2013′s photography started with an early, pre-dawn rise and a trip to Mam Tor. I’d not been before and so driving through the increasingly thickening fog in search of the National Trust car park was an experience I’d choose not to repeat. Eventually I found the right car park and set off, still in the dark, for the summit. The walk wasn’t as bad as I expected and so I soon reached the trig point in the dim dawn light. Unfortunately the summit was obscured in cloud and I was left to ponder why I’d risen so early.
Small breaks in the cloud did occur and while I got no decent photographs worth publishing here I scouted a few good locations and certainly made myself familiar with the area for a future trip.
For my next stop I decided to travel a little way to Burbage Moor / Rocks near Hathersage. This area proved more fruitful and, as the light burst through the cloud (finally) I was well positioned to capture one of my favourite photos of all those I’ve ever taken – the light just streams through the image at a beautiful angle.
Later at Stanage Edge, after a sleep in the car, I was hoping for a good sunset but unfortunately it just didn’t deliver and, though I got a couple of shots, I wasn’t too impressed with the results. Again though I was able to scout the area and will be well set for my next trip.