Britain from Above Month by Month – Jason Hawkes

Jason Hawkes is probably the best known and most highly regarded aerial photographer in the UK, and quite possibly other places. His latest collection of superb images adopts a thematic approach of looking at parts of Britain at different times of year, talking advantage of varying light conditions, snow, floods, and pretty much anything else you can think of that isn’t too rough to stop a helicopter flying.

All the usual suspects are present and correct – the London skyline, the Angel of the North, Stonehenge, and also a lot of less predictable choices – fields, boats, mountains, and so on. He’s even included a clear view of Snowdon, with the track of the mountain railway nicely visible. You might recall that on the two occasions my brother andI have ridden on that railway, visibility at the summit was something less than zero, so obviously we should have checked with Jason before setting off…

Anyway, it’s a lovely book filled with stunning and intriguing images. I got it for something around £8 in Tesco’s a few weeks ago, which is well under half price and a definite bargain. And if looking at this makes you want more, it’s worth a quick search on Amazon – there are some older books being sold second hand fro very small sums indeed. Even better bargains!