I love mountainous landscapes. They‚ are dramatic, they‚ are every changing, and they put life into perspective. They tend to bring incredible light which draws me in and makes me want to head out in bad weather when the extremes are ever further apart. It's these extremes in the conditions, like when the light punches through the clouds, that I really do love, and have found myself addicted to chasing and photographing.
My pictures vary in location and style, but tend to feature the more remote areas of Dartmoor, and are normally entirely natural, trying to show the places that feel untouched by humans. I frequently head out on backpacking and bikepacking adventures in order to access the areas I love to shoot which are frequently difficult to access otherwise at the golden hour. I regularly write about these adventures afterwards on my website: danielgroves.net/adventures-photography.
Unlike many others, I am an entirely self-taught photographer who is driven curly by a passion for capturing these images, these small moments in time, which can be anything between an 8000th of a second, or 15-minutes in one frame. Despite this self-taught status I successfully places Dartmoor in the runners-up for the UK Mountain Photographer of the Year competition, my first ever competition entry, in 2015.
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