How do I know this? Well, I have my obsession. My obsession is a hill in Lancashire called Boulsworth. It lies to the south of Nelson and Colne and towers above the village of Wycoller.
My favourite walk to the summit is from Coldwell Reservoirs. and is relatively flat until you take the concessionary path to the summit.
Boulsworth has been the subject of my photographs before, it in fact plays a part in Remnants and will no doubt feature in future landscape projects. So why is this hill my obsession?
It would be easy of Pendle to be my obsession. It has a lot going for it, it is unusual in the fact that it stands alone, it has history and atmosphere but for me Boulsworth is just something else. I can't put my finger on it and couldn't say why, but this hill has to be one of my favourites in Lancashire and I definitely have more photographs of this hill than any other.
Last Wednesday I managed a trip back to my obsession and did I catch it at the right time? I was there just as the sun was going down and managed to catch these images. Although bitterly cold, the sun was out and the sky was threatening more snow, just perfect for a landscape photographer. However, I didn't come away with the photograph that I was attempting to capture. That one may have to wait until next winter now.