One of the photographers I have in my circle on Google+ is Andy Lee. Andy takes spectacular photographs of mountain ranges. It's not simply the awe inspiring location that makes for such a great image, it's the work Andy puts into the lighting and post processing that stands his work apart from other, similar, photographers. Below are some great examples of mountain photography.
A few shots from a local heathland during sunrise this morning.
As storms batter the English coastline, and rain seems to be a constant feature of 2014, it's difficult to motivate yourself to get out and take some photos. Once your out, everything is so grey that it's hard to get motivated. ONe solution is to practice long exposure photography and give it a bit of B&W treatment :)
An early start to catch the colours cast by the sunrise in Henley this morning. The place is still pretty flooded due to the fact that it's rained every day since New Years!
Google+ is an excellent resource and community for photographers. The combination of some great functionality and a strong community of like minded individuals makes for a great place to share, learn and teach others about taking photos. There are ways, however, that you can alienate yourself and really test the patience of other users, and be 'uncool'!
A great way to test your photography skills and creativity is to set yourself a month long challenge. This can be any one of a number of things, from actually taking the photo to post processing. Can you stick to the challenge?!
You may (or may not) remember a gallery post from a while ago when I visited the Millennium Bridge in London. It was a gallery of HDR images of the bridge and surrounding scenes. I recently reprocessed several of these images in black and white and some tonal changes/enhancements.