Pete M Hyde participated in the Abisko workshop in September 2016. Pete lives near Manchester in northwest England.

As a retired University Lecturer in Biological Sciences he has a long standing interest in the natural world. Combining this with a liking for walking and travel lead to him to an interest in landscape photography as a hobby.

“The opportunity to travel with Better Moments to Abisko National Park to see the northern birch forests at the peak of autumn colour was one I relished. In such an environment I can easily become fascinated by restricted, smaller scale, views abstracted from the wider landscape and I found myself enjoying making images of the forest floor or making studies of the fascinating rock formations along the river gorge. The relaxed but professional organisation of the workshop and the guidance from Hans Strand, a photographer whose work I admire greatly, contributed considerably to the pleasure of taking part.”

See more of Pete’s photos on Flickr