• Last Light, Marsden Moor

      In recent weeks, we have had a few rare days when the sun has set unimpeded by clouds at the horizon. I have been concentrating for a while on photographing the hills of Saddleworth, but these few photographs were taken just outside its borders, on Marsden Moor in Kirklees. Marsden Moor stretches from the Saddleworth boundary, where the A62 crosses the Pennines at Standedge, across to the so-called Nont Sarah’s road, the A640 from Denshaw to Huddersfield. From this road there is a panoramic view across the valley. A rocky outcrop is quickly accessed from Buckstones car park and there is an easy pleasant path along the top of the rocks with the…

  • Brun Clough Reservoir and Millstone Edge, Standedge

    These images from Standedge and Millstone Edge on Marsden Moor were taken near sunset on 14th March 2016. Below: HDR panorama, Sigma 8-16mm lens on a Pentax K3 body. This is Brun Clough Reservoir at the top of Standedge Cutting, where the road goes over the top of the Pennines and then drops down from Saddleworth towards Marsden. It was built to provide water for the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and was completed in 1811. The reservoir has previously been called the Standedge Reservoir or the Floating Light Reservoir, named after the lights used by workers constructing the Standedge Tunnel, which runs immediately below the reservoir. There was a pub nearby, also called the Floating Light.…

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