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Saturday morning outing

One of the frustrations with combining an all consuming job with a passion for photography is that it is so easy to miss things. The hawthorns for example are out for such a short period of time that in the few days I was working from Sunday to Saturday they had definitely past their best.

However, the company was far more important and I had an exellent early outing with Dave Tolcher and Paul Moon. Picking Paul up at 6 we first drove over to dugdale.

I tried a dreadful image before making an image of a interesting tree that rather got away from me...

'Dugdale'
'Dugdale'


We drove through millington once again deciding that it was not a strong display and went over to my favourite valley Deepdale.

It felt rude to not setup the composition I had made a couple of years earlier in Autumn so here it is.

'Deepdale revisited'
'Deepdale revisited'


Walking further up the valley I found a chance to make a detail in an area that had trapped piles of leaves from last Autumn.

'Leaves'
'Leaves'


This was very rewarding if frustrating to make - having set it up, the wind decided to get up and my fellow photographers were most patient whilst I waited for the wind to stop moving the leaves.

Walking back to the car all of us were fairly exhausted but satisfied with an excellent outing.