Sometimes you just have to!

Storm Approaching

Although I appreciate that sometimes you cannot avoid putting your tripod in the holes of  a previous photographer,  I hate with a passion seeing the same shot over and over again on sites,  The Peak District has and is being done to death with scores of the same shot and heavy footed togs disturbing the natural landscape. I have purposefully left the Peaks to these guys while I research new and exciting avenues of photography within the area. I hope to come up with some uniqueness in my work as I do now with my current work.

This shot was taken on Buachaille Eite Mòr, Glen Etive area and although I am guilty of the traditional shot of the peak etc etc I turned my attention to an angle or point of view not commonly seen.  I had to kneel in the icy waters to get this shot, believe me not that easy as there is quite a drop behind you into  a plunge pool and whilst carrying 2st of gear I wouldn’t rate my chances!

It does however give I hope a smooth flowing feel from right back to left front with the addition of the storm rolling in from the north, the peak to the left shrouded in mist, it made the odd appearance later on.

We have some snow here in Barnsley today, took Stormy out for her constitutional at 7am and we skidded round the block until we got down by the river and canal, just looking out of my studio window now, the snow is falling again as my conifers bend with the icy wind…….

Long drive tomorrow to Whitchurch, Aylesbury, hope it doesn’t snow too much tonight, I know they have forecast a big freeze so I’ll pack some winter gear in the car and take a flask I think.

Wishing you all a great week all, so pleased they are now playing Christmas songs on the radio and we have our light on too, my fav time of the year for sure, waiting for neighbours to catch up as we’re the only ones lit up…lol looks like Santa’s grotto


  1. Glyn December 5, 2011 at 3:10 PM #

    Cold, damp, freezing, face-biting wind, shivering…….thats what I feel looking at this….Looks like Bear Grylls would jump in the icey water with you, cos your daft as each other ! lol. There’s also a peaceful calming feel to it too..
    I wouldn’t eat yourself up about shooting the same scene as some other Togs, its making it unique thats the hard part. Its a fact that a scene is never the same as before, you should know that.
    Can we have a nice warming feeling image next !! lol


    • Adrian December 5, 2011 at 3:52 PM #

      will do on the warm one next G, dont mind uniqueness but I dont see that coming from any of these togs out in The Peaks at present, they seem to follow each other round doing the same stuff, sheeeeeeeep mate…lol

      loaded up ready for my drive darn sarf tomoz, wish me luck!



  2. Glyn December 5, 2011 at 4:12 PM #

    Viel Glück, und treibt vorsichtig.

    • Adrian December 5, 2011 at 5:45 PM #

      i wird, Dank buddy

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