Sunday, 6 July 2014


Stanage Edge ancient, Gritstone escarpment within the Peak district national park.



 The gritstone of this area was once used in the making of Mill grindstones
and if you walk the Edge you will see grindstones abandoned
and never put into service, they make a nice foreground
in many a fine photo image.
Another gritstone use was the water feeders, used for the grouse
in this image I used the feeder and water as a reflective surface, to 
fill the foreground with highlight.

 If you pop along here, there is a nice image of the above on BLUE;



  The journey back from Stanage Edge, was eventful. Passing though the Chatsworth 
House area, the Road speed is 50mph, but chatting with 
Kato ∞ my driver and assistant we both thought this was a stupid 
speed, after dark and on a twisty Road so Kato ∞ dropped the speed 
down to under 40mph.
A wise move!?, a Tawny owlet, flew out across our path, clipping him down
 the side of the car, the owlet dropped down stunned, onto the
 center of the Road. We had already stopped as the owlet, fell from
 his flight, Kato ∞ gathered up a rather dazed owl, he bought it 
back into the car, handing it over to me, i perched
him on a blanket, but he was recovering fast, the owl just wanted to fly, 
and flapped onto the dashboard, so he was recovered 
enough to be set free.
Kato ∞ carried the owlet to the fence where he/she, originally flew out, the 
owlet flapped and glided (wings fully spread) down the valley and 
across the River Derwent, landing  in a tree. Did I get a photo
 of the owlet, no, it was all too dramatic, plus my compact camera was
 packed away?. The morel of the story is always be prepared, camera ready.
As for the owlet, hope alls well with him/her, and here is a picture of 
three Tawny owlets, just about to fledge, by photographer; Artur MikoĊ‚ajewski.

From Wiki photo by;
Artur MikoĊ‚ajewski