In his latest video, Thomas Heaton shows just how committed he is to his craft, battling sub-zero blizzard conditions in search of a "cracking" image.
Britain has seen unprecedented snowfall in the past week from the polar vertex nicknamed "The Beast from the East," which has brought freezing winds across most of Europe. Heaton braved the arctic conditions in search of striking landscape images; the resulting video shows the lengths landscape photographers go to for their work.
Heaton's cold journey hits a dead end at first as he cannot find safe passage into Northumberland National Park. He attempts seascape photography along the coast, fighting blustery conditions and large swells before making his way to a wooded area inland.
Heaton is in great spirits throughout his expedition. While I've never photographed in these kinds of conditions, I can certainly relate to his mood. I've never had a bad time photographing landscapes. No matter the weather or the images I end up with, I always feel invigorated. That is the lure of the genre.
Check out the video to see Heaton's images. What are the most extreme weather conditions you've taken photographs in? I'd love to hear your stories in the comments.