Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Frank i' th' Rocks

Frank i' th' Rocks
This limestone cliff and cave is at the point where Beresford Dale becomes Wolfscote Dale. Local lore has it that a cobbler named Frank had his workshop here. What is more certain is that the cave was investigated in the early 20th century and the remains of several individuals dating from the iron age were found.
 (Canon EOS 60D, Tamron 10-24mm @15mm, 1/250s @ f/7.1)

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Biddulph Grange Garden

"China" in the Biddulph Grange Garden
The garden was created by James Bateman in the 19th century and is now owned by the National Trust. There are several thematic gardens within the whole including this Chinese inspired one. Others include "Italy" and "Egypt" complete with yew tree clipped into a pyramid!
(Canon EOS 60D, Tamron 10-24mm @ 11mm, 1/500s @ f/7.1)

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Ecton Hill

Ecton Hill and Wetton Hill
Cows graze the slopes above Wetton Mill in this photo of Ecton Hill and Wetton Hill in the Peak District National Park.
(Canon EOS 60D, Tamron 10-24mm @ 11mm, 3 exposures HDR in Photomatix)

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Pike Pool

Pike Pool, Beresford Dale
The River Dove runs through Beresford Dale before entering Wolfscote Dale and Dovedale. Beresford Dale is associated with Isaac Walton and his friend Charles Cotton, and the Walton's famous book "The Compleat Angler". The pillar of rock (to the left of the photo) is the "pike" after which the pool is named. Charles Cotton lived in Beresford Hall, above the dale, and built a fishing house in 1674 for use by himself and his friend Isaac.
(Canon EOS 60D, Tamron 10-24mm @ 15mm, 3 exposures tone mapped in Photomatix)

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Rudyard Lake

Rudyard Lake
Taken on this morning's walk with Button. The poor summer weather continues. Half an hour after this photo it was raining hard! Flaming June!
(Canon EOS 60D, Tamron 10-24mm @ 10mm, 3 exposures tone mapped in Photomatix)

Friday, 3 June 2011

Goatsbeard Clock

Goatsbeard Clock
Like a Dandelion clock but larger and rather coarser, this yellow flowered plant produces these superb seed-heads.
(Canon EOS 450D, Tamron SP90 Macro)