Blog

White Peak- Pilsbury Castle

Posted on

Just to clarify, Pilsbury Castle is a place its not a castle…..anymore….

The castle was probably originally an Iron Age fortification before being used by the Normans, and indeed the name “Pilsbury Castle” forms from the Celtic “pil”, the Saxon “bury” and the Norman “castle”, all meaning “fortified site”. In early medieval times, the site would have been located along the River Dove routeway, and would also have overlooked a key crossing point.By the twentieth century there was little to see except for a mound on a limestone outcrop and the remains of various earthworks. At the beginning of the present century, however, archaeological surveys revealed the foundations of the castle. Very rich history indeed, but as usually I was interested more to explore place from photographic point of view.

(more…)

Blog

Whitby

Posted on

Although main focus for this trip was nearby bay called Saltwick Bay, I ‘ll call this post Whitby. Just because I love this town…

Whitby is a seaside town in North Yorkshire. Place known for not only for its beauty, but also because of Captain Cook . The town has a strong literary tradition and can even be said that the earliest English literature comes from Whitby as Cædmon, the first known Anglo Saxon poet was a monk at the order that used Whitby Abbey during the abbacy of St. Hilda (657–680).Part of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula was set in Whitby, incorporating pieces of local folklore, including the beaching of the Russian ship Dmitri. Stoker discovered the name “Dracula” at the old public library …. but enough history.

(more…)

Blog

Location Scouting – Woodhead waterfall

Posted on

What to do when weather doesn’t want to play with us photographers? It’s time to go location hunting….

This place was suggested by my friend from camera club , very good photographer – Chris. It’s located on the North side of The Peak District , not very far from Sheffield. Also it’s very close to A628 – main road from Sheffield to Manchester. Weather was great for taking pictures of water.Completely overcast ,no sun with prediction of light rain.

(more…)

Blog

Summer evening at The Roaches

Posted on
Nikon D700,18-35 mm, Cokin ND

I knew I will come back here. As I already said  before , this place has got plenty of opportunities for photographers. With weather like this summer, chances to catch good light are questionable, but I’m still trying.

I started from Nottingham after 4 pm and on the way to the Peaks I stopped to pick my friend Tony, who was my company for the day. As we went, it was raining and on the left side of the road was dark cloud , but on the other side we could clearly see blue sky.Weather was changing very quickly. It very was promising, because this is what we (landscape) photographers want. Bit of a drama in the sky….

(more…)

Blog

North Yorkshire visit

Posted on
Nikon D700, 20/2.8mm

 

North Yorkshire is another amazing piece of British landscape . This was my second visit and as it seem to be normal this year, it was raining :-).

First stop was Fountains Abbey ,UNESCO location incredible beautiful ruin of old monastery . Never ending photographic possibilities….I would recommend this place to every photographer…. You have to go and see it for yourself.

(more…)

Blog

An evening with Joe Cornish

Posted on

If you are into landscape photography you must know the name. One of the greatest British landscape photographers Joe Cornish. Master Cornish is one of my heroes, true master of camera. I already had 4 of his books and I love his work, his style and vision.

15/05/2012 Nottingham and Notts photographic society organised Joe Cornish’s talk and I bough my ticket in February. When the day finally came, I arrived to the venue and found it buzzing with excitement and quite busy. There was even raffle with Joe Cornish’s big print as a main price. Obviously all ticked have been already sold out….

(more…)

Blog

Winner of the National Parks ‘Winning landscape’ photo competition

Posted on
Winner of the National Parks ”Winning Landsacape photographic competition

What a great news today!
Above picture  was named the Winner of the National Parks ”Winning Landsacape photographic competition’. LINK

The month-long competition was launched by the UK Association of National Park Authorities, in association with its partner Merrell, to highlight this year’s National Parks Week* which runs from July 30-August 5. The Winning Landscapes competition attracted nearly 400 entries and I’m very happy that judge picked mine shot as a winner.

(more…)

Blog

A trip to the past – Thor’s cave and Stone circles of Peak District

Posted on
Nikon D700,18-35 mm, Cokin ND

 

I decided, this year I would like to focus on White Peak. South-West part of Peak District National Park. There are so many beautiful places, maybe not visible on first sight.The more I go,the more I like this place. It’s got no high peaks or great lakes but there is something there…

This time I wanted to visit Thor’s cave. Thor’s cave is a natural cavern located  in the Manifold Valley of the White Peak in Staffordshire, England. Located in a steep limestone crag, the cave entrance, a symmetrical arch 7.5 metres wide and 10 metres high, is prominently visible from the valley bottom, around 80 metres (260 feet) below.

(more…)