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
Being a circular walk around the perimeter of Kinder Scout, the views are always good. In good visibility they are simply wonderful and the multitude of wind-eroded gritstone outcrops are endlessly fascinating and very photogenic. They make perfect subjects for graphic images whatever the light and part of the challenge for a landscape photographer on Kinder Scout is to find something new or a different way of interpreting a scene that has been photographed countless times before. Whilst on the subject of light on Kinder Scout, from my experience over many years it is often flat light. Not always the best light conditions for landscape photography, but once accepted it’s easy just to get on and plan around the light using isolation of subject elements and graphic shapes rather than sweeping vistas. It’s probably the most-walked hill in England, but it’s still entirely possible to lose everyone else amongst the groughs on the plateau.
There’s always something new or a new angle to find on Kinder Scout!
Images below were made with a Nikon D810.
Kinder Downfall blow-back and spray freezing on the surrounding rocks. Nikon D810, 85mm f1.8 AF-D.
Swine’s Back from The Woolpacks. Nikon D810, 85mm f1.8 AF-D.
SARDA having fun. One for Mariah. Nikon D810 85mm f1.8 AF-D.
Lose Hill from Ringing Roger. Nikon D810 85mm f1.8 AF-D.
Eroded millstone grit outcrops on Blackden Edge. Nikon D810, 28mm f1.8G.