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Made By: jeanie
Start: 29/03/2009 - 5:45 AM
End: 29/03/2009 - 6:00 PM
Address: Stanage
United Kingdom

Welcome to Graham and Phil's Derbyshire Mini(ish but getting larger) -Meet Page..

(setting it up themselves was beyond them so I have been asked to act as deputy).


The meet will be held in the Stanage area, meeting at Overtones Car Park, at 0545 hrs.
No postcode for Overstones Car Park, but the grid reference is SK245829. For a map, look here, Version 2!.

Stanage Edge (both ends!), Millstones, Carl Wark and Higger Tor, Carrhead Rocks, Twisted Tree, Padley Gorge.

Folk will inevitably wander off from the main group as there are so many wishing to attend - so, suggestion is that we re-meet at 11.45 at the Scotsmans Pack, Hathersedge, for lunch, then do your own thing after lunch.

Numbers for the day, should you be late or get lost;
Graham's number; 07788 418866
Phil's number; 07506735861


Any queries, please contact Graham Nobles or Phil Newman.


Dawn: 06:10
Sunrise: 06:43
Sunset: 19:38
Dusk: 20:12
BST

Event Location - Event Location      Nearby Photo Locations</a> - Nearby Photo Locations

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cdm36
cdm36 e2 Member 10390 forum postscdm36 vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2009 - 8:26 AM


Quote: (setting it up themselves was beyond them so I have been asked to act as deputy)

Nah they just want a scapegoat if it all goes horribly wrong Wink

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2009 - 9:15 AM

its Jeanies meet now Wink ive never been to one so i dont know what gos on, some bizarre sacrificial ritual on the sacrifice stone on Higger i think,
At the moment Graham and i are agreed on a date of sun 29th march proposed meeting place Stanage for dawn because of the parking, i think thats the day the clocks go on.

a full inversion with golden side lighting has been ordered but the arrangements for that need to be by Martin Levers and Martin West as it always shines for them. lol Wink
Phil

martinl
martinl e2 Member 10248 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2009 - 1:20 PM

As there seems also to be at least the WAP part of WASP appearing, there would be an above average possibility of cracking light!

The small print:
However, no guarantee will be offered nor any refunds given in the event crap weather manifesting itself!!Wink


Down as provisional attendee, and light bringer (no pressure then!)!
Wink

Last Modified By martinl at 24 Feb 2009 - 1:26 PM
NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2009 - 1:49 PM

i only met you twice Martin and you brought the best conditions i have seen in my life on both occasions, i believe you have a devine line straight to the top man. how can you fail,
Phil

martinl
martinl e2 Member 10248 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2009 - 1:53 PM

Nothing like building someone's part up then Phil!
Wink

martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12350 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2009 - 2:06 PM

LOL, this is doomed to zero light!! Still putting my name down though Wink

NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2009 - 2:34 PM

I had thought that Grindleford station cafe would be good for taking interior shots if the worst happened, if the very worst happened there is always Padley aghhhhhhhhhhhh
Phil

jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2009 - 2:50 PM

I have yet to dine at Grindleford. Last time Graham took me there to sample the delights it was shut due to a power failure!

NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2009 - 3:17 PM

Jeanie thank goodness you turned up,
for some reason everyone thinks Graham and me are organising this meet of yours . neither of us have even been to one before.
Phil

alansdottir
24 Feb 2009 - 4:41 PM

Count me in, please! This mini-meet seems to be turning into a fairly major one... (I hope no-one is superstitious? Wink)

jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2009 - 4:56 PM

LOL Phil!!! its YOUR meet.. I was just bored on nights and offered to sort the link here for you two Wink

sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2009 - 5:23 PM


Quote: As there seems also to be at least the WAP part of WASP appearing, there would be an above average possibility of cracking light!

Looks like the full 'swarm' now Martin Wink

Debs_Rocker
24 Feb 2009 - 5:36 PM

ooo can I come and play please - may even wangle a bed at my aunts for the night before then I don't look like death due to the early start - don't normally do mornings!

NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2009 - 7:41 PM

of course, get it clicked above
Phil

Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73802 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2009 - 7:48 PM

I've got it in the diary.

