📍Mam Tor, Peak District
Still chasing the perfect sunset at this place, this time I had the opposite problem of little to no cloud cover but the sky was a myriad of blues and oranges 🍊 so it still looked pretty cool. The great thing about being anywhere at either side of the day is the lottery of weather and how it changes everything. Happy Monday folks
📍Mam Tor, Peak District
After another flying 3 hour round trip to stand for 20 minutes getting blown around like trainers in a washing machine, I managed to catch the last bit of sun before it dipped away behind the rolling hills of the peaks. Having taken a similar pic about a month ago (check my feed) the difference the weather makes and the path it sends your edit down is quite surprising...I might put it to a vote 🗳
I roadtripped through three areas of outstanding natural beauty this summer, starting at the Peak District, then heading to the North Pennines, and finally across to the Lake District before the long drive south toward home.
The higher you get in England, the more beautiful the countryside becomes; but then everything is “more beautiful” when you see it for the first time, isn’t it?
Cobbled streets, stone houses and steep alleys are to be found in all of the little villages of the Peak District, along with some beautiful panoramic vistas, plenty of ancient ruins, and undulating countryside for as far as the eye can see.
Venturing north, I stayed in Allenheads, one of the northernmost villages in England - just below the Scottish border. The nights seem longer, but never fully get dark; the stars seem not to make an appearance, but the sunsets are more vivid. Farmland rolls by as ancient walls separate the territory. Hawks and red kites circle overhead. Deer meander towards you in the vast nothingness, and bunnies run rampant and in their thousands. History has left its mark on the landscape, but here mankind simply nod their head and walk on by.
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I hope the time we spend outdoors stays with him for life, there's so many benefits to being out in the hills both mentally and physically. A bit more time and stamina building and it won't be long until he's summiting proper mountains. Massive thanks to @dionnebarton29 for taking the photo 😊📸
An old abandoned barn at the foothills of one the most remote and wild locations in the Peak District, Kinder Scout. I love exploring these old buildings, they provide many interesting photographic opportunities. These were all #shotoniphone HDR DNG’s in the #lightroom mobile app 🤓🙌🏼
The International Space Station crosses the summer Milky Way over Lady Bower Reservoir.
Three pane vertical pano, cropped top and bottom to fit Insta. I imaged this in July 2017 and have re-processed recently for a presentation that I gave to my Astronomical Society last week.
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