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Empty February trees
Empty February trees

As expected February continued just how January left off. A combination of lack of good photography light and not always being able to get out to the locations I wanted to shoot meant I just didn't get out as much as I had expected. However this is okay as I no longer put any pressure on myself to go and get out as much as I can for a photograph. Instead I enjoy going out just for a quick dog walk or just to enjoy some fresh air and if I manage to get a image during my adventures then great if not at least I got out for a bit.

I knew there would be a few opportunities to take some photographs later in the month. We have been looking for a new dog for a good few months now, and we have visited a number of places or people before settling on a good-looking girl named Echo. Echo is a sandy-colored cocker spaniel. The color is actually called apricot, but you will be able to enjoy some more adventures with the two dogs in the near future. Bella, my 12-year-old Cocker poo, is now quite old and has a limited amount of energy. It is hoped that she will be able to teach Echo the way in due course.

Echo the new dog


Just before Christmas I was contacted by Kate Chappell of the Hope Valley journal. This was regarding a possible feature in the magazine. At the beginning of February I met up with Kate after a few emails and social media messages we got together out in the Peak District and had a good friendly conversation and interview style morning. Therefore in April you will be able to enjoy a feature of my photography and the impressive journal/magazine. The Hope Valley journal features a number of landscape photographers on a regular basis plus advertises the Peak District and the local businesses very well. As well as news and events of the area. You will be able to see my feature in the April edition of the Hope Valley journal.

The Hope Valley journal can be accessed by clicking the photo below.

The Hope Valley journal have also launched the next campaign. This is to raise the funds needed for the next edition due out in April. By supporting this, you will give yourself the chance to win prints from some incredible Peak District, landscape photographers. Including one of mine. All the information can be found by clicking on the photo below and support this incredible magazine.


Bluebell workshop

You can now book your place to attend the Dronfield Hall Barn bluebell workshop.

This will take place on the 10th of May at 9 am and finish at 12 pm, ready for a trip to the Travelers, rest pub, if people wish.

Those attending will make their own way there, and the information about all this can be found by clicking the photo below, which will take you to the Dronfield Hall Barn website with all the information .

This is aimed at those at the beginning of their photography, journey, or individuals wanting to refresh them skills . It is a small, intimate woodland and promises to be a very pleasant quiet morning..

Those with any dietary or medical needs, I’m encouraged to bring their own medicine or food if needed .

I look forward to seeing you at stubbing wood on the 10th of May at 9 a.m.

So Lets get into the landscape photography adventures.

My first adventure of the month saw me in the area of Eyam Moore

Not somewhere, I am an expert on, but somewhere I quite enjoy visiting for a more quiet adventure .

A gentle 400 meter walk had me standing on a nice high section of the Heather, looking in front of this Lonetree. But it was the colours in the grasses, and Heather, which really caught my. All I need to do was wait for the light positioned perfectly to the side and let the dream team do the work.

The usual dream team of a Vanguard tripod, Fujifilm camera, and Kase filter system.

Eyam Moor
Eyam Moor Tree

I was scheduled to meet Kate of the Hope Valley journal on the following day. There is a feature about me in the impressive magazine that will be published in April. On this blog, we will provide links to a crowdfunding network for this purpose.

In the meantime, however, I decided to start my day at the easy-going Curbar edge. There is very little effort involved in shooting in this location, but if you are lucky, you may be able to capture some morning mist or decent light.

I also encountered two photography friends before getting my final imagery and meeting Kate for my friendly interview. The Peak District National Park provided a pleasant morning out.

Curbar Edge

Next plans to observe the flowering snowdrops in one of the churchyards in Dronfield. There is no doubt that this location is quite suitable for photography, especially in the morning. You can either incorporate some of the interesting waves or buildings, or you can just get some images, like I did with the flowers.

After scouting the location a few days previously, checking the Sun's position, the growth process of the flowers, and the weather, I found a window in the morning light to shoot.

Again, nothing extraordinary, just a pleasant quiet morning

Dronfield Snowdrops

As always thank you so much to everyone who takes the time and check this out. Your continuous support is very welcome.

I cannot imagine I will be out much with the camera due to the new addition but eventually we will be out together. Up Next however is a quick overnight adventure to the North Yorkshire Coast more specifically Whitby.

Chris Nowell Photography


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