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36/52 Ridge Light

By sherlob    
Ok, so I've nearly caught up with the images - this is week 36 (taken 5th Sept) and this week is week 37. Phew!

Thanks for the votes on yesterdays image. An especial thank you to Nick W for his esteemed badge. Its always humbling to receive UA's - more so when you know, admire and respect that persons work.

I got my calculation of timings wrong on this particular morning - getting up an hour after I ideally needed to. That said it was serendipitous as I opted to visit the Mam Tor as it was closer than my planned location and this beautiful light lasted approx. 5mins, bracketed either side by low cloud (often covering the ridge) and rain. Throughout it blowing hard (I chose this spot as it was more sheltered). I arrived just before the light arrived and left within 15 minutes. Job done. Bimby, my dog who I had brought with me on this occasion was pleased to set off back to the car!

Best wishes,


Tags: Peak district Mam tor Derbyshire Drama White peak Drainage Landscape and travel The great ridge Erosion defences 1 of 52 project 1 of 52

Voters: mex, Xandru, PhilT2 and 40 more

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cymru2019 2 17 7 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2020 11:43AM
If its blowing hard then it is difficult to take a crisp shot. You have done well in the circumstances. David
chase Plus
15 2.2k 566 England
11 Sep 2020 12:04PM
Right time at the right place Adam.
Those 'bricks' do look like some form of pathway that has been there for a long time, probably worn by many visiting feet.
IainHamer Plus
16 22 5 England
11 Sep 2020 12:10PM
Great timing and capture. Well done worth the effort


lil48 11 25
11 Sep 2020 12:13PM
Love everything the composition subject and the timing of the shot. Just beautiful, well done. Lilian
sherlob Plus
15 3.2k 131 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2020 12:32PM
Thanks Janet - they are part of the anti-erosion measures on the footpath along the ridge of Mam Tor. I am old enough to remember the ridge before it was paved along this section (the paving goes all the way to Hollins Cross if I remember correctly). However, using stones to form gutters for rain water has long been used to help minimise path erosion through water drainage. They do make for a good lead in line here though...

Thanks HobbitDave Lil48 and IainHamer for your kind US's - I am humbled.
12 Sep 2020 12:00AM
Stunning capture.
sherlob Plus
15 3.2k 131 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2020 8:36AM
Thanks Sylvia.

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