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East midlands landscapes

Discussion in 'Photographic Locations' started by EightBitTony, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have any recommendations on photographic landscapes in the east midlands. I'm based right between Derby and Nottingham, and have a car so can travel. But, I work full time, don't get full weekends to myself, and so can't drive for hours and hours.

    I've had very little practice at landscapes, and usually always in 'the wrong light'. I want to try, but I struggle to find inspiring landscapes to actually get shots of - and you can only practice on boring landscapes so much.

    I know about Curbar / Baslow edge, which is probably approaching the limit of where I can drive to and back in an evening.

    Does anyone have any other suggestions (google map references / links appreciated!)
     
  2. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    I can't help with any locations but you could try Googling the area in the 'Images' menu, to see where others have taken shots, then from there go to Google Earth and have a scout about. Then don't forget to check the 'Photographers Ephemeris' for sunrise/sunset times and direction. I find the tools really useful.
    I'd wait until Autumn though unless you don't like your bed :)
     
  3. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    I don't mind going late after work to get sunsets, and googling is only so effective, I just hoped people had some personal experience of the area.
     
  4. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

    Well I did find this https://www.flickr.com/groups/2106100@N24/pool/
     
  5. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

  6. clive bennett

    clive bennett Member


    You could try Lumsdale, Matlock. Water falls, derelict stone buildings, m take the Chesterfield road out of Matlock , turn right just after the school park and it is straight ahead 100 yards.
    Also Padley Gorge, park at Nether padley station on the side of the road, it is straight ahead, lovely gorge, trees, water faalls, walk through then across Larence fieldthere is Suprise view, and Burbage edge
     
  7. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Thanks, checking google maps now.
     
  8. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    Sorry for coming in late:
    How about Bradgate Park, north of Leicester? Once you're out of site of the entrance areas, I reckon you could be anywhere - I was surprised that it felt so remote. Charnwood Forest is also worth a visit, plenty of variety.
     
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  9. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I'll look those up.
     
  10. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    Well now, there's Stanton Moor, Birchover, Wensley, Youlgreave, Lathkill Dale etc.etc. where there are all sorts of interesting things - including pubs - to discover. However, time may be a problem in terms of out and back, wandering around and so on. Then again, it's 40 years or so since I was in the area!

    Lynn
     
  11. firecon

    firecon New Member

    I'm Derbyshire based and often head up to the north of the county to Kinder Scout and Bleaklow. As the name suggests very bleak and wild moor land. Don't head out on to either without a map and compass
     
  12. BamaMike

    BamaMike Well-Known Member

    Actually yes, I do!

    I went to Eyebrook fishing reservoir a few weeks ago and saw a really nice landscape potential but didn't have my camera with me and haven't been able to get back since.

    The road we were on was quite a lot higher than the surrounding landscape to the south. It was incredible. A bit further down the road towards Eyebrook there's a viaduct as well which is more than likely visible from a vantage point around there too.

    Along this stretch of road there are various little stops for farmers' fields, entrances etc. In the second image is a lay-by with a food truck.

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    Just did the directions thing and it's 47 miles which is a bit of a trek, but I think you'd like it. From what I can see from maps, it's about a 200~ foot elevation change and it's over probably a mile. It really was a wonderful sight.

    I planned to go back but the snow came in and I felt it'd do a disservice to the image given a lot of its charm was the range of colours.
     
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  13. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Thanks. As it happens, finally got down to the Cranfleet canal with some semi-decent light this morning, now I just need to work out how to process the images without destroying them.
     

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