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Carl Wark – A Winters Walk

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Is it Tuesday already, the last 10 days seems to have blurred by so fast, it will be Christmas Day before we know it, getting so excited, family coming for dinner, my favourite part, it’s particularly  important as my uncle Eric is still in hospital with Leukaemia complications of treatment so we’re really hoping things will be settled down enough for him to be home with us for the day.

In the meantime I’m suffering with ManFlu……..I hear all you women groan at my comment!, it’s a true medical condition I tell you, I have it pretty bad this time too, chest infection, headaches, shivers you name it, even Jo admits I have it bad this time instead of calling me a whimp! Anyway I’ll brave it through and ride the fever.lol

Today’s offering is a walk in The Peaks, Carl Wark, the iron age hill fort on Hathersage Moor, a steady little walk with great views across the peaks, usually quite busy but I had it pretty much to myself on this occasion.

Tomorrow is the last day for print sales that will be delivered in time for Christmas, so get those orders in NOW

Adrian

New Sponsor – Kinafoto.com

Skye-RocksHappy Monday all

 

And some great news…..

New sponsorship in the form of Profoto lighting equipment, which is simply the best location kit there is has been given from a great  company Kinafoto. It’s amazing how much faith and commitment they have provided, their extremely helpful staff and on-line chat box really helps you through the minefield of choices they provide.

Price wise they are pretty much the best I have found and sell through Amazon UK too so no nasty import costs or long delays, they have a Black Friday deal on at present including a 5% discount so even better if you’re in the market for any accessories or lighting kit.

The kit I have gone for is the Profoto B1 500 Location kit, by far the best there is for its weight and durability and lets face it I get in some pretty remote and scary places so I need robust lightweight gear, this ticks all the boxes.

Massive thanks to Ana and the team at Kinafoto so pleased to be part of your team and the kit will be extensively used on the book shoot from now on.

Adrian

Old Man of Storr Sunrise

Old-Man-SunriseWalking up to The Old Man of Storr on the beautiful Isle of Skye I had to take my now usual “fat boy” stop to catch my breath and as I turned to look back this is the view I was greeted with. Very Gothic in its appearance The Storr forms an imposing feature overlooking Portree.

The walk up is set as medium length and medium difficulty taking an hour and a bit to get somewhere near the area of this shot and certainly a lot quicker back down, quite steep in sections so not really for the unfit. It’s probably one of the busiest walks on Skye and although we were fairly early going up coming down there were hoards of visitors climbing up, the car park was overflowing and on covering the main road  for quite some distance.

Certainly one of those places I would recommend visiting, the earlier in the day the better I think to avoid too many tourists.

 

Adrian

The Quiraing pt2

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Well it’s Friday at least and i thought I’d round the week off with pt2 of  The Quiraing.

After a brief drive from Uig we were greeted with the Quiraing bathed in this beautiful morning light, after making a right turn from the main road and passing the cemetery there is a car park high up on the left, a short walk leads you to this magnificent site. The Quiraing contains  features such as The Needle, The Prison and The Table, the surrounding terrain seems to be a never ending area of beautiful green landscape. Well trodden patch scar the landscape in various directions. Well worth a visit should you venture this far north.

Have a great weekend

Adrian

The Quiraing pt1 – or Middle Earth!

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The Quiraing – various pronunciations, non better than a local but I couldn’t understand anything then it’s a little like Kerrang you know the rock music channel/mag.

On our second morning we were heading from our overnight camp at  Uig on the West coast of Skye across to Climb the Old Man of Storr,  I spotted the sign for The Quiraing and could see the light was perfect, realising The Old Man of Storr would take time to climb and that the light would change I decided we’d do The Quiraing early while it was bathed in early morning sun.

Its a simple drive to a car park which is situated near the top and following a leisurely stroll across a path you gain the ideal position, nice to have an easy one for a change I thought and as the morning light failed to disappoint we were thankful for the decision to stop here first.

Bit from Wiki

The Quiraing is a landslip on the eastern face of Meall na Suiramach, the northernmost summit of the Trotternish on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. The whole of the Trotternish Ridge escarpment was formed by a great series of landslips; the Quiraing is the only part of the slip still moving, the road at its base, near Flodigarry, requires repairs each year.