User_Removed
24 Feb 2009 - 7:50 PM

I'm in!

cdm36
cdm36 e2 Member 10390 forum postscdm36 vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2009 - 8:01 PM

Well this mini meet is turning into something major Smile

martinl
martinl e2 Member 10248 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2009 - 9:41 PM


Quote: Looks like the full 'swarm' now

Can't fail for light then if WASP and Peak Light are in!!Wink



However, the disclaimer above still applies!

Last Modified By martinl at 24 Feb 2009 - 9:42 PM
jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2009 - 7:22 AM

Something major, Chris? Nah... this is 16 (so far).. get to over 40 and thats something major..

jken
jken  81672 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2009 - 2:01 PM

Quite fancy coming to this as i only live just below Leicester.

jk

jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2009 - 7:45 PM

All are welcome JK - you will enjoy it. They are all a good bunch.. (well most of them anyway Wink ) hehehehehe...

jken
jken  81672 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2009 - 9:31 PM

Hi Jeanie, had my name down for the Suffolk meet the other week, but had to pull out as it did my rips in the snow. Looking forward to this one.

jk

User_Removed
25 Feb 2009 - 9:34 PM

Ermm, the weather forecast really isn't looking too good for Sunday peeps. Keep an eye on it.

Any chance of a non-Stanage faction ?

jken
jken  81672 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2009 - 10:09 PM

Hi Chris, what forcast are you looking at 29th March?

jk

User_Removed
26 Feb 2009 - 7:09 AM

BBC, but I don't trust anything longer than 24 hours.

User_Removed
26 Feb 2009 - 7:29 AM

Ooh, just had another look. Its improved.

jken
jken  81672 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2009 - 9:49 AM

I tend to watch Metcheck, they always seem to be able to predict accurately well past 24hrs.

jk

NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2009 - 10:49 AM

i hope you have the date right Chris its not for a month yet
Phil

User_Removed
26 Feb 2009 - 12:48 PM

You are indeed correct.

I'll stop fretting now and change the date on my calendar !

Grin

TelStar
TelStar  9116 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Feb 2009 - 1:01 PM

Looks an opportunity too good to miss. Count us in please.

Tel*

xstevex
xstevex  689 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2009 - 8:58 AM

hi guys when i go out with my camera it always rains so i will put my name down for this one i can be bribed to miss this but take note i am trying to fund a camera upgrade.LOL
Steve

Debs_Rocker
27 Feb 2009 - 4:12 PM

sorted!

andy_AHG
andy_AHG  5106 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2009 - 9:29 AM

Hello Folks,

I may come along and eyeball you all, as I'll probably be nearby anyway!

Andy

JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2009 - 10:52 AM

Hi - count us in - Jude C and Mr C

NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2009 - 7:07 PM

it will be great to meet you all, i hope you will be wearing stickers on your bob caps with your names,

still talking to Graham about times possible locations etc, checking if places are open for coffees etc and hope to have most details on hereby the weekend.

keep fingers crossed for good weather but bring wellies for water work in case its not,
see you all later
Phil

ian.daisley
12 Mar 2009 - 6:05 PM

I'm up for this. Will be nice to put some faces to names...
Cheers, Ian.

Misty56
Misty56  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2009 - 9:06 PM

I folks would love to make teh meet, the palce your going i know very well, only trouble is iam not in to long walks, my legs wont take it so sorry have to give this a miss, you neve rknow i might be there watching you all and taking pics lol

shaz4
shaz4  826 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2009 - 10:43 PM

Hoping to make it...hope it's not too much of a hike,I don't like hills..especially at the time of day that I really ought to be fast asleep......Then again I will probably still be fast asleep...LOL...I do hope there is somewhere not too far away to get lots of warm coffee,or do I need a flask?
Sharon

NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2009 - 11:22 PM

hi you two,
you can walk as far or as little as you want, you will have opportunities within yards of the car, no major hiking is expected, most things are within easy reach.
ill be taking a flask, i think there is an icecream van on top of stanage though Smile
Grindleford station or Hathersage are only a short drive away if you need coffee and bacon butts, im sure Graham will be posting all this info later.
pHIL

andy_AHG
andy_AHG  5106 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2009 - 7:58 PM

There is a car park virtually at the top of Stanage for those who are hill-shy! I have to admit, it's where I usually park.

