Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Derwent dam

A scene straight out of the Dam Busters. A dam in the Derwent valley.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Arbor Low

The most important prehistoric site of the East Midlands, Arbor Low is a Neolithic henge monument atmospherically set amid high moorland.

Within an earthen bank and ditch, a circle of some 50 white limestone slabs, all now fallen, surrounds a central stone ‘cove’ – a feature found only in major sacred sites. Nearby is enigmatic Gib Hill, a large burial mound.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Farm land

It's not all moors and mountains, rolling fields and farm buildings on the Chatsworth estate.

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Wall

The most common land mark in the Peak District and a great help in map reading, the Dry Stone wall.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Ice cold

A frozen pool on the hill between Bakewell and Chatsworth

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Lunch stop

Rock formations on the ridge over looking Ladybower reservoir. A great place for a lunch stop.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Near miss

While photographing the view from the Great Ridge I suddlenly found the world had gone blue as I was covered by this parachute as it came in to land, I then waited around to catch the take off.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Winter walking in the Peak District

Footsteps in the snow above Castleton, showing how popular the area is.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Dome

From one famous Buxton landmark to an other, The Devonshire Royal Hospital building now called the Devonshire Dome and is the Devonshire campus of the University of Derby.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012


A seagull a long way from home enjoying a rest in the center of Bakewell.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Killer sheep

Well it might not kill but it will eat your lunch, the picture was taken on Kinder Scout.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Lathkil Dale

Just down the hill from Over Haddon is the very lovely Lathkil Dale

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Uncle Geoff's Diner

Its been a while since I've been to Over Haddon so I'm not sure that this place is still in business but if it is, it is well worth a visit, it's probably the most unusual cafe in the Peak District.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012


From a disused reservoir to a very in use one, Ladybower in the Derwent valley.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


I love trees so over the coming month expect a few to crop up, this on is on the Chatsworth estate.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Great Ridge

The Great Ridge just a few miles from Buxton, the Great Ridge is one of the most spectacular sights in the Peak District.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Post box Buxton

I just love little details like this old post box outside the Opera House in Buxton.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Buxton Opera House

Welcome to my new project a daily photo taken in Buxton or the Derbyshire Peak District. As the title suggest the aim is to post a photo a day, but as the area covered is a bit of a way from my home in Leek and also prone to changeable weather the photos will not be taken on the day, in fact they might not have been taken in the same month or year.

So why have I started the project, well as a photographer and living so close to the area I find I have a large selection of photos of the area that I have had no excuse to use and this seemed like the best way to get them seen. Also as a photographer the wealth of subject matter is so huge that I needed some way of disciplining myself to go out and shoot good images and with 366 images needed this year its a really good incentive to get out and shoot.

A bit about me if your new to my work, I'm a full time photographer living in Leek and a blogger of over 3 years, whose first blog 365 to 42 was a Blogger Blog of Note. On the photography side I cover all aspects from Wedding to Landscape, to Portraits and product shots and have been taking and sell photos for over 20 years. On the blogging side I have 3 other blogs, 365 to 42, my first born and favourite (just don't tell the others) this was a personal blog that I posted with out fail for a year, and it changed my life. My next blog started out as a purely photographic blog covering technique and was there to help promote good photography, it has since become my blog for the photography business. My last blog is the Leek daily photo, covering images from Leek and the Staffordshire Moorlands and is just coming in to its third year.

My first photo is the picture that finally inspired me to do this blog, taken on a rainy day in Buxton when I was there to check out a venue from a photo shoot and had some time to kill. Once I had got the shot I then found my self looking for a place to use it and the idea for the blog was born.

The picture is of Buxton Opera House and as I've already written far more than normal and I'm sure it will feature again that is where I will finish for today.