This is another of those scenes that I’ve photographed on more than one occasion. The subject almost cries out to be photographed and the location features in the photographs of many others besides mine.
I returned to work today following a week-and-a-day’s leave. The whole week I was off, the weather was dull and overcast, which kinda spoiled the days of photography I’d hoped for. I still went out and took pictures, but I knew the light was poor and they wouldn’t be what I might have hoped for.
Today, back at work and unable to venture out to take pictures, the weather has been lovely all day. Blue skies with smatterings of cumulus clouds and nice light. Sometimes it feels like I am being punished…
Here’s one of the pictures from last week, took while walking alongside the River Derwent in the Peak District near Calver.
Almost four weeks ago I went out for a walk to get some fresh air and to try and clear myself of the cold I had (having read that light to moderate exercise could help). Being me I also took my Olympus Trip 35 with the intent of finishing the half-shot roll it held. The latter task was achieved. The cold-curing part didn’t work out so well and I had to take a couple of sick days, although I think that would still have been the case had I not gone for the walk. Even now I still have the cough and don’t expect to see tha back of it any time soon.
At least I got some photos, including the two shared here today. The first is the wooded area below the crags of Birchen edge, and I think this picture has turned out very nicely. The second was taken after I climbed atop the edge. On the edge of the rocks can be seen Nelson’s monument, a three metre high gritstone obelisk that was erected in 1810 to commemorate Admiral Nelson. The three large boulders to the right of the image are called the Three Ships, named after Nelson’s ships: Victory, Defiance and Royal Soverin, each of which has their name carved into one of the outcrops.
Yesterday I posted about my encounter with what I thought was a wallaby. It actually turns out that it was a kangaroo!
After posting about it on social media, one of my friends alerted me to the fact that someone living not far from where I’d sighted the animal had reported their pet kangaroo missing. There were a whole series of photos of the creature spotted in various locations around the local area. The kangaroo is named Duncan.
Thankfully, by the end of the day he had been found and reunited with his owner, who I assume will now be re-visiting the security of Duncan’s enclosure.
As is becoming a bit of a habit, here are some photos that bear no relation to my story whatsoever…
Eagle-eyed viewers might recognise this scene (and tree) as the same one that I attempted to photograph on large format film. Recognising that there would be a chance that my 4×5 picture might not work out, I took the opportunity to photograph it with the Olympus Trip 35 I also had with me. In fact, while my large format camera took up the bulk of the gear I was carrying, it was finishing the roll of HP5+ in the Trip that was my primary goal.
A couple of Bakewell scenes for today’s post. The first is a view across the town that can be seen when driving into the town from the north and I made sure that I walked back to the same viewpoint during my visit to make the picture.
This second image is looking north from atop Bakewell Bridge. It’s not a view I remember seeing before, mostly because the route to the car-park veers off from the main road before you cross the bridge and, once you’re on foot, there isn’t much need to walk across the bridge if you’re staying around the town centre as there are other footbridges close to the car-parks.
Bronica ETRSi, Zenzanon 75mm f/2.8 and Zenzanon 50mm f/2.8 & Fujicolor Pro 400H. Lab developed. Home scanned and converted with Negative Lab Pro.