James Banks @jamesbanksphoto

Keen photographer Lake District, Cumbria Mod: @weownthemacro_uk www.facebook.com/jamesbanksphoto

James Banks photos and videos

9 hours ago

A shot from the archives Throwback to summer last year on Drigg beach. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #coastline #britishcoast #uk_outdoors #ukcoast #beaches #lakedistrict #cumbrialife #cumbriaguide #igerscumbria #raw_country #agameoftones #awesome_earthpics #allbeauty_addiction #depthobsessed #depthoffieldphotography #depthoffield #britains_talent #capturingbritain #ukhikers #ukhiddengems

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4 days ago

Well it's #throwbackthursday so here's a throwback to summer. Which already feels sooo long ago 😂😂😂 Bit disappointed my shutter speed was too slow in this shot, as the insect is blurred, but you learn something new every day I guess 👍 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #macroworld_tr #macro_nature_spirit #macro_premier #macro_brilliance #macro_perfection #macro_addiction #macro_highlight #macrophotography #macro_mania__ #macro_captures_ #macro_love #macro_freaks #macro_delight #macro_mood #macro_spotlight #macro_kings #raw_flowers #raw_depthoffield #depthoffieldphotography #depthoffield #depthobsessed #fromlakelandwithlove #lovelakeswalks #thelakelanders #lakedistrictnationalpark #lakedistrictuk #flowers #flower_daily #fiftyshades_of_macro

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2 weeks ago

Another heather shot, because how could you ever get sick of em 😂😂 So this is pretty much exactly the shot I had in mind when I dragged myself out of bed at 4am a few weeks ago If you follow my feed then you'll know that I didn't get any good light on the heather and on the Langdale pikes in the distance at the same time The more quick witted of you would therefore deduce that this is a composite image, created from two separate shots in Photoshop. And you know what, you'd be right Let me know in the comments how much Photoshop you feel is too much 👍 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #placesinuk #everything_imaginable #thelakelanders #uk_outdoors #uk_greatshots #ukhikers #raw_flowers #fromlakelandwithlove #lovelakeswalks #pretty_shotz #capturingbritain #britains_talent #earthfocus #earthvisuals #tv_landscapes #tv_nature #lakedistrictnationalpark #lakelandhikingcollective #lakedistrict #theplacetobe #getoutside #thisismyadventure #lakedistrictwalks #ilovethelakedistrict #ilovethelakes #withmytamron

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2 weeks ago

Portrait of a broken man So this shot needs a bit of back story The awesome sideways light is exactly what I wanted on the Langdale Pikes when I got up at 4am that morning. Unfortunately I wanted that light when I was on Lingmoor Fell....not when I was half way back down after deciding that it wasn't gonna happen. Determined not to leave empty handed I set the camera up on a timer to try and convey how broken my poor artistic soul was by this slap in the face from mother nature. On the plus side it made for an impressive view as I hiked back down to the car 🙄 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #lovelakeswalks #tv_nature #tv_landscapes #fromlakelandwithlove #lensbible #gurushots #lakedistrictnationalpark #unescoworldheritage #unescoworldheritagesite #lakelandhikingcollective #hikingthelakes #hikinguk #thisismyadventure #getoutside #theplacetobe #uklpoty #uk_outdoors #ukhikers #1skyshot #raw_landscape #raw_uk #thelakelanders #lakelandhikingcollective #lakedistrictuk #lakedistrict #nationalparksuk #nationalpark #instagood10k #instasky

