Silent Night

Harrison Lane, Sheffield

Brown Hills Lane, Sheffield


Haddon Hall with Tudor Group or Lesiu in conversation with Ruth Goodman

Lech, Haddon Hall
While none of the above is visible here it all happened!


Over Owler Tor

Over Owler Tor, Peak District, Derbyshire


November at Longshaw Estate, Peak District

Longshaw Estate lake, Peak District, Derbyshire, UK
 A couple of months ago I was showing posts from this blog to our friends Isabel and Dean. Their remark was an eye-opener for me - that most of the images are from winter time. It is true. I love an element of in-obviousness in photography, Autumn and winter aura lends itself very nicely here.
An interesting landscape feature can be seen in the photograph below. A sunken wall, delineating pastures from lawns in front of a hall, forms a barrier for animals like sheep, yet does not obstruct views to the valley beyond. Clever trick. I assume the modern fence is the blessing of the health and safety regulations.

Hidden wall, Longshaw Estate, Peak District, Derbyshire, UK
technical details:
top image: 1/40 s at F/10, ISO 400, focal length: 200mm, tripod mounted
bottom image: 1/3s at F/13, ISO 800, focal length: 73mm, tripod mounted