Higger Tor is good for sunrises and is an easy walk... only about 100 yards uphill, but only has a small car park.

Andy

Misty56
Misty56  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2009 - 9:35 AM

trying pm no relpy, can sometell me the post code of where this meet is, also the time we are meeting, i can get to Heathersage, after that i be lost helppppppp lol

NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2009 - 9:52 AM

fear not, all the detail is going to be posted soon. and its easy from Hathersage.
Phil

NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2009 - 2:21 PM

thank you Jeanie for all your help,
Phil

GrahamNobles
18 Mar 2009 - 3:14 PM

The Meeting Place:

No postcode for Overstones Car Park, but the grid reference is SK245829. For a map, look here Version 2!

05.45 am (ish) for enough time to pick a location and to get there for the sunrise.

My Mobile No. is 07788 418866

See you all there.
Graham

NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2009 - 3:42 PM

and mine is 07506735861 and NO heavy breathing calls. Wink other than on the day, normal working hours are best for me if you need to contact me.
Phil

MikeFisher
19 Mar 2009 - 7:06 PM

I'll make an appearance, provided i'm back from Scotland. Not been out to the Peaks for a while.
Mike

ian.daisley
22 Mar 2009 - 11:39 PM

Can I bring Chester with me?
I'll let you take pictures of him... Smile
Ian.

Last Modified By ian.daisley at 22 Mar 2009 - 11:40 PM
andy_AHG
andy_AHG  5106 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2009 - 10:32 PM

Just a thought - is it this Sunday that the clocks go forward?

Andy

NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2009 - 10:56 PM

yes it is as far as i can see.
Phil

TelStar
TelStar  9116 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Mar 2009 - 11:12 AM

Hi. Apologies, I have to withdraw unfortunately. We are now holding auditions on Sunday for a new band member.

Tel*

Moj_o
Moj_o  6 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2009 - 11:28 AM

Apologies from me too......... hopefully next time Smile

Betty

Britman
Britman  81669 forum posts England
25 Mar 2009 - 12:04 AM

Going to check the diary but I'm hoping I can attend. You know I've never been to the Peak district even though it's pretty close.

So I will add my name.

Debs_Rocker
25 Mar 2009 - 8:18 AM

Grr I'm MOST dischuffed, I now have other responsibilities that are clashing with my photographic obsession so I'm really sorry but I've had to unattend myself from this meeting :O(
My Aunt isn't happy either as I was gonna stay with her the night before and she's not seen me since crimbo and was looking forward to being the hostess with the mostess.
Please please let me know when the next one is and I will ENSURE that NOTHING clashes!
Hope you have a blast and looking forward to seeing some corking images on here!

Britman
Britman  81669 forum posts England
25 Mar 2009 - 7:22 PM

bugger, got an equestrian event confirmed that weekend.

Pete67
Pete67  7 England
26 Mar 2009 - 12:53 PM

Room for a little 'un?

Steve-T
Steve-T  751 forum posts England66 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2009 - 7:16 PM

Met office is forecasting good weather (sun symbol) and good visability for Sunday! - so best prepare for low cloud and rain then!
See you all Sunday.
Steve

Last Modified By Steve-T at 26 Mar 2009 - 7:18 PM
NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2009 - 7:20 PM

Steve
that just means a chance of Rainbows over the millstones. lol Wink
Phil

GrahamNobles
27 Mar 2009 - 8:50 AM

Hmmm, dare we hope that the Peak-Light boys have worked their magic!

Chester is more than welcome Ian, no doubt Jura will be there, in the way as usual!

Graham

MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2009 - 2:16 PM


Quote: Peak-Light boys

PAH!!! Just been out with Team W.A.S.P. this morning to the Roaches - - had the lot! Talk about 4 seasons in one day! BUT____

WE GOT SOME NICE LIGHT! (and are expecting more from sunset too!)

We've decided that those "Peak-Light" guys cancel us out and we get awful stuff when they're around Wink

CU in the morning! Smile

F x

cdm36
cdm36 e2 Member 10390 forum postscdm36 vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2009 - 2:34 PM


Quote: We've decided that those "Peak-Light" guys cancel us out and we get awful stuff when they're around

Well we've decided to scatter you lot all around Derbyshire to give the rest of us a decent chance in the middle Wink

Lovely rainbow weather though Smile

Chris.

