Lady Cannings Plantation

This morning was the first day that I think we’ve both felt “on it” enough to get out. Sadly this is what I’d wanted to do every day of the holiday, but we never go around to it because of illness.

Lady Cannings Plantation We set our alarms and got up at 8 (The sun doesn’t rise until 820ish anyway), had brekkie and set off to the outskirts of Sheffield. Lady Cannings Plantation

It’s close to the Peak District, but I’m pretty sure it is still Sheffield. Anyway it’s a mountain bike trail place, so there were loads of people out with their bikes.

Lady Cannings Plantation

Quite a lot of people were interested in the drone, which I’d not had before.

 

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Wyming Brook

Wyming Brook

After a rather cold and miserable week I suggested to kB that we go out for a walk. The chosen location was Wyming Brook, which isn’t far from Rivelin Valley that I’ve been to before, but although I’ve probably been to Wyming before, it’s not a location I can remember going to. It’s not too far out of Sheffield city centre, and is just past where my grandma and grandad used to live.

Overlooking the Brook
There is a little (free) car park, and the route is quite nice and easy. It’s very rocky and up/down hill but we looped around the whole thing in about an hour and half.

Before stopping off for a beer (for kB) and a diet coke (for me), and driving home.
Close to the River

Reflections

Reflections // 10 01 1602 // 52

We (kB and I) have decided that as part of my Project 52 we will go on a walk once a month (at least) to a different place each time and then go for a pub lunch.

Even though last weekend we went out for photo number 1 in the series, we decided to go out again this weekend. Mainly because I was going to go out anyway, and I think kB wanted a pub lunch. Besides we didn’t go out after we’d shot last weeks photo as we were a bit damp so we just came straight home.

The pub we went to is called The Norfolk Arms, and I think we got there at just about the right time as people couldn’t get a seat about 10 minutes after we had ordered. We’ve driven past this pub loads of times, but it was the first time we’ve been inside it.
kB ordered a New York Deli burger and I have a mushroom thing, as the soup of the day was Carrot and Coriander, and I don’t like coriander.
Anywhoo it was very nice and as I pointed out to kB on the way home this time next week the walk and pub location will be in Loch Lomond as we’ll be half way to Skye!

 

Derwent in the Rain // Project 52 Week 1

Derwent in the Rain // 03 01 1601 // 52
Derwent Reservoir, Derbyshire

For the next year, Project 52 (a photo a week) will be about the Changing Seasons.
After working out when a week should start for this project I’ve decided on Sunday, as there are 52 Sunday’s in the year.

In order to meet the ground running on this I’ve been stalking the BBC weather app for today’s weather forecast all week; and it hasn’t looked good all week. We decided to go out anyway this morning, so we kitted up with my water proof camera cover and out we went.
We didn’t stop long as it was really raining, but I was surprised how busy it was as we struggled to get parked around Ladybower. The original plan had to go somewhere more barren but that normally means heather and I didn’t fancy getting soaked up to my knees.

Where possible I’m going to get out and shoot a landscape at least once a month, and hopefully each time will be a different location. These things are easier said than done though!

 

Patches of light

Patches of light // 08 04 15098 // 365

I went for another walk today, same place as last night I just went a bit further. Found some cool spots to take photos but the light wasn’t right, so I shall save them for another time.

I actually prefer the flower shot, but went with the path shot as photo of the day as I feel we’ve had rather a lot of flower shots of late!

Hazy flowers
Cherry Blossom

Lost.

Lost. // 22 12 14356 // 365

It is supposed to be raining today, but it is not so off I went with Flopsy.
Then I went to my mums – she was all done up because she’s since gone to a wedding, and now I’m going to plug my laptop in, and redo my website. Exciting first day off 😉

Of double exposures

Of double exposures // 30 09 14273 // 365

I knew I wanted to do this shot yesterday as soon as the other one came out. What I didn’t want to do was do it so soon after the first one.
As it turns out I have a massive headache, the shot I did earlier in the day didn’t work out and I just couldn’t really think of anything else to do. Maybe it was me secretly really wanting to do this shot, but despite having a sunflower which I’ve not photographed on the back garden and the lilies from yesterday in a vase on the windowsill neither really appealed to me.

On a side note I went out to the woods behind my school and I found a moped which had been taken apart and all of the parts neatly placed apart from the engine which was no where to be found. Weird.

Anywhoo that is September done with 🙂

SoS (in Bluebell Woods)

SoS // 27 04 14
117 // 365

Day 16 / 16 – Photo in a different location every day challenge
Location 15: I have no idea what it’s called but it is part of the Trans Pennine Trail, UK

So, 16 days later and I managed to take a photo in 15 different places, weather being the only reason I didn’t make it to 16. The furthest away I ventured was my grandma’s house I think. She lives about 40 minutes away, most of these locations are really close to my house and for this I am grateful. I live in a great area for woodlands, parks and general nature-y stuff ^_^

I really wanted to do this my with bird cage rather than the lantern again, but I was going on my own and had enough to carry anyway without a massive birdcage. I was dubious about setting the smoke off, as I hadn’t realised how close these woods are to a golf course and I could hear some men talking, and see another man mowing the grass! It turns out that this smoke isn’t quite as bad as I’d anticipated, mainly because my only other experience with it was in a house where it was quite condensed. Glad that I eventually decided to bit the bullet and light it, though I am now out of smoke stuff until the other bath I ordered comes through the post.

Sadly though, day 16 also means that it is back to work tomorrow however there isn’t long to go until the next holiday!

I’ve also ordered a new prop which I am so so so excited about *flails arms about*.

Bluebell woods

Return to nature

Return to nature // 13 04 14103 // 365

Day 2 / 16 – Photo in a different location every day challenge
Location 2: Owlthorpe Grasslands Grazing Project

This patch of land is at the end of the road my mum and dad live on. It used to be completely overgrown (grass up to your armpits overgrown, and I’m 5 foot 10!) but it is slowly being transformed. Fences have been put up, cows have been put in, trees have been chopped down… I’m not sure what the end goal with it is, as I’ve read that it was supposed to be turned into a living landscape; not too sure what the fences and paths and gates have to do with that. Maybe it has been bought.

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