Shining Tor

Shining Tor is the highest point in Cheshire. It has great views (on a clear day) across the Cheshire plain. This wasn’t such a clear day but had some nice textures and moods for a black and white treatment.

On some of the shots you can see what looks like the moon. It’s actually the sun, which was behaving quite strangely that day. It was reported in most of the papers. It was dim and orange, an effect caused, I seem to remember, by dust in the atmosphere from somewhere?

The Roaches

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Another visit to The Roaches, the extensive area of gritstone crags in Staffordshire, just north of Leek. It won’t be the last. Although only (for me) a sunrise/sunset location, there are so many beautiful shapes around that it really will repay many visits. I don’t think this latest shoot did it full justice but I hope you enjoy this small selection. Continue reading