My Peak District walking always involves car journey photography. I undertake day walks because the area is close and the roads provide good viewpoints. It’s not like the Lake District, Scotland or Snowdonia where you climb hills to get the shots you want. The Peak District is like a big park where the attractions are more rolling and uniform. Not dramatic views, but views such as this taken from a road.

I’ve stopped here several times over the years as I made my way to Foxlow Edge, Shining Tor, or the Erwood Reservoir. The view is not about wilderness or drama because this is farm land. It’s about a lovely harmony of curves and a suggestive distance which then needs, as you see here, good light to suddenly make it very photogenic.


Peak District Light: Track

Saturday August 8, 2015