Michael Grolys

Michael Grolys

Penrith Cumbria Unite Kingdom


I live and work in the Eden Valley, Cumbria on the edge of the Lake District and spend as much time as I can in the outdoors walking the hills and mountains in and around Cumbria, the Yorkshire Dales and Scotland and when time permits further afield.

Landscape photography has been a major interest and passion for me for many years, this was originally as a record of the walks I have undertaken in the hills and mountains. Now I just love to be out and about in the hills whether on a small or large walk and capture a small part of the ever changing colours, light and seasons. Because of my location I spend quite a bit of time in the Lake District and Cumbria, Northumberland and Scotland. Wherever I go I usually have a camera with me. This site aims to show a small snapshot of the ever changing beauty of the countryside and rural landscape. You will find some well known landmarks pictured on this site but mostly I like to get off the beaten track where possible and concentrate on less visited places. I'm always adding new images so please visit regularly to see the latest additions.

Accompanied on many of these walks are usually walking friends and my Labrador Retrievers who also feature in some of the pictures either posing for a picture or enjoying the landscape in their own way.

Out on my travels I use a combination of Canon DSLR's (Cropped and Full Frame) and Sony Alpha APS-C cameras/Sony Alpha A7R (For long days in the hills when I don't want to carry lots of kit). I manage all of my images and post processing using Lightroom and occasional use of Photoshop. I like to keep my post processing fairly simple with the objective of keeping all my images looking as natural as possible. I do also use Cokin and Lee filters on my cameras where appropriate.

If you wish to purchase any of the pictures on this site as prints or for use on other sites please contact me using the contact form on the meny above or via Email Enquiries@sycamorebarn.com