Ashford, lake, boathouse, derbyshire, peak district, photography
ISO 100, 18mm, ƒ9.0, 1/25s.

Bank Holiday Weekend

53°16'22"N, 1°44'32"W

25th-28th March 2016

 

Bank holiday weekends are something that everyone looks forward to, and there’s a great emphasis on making the most of them. Further to the usual 4 day weekend, this March we were also gifted with British Summer Time coming into effect. Later evenings means so much to me as it completely transforms my free time; I am suddenly able to go out after work and be active, rather than being confined to my house.

This long weekend certainly met the criteria for bank holiday satisfaction, and was topped off by climbing Win Hill before walking back though the pine forests surrounding Ladybower Reservoir. Considering the Peak District is built of hills and valleys, the lack of lakes, tarns and large bodies of water is surprising, but that’s what makes the Derwent Valley even more special. The three large reservoirs of Ladybower, Derwent and Howden provide some of the most picturesque landscapes in the Peak District, and is part of the reason that I always relish any trip there.

 

Kinder Scout, Alport Castles, Oyster Clough, Cabin, Wild Camp, Bothy, Peak District, Hiking, Photography
ISO 400, 24mm, ƒ3.5, 1/125s.
Kinder Scout, Alport Castles, Oyster Clough, Cabin, Wild Camp, Bothy, Peak District, Hiking, Photography
ISO 400, 31mm, ƒ4.5, 1/1250s.
Ladybower reservoir, derbyshire, peak district, photography, pine forest, walking, easter
ISO 100, 75mm, ƒ4.0, 1/400s.
Ashford, lake, boathouse, derbyshire, peak district, photography
ISO 400, 18mm, ƒ6.3, 1/200s.

 

The clock change to British Summer Time pushes the Golden Hour later into the evening. The longer evenings completely transform my lifestyle, enabling me to adventure after work and late into the day. This shot was first time I took advantage of the extra daylight, heading straight out after work to capture this on the lake at Ashford Hall

 

Cressbrook, peak district, monsal, derbyshire, photography, trail
ISO 400, 18mm, ƒ6.3, 1/250s.
Ladybower reservoir, derbyshire, peak district, photography, pine forest, walking, easter
ISO 800, 39mm, ƒ5.0, 1/200s.
Cressbrook, peak district, monsal, derbyshire, photography, trail
ISO 200, 18mm, ƒ6.3, 1/125s.
Ladybower reservoir, derbyshire, peak district, photography, pine forest, walking, easter
ISO 200, 200mm, ƒ7.1, 1/500s.
Cressbrook, peak district, monsal, derbyshire, photography, trail
ISO 400, 24mm, ƒ6.3, 1/200s.
Ladybower reservoir, derbyshire, peak district, photography, pine forest, walking, easter
ISO 800, 55mm, ƒ5.6, 1/320s.
Cressbrook, peak district, monsal, derbyshire, photography, trail
ISO 100, 50mm, ƒ1.8, 1/1000s.

Written By Jack Anstey

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