Welcome to the photography of Simon Kitchin, A North Wales photographer and the author of the photo location guidebook Photographing North Wales. On my website you can browse photos of North Wales and the UK, buy high quality prints, framed prints and canvases, book a landscape photography workshop in Snowdonia National Park or buy a copy of my latest North Wales calendar.

North Wales sunrise photography on the River Dee near Bala

May 08, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
A 4am start yesterday to catch sunrise in North Wales on the River Dee at Llandderfel near Bala, working on the fantastic restoration project LifeDeeRiver being managed by Natural Resources Wales. Rather than feeling like a spring morning though it had a definite sense of autumn... -2 degrees and mist swirling above the River Dee as the sun started...
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Sunset at The Valley of Rocks on the North Devon coastline

May 02, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Just back from a fantastic week walking the North Devon coastline and whilst the 55 miles & 12500ft of climbing mean't I didn't have lots of spare energy for photography trips out too, fortunately the amazing rock formations of The Valley of Rocks on the edge of Exmoor were just a short walk away from our base in Lynton so I couldn't miss the chanc...
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Gorgeous sunrise at Penmon Lighthouse on the Isle of Anglesey

April 16, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
A gorgeous sunrise at Penmon lighthouse (Trwyn Du) on the Isle of Anglesey for my first 121 photography workshop of 2021 today.
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Llangollen - lovely morning light on the River Dee

April 10, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Early start in Llangollen today for a hike around the area and treated to some lovely morning light looking up the River Dee from the main bridge.
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Daffodils on the River Dee in Chester

April 03, 2021
The daffodils were still in full bloom earlier this week alongside the River Dee in Chester whilst I was working on the LifeDeeRiver restoration project with Natural Resources Wales
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North Wales Calendar 2022 - now available to buy

March 09, 2021
I'm delighted to say that printed copies of my new 2022 North Wales Calendar have now arrived and are available to buy. It's the best one so far, bi-lingual English/Welsh and a great quality A4 double wall calendar. The print run is just 150 copies.
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Day 2 of the LifeDeeRiver project - Erbistock to Chester location scouting

March 05, 2021
Today was my 2nd day working on the LifeDeeRiver project with Natural Resources Wales and today’s plans was to scout possible photo locations between Erbistock and Chester. As before lots of mileage to cover today so the alarm went off early again and I’d decided to catch the sunrise at Bangor on Dee. On the way the cloud cover looked a little h...
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A day exploring the River Dee on the LifeDeeRiver project

February 27, 2021
Yesterday was my first day working on the LifeDeeRiver project with Natural Resources Wales, with the main plan being to find the most photogenic stretches of the Dee between Carrog and Bala. With lots of ground to cover I decided an early start was definitely a good idea so the alarm was set and sunrise at Carrog decided upon. Driving through the...
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North Wales Calendar 2022 - making a start!

February 20, 2021
Wet & windy out there today... perfect time to be making a start on the 2022 North Wales calendar, front page just about sorted
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Working with Natural Resources Wales: LifeDeeRiver project

February 06, 2021
I’m delighted to be working with Natural Resources Wales on the fantastic LifeDeeriver restoration project aimed at boosting wildlife along the full length of the River Dee. Over the next few months I’ll be photographing the river and wildlife to help promote awareness of the natural beauty of the river and surroundings. https://naturalresources.w...
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New Yorkshire Dales photo gallery added to my website

January 16, 2021
With a bit of time on my hands during lockdown I’ve updated my website a little by adding a new Yorkshire Dales photo gallery, please do have a browse. All the photos were taken during my walking trips to the area. https://www.landscapephotographyuk.com/p676745369
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Have a safe & Happy Christmas & New Year!!

December 20, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
I'd like to wish everyone that's shown an interest in my photography a safe and happy Christmas & New Year. It's not been the easiest 2020 for anyone so I hope 2021 brings better times to all.
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A cloudy day in Snowdonia - but 5 minutes of magic at sunset

December 11, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
A cloudy day was forecast today but they can make for the most interesting days out withe the camera so I decided I'd have a wander on the lower slopes of Snowdon. The cloud was rolling through the valley of Nant Gwynant and looking pretty spectacular as it drifted slowly through the Llanberis Pass below me. Snowdon summit played a game of hide and...
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Stunning sunrise above snow-capped Tryfan Snowdonia's most majestic mountain

December 04, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
I've been trying for a snow-capped sunrise photo of Tryfan in Snowdonia for a few years now but the conditions have never quite combined to produce the image I'd wanted...until this morning. With snow having fallen on the Snowdonia peaks the night before the weather forecast for early morning showed a small window of opportunity before more snow an...
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The lonely tree Llanberis - Snowdonia’s most popular photo location

December 01, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
The lonely tree of Llanberis is one of Snowdonia’s most popular photo locations with photographers. The best time to visit is late autumn and winter when sunrise is behind the Llanberis pass and you have the chance of some spectacular light behind the tree. The location of the tree is to the west of Llanberis besides Llyn Padarn, access the car par...
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