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Places - Heaton Park, Manchester

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Places - Heaton Park, Manchester

10 Jun 2021 3:22PM   Views : 385 Unique : 215

It's a refreshing change to visit a park that is actually in good nick and fully cared for, so full marks to Manchester City Council. We can still find woodland walks, a land train, a boating lake, a lakeside cafe, a children's play area, a small farm, a bee keeping facility, a huge hall (albeit it rarely open), gardens, tree top adventures........The last time we visited it was to photograph sister-in-law Diane and Lucy doing the Pretty Mudders event, and the last visit as a park might have been forty years before that. But, with lenses to review and seeking new places for test shots, here we were again, with the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lens mounted on the Sony A7R III.

It was a gloriously sunny day, which is actually a mixed blessing, but things went well. We concentrated on the area around the hall and the dowager house, taking in the northern woodland as well. Lunch in the stables cafe was a foregone conclusion. Next time we'll try the southern woodland, the lake, the tram museum and the land train. It is a huge site and there is too much to explore in just one visit.

So here are some pictures from the day's shoot.

Bee keepers behind the Dowager House.
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Deep within the woodland the colours can sometimes become pretty intense.
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One of the old farm buildings, still in use.
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Sue under the boughs of this magnificent tree.
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Within the woodland, we strayed from the main path and found this delightful pond.
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A canopy of trees within the woodland.
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