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Picture of the Week #4

Black Clough Waterfall

Black Clough Waterfall

Oh the neglict, naughty, naughty. Anyway, back on track now. Here we have an image, which in some ways has some subliminal meaning to my life. Yes it is a wonderful location, but extremely difficult and challenging to get to. Hidden away, this waterfall in the Black Clough area of the Peak District, is a scramble to get to at best. Crossing the stream, rain dependent, can be easy or treacherous. With no obvious path, it is literally, scramling over rocks, until your reach the waterfall. Even then it not easy to photograph and only for the semi fit and able to attempt. The route back is the same. It was a difficult challenge, but worth it in the end.

Picture of the Week #2

Watching The Wave

Watching The Wave

For my second picture of the week in 2014, I’ve decided to post an image realting to the wet weather the country has been experiencing lately with no let up for the folks around the West coast of Britain.  This was taken at Sandsend near Whitby, North Yorkshire and is notorious for its big waves of the incoming tide that crash against the sea wall in the village.

Picture of the Week #1

New Year New Life

New Year New Life

For 2014 I’ve decided to upload my picture of the week from my archive of work based on an event in the week. To kick off with week one of 2014, I bring you an apt event titled “New Year, New Life”. This image was captured whilst on holiday on a cottage attached to a farm in North Yorkshire. In the field adjacent I saw a new calf being born without any assistance by man. It was a great spectacle and so pleased I was able to capture the moment. The photo sees the calf less than an hour old and already it is on its feet with its loving mother.

Phew! What A Scorcher


Wow it’s like the height of summer but at the end of September. So, how apt, we should be in Scarborough with lots of folk flocking to the beach. A real bonus for the traders of the town. We spoke to one trader who said it hadn’t been this hot since April!! The rest of the week promises more of the same.

Monday Morning View


Today I’ve swapped the hussle and bussle of my Monday morning commute for a morning photography in Robin Hood’s Bay. On the shoreline by 6.10am waiting for the sun to rise at around 7am. It’s dark when I arrive and the tide is up but on it’s way out. Looking for composition in the dark is tricky. But as the light improves and the tide receeds it’s looking good. The sunlight was brief but enough and, hopefully, managed to get some nice shots. I used my new circular polariser for the first time today and certainly helped with the water reflections and shadow. Back again tomorrow? Who can tell. Only the light can tell.

Choo choo


We picked up our friend from York station and it was a chance to admire the architecture of the station. York station is built on a bend. The pillars have a lovely decrative repeating crest, probably relating to the city or the monarchy of the period. The iron roof structure, from the bridge that goes across the railway lines, is pleasing on the eye and shows all the elements of monochrome – shape, form, tone and texture. Visually the older prestigious stations remain something to behold and is always worth time to take an image.


Catch of the Day

This week we are mostly staying in Whitby!! First day of the holiday and we were straight into “fish and chip” mode and where better than the Quayside fish and chip restaurant. It boasts that it finished in the top 3 in the UK fish and chip restaurant competition for 2011. And after polishing off the “lovely plate of food” we can see why. The cod was extremely tasty and the batter light and crispy. Yes it expensive but you get what you pay for. Even the scampi was blump and tasty. The homemade tartare sauce complimented the meal superbly. Compliments to the frier!

London Calling


Going on the train this time of year you can see some lovely light on the railway platforms. Here at Nuneaton is no different. Fortunately my phone allows me to take something and then convert into mono and give it a sepia tone. Doesn’t look too bad at all. Aaah modern device do it all

Heather Calls

The alarm goes off. It’s 6.01am. Aaarrgghhh! Not work again! Alas it Saturday that means leisure time and instead of a lie in we are up and about and off to the Peak District. It takes us 80 minutes before arriving at the SurpriseView car park. We are the lone car. Looks a bit dull out with the threat of rain. Ah, spoke too soon. Back in the car for breakfast then. The Heather is in full bloom. That’s why we’re here. Purple mass of the moors. Simply beautiful. The sun is on one of his in out days. Which is fine by me and that means lots of clouds. Good landscape photographing weather. We visit Owlet Tor, the Longshaw estate (for lunch, yum) and then onto Stanage Edge. The views are stunning. Makes the weekend feel good and hopefully a few good images on the bag.

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