Category Archives: Steve Walton

Magpie Mine, Peak District

Exploring Magpie Mine Magpie Mine in the Peak District is a disused lead mine, one of five on the site which is enclosed by a stone wall. The other four shafts are known as Great Red Soil, Horsesteps, Maypit and Dirty Red Soil. Magpie Mine was opened in 1740 and closed in 1958. It was…

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Roughting Linn Waterfall

Roughting Linn waterfall Roughting Linn waterfall is a beautiful location in Northumberland, set in a secluded natural grotto below the bridge on the lane to Roughting Linn Farm.  It’s a magical location and a favourite with visiting photographers, but if you’re lucky you’ll have it entirely to yourself, immersed  in the contemplative, quiet solitude that…

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Simplifying Landscape Photography

In landscape photography, removing obstacles and complications is my primary approach to both my film and digital work and it is a challenge I enjoy.  Things can become too complicated and the thought sometimes occurs to me that I often add to the physical burden by taking too much ‘stuff’ with me on my outings. …

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  • mikeJanuary 4, 2018 - 9:24 pm

    Gorgeous photography, thank you for sharing it.ReplyCancel

    • Steve WaltonFebruary 21, 2018 - 10:20 am

      Thank you for takeing the time to visit and comment, Mike. Much appreciated!ReplyCancel

Oak The Adoration of Trees #3

An old lightning-struck tree in Bradgate Park stands guard on the flank of Tyburn as I made my way down to the village of Newtown Linford yesterday evening.  Tortured by time and what appears to be fire damage, possibly caused by a lightning strike or two, this ancient guardian is now little more than a…

Kinder Downfall Blow-back

The best time to see the Kinder downfall blowback is often in winter.  Icy conditions and gale force winds will guarantee a good workout on Kinder Scout, in fact I prefer winter walking on Kinder.  Somehow it seems more physical, visceral even, due to the fact that dawdling and sitting around taking-in the views isn’t…