New Year, New Dawn … or perhaps not!!!

After all the lousy weather we’ve had of late, I’ve been keen to get out and blow away the cobwebs and rust.

Keeping a keen eye on the weather forecasts I noticed that the weather in the Peak District was looking promising for the following morning, so I diligently checked my filters and lenses were clean and my camera batteries were charged. Phone alarm was set for 4.30am, so it was time to turn in.

Blimey … that went quick. Time for a quick coffee and a check of the weather forecasts. Hmmmm, looks like the outlook isn’t as promising as it was. What the heck … let’s go … you’ve got to be in it to win I always say!!!

Arriving in the car park at the foot of Mam Tor it was apparent that sunrise was not likely to happen. Still, it was on with the waterproofs and walking boots and up we go. An hour and a half later it was down we come without even pressing the shutter, in fact the only shot taken was on my phone’s camera as a record shot of the miserable conditions up there.

After a hearty breakfast in the lovely village of Hope, I headed over to the tree covered Wyming Brook for some waterfall shots whilst the light made its mind up. An enjoyable couple of hours was spent here trying to make the most of the water cascading through the valley.

Having spotted the light coming and going, I decided to head over to Curbar Edge to chance my arm. Good decision it was too as I spent over 2 hours here capturing the light as it came and went over the towns of Calver and Curbar. There were lots of other people out enjoying the sunlight but it was still possible to make some images without anyone intruding into shot.

Sunset ended up being a little clear for my liking, but it was great to be out on my first shoot of 2014 and a damn sight drier than the start of the day.

 

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