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3 weeks ago

*mental health related post* Scroll on if it's not your cup of tea.... So here's another shot of the heather (or in the heather in this case ) up Walla crag. I'll be honest I didn't even want to leave the house on the day in question. I've been suffering with a bulging disc in my back, and at times it's been quite debilitating. On top of the obvious back pain that goes with it, it's also really fucking depressing. Not being able to go out and do the things you love as you never know when you could land yourself bed bound for a few days or weeks. Up until the day I took this shot I'd been really down. Drinking too much, exercising less, generally unhappy and not doing the things that make me happy. I reluctantly dragged myself out of the house, only to get to my destination and sit in the car for a good 10 minutes or so, convincing myself not to turn around and go home. The human brain is a powerful thing, but it's not always got our best interests at heart. I headed up via the steep route, which was pretty exhilarating and a good test of my waning fitness levels. Almost immediately the endorphins kicked in, and coupled with the superb views and the anticipation of getting some decent snaps, my mood instantly improved. I guess what I'm saying is that the longer you let depression, anxiety etc control you, the longer it will control you. Anyways, hopefully at least someone read all the way to the end 😊 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #everything_imaginable #lakedistrictnationalpark #lakedistrict #lakedistrictuk #landscapephotography #landscape_lovers #landscapephotographymagazine #ap_magazine #britains_talent #scenicbritain #ourlakedistrict #our_britain #earthfocus #earthvisuals #fromlakelandwithlove #lovelakeswalks #lovegreatbritain #walkinguk #hikingthelakes #thisismyadventure #theplacetobe #thelakelanders #uk_outdoors #uk_greatshots #ukhikers #raw_landscape #igerscumbria #weownthelandscape_uk #lpoty #heather

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3 weeks ago

Well Saturday I set my alarm for 4am, drove over an hour through the lakes, slogged it up a very steep fell for about an hour just in time for sunrise.....and got nothing that I'm particularly happy with. Oh photography you cruel mistress 🙄🙄 But it was my first sunrise since spring and it was nice to be out. Sweaty....but nice. If you zoom in you might be able to see @mikey_twadags getting the best shots of the day 👍 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #everything_imaginable #thelakelanders #lakedistrictnationalpark #lakelandhikingcollective #theplacetobe #thisismyadventure #thisislakeland #landscapephotography #landscape_lovers #landscapephotographymagazine #earthfocus #fromlakelandwithlove #lovelakeswalks #lovegreatbritain #loves_united_kingdom #raw_flowers #raw_landscape #raw_uk #igerscumbria #ig_naturelovers #ig_great_pics #instagram #instapic #likeforlikes #uk_outdoors #uk_greatshots #ukhikers #ukhikingofficial #hikingthelakes #hikingadventures

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4 weeks ago

So a few days ago I did something really out of character for me. I went up a fell, with my camera. Shocking I know. But tbf it has been a while 😂 I snapped this bloke in amongst the heather, admiring the view. I like to think he knew I was taking it and was saying "bro I'll do you my best Instagram pose. Engagement will be straight fire when you drop this banger yo" or words to that effect. That's probably what he was thinking..... •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #everything_imaginable #lakedistrictnationalpark #lakedistrict #lakedistrictuk #landscapephotography #landscape_lovers #landscapephotographymagazine #ap_magazine #britains_talent #scenicbritain #ourlakedistrict #our_britain #earthfocus #earthvisuals #fromlakelandwithlove #lovelakeswalks #lovegreatbritain #walkinguk #hikingthelakes #thisismyadventure #theplacetobe #thelakelanders #uk_outdoors #uk_greatshots #ukhikers #raw_landscape #igerscumbria #weownthelandscape_uk

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4 weeks ago

Throwback Thursday instapals 👍 I call this one 'The unspoken loss' I always have mixed emotions when I see flowers laid out in the lakes. Obviously they've been left in memory of someone who's no longer with us. Don't get me wrong, it's sad. There's no bigger joke than working hard all your life just to end up dead. But I always try and look on the positive side. The lakes (Wasdale in this instance ) must have meant a lot to the dearly departed, hence the gesture. That conjures up images in my head of a life well spent. A life enjoying the beauty that the world has to offer, and sharing that with friends and family. When you see something left in remembrance, I urge you to take heed and live your life that bit better, love a little bit harder, wander that little bit longer,, and just generally boss life. Because none of us know how long we've got left. I'd like to think that when my time comes, the people who I've spent my life with would know exactly where to lay a bunch of flowers for me. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #lakedistrictnationalpark #unescoworldheritage #nationalparksuk #raw_flowers #raw_uk #capturingbritain #igerscumbria #uk_outdoors #uk_greatshots #ukhikers #ukhikingofficial #lakelandhikingcollective #lakedistrictuk #the_mirror_of_our_souls #thecumbriaguide #thelakelanders #fiftyshades_of_nature_ #fiftyshades_of_nature #landscapephotography #landscape_lovers #walkinguk #ourlakedistrict #britains_talent #scenicbritain #gloriousbritain #fromlakelandwithlove #lovelakeswalks #tbt #throwbackthursday

