Scout Dike Bluebells

Scout Dike Bluebells

Was a great weekend wasn’t it?, thundery rain at night but beautiful sunshine in the day, perfect combination….

Managed a lovely walk with Jo and Stormy yesterday at Scout Dike Reservoir, they have recently re done the footpath and made it a lot more accessible to the public. We went slightly off the beaten track and came across this lovely scene with the sun bursting through the old trees and bathing the  patches of bluebells in misty light…….ok so I tricked it slightly yes old faithfuls are used here, my heliopan polariser on full tilt for the colour and my star filter for the rays but ssshhhh dont tell anyone…another to follow later

Oh and Stormy managed to find the most decayed trout cast aside by a fisherman, we had to baby wipe her face and mouth, she stank!

have a great day, back in The Peaks tomorrow




  1. Glyn May 9, 2011 at 8:08 AM #

    Now thats a beaut mate…good use of the filters, but you wouldn’t know…But saying that theres something fishy about it….then again…poor stormy 🙂

    • Adrian May 9, 2011 at 8:10 AM #

      fishy I get it….lol
      I guess the trick is reality isn’t it? I mean the rays were there anyway I just made them more visible, does that make sense?

      what you been up to G man


  2. Glyn May 9, 2011 at 8:19 AM #

    It makes perfect sense mate, i would have done the same….
    Well Tomorrow is the big day for me at the kindergarten big shoot. Finished my preperations.Think Im ready. Weather been glorious here, been out bike riding with kira, and just relaxing. Got my batteries charged, camera cleaned, my diffuser ready ect…I do have a tech question for you. Il email you.

    • Adrian May 9, 2011 at 8:24 AM #

      no worries mate, any help I can give and all that, main thing is to enjoy and make them relaxed so they look comfortable with you


  3. Alison May 9, 2011 at 10:02 AM #

    A very inspiring image for a grey Monday morning here in Catalonia. Is Scout Dike near to where you live?
    I can empathise with you and the decayed fish incident. My dog rolls in anything that is dead and decaying,even the most miniscule of earthworms. Fortunately he spends most of his time in the garden.
    Have a good week

    • Adrian May 9, 2011 at 10:44 AM #

      inspiring indeed, its beautiful here at the moment, lovely “The Simpson” sky as I call it…but very warm…nice change, off with Stormy for a few miles walk in a mo, just having my tin of pineapples…..darn this diet
      Yes its near to me here, some lovely walks with plenty of water for Stormy

      have a great day Alison


  4. Rob Birrell May 10, 2011 at 6:12 PM #

    My favourite of yours with the star filter so far. Which filter is it exactly? I could be tempted to get one.

    • Adrian May 11, 2011 at 7:00 AM #

      if you do a search for star filters, Lee you’ll find the pack 3 in all, quite hard work I used a polariser as well and a boat load of crap shots

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