Thought I’d pop a quick blog on from recent Peak District images. To be honest, the light in the recent months just hasn’t been that spectacular (or at least when I’ve been able to get out) and at times it can start to dent your enthusiasm. That said I’ve been out plenty, stood in many spots and not even taken a single photo. It’s the way it goes I guess.
Anyway, below is the latest images which you can find on the Peak District Photography page.
Birchen Edge, I always seem to end up going here at sunset hoping for some drama but before I know it the clouds break up and I’m left with a clear sky. One day maybe! It was still nice to be up there though with some nice warm light on the edge and the first time I’ve captured the scene in summer with the greens in the trees out in full.
The next images are from perhaps my favourite place in the Peak District at the moment, Saddleworth Moor. I had been to the Trinnacle (pictured first) twice before and this for me, while still nice isn’t quite third time lucky. I think there’s better to be had but I still do quite like it and it has done well in the social world. While up there, I took some photos of the cotton grass which is a little different for me.
Lastly, I have finally got myself to Lathkill Dale. It’s a surprise really because Lathkill Dale is actually one of the closer areas of the Peak to my home but I had always looked at the map and knew I’d need a fair amount of time to explore the dale to look at locations etc. During the recent heatwave I did the full dale from Alport to Monyash (and back!) which was 12 miles in 30 degrees heat. There wasn’t any sunset as it transpired on that day (clouded over!) so I returned twice more to get the below images.
The first image is of the man made weir below Over Haddon in the dale. It’s very picturesque actually not looking man made at all. I had seen pictures of here previously and had always envisioned myself taking a picture of it in summer when there was plenty of green around rather than the usual autumnal shot of a waterfall in autumn with red leaves scattered around.
The next image had me running up the hillside. I had been shooting at the weir and it was initially cloudy with breaks when I had arrived. It was just getting into golden hour when I came out of the woods of the dale into the open ready to shoot, but what caught me by surprise was that the skies had completely cleared (again!) and there would be no drama to add. However, for the first time in a long time I saw some nice golden light and I ran up the hillside and out of breath. I tried to get some side lighting on one of the limestone tors but in the end I moved along and shot into the sun looking up the dale towards Monyash.