• Autumn Landscapes

    This autumn, I was determined to get out with the camera at every opportunity if there was any prospect of good light. My subjects, the Saddleworth hills and waterways, are situated in the West Pennines, so the sun takes its time getting up above the hills in the morning, only to disappear from the valleys by mid-afternoon. The peak of autumn colour can vary, but often arrives between mid and late October, when autumn leaves quickly turn to magnificent browns, russets and golds. We are now well into autumn and, as usual in the North West of England, the weather has turned wet and windy, threatening to hinder my best…

  • Kinder Stones on Pots’n’Pans Hill

    Today I’m preparing a new talk for Harrogate PS and it will include some local pictures of Saddleworth. I love being up high just before the sun sets and I found, in my back catalogue, some pictures of the Kinder Stones on top of our local hill, some of which I hadn’t really looked at before. The hill of Pots’n’Pans is easily accessed on foot from our back gate and takes my husband about half an hour to reach the top. I take longer! and I linger for long periods to take pictures as I go. There is a small abandoned quarry near the top and the remains of stones standing at…

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