Monthly Archives: July 2012

Full Force

Another from my scouting mission at Aysgarth in The Dales, this time showing the full force of the lower falls section, amazing colour water and such power too.

Surprisingly not that many people there for a Saturday, must be a Sunday location, anyway it was nice to have this section virtually to ourselves, cant wait to go back later in the year for my sunset shoot.

Its my dads 80th on Saturday so for a treat I’m taking him my uncle and brother in law to Eden Camp in North Yorkshire, he loves the war stuff, mind you so do I, went several years ago with Jo’s dad , had a great day out, its a must for all kids and adults alike.

Hope this heat gives way to some cooler weather, its not helping me and Stormy!

 

Adrian

 

 

Golden Falls

Golden Falls

What a wonderful weekend some may say “Awesome”:-( facebook joke.

We went to Aysgarth Falls in The Yorkshire Dales so I could do a scouting shot for a shoot later in the year. Aysgarth Falls is made up essentially of 3 falls Higher, Middle and yes Lower. This shot is of the Middle Falls and I just loved the golden colour of the rich peat/iron waters contrasting against the harsh rock sides acting as compressing guides to make the waters flow even faster.

I’ll post some more shots later of the lower, the Higher is somewhat less dramatic, the Lower although a little tricky to get down onto the  rocky bank is great for a picnic and the falls are stunning, this will be the location of my October shot.

Shoot tonight at Mountain Rescue HQ, a few of the guys that missed the Queens Jubilee Medal presentation are having theirs presented and then its vehicle equipment check night.

Hope this weather holds out now, beautiful this morning

 

Adrian

Search Dog Dodge

Here yous me me being found by search dog Dodge, he just glances at me and runs straight to handler Continue reading »

Search Dog Dodge

Here yous me me being found by search dog Dodge, he just glances at me and runs straight to handler Continue reading »

Search Dog Dodge

Dodge

Another rainy Friday again!! ah well the weekend is supposed to be better and we’re off to Aysgarth to check out the falls for a shoot in a few weeks that will feature Search Dog Dodge from Woodhead Mountain Rescue.

As part of my rescue training program I had to navigate for dog handler Wayne as he instructed Dodge in a moorland search. He found his casualty withing minutes and ran back to Wayne and gave  definite eye contact and barked that he had found something human, sure enough it was Pete our lost person for the night.

After this it was my turn to be the injured casualty so I made sure he couldn’t see me and went in a zig zag across to moors and hid low down in the bracken down the side of a hill and behind a small tree. Again withing minutes I could hear his bell getting closer then he darted into my little hide away glanced at me then shot off barking to signal his find…absolutely amazing

You wouldn’t believe it but Dodge is 7 years old, he looks as fresh as a puppy and is testament to his handler of how a dog should be looked after, exercised and treated. Dodge has numerous finds under his belt and has helped in many other areas not in his patch.

A beautiful animal doing an amazing job and all he wants for reward is to play

 

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have a great weekend

Adrian

A Sunday Walk

A Sunday Walk

Well it’s Monday and the rain looks like it’s due to start again very soon, a stark contrast to a wonderful days walking up on Langsett  Moors yesterday. I was out with several other members of Woodhead Mountain Rescue, we were doing additional training in search techniques along with receiving instruction in local knowledge and navigational skills. Really enjoyable and we went to places I didn’t know existed up there.

Got my pictures ready for my Cannon Hall Exhibition, I’ll be delivering them tomorrow, I think it goes live on the 19th  but I’ll confirm later. I have 15 pictures going up and I chose them to blend well with the blue of the room they are to be exhibited in. I’ll post more details once I have seen them in situ and I’ll try and do a shot of them on the walls, would be great to get feedback if you have the time to wander round there, it is  a beautiful hall and gardens.

I have several seascapes along with some of my more well known images and a few new Peaks shots too so plenty to suit most peoples tastes I hope.

Big camera cleaning time now, been putting off for a week and they are desperate for a darn good cleaning session, dust/mud God only knows what else!

 

Adrian