Last Modified By cdm36 at 28 Mar 2009 - 2:35 PM
MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2009 - 2:58 PM

Certainly was, Chris - - pity about all the snow/sleet/hail/rain drops on my filters Sad

F x

martinl
martinl e2 Member 10248 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2009 - 3:01 PM


Quote: we get awful stuff when they're around

I wouldn't have said your shots were that badWink

cdm36
cdm36 e2 Member 10390 forum postscdm36 vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2009 - 3:04 PM

Oooohh!!

Catfight Wink

cdm36
cdm36 e2 Member 10390 forum postscdm36 vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2009 - 3:06 PM


Quote: Certainly was, Chris - - pity about all the snow/sleet/hail/rain drops on my filters

F x

Your slipping up, if the rest of the team had any decency they would shield you from such elements before all else, and not worrying about their own personal gain Wink

martinl
martinl e2 Member 10248 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2009 - 3:26 PM


Quote: Catfight

Stop stirring!!
Wink

f11digital
f11digital  1174 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2009 - 7:41 PM

I've been watching this thread with interest and am trying to persuade myself to get out of bed at "omg it's still the middle of the night" to try out my new Nikon D90, since the venue is just over an hours drive away.

I consider myself an enthusiast not a tog, and I carry lenses with me and not glass. Do you guys bite?

NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2009 - 7:51 PM

all we have is a common interest, dont bite and wont even even nip, most of us have only met in cyber space anyway.
you can bring and use a box brownie or a Hassleblad and i wouldnt even notice, let alone be bothered, if you come and take just one picture you are welome.
see you in the middle of the night Wink
PHIL

jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2009 - 8:13 PM

Alarm set for 4am.................. ouch!!!!!!!!! now to remember to change the clocks!!!

Last Modified By jeanie at 28 Mar 2009 - 8:13 PM
xstevex
xstevex  689 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2009 - 8:20 PM

well jeanie i went to change my alarm clock and forgot i am up at this time every morning for work ?
so if i am late by ten mins ive had a lye-in.

see you all there with a bit of luck.

xstevex
xstevex  689 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2009 - 8:50 PM

well jeanie i went to change my alarm clock and forgot i am up at this time every morning for work ?
so if i am late by ten mins ive had a lye-in.

see you all there with a bit of luck.

MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2009 - 8:53 PM


Quote: Quote:we get awful stuff when they're aroundI wouldn't have said your shots were that bad

Dead Man Walking -----------




As for the job, MrEEK, tell you tom, but there's no champagne Sad

NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2009 - 6:15 PM

thank you everyone who made the effort to get up at rediculous times this morning and come into the Peak, it was lovely to meet you all. i look forward to looking at all your pictures and i hope we meet again in the future,
special thanks to Jeanie for helping and for anyone who gave assistance. also special thanks to Peak light and wasp for guaranteeing the somewhat blue but beautiful weather.

wishing you all a safe journey home
Phil

Last Modified By NEWMANP at 29 Mar 2009 - 6:19 PM
richardwheel
29 Mar 2009 - 7:26 PM

Cracking day in great company, thanks to all that made it so good. It wasn't the best day for photography but we made up for it in laughs Smile

martinl
martinl e2 Member 10248 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2009 - 7:57 PM

Echo what Rich said. A fine day with some great company. Cheers all, and to Phil, Graham and Jeanie for putting it all together.
Smile

cdm36
cdm36 e2 Member 10390 forum postscdm36 vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2009 - 8:02 PM

Aye, was a bright blue day in the end but was good to put some faces to names. Nice to meet you all at last Smile

ian.daisley
29 Mar 2009 - 8:04 PM

Thanks for a good day today. I really enjoyed the company, and banter, and breakfast, and lunch and walking the dogs (and helping Jura over the stiles Smile )
Thanks to all...

cdm36
cdm36 e2 Member 10390 forum postscdm36 vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2009 - 8:43 PM

And to cap it all, Ive got bloody sunburn on my head, lol Smile

martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12350 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2009 - 8:46 PM

LOL Chris, though I shouldn't laugh.........much Wink

Many thanks to Phil, Graham and Jeanie for putting together the day, I thoroughly enjoyed it Smile

MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2009 - 8:54 PM

Had a really great day - - now totally shattered and ready for bed! (Might just have time for a few "reward" ales first tho!) Grin

I'd love to say Thanks to Phil & Graham, but I guess we really should be thanking their "Mentor", Jeanie!

