ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Friday, 29 May 2009

PHOTO LOCATIONS DERBYSHIRE---WATER-CUM-JOLLY,

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Water-Cum-Jolly is located at the head of Monsal Dale a mile from Monsal Head

 

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Parking is at the side of the road opposite the mill, rarely full mid week or early/late. At weekends and holidays gets busy, there is a pay and display car park at Monsal Head a half hours walk away. Some history of the area can be found

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The mill pond is generally very sheltered, giving some great reflections at most times of the year. Waterfowl comprising, swans, canada geese, coots, moorhens, and not forgetting the ducks. Other birds are gray wagtail, and dippers below the weir if you are lucky. Below are a few of my photographs.

 

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CRESSBROOK WEIR   This is easy to photograph as a footbridge has been provided for us.

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BELOW THE WEIR   Be careful here after heavy rain it's impossible as the whole river bed floods.

 

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GRAY WAGTAIL   The birds are, if not tame, used to people this was taken from 3m away.

 

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COOT FEEDING CHICKS

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SWAN NESTING   This pair have been here for a number of years, this year, the proud parents of a half dozen cygnets.

I usually take, telephoto, wide angle and a macro lenses. A tripod and wellington boots are pretty much de rigour down here. If when you cross the access footbridge you can't see a meter square of concrete the path is flooded a couple of hundred meters upstream, rarely above welly depth. Don't hold me to this! Happy Snapping.

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