Earlier this year National Parks England, alongside Defra, launched the ‘Love Your National Parks’ celebration. The initiative welcomes everyone to celebrate all that England’s 10 National Parks have to offer and aims to boost the economic value of the Parks from tourism and other economic activity.
As a supporter of the National Parks, I am pleased to say that during my photo trips I have at some time visited all of the National Parks and I have still only “scratched the surface” of the many activities to take part in whilst exploring the many diverse landscapes. Make sure you visit at least one of the National Parks in the near future. I am certain that you won’t be disappointed.
As part of the celebration on Tuesday 26th November National Parks England will be coordinating a Love Your National Parks tweet-a-thon – a day of activity on Twitter to celebrate and raise awareness of the benefits of England’s National Parks.
Themes for the day will include:
- Visiting and learning in National Parks
- Doing business in National Parks
- Being inspired by National Parks
- Living in National Parks
The event will run from 9 am till 8 pm and I am pleased to say that I have been invited to take part between 7 pm and 8 pm alongside Sarah Kelly Landscape Officer for the New Forest National Parks Authority. The subject of our session will be “Landscape and inspiration in National Parks – have your photos ready to tweet!”
As the title suggests for my part as well offering to answer all your questions on landscape photography in the Parks I will be sharing some of the images I have captured during my Parks photo trips. You are more than welcome also to tweet your own images from the English National Parks and I will offer a short critique and advice wherever possible. Who knows there may well be surprises as well. To make sure you don’t miss these join us by following #lovenationalparks. Full details of the day’s participants and how you can take part can be found at National Parks England. I am really looking forward to hearing about all your photography experiences and hope you are able to join us.