When the ferns just start turning👌🏻🌿
Although nowadays the site is hard to photograph due to its situation in woodland, Bailey Hill in High Bradfield is a typical example of a motte and bailey castle. An 18m mound of earth is thought to be a 12th century castle built by the de Furnivals, a line of Norman knights who were Lords of Hallamshire in the mid Medieval period. The castle would have commanded the upper Loxley region and High Bradfield, possibly together with Castle Hill. Small scale excavations took place on the summit during the 1700’s when the stone foundations of a tower were found. Despite this the site remains largely untouched by modern archaeologists.
A 15 minute drive and a 5 minute walk from my home brings me to Rocher Top near High Bradfield. I’ve never seen a walker near here yet this is the view!
Explorers of Light
Landscape photographer @ceupton
sets up for a sunset shot at Stanage Edge at the end of a day exploring the Peak District.
This scene makes me think about how I feel when I’m the guy stood on the cliff edge. For me, using a camera feels like an unwritten permission to explore. A justification to go beyond normal and seek out new places. A permission to forget fears that get in the way, such as being scared of heights or difficult terrain. I think photography has a passive impact of making you really ‘see’ the world, because in order to capture a great image you have to understand what you are looking at and make calculations, adjustments, and adaptations to capture an image that does the scene justice. When I’m captivated by a scene and in the flow of photography I forget about life for a while, about those fears and other things that hold us back, and just focus on the now. I think it’s important to have something in your life that evokes this feeling. Maybe for some people it’s sport, training, a craft perhaps. For me it’s looking into the unknown with a camera.
📷Single exposure on the @fujifilmx_uk
GFX50S w/ GF23mm lens.
📍Barber Booth, Peak District
Whilst I’m counting down the clock for my next trip to see the metamorphosis of seasons bestow themselves on the various lakes and mountains of the Alps and Dolomites, I’m still seeking out new places in regular haunts. This time I took the opposite direction of Mam Tor, along the spiny ridges of the hills that trail away from the masses. There’s not a great deal in the composition stakes here so it’s a case of thinking on your feet and using the aforementioned pods to clamber over hastily erected stone walls, punctuated with barbed wire to bring them into the shot. After a few changes of angle and ideas - I managed to execute the above just in time for the sun to still be ambling it’s way between the clouds and giving off it’s peachy hue.
Happy Monday everybody - I have more moody shots to follow later this week don’t worry 😁
Which ever way you frame Chatsworth house, it always looks beautifully elegant especially at sundown!
Once the Sunday crowds leave Chatsworth the Stag comes out to play 🦌🦌
My only stag pic tonight as the Sunday crowds kept them away. The light was slipping away so a #sillouette
had to do! What I like is you have the top of St Peters Church in the scene. After these two arrived loads came and ran as far as they could from me haha
Halloween is coming! And tonight it looked quite spooky walking back to my car from Chatsworth! Especially spooky with the all the sheep and stags making noises and dark shadowed figures with cameras lurking around 🤣🤣
Golden autumn tones and that sunset just hits the golden house itself! I love gold! 😍
Gorgeous colours this eve around Chatsworth! I love a good sunset in the moment but I feel like the afterglow lingers in the mind longer.
Concluding the hunt for the cloud inversion ▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️
Well after a long time, my hunt for this finally comes to an end with an epic display!!! With a forecast pointing to these conditions a few days before, I had to take a chance and knew it was happening when I had to slam the brakes on down the road to ladybower!!! I’d promised myself a few weeks ago that I’d get to this point as well, and crossing over mam tor and seeing so many photographers, I very nearly set up with them. Glad I didn’t, cause I’ve never shot this composition before, and having those hills above the horizon just add to the epicness of that morning I think.
Hope you don’t mind, but there will be a few images on the way of this, and from the full day spent in the Peak District 😁
#mamtor #uniquedistrict #sunrise
🌅 #ig_peakdistrict #uk_greatshots #total_rural #rural_love #sky_brilliance #sunsetbritain
I bloody love the Peak District.