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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography There’s no doubt about it; autumn is the best time of year to photograph deer in the UK. The crisp mornings and misty sunrises coincide perfectly with the red deer rut; a time when the deer are more bold, and most active. I missed some of this season; taking the opportunity to see autumn elsewhere in Europe, but I had two very good mornings in particular, when some obliging deer were kind enough…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography Earlier in the year I was considering which animals I’d like to photograph as part of my On Black / On White projects, and I set myself the challenge of getting some more highland cattle portraits. I’ve got a few cow photos already, but I find highland cattle very appealing, and I felt I could still get something new from the subject. Fortunately, a friend and photographer Lawrence Smith found some highland cattle and secured permission from…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography I first visited Forest How in 2014, and I wrote a blog post about that trip here. That contains an introduction to the place, and some tips for getting the best out of your visit. To briefly summarise; Forest How Guest House is a B&B in Eskdale, Cumbria, which is one of the areas of the Lake District where red squirrels are thriving. They’re totally wild, but they visit the grounds and gardens of the guest house where…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography Three years ago, I built a hedgehog house, and (more importantly) dug a gap under our garden fence, in the hope of attracting hedgehogs to our garden. And last summer, we discovered the house had been in use and we started to see them regularly, throughout the spring and summer. Well they’ve been back this year too, and last weekend, I manged to get my first hedgehog photos. I’m still learning about them, and how much disturbance they’ll accept…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography When we decided we had time to squeeze in a weekend away somewhere this spring, we thought it would be nice to see some red squirrels. I asked a friend from Flickr, Peter Trimming, for a suggestion as he has photographed red squirrels just about everywhere they can still be found in the UK. He very kindly recommended Forest How Guest House, in the Lake District, where owner John has spent the last three years…

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