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Belated Happy New Year!

I often wonder how long into the New Year it's appropriate to say Happy New Year to someone if you haven't seen them since 1st January. I haven't updated this site for a while so I think it's ok to say it here.

The South Pennines are currently in the grip of the Beast from the East. Who is apparently going to be joined tomorrow by Storm Emma. Our car hasn't been off the drive for a few days now. The snow is manageable on the flat but added to the gradients round here, many roads are only passable in a serious 4x4.

This picture was taken yesterday within walking distance of my house, just before the light failed completely. It's a slightly re-worked version of the image I posted on my Facebook page.

Stay warm!


Costa Del Folk

Spent an interesting week at the Costa Del Folk festival in southern Portugal. Think Wickham or Cropredy without the rain and the portaloos.

Hard to get much atmosphere into the shots of the outdoor stages in the bright sunshine. Here is a more interpretive shot of State of the Union (Boo Hewardine and Brook Williams) on the main indoor stage.

Some more images can be seen here. I'll add captions shortly.


The Steampunks are coming!

My adopted hometown of Hebden Bridge plays host to innumerable festivals throughout the year. Last weekend it was the turn of the steampunks.


YPU Exhibition

Did I mention that 2 of my images are currently on display at Huddersfield Art Gallery as part of the 2017 YPU Exhibition? Thought not. Details below.

The Annual Assembly and Exhibition of the Yorkshire Photographic Union is the largest event in the Region during the year. This year it is hosted by Huddersfield Photo-Imaging Club, the latest society representing the proud tradition of amateur photography in Huddersfield.

The exhibition draws on the skills and resources of the top photographers from the 75 photographic clubs in Yorkshire which are affiliated to the Yorkshire Photographic Union (YPU). Every photographer can enter up to 10 prints and 10 digital images and all these are viewed and assessed by an independent panel of selectors.

Out of the thousands which are entered only 200 prints and 200 digital images are chosen, so to even have your work selected for display is an achievement. The quality of work on display will be high and will probably include images which will have been or will be successful in national and international salons. The exhibition will be held in the Huddersfield Art Gallery for a period of 16 weeks and will be open to the public five days a week.

The exhibition in Huddersfield Art Gallery runs from 13th May to 2nd September 2017

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A Weekend in Waterhouses

Waterhouses is a small village on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border. It is at the southern end of the Manifold Track, a 9 mile tarmac route that runs along the line of a disused railway from Hulme End, near Hartington in the north to Waterhouses on the A523 Leek to Ashbourne road in the south.



Heptonstall Fell Race

The Heptonstall Fell Race is run over 24.8 km/15.4 miles and includes 966 metres/3170 feet of ascent. This year's event took place in the pouring rain. These guys are running up the final hill before the finish. I got soaked just standing and watching!

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