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Bamford Edge


Bamford Edge

I’ve never been to Bamford Edge before, but it overlooks Ladybower and I’ve been around that area a few times before.

Bamford Edge

There is a small patch for cars near the top of the road, cross over a turnstyle and start the walk!

Bamford Edge

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.
Bamford Edge

We got there just in time for sunset, and by the time we had walked back to the car it was just about dark.

Bamford Edge

Sunset on the Moorlands

The weather promised me that it the clouds would go for the sunset, but an hour before the sun would dip below the horizon line, it was still pretty cloudy.

Heather I decided it was worth the risk, and the trip out, so I put some clothes back on (I’d had a shower and gotten straight into my jim jams from the Abbey walk earlier in the day) and off we went up the hill out of the valley to the car park at the top. Heather

How patiently I waited when we got to the car park at the top! I wandered around trying to find a good patch of heather, set up shop and waited. The longer I waited the more the clouds parted.

Heather Heather

Every day there has been a rainbow at around the same time (just before sunset) in the same place. How bizarre!

Heather Heather

Fields of Sunshine

Fields of sunshine

I’ve been meaning to get into this field and photograph it for a few weeks now. I drive past it every day on the way to work, and I know there is parking near it so it’s an ideal spot.

Fields of sunshine

For whatever reason though, it’s taken me ages to go to it and photograph it. I was worried today that I was going a bit early. The sun doesn’t set until 9, and I set out just before 7, but it turns out that it clouded over just as I was leaving, and the sun was just at the right height in the sky.

Fields of sunshine

I felt I was pretty lucky with the bees too! So cute and fluffy and buzzy ^_^

Fields of sunshine

Fields of sunshine

Northern Ireland – The Giant’s Causeway

Giant's Causeway

The main reason we went to Northern Ireland was to see the Giant’s Causeway. It has been on my bucket list for some time, and so as the time to visit got closer I became more apprehensive that it was going to be rubbish and a waste of money.Giant's Causeway

The weather forecast was always best for Easter Monday, and the closer we got to the trip it became almost too good – pure sunshine – and I was worried that my photos wouldn’t come out well.

Giant's Causeway

I prefer moody, misty, overcast weather for my shots rather than brilliant sunshine. Naturally I’d shoot at sunrise or sunset, but there is more than just me on this holiday and operating around these times isn’t great. What ended up working in my favour was the lack of availability of restaurants.

Giant's Causeway

The week before we went I realised that eating out might be an issue for the first two nights we were there – Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. These are bank holiday days so people will be off work and out visiting places. We rang around a few places, and managed to get a booking – but not until 845pm! Giant's Causeway

So we took this booking, with me secretly rubbing my hands with glee, as the restaurant was 5 minutes away from the causeway, meaning we wouldn’t need to get there until late afternoon. So suddenly the issue of the good weather wasn’t a problem any more, as thanks to it being a bank holiday we couldn’t eat until after sunset anyway!Flare

As we were there so late, it was relatively free of crowds too.

When we got there, it was great. It is such a surreal thing to experience. Definitely the highlight of the holiday!