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…

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…