Parts of the distinctive landscape have earned particular names. The Needle is a jagged 120-foot (37 m) high landmark pinnacle, a remnant of landslipping. Northwest of it is The Table, a flat grassy area slipped down from the summit plateau, with vistas of the Torridon Hills and the mountains of Wester Ross. Southwest is the Prison, a pyramidal rocky peak which can look like a medieval keep when viewed from the right angle – the ascent of this is an airy scramble.

Quiraing (in Gaelic, Cuith-Raing) comes from Old Norse Kvi Rand, which means Round Fold. Within the fold is The Table, an elevated plateau hidden amongst the pillars. It is said that the fold was used to conceal cattle from Viking raiders.

 

 

Who’d have thought it

 

I get in some places….yup just sold this print to Tel Aviv of all places, doing my bit for the Peak District.

Big day tomorrow, flypast at Derwent for the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters, very close to my heart for me as dad was in the RAF in the 50’s and he’s always told me of the bravery of the 617 squadron , one of his favourite pieces of history from WWII. I believe there are several of the surviving crew meeting up at the shore side, would be wonderful to shake their hands but I doubt I’d get that close. Still God bless them all.

Lets hope for blue skies and a great flypast for us all

 

Adrian

I Get In Some Places

 

I get in some places….yup just sold this print to Tel Aviv of all places, doing my bit for the Peak District.

Big day tomorrow, flypast at Derwent for the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters, very close to my heart for me as dad was in the RAF in the 50’s and he’s always told me of the bravery of the 617 squadron , one of his favourite pieces of history from WWII. I believe there are several of the surviving crew meeting up at the shore side, would be wonderful to shake their hands but I doubt I’d get that close. Still God bless them all.

Lets hope for blue skies and a great flypast for us all

 

Adrian

Higger Sunburst

Higger Sunburst

Friday, what a great day as this means we get the weekend to play in the wilderness, tomorrow rope work and Sunday a lovely fresh walk in The Peaks to take some snow shots, perfect even if I say so myself.

The met office have issued a severe weather warning for next week so take great care if you’re traveling especially through the Peak District as this looks like the heaviest of the snow will fall, personally I can’t wait, love the stuff..lol

Higger Tor shot from last Sunday’s sunrise, bitterly cold but the warmth of the sunrise against your skin was amazing, me and Stormy sat there cuddling in the freezing breeze I had my hot chocolate she had her treats, what could be better…..no much, she’s the best company on these jaunts, companion and body warmer.

Still more shots to follow from this shoot, all uploaded as usual to the site “Peak District Landscapes”

Have a great weekend what ever you’re doing

Adrian

Higger Tor Sunrise Mist

Higger Tor Sunrise Mist

Morning all and quite a morning it is, half the country stood still again as we’re in the grips of winter, a sprinkling of snow and unprepared motorists and walkers causing mayhem. Please spare a thought for the emergency services trying  to deal with all the call outs and spend an extra 5 minutes getting ready for your journey, it is all common sense but with hectic lives people just rush out unprepared.

Today’s shot is from Higger Tor, Sunday just gone. Freezing cold and with the most magnificent sunrise, I have a shed load more shots to process so expect quite a few from here.

I’ll be in the Peaks later sorting locations for a training workshop, remember my 1 to 1 workshops give you the ultimate in knowledge and experience plus you’ll have a great day and walk away feeling uber confident in not only photography but hill craft safety plus a decent knowledge of navigation. Full course details for the New Year group sessions to follow

 

Be safe

 

Adrian

Freezing Curbar Mist

Curbar Mist

A freezing mist,  Curbar Edge at sunrise

Still got the dreaded cold now on my chest as well and a full day sorting pictures for the Civic exhibition in December so I’ll have to get my skates on, was advised to man up so I have taken the sound advice and wrapped up warm and see if I can sweat it out. No gym though, not a good idea when its on your chest so I’m told.

Anyway onwards and upwards so they say, more later if I get chance.

 

Adrian