Category Archives: Sunrises

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

 

Forest Lane – Sunrise Mist

Forest Lane - Sunrise Mist

Happy Friday all……thanks goodness it’s here.

Very nearly managed to kill stormy at 6am, out for a run and she darted across the front of me to get to another dog as I set off running again and received and toe straight in her ribs, she squealed like I have never heard her before, poor little thing, I must have really hurt her, took 5 mins rubbing while she squeaked at me….she’s OK now albeit a little nervy of me, going to take some chewdles to bring her round.

This shot again from the weekend shows the intensity of the sunrise on a frosty morning, I had my polariser on which only just enabled me to pick out the blue sky top right, it wasn’t visible really with the naked eye as the light was so bright.

I have taken delivery of my Canon Powershot S100 compact camera, what a piece of kit, love it especially the slow motion video bit, great for capturing Stormy bombing around, when she isn’t hurt by a bad owner! I feel soooooo bad

Got some great stuff happening tomorrow. I’ll report back on Monday

 

have a great weekend

 

Adrian

Forest Burst

Forest Burst

 

As I went for a run yesterday morning at Clumber Park the sun had already reached the forest canopy but fortunately the mist was still settled in between the trees, Stormy was champing at the bit to run on so we made it a sprint to get back and collect my camera, 1DS is far to heavy to run with so Jo what a wonderful wife has let me buy a Canon S100 should be here this week, can’t wait as it’s a beaut little compact. Anyway made it back to van and collected the big camera and made it to this location as quick as possible. I was very lucky as 5 mins later the mist had all but gone as it was burnt away by the sunrise.

I managed a few more shots of the frosty forest floor and then had a lovely walk back to the van for breakfast, Stormy had a good sniff round the undergrowth no doubt searching for food….she’s started eating properly, its only taken 18 months to get her onto a proper diet, Huskies are notorious bad picky eaters.

Hopefully post another later

 

have a great week all

 

Adrian

Curbar Sunrise

Curbar Sunrise

Another from a little while ago, hopefully I’ll be out this week at some stage, new pain killers should kick in later..lol

Curbar Edge in The Peaks as the warmth of the winter sun rises and lights the valley below, it gives a beautiful deep amber glow with long shadows from the escarpment and trees below. This was a very cold sunrise in deed and if you look to the left in the dark rocks you can see what looks like lens flare, it is in fact a freeze on my filter, I had to keep cleaning then down but within a few seconds it was back on again…..not a lot you can do about this I’m afraid, still I think it works nicely and adds to the overall wintery feel of the image.

 

have a great day

 

Adrian

 

Think we need this!

Dumfries Sunrise

Thought with all this freezing weather we deserve a nice sunrise shot, especially so for me  as it’s day 2 of our heating and water boiler swap out and move, I woke up at 2am this morning and my nose was freezing, thank God for electric blankets, I stuck my head under the sheets and stayed there until 6am, Stormy jumped on at 3am ish and made herself comfy, screwed up into a tiny ball of fur, I think she was feeling it too.

Hopefully the new system will be something like and working today…I have an oil plug in radiator but you can watch the electric monitor jump from £0.13p per hour to £0.90p per hour and it makes me feel very conscious of its use, so it’s wooly jumpers on and my photography winter trousers on….bbbrrrrr. Must admit we’re looking forward to saving some money on the gas, the old boiler was 40+ yrs old and very inefficient . wonder if Jo will let me spend the savings on some new gadgets? probably NOT.

Looking forward to getting back out next week, been horribly stuck in while they do the boiler work, I certainly couldn’t do an office job ever again, I’d be staring out the window all day and end up getting sacked..

 

Good luck to my wonderful Mrs this afternoon got her exam in Databases and she’s feeling a little unsure of herself, she’ll do it, she’s better at them than me.

Roll on the weekend and hopefully a shoot or two

 

all my best

 

Adrian

Sunrise Snow on Ladybower

Sunrise Snow on Ladybower

Sunrise in The Peak district  casting a warm orange glow over the snow tipped peaks. Ladybower in the bottom still frozen in the shade of the winter sun…..if Carlsberg did sunrises and all that!!

At last we have some snow heading our way this weekend, can’t wait, we’ll be out in it me and Stormy  stomping all over the peaks and maybe the dales too.

Off for MRI scan in 30 mins, cd at the ready though I do feel a little nervous, kinda hoping you go in feet first rather than head!!

 

will report back later, have a great Thursday all

 

Adrian