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Over the M1 and past a barn

This follows on directly from my post a couple of days ago about my walk over the fields near Aston. Another four photos from the middle(ish) section of the walk.

It was dry on the day of the walk and the ground was firm, but there were reminders of how the conditions can change when wet weather has occured, both in the shape of these tractor tracks, and also the signs of footprints in the dried surface of the footpath.

Tracks
Dry ground

Across another field the path splits – turning right and heading south along the western edge of the mortorway, or left where I walked up an incline to the bridge across the M1. Just before crossing the bridge I made a photo of a farm track where it ran through a stand of trees.

Through the trees

Crossing the motorway in the crisp spring light, I made another picture, this time of the road heading north. A little further up is the junction where the M18 splits to take drivers north-east to Doncaster, Robin Hood Airport, and on to Goole. The M1 itself bends westwards to split the gap between Sheffield and Rotherham, crossing the River Don over Tinsley Viaduct close to the Meadowhall shopping mall, before turning back north to Barnsley, Wakefield and Leeds.

M1 North

After crossing the motorway, the footpath cut to the right and south towards a nearby farm. The farm had a large open-sided barn which made opportunity for another couple of pictures.

Barnyard
Open barn

I did make one final photo on this roll of Delta 100 a little further on where a line of poplars framed a nice wooden door and cottage. Sadly the film snapped while loading it onto the spiral and so that frame was lost.

I’ve more photos still to come from this walk, but they’re colour pictures so I’ll post them another day.

A big wooden barn
It’s sides open to the wind
Contents blown away?

Olympus OM-2N, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8 | G-Zuiko Auto-W 28,, f/3.5 + orange filter & Ilford Delta 100. Ilfotec DD-X 1+4 12mins @ 20°.

Taken on 5 April 2021

2 thoughts on “Over the M1 and past a barn

  1. That frame on the top is great, imho. I’m not sure why but I’ve always loved pictures of two tracks, should get to the bottom of why that is. maybe it reminds me of my grandma and grandpa’s farm and all the tracks around the farm I followed to go here or there. we don’t have any hedges trailing to infinity around here anyplace that I can think of, maybe that’s another reason this captures my imagination.

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    1. I think it’s often a case of “the grass is always greener” isn’t it? I’m always envious of people who live near the coast, and it’s easy to overlook the scenery right on my doorstep.

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