A footpath near Edale

A gate on the footpath I took when heading back towards Edale a couple of weeks back. I believe the peak you can see at the far left background is The Nab on the south-eastern edge of Kinder Scout.

FILM - A path near Edale

Yashica Mat 124 G & Fomapan 100.

Taken on 26 April 2019



On the edge of the village* where I live there is a farm. It’s located on a tight bend in the road, but the narrow verge is always well-tended, and through the gate and gaps in the hedge, you can often see ducks, geese and chickens milling around. The farm also sells a range of produce, and signs such as the one in my photograph are affixed to this tree and at other places. Once upon a time the farm probably backed out onto an undisturbed river floodplain, but this was taken over by a railway marshalling yard when the local coal mine was still in production (it’s been closed nearly 35 years now), and in more recent times now carries the A57 bypass via a viaduct across the valley, which is what can be seen in the middle part of the picture, just behind and above the hedge. Despite all this, there’s still a peaceful air around the farm, especially when the rush-hour traffic has subsided.

*I use the term “village” in its loosest sense – it’s actually just a suburb of Sheffield, but like many satellite settlements that have been absorbed into the wider metropolitan mass, it’s still known as “the village” be local people.

FILM - Potatoes red

Olympus Trip 35 & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 28 March 2019

Skeletal tree

As much as summer is nice, and autumn colour is glorious, the naked skeletons of winter-time trees tend to make for the most interesting photographs I think.

FILM - Waiting for the flesh to return

Nikon F80, Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 20 January 2019

In a lonely place

Despite the bleak and empty look of the scene, this tree is actually bang next to a busy road (see, there I go, ruining the atmosphere…). I think it’s a location that I’ll pay further visits to in different conditions. I think it will be a pretty nice all-weather subject.

FILM - In a lonely place

Yashica Mat 124 G & Kodak Tri-X.

Taken on 20 January 2019