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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Wednesday, 6 November 2013

FIVE STAND WOOD. (06/11/13)

We are parked up at Chatsworth, we have been for a day and a half. I was hoping that the sculpture exhibition would be on as I love the occasion. Fortunately I saw one crated up outside so was spared the cost of entering the grounds for little reward in damp and gloomy weather. I was also spared the Shearing’s tours… bus loads of incontinent OAPs blocking my view and bemoaning the fact that Southerby’s price estimates are ridiculous this always qualified by.

“ I wouldn’t give it house room if they paid me”.

They are a Dukes ransom but I like to see artists rewarded. I like looking at sculpture I could not dream of ever owning or having an environment to display it in. Some works appeal more than others, that’s art. I don’t know why I’m blathering on about something that isn’t there.

We went a walk into the woods behind the house. I didn’t take a tripod as the weather is dull and spitting rain. It was fine for a walk but not worth carrying more than a camera and a second lens for.

Most pictures today are in portrait orientation. That’s because trees live in woods that’s where we walked and trees are tall. They will enlarge with a click._MG_2154  Still plenty of colour. I hope the Beech doesn’t get a disease. They may not give a good show but are a reliable standby. The Acers have been lacking this year. No worries red isn’t my favourite colour.

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_MG_2168 On our early walk the Fallow Deer are strolling here. The rut isn’t over yet as I’m woken by a couple of stags still collecting does’. They appear to have almost agreed to differ as they are wandering as a single herd. A hell of a racket they make whilst agreeing.

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This is the aqueduct. I’m afraid I blew it as I don’t have any usable images of the structure. I have in the archives but my filing system is proving more secure than GCHQ.

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_MG_2155        I don’t know the Duke of Devonshire but I do commend him for opening up the vistas that were created by his forbears. It’s not a cheap job managing nature in a sympathetic manner.  

_MG_2151     If this is his he deservers it. He is a busy man. A busy man that lets me and thousands of others enjoy what is his by birth. I like his new chopper. His old one was an awful blue job.

_MG_2163        Here is the aqueduct of course it didn’t need a tripod. Daft Adrian still had the polariser on from the beach walk. My Muppetry is truly is boundless.

Tomorrow I’m away home to Blackwell, I have to call at Harrison Cameras on the way…..just to check I’m not missing a bargain like a 580 or 600 strobe at half price.

Have fun.

37 comments:

  1. Adrian wat is dat aquaduct prachtig hoe oud zou dat wel niet zijn?wat een mooi uitzicht had je daar. dat is genieten.

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    1. Bas het werd gebouwd als het is als een sieraad. Ik zal nog wat betere foto's van.

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  2. I like 'em all but I love the picture of the chopper. Maybe it is the color of the sky and the trees sort of mimic the color of the chopper. I dunno but it's great!

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    1. David, it looks a very expensive machine.

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  3. Adrian, it may have been a dull and grey day but you still managed to get some lovely colours into your images.

    I'm really p****d off now...I was going to get that model of helicopter, and in that colour too...shan't bother now!...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, You don't have to buy one you can hire it It's a Eurocopter 155 it belongs to Capital Air Services. I looked it up to track it.

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  4. So Adrian, you happily admit that you admire the Duke of Devonshire's noble chopper! You really are a liberated fellow!
    And when you say you are heading home to Blackwell, do you mean at the end of the Monsal Trail?

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    1. Blackwell near Taddington. It's as near as I have to a home base.

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  5. HI Adrian Yes it is good of the Duke to, open up his place and all your photogrpahs are great. Love the autumn colour and the helicopter.

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    1. Margaret, this Duke seems a good sort.

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  6. Ah to be at Chatsworth,
    Now that Autumn's there.
    Adrian goes strolling
    All a-clicking, where
    The soft light falls fair.

    Oh to be in England now
    The woods do gently glow,
    While Dukes chop past
    And tumbling waters flow.
    The fallow deer and doe.

    Ee by gum it's blogland
    Where long before my tea
    I can visit places
    I've always wished to be
    (And, may yet, really see).

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    1. Excellent Katherine. I should let you do the writing. It would save folk reading my ramblings.

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  7. Love Katherine's poem.
    Plenty of leaves left in place there. Most have blown away here.

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    1. John, they are still hanging on. It would be good if we got a sunny day.

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  8. Wow Adrian, a poem for you! Well done Katherine. I am intrigued to read that you do have a place to go home to. Oh, and I like the aqueduct.

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    1. Carol, it is just a campsite near to my old home.

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  9. I'm not sure what I'm more impressed with the images or the poem both cheered me up

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    1. Douglas, I was more impressed with the helicopter. It is a very posh bit of machinery.

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  10. With all your muttering about negative camera issues, you got some very good photos. I'm always amazed at how green things always are.

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    1. Red, it's all the rain keeps things green.

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  11. You're getting very nice autumn colour. As always; great compositions. I know what you mean by: " It’s not a cheap job managing nature in a sympathetic manner."

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    1. Maria, I have no idea how many staff he employs. They do a wonderful job.

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  12. You have make beautiful photos, Adrian!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  13. Hi Adrian... For all your muttering you do deliver fabulous photo's !
    Love them all, but the moss cover knobby tree is my favorite!!

    Grace

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    1. Grace, I'm back here in a week or so. There are some wonderful old trees. They are worth a study on their own.

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  14. Great greenish type of scenery, and the viaduct, superb.

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  15. I love your shots Adrian..it's so quiet place...

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  16. Michelle, it is a busy place but if one walks a mile it is tranquil.

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  17. Autumn shining in all its glory.
    A hug.

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    1. Laura, the leaves are putting on a good show this year.

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  18. Lovely shots of your Autumn ramblings. A sunny day would be nice to bring the colours to life, but I kind of like sombre grey tones.

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    1. Jeremy, It is sunny today but I'm somewhere else.

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  19. Nice to see some of the surrounding countryside that often gets forgotten in places like this.

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