Today my dad asked me if I wante to go on a little walk with him and my mum. I love a good tag along trip, so of course I said yes.
However, my mums definition of “a little walk” is a bit different to that of mine and my dads; we ended up walking 17k steps.
Then we went to the pub, and instead of ordering us a hot dog each, she ordered one hot dog! So we had to cut it up and share it… oops!
Another day, another black and white tree.
The weather today was quite nice. I took my brothers dogs out for a walk, then went for another walk with a friend. The first walk I was sweating, the second walk I was perishing!
This morning the forecast was cloudy all day, so I skipped dragging myself up and out for sunrise and instead opted for early morning. Given that I had decided to go to a place with a lot of trees, I was a bit disappointed when it became sunny! This was not what was promised to me!
I seem to have taken a lot of black and white photos this week!
Today we came home. This is a shot from the car type of photo!
These are some more of the shots from when we went for a walk up Mam Tor on my birthday weekend back in January.
It was super windy, despite that it was really quite busy.
Another wet and windy weekend. Yesterday I was shooting in the rain, and today was the same.
Today, however it was so windy that I just wound down my window and shot from inside my car. It was chucking it down with rain, then it started hailing.
Today we went for a walk up to Mam Tor, which is in Castleton in the Peak District. It was super windy up there, and the air had a bite in it, but otherwise it was a pleasant walk about.
There were loads of people out and about. And a lot of sheep too!
Last weekend we visited Bakewell Xmas Market, this weekend it was Chatsworth. As none of us like to get there really late when it is busy, we set off to get there just as it opened.
For some reason this meant we had to park so far away we were pretty much in Baslow (the nearest little village) but had to pay for the privilege of parking in Chatsworth – £10!
So we started off our Xmas Market trip by hiking for 809743 years to get there. Once there the Christmas spirit never really hit me. We bought some brownies, cured sausages and a double chocolate scone. kB fancies some churros so we bought some but no one was really bothered about them.
We (me and kB) left the others in the market and went to fly the drone. On the way in (during our voyage from the car park) I’d spied the Chatsworth deer and though that they would be a good target for practice. So off we went.
I spent some time practicing different shots, but my app kept crashing. Apparently it’s pants on Android so when I came home I bought a stand thing so I can connect my iPad to it.
I’ve never been to Bamford Edge before, but it overlooks Ladybower and I’ve been around that area a few times before.
There is a small patch for cars near the top of the road, cross over a turnstyle and start the walk!
It’s not a far walk, but the first stretch of it is quite steep. Once you are up on the top though, it’s flat and the path is clear.
We got there just in time for sunset, and by the time we had walked back to the car it was just about dark.
As part of my holiday time I like to get out and about. Mam Tor has been on my To Do list for some time, but it’s never been at the top of the list because it’s almost an hour away. Not that far I know but it’s far enough at a 2 hour round trip, plus a walk when you’ve got gammy legs
As kB has two weeks off as well I decided that we should go on a couple of walks. Makes you appreciate eating warm, yummy food more if you’ve been out hiking!
The day was pretty nice, but the further out we got into the Peak District, the hazier it was. I also realised that my beloved 18-35mm had gotten stuck at a wide aperture (It capsized into a rock pool a year and a half ago, so it’s managed quite well since then really!)
After we had mooched around for an hour and half, we drove home, with a pit stop at Fox House for refuelling on the way!
I didn’t think I’d end up with much in terms of photos, but I used the Dehaze tool in Lightroom for the first time and I’ve been suitably impressed by it.