Few places in the world encompass so little geographical space as the United Kingdom and yet pack in so much beauty, scenery, and history. It seems that everywhere you turn there is something that begs immortality in a photograph. When you visit, you will be rewarded with a feast for your eyes, ready to capture.
Northern Wales is a stunning mix of tiny, tidy villages, sweeping mountain vistas, and simple British countryside views of timeless farms and shaggy sheep. Castles that once guarded the shores from invaders or the border marches with Britain still loom unexpectedly, most in picturesque ruins. Wilderness can still be found in the heights of the mountains that were once quarried for the stone that built Stonehenge.
Bath is not only worthy of being subject matter itself, but is a great base from which to easily reach locales like Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral. If you visit in early spring, you might be lucky enough to catch the fantastic standing stones as I did, in ethereal falling snow. Bath is wonderful if you like architecture; the resort town boasts lovely Georgian houses and manors.
Stonehenge at Sunset
London, once the centre of the known world, must be visited. Don’t waste time trying to capture the changing of the guard. Seek out the gems of the city. Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Tower, all have stood the test of time. Westminster Abbey is worth a day just to record the tombs of great figures who have passed beyond their days amongst us. Hyde Park will open not only historical reminisces of the beau monde that one strolled it, but the polyglot humanity that romp there to this day.
The Cotswolds will induce you to turn on your camera and seize pictures of living history. The thatched villages have stood for hundreds of years and are the same as they were in the times of Henry the Eighth. The sheep that carry on their backs the wealth of this district graze placidly in emerald fields, and the pastoral scenery will draw you along in long rambles during your stay. Gracious manors paid for by the sheep reward the architecture-minded visitor.