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Photo365 - 2 - Riverlin Valley


Photography and music are my two passions. I edited photography magazines for around 20 years and launched the UK's first digital imaging magazine. I founded ePHOTOzine and was owner / publisher until 2013. The photos in my portfolio are ones I like from shoots I do in any spare time I have.
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Photo365 - 2 - Riverlin Valley

2 Jan 2011 6:23PM   Views : 6852 Unique : 365

Well the family decided to go to the shops and one of my resolutions was to shop less. So I decided to fulfil another resolution to go walking more. I packed up a sarnie, drink, few nibbles, got my boots out, coat, hat, gloves, super warm ePHOTOzine fleece and camera.

I decided to go to Win Hill. Itís the first hill I climb in Derbyshire and one I slept on on my stag night back in the 80s. I also decided to shoot landscapes with juts a 50mm (about 75mm on the Pentax) I have an old 50mm f/2 manual lens and have never used it on digital so that was my one lens shooter today.

I packed the stuff in the car and set off. About 40mins later I pulled into a car park, got my coat on and then realised Iíd not packed the boots! It was really muddy and I just had shoes.

The Win Hill project took a nose dive and a substitute was needed. I decided to bring forward a walk through Riverlin Valley that I was going to do to record some of the remnants of the Victorian industry.

For those who donít know Riverlin Valley is on the outskirts of Sheffield. Itís a three and a half mile stretch with some great features. And itís steeped in history. Details here: Riverlin Valley on Wikipedia

I took plenty of photos getting some good ones of iced over dams, close ups of sluice gate cogs, record shots of several of the bridges that were built over dam side streams to channel water to the forges, and some general scenes, as well as close ups of waterfalls along the course.

But the picture Iím including for day two of my Photo365 is one of a glove placed on a tree branch I shot this as the light was fading. For some reason my polarising filter Iíd been using had steamed up and the resulting shot is quite atmospheric.


Tags: Tree Glove Riverlin valley


pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2011 8:59PM
Interesting Blog and photo, seems you had quite a memorable day one way and another Pete

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