Peak District through a Lens

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Curbar Edge in the Peak District. Olympus EM5, f/8.0, ISO200, 1/13", Lee 0.6 ND Grad.
Curbar Edge in the Peak District. Olympus EM5, f/8.0, ISO200, 1/13″, Lee 0.6 ND Grad. Click image to enlarge.

For those readers that don’t know, I live in an area known as Saddleworth in the North West of England. It can be quite a harsh environment but it can also be quite beautiful, cutting into the top edge of the Peak District. Despite having easy access to the Peak District I seldom photograph there, preferring instead to drive up to the Lake District which I know very well indeed.

If you are wondering why I do this, it’s because I have the local knowledge in the Lake District gathered over many years and having climbed most if not all of the mountains (some many times). In the Peak District I am at a disadvantage as I seldom walk there and there isn’t much good reference material to research. Consequently I find that I seldom shoot any images that I like, which sort of reinforces my reason for not going there in the first place.

Hopefully all this is about to change. You see I came across the book “Peak District Through the Lens” which is a location guide for Photographers. Not only does it cover all the best locations but gives a wealth of related information about access and the best times to photograph. It’s by far the most fact filled book of this type that I have seen and I think it’s going to save me many years of on foot research.

If you’re thinking about visiting the Peak District for photography I would encourage you to check out this book. The link to the author’s site where you can buy the book is shown below.

http://www.jamesgphotography.co.uk/home/peak-district-through-the-lens/

You can also purchase the book from amazon.co.uk with this link. At the time of writing this it has 57 reviews and all are 5 stars and in my opinion well deserved.

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