Now you can organise the next one yourselves, Guys! Smile

Fran x

GrahamNobles
30 Mar 2009 - 4:22 AM


Quote: Now you can organise the next one yourselves, Guys!

Next One !!!

Very blue skies and red foreheads at the end of the day. Thanks all for a great day out on the hills and for new faces to familiar names.

Graham Smile

jken
jken  81672 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 9:40 AM

Nice to meet everyone yesterday, many thanks to Graham, Phil and Jeanie.

jk

wamp
wamp  8276 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 10:10 AM

Thanks a lot Graham and Phil, errr I mean Jeanie, lol Wink for organising what turned out to be a great meet!

I had a great time and really enjoyed meeting more people face to face Smile

Cheers, Sean

jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 10:31 AM

Home at last and what a great meet. Caught the sun on my face in March.. thats twice this month now.. amazing stuff Smile

Thanks Graham and Phil for "organising" the meet, LOL!!!! (even though Phil was still after me organising things at the cafe at breakfast yesterday).

It was great meeting so many new friends as well as all the old friends. I was lucky enough to miss the lecture at the carpark at the start of the day - phew!

Hope you all brought some goodies home in those cameras.
Jura is still broken!! (so am I!)

Jeanie
xx

NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 10:53 AM


Quote: Thanks Graham and Phil for "organising" the meet, LOL!!!! (even though Phil was still after me organising things at the cafe at breakfast yesterday).

hope you are not cross with me Jeanie. i am just a useless male that needs organising, and what chance have i got with that lot, and besides if you look at the top of my upload, you will see what i had to contend with on the day, Smile
it was still great though, and thank you for all you did.
Phil

jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 11:15 AM

Hahah of course I was not cross.. takes more than that Wink It was a great day and you had a good turnout to sort. I will go and read your missive now.. got my coffee and sat down now ready to go through the uploads Smile

andy_AHG
andy_AHG  5106 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 11:47 AM

Hi Folks,

my apologies for not making it to the meet yesterday. I was rather late getting down there, so I opted to go to Burbage for the sunrise... somewhere I'd not shot before. Next time!

I've enjoyed the images you've all uploaded so far. Quite challenging conditions with that cloudless sky!

Best wishes,

Andy

Bellie
Bellie  7507 forum posts
30 Mar 2009 - 11:58 AM

Good to meet everyone on Sunday, although many were just dark blobs at such an early hour. The Park Warden's rant was made more amusing by the non-plussed response from the (non-official and non-organised Wink ) group of photographers who were still half asleep and couldn't care less if Mr Curlew wanted to sing his heart out in peace.

I had intended to join you all at Padley, but got stuck behind a slow mo and lost the convoy. With not being familiar with Padley I headed back for a rest before heading back out into the Peaks in the afternoon.

My apologies for not being altogether with it!. I think I had 2 hours sleep so by breakfast I was pooped. Tell me again why I prefer sunsets!

Looking forward to seeing the pictures. I'll see if I have anything worth posting. If anything though it whetted my appetite to get out again as this was the first time this year the camera had got an outing.

Hope to see you all again at some point.

NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 12:17 PM

by popular request, im arranging another meet, say 2019. this will provide me with time to be organised this time and to notify the wardens that we will then be official.
2. to tell the grindleford station we are coming and expect up to 30 so we can all go to the pool cafe instead, (bins full of left over sausages and im banned until 2019)
3. to have the top entry to padley closed off.
4. to give everyone a printed map of locations timed to the minute and put sat-navs on everyones cap.
5. to put stickers on everyones fleeces so we know whos who.
6. to phone Wamp and JKEN and tell them not to put the clocks back and have a full hours lay in by putting them on instead.
7. to phone everyone and tell them to remember a tripod.
8. to hire a cloud machine like the thomsons advert, ( due to endless complaints over which i had little control.)
9. to arrange anchors at Carrhead to keep the highland cattle in the right place for a picture.
10. to make sure Martin levers understands more fully that as weather bringer--- pink dawns, sunshine and blue sky is not enough when others all want more of a rosy tint and some cumulous clouds above a glowing inversion, ( which you did provide for me on 2 occasions prior)
11. to write to Martin w and tell him ive heard him remind me enough times now ,how Killamarsh thrashed us in a interclub comp after 7 consecutive defeats,
12. to tell my travelling companions to wait instead of dissapearing somewhere over edale when i lag behind
13, to have oxgen mask stations on stanage edge and an ice cream van at the trig.