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3 weeks ago

Throwback to some colder times. The photographer in me can't wait for autumn and winter....oh but I do love a tan tho 🤔🤔🤔 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #everything_imaginable #renegade_worldshots #bns_landscape #bns_earth #raw_uk #raw_landscape #thelakelanders #fromlakelandwithlove #lovelakeswalks #walkinguk #hikinguk #wearegreatbritain #withmytamron #benroletsgo #bealpha #theplacetobe #uk_outdoors #igerscumbria #nationalparksuk #lakelandhikingcollective #lakedistrictuk #lakedistrict #unescoworldheritage #earthvisuals #uk_outdoors #hikingthelakes #ukhikers #landscape_lovers #landscapephotography #1skyshot

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last month

Tonight's post is a shout out to the common lepidoptera, or butterfly. These guys have been bringing their own straws to the party long before we cared about single use plastics Zoom in if you don't believe me. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #macroworld_tr #macro_nature_spirit #macro_premier #macro_brilliance #macro_perfection #macro_addiction #macro_highlight #macrophotography #macro_mania__ #macro_captures_ #macro_love #macro_freaks #macro_delight #macro_mood #macro_spotlight #macro_kings #raw_flowers #raw_depthoffield #depthoffieldphotography #depthoffield #depthobsessed #fromlakelandwithlove #lovelakeswalks #thelakelanders #lakedistrictnationalpark #lakedistrictuk #lakedistrict #flowers #butterfly_n_flower

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last month

Still trying my hand at macro photography....let me know what you think 😊 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #macro_delight #macro_addiction #macro_brilliance #macro_freaks #1macroshot #macro_captures_ #_macroart #macro_highlight #featured_macros #nature_perfection #ig_macros #raw_macro #macro_mania__ #explore_macro #dark_macro_art #thehub_macro #top_macro #bns_macro #worldwide_macro #ig_bliss_macro #color_macro_world #macro_premier #macroworld_tr #macro_brilliance #asi_es_macro #macro_kings #macro_spotlight #macro_insects

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July 2019

Here's another shot that's been sat on the hard drive since the bluebells died off 👍 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #everything_imaginable #flowers #flower_daily #flowersandmacro #flower_beauties #flower_shotz #flower_igers #beauty_shotz #bluebell #bluebells #woodlandtrust #thelakelanders #the_folknature #the_mirror_of_our_souls #cumbriaguide #britains_talent #igerscumbria #fromlakelandwithlove #lovelakeswalks #britains_talent #scenicbritain #raw_flowers #raw_uk #benroletsgo #bealpha #getoutside #theplacetobe #withmytamron #igpodium

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July 2019

Well I hope you guys like macro shots. Because I've got a bad back and it's kicking my arse 👊 So if it didn't happen within 100ft of my sofa then it's unlikely I'll be snapping it 🙄 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #macroworld_tr #macro_nature_spirit #macro_premier #macro_brilliance #macro_perfection #macro_addiction #macro_highlight #macrophotography #macro_mania__ #macro_captures_ #macro_love #macro_freaks #macro_delight #macro_mood #macro_spotlight #macro_kings #raw_flowers #raw_depthoffield #depthoffieldphotography #depthoffield #depthobsessed #fromlakelandwithlove #lovelakeswalks #thelakelanders #lakedistrictnationalpark #lakedistrictuk #lakedistrict #flowers #flower_daily #weownthemacro_uk

