Category Archives: The Peaks

A Quiet Day

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Ladybower Reservoir – Peaks

At last a quiet day, or should I speak too soon!.

Throwing it down outside with gale force winds…hmmm not the best way to spend a Wednesday I guess but here in my office with the fur kids and a classic Scorpions track on ‘maybe I maybe you’ who could ask for more.

Just waiting for the WireO versions of book to arrive so I can get all my info together for the BIPP Fellowship. Been a tough moth or so putting this together and we’re getting ready for a break in the HUMO (husky mobile), I feel a coast trip beckoning sooner rather than later. Should have all my assessment submission in the post for the 1st Feb then it’s the long wait until my assessment at BIPP HQ Aylesbury 10th March.

Ah well on with my stress free day, coffee calling me thinks

 

Adrian

Over Owler – Surprise View

Surprise-ViewHappy Monday Morning all…….here’s a shot from the Peak District

 

OK OK, so it’s your first day back at work since the Christmas and New Year break but let’s face it, how wonderful is this time of year with its crisp mornings and long sleepy nights, beautiful sunrises and snow capped peaks , see it’s not all bad is it?

Had a few more emails from folks over the weekend re my reason for pulling away from social media namely face book. It wasn’t a difficult decision as face book are selling my info and yours too to marketing companies and such for a profit, I also get really upset by the number of people posting negative subjects and animal abuse, I just wanted it to be a place to enjoy good humorous banter and maybe draw a little traffic to my website to brighten peoples day. But mainly was the amount of my work that was being taken and used on websites without asking….very naughty indeed, they obviously don’t understand the cost implications for just one of my shots, anyway hopefully now all images are tagged and I can monitor them across the web.

Great also that most of my FB friends the real ones that is have subscribed to my blog and have emailed me for chats so thats really lovely, thanks you guys, it’s nice to use the old fashioned way to stay in touch sometimes isn’t it?

On a plus note I have just discovered Little Chocolate Orange flavoured coffee, yes Chocolate Orange flavour, it’s absolutely gorgeous, so very wrong it’s so right, expensive but what a treat on a cold winters morning.

Very busy January now getting pictures and info ready for submission for my Fellowship in March.

Have a wonderful week

Adrian

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

Curbar Edge Inversion

Curbar-MistEvening all

just a quick update from Curbar Edge where they have a mist inversion near enough every day, well worth a trip out if you’re into mist and scenic views, especially now we’re moving into the colder end of the year.

A quick apology to anyone that has anything -tive from me on Youtube or Facebook, looks like I have been hacked and as such may well have to close all the FB and YT links down and start again….not much fun but it will give me an opportunity to do some much needed house keeping, again apologies to anyone who received anything spurious and unlike me, I’ll try and find everyone again if I have to kill the accounts.

Jo collects her supa doopa new car tomorrow, she’s like a 5 year old, so excited and can’t sleep bless her, she deserves it and more for putting up with me all these years lol. I’ll post pics tomorrow

Adrian

Been A While

InversionMorning all

 

mist Inversion in The Peaks.

apologies for my lack of posts lately, it’s been rather hectic, especially with the arrival of our Husky puppies to mummy Stormy, they are absolutely the cutest of dogs and Stormy is an amazing mother, we can’t believe how attentive she is and it’s all on instinct. Needless to say we would love to keep them all but sadly I’m only allowed to keep the one, a beautiful little girlie, though I’m trying like mad with Jo to let me  keep a boy one which I must admit to having a soft spot for, he’s called “Thunder” pic below

 

Thunder-Puppy

Other news in the making, I start the book later this month kicking off with an overnight on Snowdon, had to get special permission to hitch up the tent as the weather could well be snowy, saying that I’m relying on it! many thanks to the National Park for their help and assistance. Likewise my sponsors for the book are Go Outdoors, can’t thank them enough for their continued support in the project. Cheers guys.

I’ll continue to update the site as often as I can during the book with images and stories, also updates on the 4 puppies and their antics

 

Adrian

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

Blacks Ice falls

Following on from the Iceberg shot I did on Wednesday here is a somewhat Nania-esque image of the falls in full flow complete with shards of ice and misty freezing spray….I think I remarked how cold it was sat in the water and especially as it came in over  the top of my wellie…I never learn!

I’ll be hitting Anglesey tomorrow, a couple of workshops booked so I’m really looking forward to meeting some new friends in the making, plus getting out in my Snowdonia and especially the sea which I’ll be up to my waist in by Sunset tomorrow…

 

Have a great weekend all

Adrian

Iceberg In The Peaks

Had a wonderful afternoon yesterday, had so much work on lately and haven’t had time to catch up with my winter shots so it made up well for it.

As the title suggest I came across this mini iceberg at the waterfall in Blacks near the Woodhead Pass, the recent thaw hadn’t quite got to this little clough and winter wonderland was still in all its beauty, I don’t think it will last much longer so we spent a good couple of hours there. I managed a good soaking too as I had to sit in while taking this shot and also got a wellie full which was fun walking back down with sloshing around my foot.

I think I must have a good 10 shots worthy of sales, so this is the first and is available on the site under Peak district Water.

Getting shots ready for clients the rest of the day and Stormy is in need of a big walk which she’ll get in a while

Adrian

Ladybower reflecticloud

Hi all

another form this weekends walk at Ladybower and Howden Moors, if it wasn’t for my mate Mark I wouldn’t have got much further than this, never expect to go very fast walking with a photographer, its almost a form of ADHD, I scamper off in all directions not listening to anything or anyone, Still we had a great walk out for the morning.

Also attached a bit of music for your listening delight, easy to turn off if you don’t like it, just getting back into Dream Theater and this is off their “Scenes From  A Memory” CD, really mellowing stuff.

Back out again later…..more to follow

Adrian