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Chatsworth House Photography

Chatsworth House is regarded as the most popular stately home in the whole of the UK. I’m fortunate to live within 15 minutes of its front doors. Of course (with permission from the house) it would have been rude to not include Chatsworth House in my forthcoming book, A Guide to Photographing the Peak District. Over the last year I have been visiting Chatsworth House to capture it through the…

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Water-Cum-Jolly

Today’s blog comes from the curiously named Water-Cum-Jolly. A little dale below the Monsal Trail near the hamlet of Cressbrook. I’m not sure where Water-Cum-Jolly gets its name from but its a great place to spend a calm summers evening.

The little dale hosts a mill pond which is dammed at one end ensuring that the River Wye which runs through it fills the dale. On a calm summers evening the pond…

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Bakewell Love Locks

Bakewell, the only town in the Peak District has recently caught onto a new craze. On the footbridge near the Co-op crossing the river Wye is the craze of the Love Locks. The Bakewell Love Locks are somewhat reminiscent of the Pont Des Art in Paris. It is a craze that has now caught on world wide. People traditionally get a pad lock and engrave the names of their loved ones on it, lock it to the…

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Ox Stones - Burbage Moor

Ox Stones – Burbage Moor

Since February I have been trying to photograph the Ox Stones on Burbage Moor. Multiple visits had yielded no results that I was completely happy with but finally some luck broke last month.

Following on from my previous blog at Carhead Rocks, I headed up to the Ox Stones afterwards. The Ox Stones are high up on Burbage Moor, near the trig point in the middle of the moorland. Luckily, while they…

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Carhead Rocks

It seems this year the heather season totally passed me by. It was quite early and also with two weeks spent in Greece it simply wasn’t possible to be out. However, I did manage a trip to Carhead Rocks then Burbage Rocks on the same evening.

I thought I would share the images from Carhead Rocks first. It’s quite rare that I shoot outside of the golden hour, unless the conditions are actually very…

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Ringing Roger

I finally feel I am catching up with my blog posts. At last. Here is one from Ringing Roger back in June. Ringing Roger for me was a location I really wanted to capture for my book. I had a vision, that it would be in snow at sunrise just as the sun rose from behind lighting up Grindslow Knoll in the distance a pink colour as the first light hit it.

This was a envisioned shot for many years, but…

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Derwent Valley Mills

Just a quick one from me. This is the Derwent Valley Mills in Cromford. I popped into the grounds a couple of months ago before heading on a walk down the Cromford Canal. I had this shot in mind for some time, I had been before but the conditions weren’t right. This time they were a bit better at least with flow of the water over the lock. It was a case of shoe horning my camera and tripod…

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Greece Photography

Greece Photography. So, I’ve just come back from Greece after two weeks of photography there, accumulating almost 1700 miles travelling mainland Greece. Now, most people associate Greece with sun and beaches and not photography which I guess it fair enough. But delve deeper into the country and you find a myriad of hidden gems.

I’m part Greek and have a lot of family in the Peloponnesse, I have…

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Rural Peak District

The Peak District has many characters and moods and they change throughout the seasons. I’ve been trying to capture some of the Rural Peak District throughout the summer months, to showcase the greens of the landscape and the farm life. I admit, it was a tough challenge for myself, pushing me at times completely outside of my comfort zone. I think it is probably fair to say I am more of a high up…

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Surprise View and a Stone Circle

Back in June I did a couple of days work in the Lake District for Ultimate Outdoors, under JD Sports. The same people who own Blacks Outdoors. The aim of the trip was to capture some Lake District locations, especially in panoramic format to use for their large in store displays and on web. The brief was very late so my plans changed from Southern Lakes to the Keswick area where there were hotels…

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