work has started , so start thinking about idf you want to join us again next year when it just might be as chaotic
Phil

Last Modified By NEWMANP at 30 Mar 2009 - 12:22 PM
Bellie
Bellie  7507 forum posts
30 Mar 2009 - 12:30 PM

When Mr Warden started on about us being an organised group, I felt like saying (in appropriate silly voice) "we're all individuals" ala Monty Python - Life of Brian. But I think he might have not seen the funny side of it and we would have ended up taking photographs somewhere 'completely different'

andy_AHG
andy_AHG  5106 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 1:00 PM

What did the warden think you were all going to do? Personally, I like to stamp on Curlew but I don't know about the rest of you!

I go into the Peaks for sunrises quite frequently and can assure you that at that time of day, photographers are the only people around. Even the joggers and crag rats don't usually make it up there till about 8am.

Had he been a few yards to the East, he'd have been over the boarder into Yorkshire and could have been legally punched in the mouth!

NEWMANP
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30 Mar 2009 - 1:02 PM


Quote: crag rats

pmsl---- i love that description
Phil

jeanie
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30 Mar 2009 - 2:12 PM

LOL @ your plans for the next meet, Phil.. put me down on the list Grin

Andy (Bellie).. next time we will all have to go out in a tight convoy so nobody can get between the cars, then nobody gets lost en route Wink

Bellie
Bellie  7507 forum posts
30 Mar 2009 - 2:24 PM

@ Jeanie... no, I just need to get out more! Smile There's no excuse for not knowing the ins and outs of Padley as its on my doorstep... and I have never been.

jeanie
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30 Mar 2009 - 2:37 PM

Well in that case I expect to see some Padley shots in your pf soon Wink

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NEWMANP
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30 Mar 2009 - 2:55 PM

Because there is a shortage of good Padley shots on epz !!! Smile athough jken (rise at midnight and put the clock back Wink ) took loads im sure.
Phil

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f11digital
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30 Mar 2009 - 6:51 PM

First of all I would like to thank Ian for letting me tag along to catch the sunrise at Carhead Rocks as I knew nobody. I declined the invitation to breakfast and headed up to Stanage Edge after which I never met anyone again and I had forgotten the name of the pub where we were to meet for lunch. My own fault as I would have loved to go to Padley Gorge. Nevertheless, I had an enjoyable day out, finally getting home just before 4pm.
Many thanks to the organisers for getting this meet up and running and I hope to make my out back out there soon. I guess it's time to post some of my efforts now.

John

Misty56
Misty56  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 10:22 PM

iam sorry i never met up with any of you,
i was there just not at the right time and in the same place as you all where,,,,, or maybe i was in the same place, does that count as me attending the meeting,

being as i did not know who was who or maybe none of them was from here i went of on my own, dont worry was no problem, iam always up the Dales every week, only live down the road from them,
maybe next time i met up with you all, hopefully

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jeanie
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31 Mar 2009 - 1:29 PM

John and Elaine we will just have to have another meet.. and you will have got to know us more by then Smile

Now then.. Graham and Phil need more practice.... where are they hiding???

f11digital
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31 Mar 2009 - 3:13 PM

Well I plan on heading up there again over the Easter period taking in Grindleford Station and Padley Gorge - date yet to be decided Smile

NEWMANP
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31 Mar 2009 - 4:08 PM

let us know nearer the time, i may be about around easter
Phil

alansdottir
31 Mar 2009 - 6:07 PM

We're not going away at Easter - and I wouldn't mind having another go at Padley Gorge... or the Grindleford Station Cafe, for that matter!
Carol

Misty56
Misty56  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2009 - 6:34 PM

iam for that, i go there most weeks, was there a few days ago not sorted pics out yet,

martinl
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31 Mar 2009 - 9:36 PM