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June 2019

So apparently Instagram are going to get rid of likes....best give this a like while you still can 😂😂 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #macro_delight #macro_addiction #macro_brilliance #macro_freaks #1macroshot #macro_captures_ #_macroart #macro_highlight #featured_macros #nature_perfection #ig_macros #raw_macro #macro_mania__ #explore_macro #dark_macro_art #thehub_macro #top_macro #bns_macro #worldwide_macro #ig_bliss_macro #color_macro_world #macro_premier #macroworld_tr #macro_brilliance #asi_es_macro #macro_kings #macro_spotlight #raw_flowers

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3 weeks ago

Long time no see Instagram Guess it's time for me to join my fellow togs in posting 'from the archives' seeing we're well into the summer dry spell 😂 Here's a previously unseen shot from a morning on the River Brathay late last year when I had a good crack with @timdovephotography ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #everything_imaginable #lakedistrictnationalpark #lakelandhikingcollective #lakedistrictuk #lakedistrict #lakelandroamers #igerscumbria #uk_outdoors #uk_greatshots #ukhikers #ukhikingofficial #hikingthelakes #hikingadventures #hikinguk #getoutside #getoutstayout #thisismyadventure #thelakelanders #nationalparksuk #lovelakeswalks #britains_talent #fromlakelandwithlove #rsa_outdoors #raw_landscape #landscapephotography #landscape_lovers #landscapephotography #theplacetobe #1skyshot

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June 2019

Circus Lane, Edinburgh I'd wanted to go to Circus Lane for a while after seeing other people's shots. It's famous for the flowering plants that line the edge of the street, unfortunately we went in April when nothing was flowering so I'd like to go again in mid summer. Anyways, have this 👊 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #everything_imaginable #edingburgh #edfringe #edinburghstory #edinburgh #edinburghnewsfeed #edinburghsnapshots #edinphoto #ourscotland #scotlandmagazine #scotland #scotlandshots #scotland_insta #scotland_greatshots #scotland_lover #streetphotography #streetphotoawards #ig_scotland #igersedinburgh #igersscotland #street_photography #capturestreets #streetcapture #raw_streets #raw_uk #bns_europe #bns_city #capturingbritain_street1

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May 2019

Here's a throwback to around a month ago. Everything's better with bluebells. I was really happy with this shot when I took it, but when I got home I realised I'd missed focus. Ideally the patch of flowers in the foreground should have been tack sharp. I guess that's the drawback of shooting handheld rather than on a tripod 🙄 Thanks to @jenfish504 and @royce__06 for letting me in on this pretty special location •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #flowers #flower_daily #flowersandmacro #flower_beauties #flower_shotz #flower_igers #bluebell #bluebells #nature_wizards #nature_lovers #natures_marvels #nature_perfection #natureshots #earthfocus #earthvisuals #forest #forest_masters #forestrycommission #lakedistrictnationalpark #lakedistrictuk #lakedistrict #getoutside #thisismyadventure #thelakelanders #fromlakelandwithlove #lovelakeswalks #lovegreatbritain #britains_talent #raw_flowers #tree_brilliance

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June 2019

Here's a repost of an old favourite since it's the weekend and beer is calling my name An awesome view down Buttermere and Crummock from Warnscale bothy. I very nearly died of heatstroke to capture this image for you lovely lovely people 😂 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #everything_imaginable #lakedistrictnationalpark #lakelandhikingcollective #lakedistrictuk #lakedistrict #lakelandroamers #reflection_shotz #reflection_shots #reflection_perfection #igerscumbria #uk_outdoors #uk_greatshots #ukhikers #ukhikingofficial #hikingthelakes #hikingadventures #hikinguk #getoutside #getoutstayout #thisismyadventure #thelakelanders #nationalparksuk #lovelakeswalks #britains_talent #fromlakelandwithlove #rsa_outdoors #raw_landscape #landscapephotography #landscape_lovers #theascendingcollective

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