... merrily woodpecking away at the back of my house. First time I've ever seen one. Not a great pic but he was about 40ft away hiding in the branches ...
Sunday, 25 September 2011
Friday, 23 September 2011
Another new lens made it's way into my camera bag yesterday - a nikon 85mm micro! Have to thank Martin for letting me have free reign with the bank account - he knows the way to my heart! After deleting more shots than I kept, I'm going to have to do some reading up on macro techniques ...
Monday, 19 September 2011
Friday, 16 September 2011
Thursday, 15 September 2011
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Made a return journey to the Grane today with my photo buddy, Pat. Not sure how many mph the winds were blowing but it sure was gusty up on the tops. Both of us almost lost our footing at times - you really have to question our sanity! Once we knew there was a derelict farmhouse there was no turning back ...
Sunday, 11 September 2011
Haslingden Grane is a glaciated valley in the north east of the West Pennine Moors.
It contains three reservoirs: (west to east) Calf Hey Reservoir, Ogden Reservoir and Holden Wood Reservoir. Prior to the construction of the reservoirs in the 19th century the settlement of Haslingden Grane had a population of 1,300 and was the centre of an illegal whisky distilling industry. The remains of some buildings can still be seen. Much quarrying has taken place in the past and continues at Jamestone Quarry. The valley is overlooked to the north by Oswaldtwistle Moor and to the south by Musbury Heights. The attractive moorland scenery makes it a popular place for walking especially through the well known Fairy Glen beauty spot, there is an information centre, parking and cafe at Clough Head.