Having arrived a couple of days prior to the workshop, I thought it would be good to check on a few new locations. One of which was a stream with quite a substantial waterfall. Well, substantial it was not due to the dry weather we had been experiencing. It looked pretty pathetic and certainly didn’t warrant any pictures but in autumn and after heavy rain, I’m sure it would be a gem!Well worth a look when I return. One of the locations which I take my clients to is Curbar Gap which aside from 2 stunning edges, Curbar and Baslow Edge, there is a marvellous stone-walled National Trust site at it’s base. I arrived at dawn in the hope of getting a sunrise shot of Baslow Gap which, with clear skies and a sharp frost, looked promising, only for the clouds to roll by and give me seconds of red light.
From here I walked down to it’s base to shoot the stone walls, taking advantage of Nikon’s self-timer function!
The other place I wanted to check-out was Derwent Edge. There didn’t seem to be a “short-cut” to the top so after a fairly lengthy trudge with backpack and tripod, I found myself looking over the most exquisite view. I arrived a couple of hours before sunset to familiarise myself with it and decide upon a suitably photogenic outcrop.
As is so often the case with this kind of work, you spend long periods of relaxation and contemplation waiting for the light, only to dash around like a blue-arsed-fly when it’s at it’s optimum!
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Robert Canis is a professional photographer specialising in the natural world.
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