoy the Landscape as a balance to my day to day commercial work. Living on the edge of the Peak District allows me time to explore the beautiful countryside and what this stunning part of the UK has to offer.


My four selected images are based on winter trees in the blue hour. I think most photographers have an affinity with trees, their history and the way they change through the seasons always has interest. My particular favourite time is winter, nothing better than a wander in the fresh cold air with a dusting of snow or covering of ice.

The dull insulated sound and the crunch underfoot with the quiet solitude is perfect to clear the mind of a busy life.

My images, 2 taken in the Lake District and 2 in the Peak district are edited in Lightroom, with adjustments to contrast and colour balance to enhance that blue mood.

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