This was more than a walk than a photography shoot, but worth a visit, overlooking the town of Burnely is a wind sculpture designed by Architects Mike Tonkin and Anna Liu completed in 2006 and is part of series of sculptures in East Lancashire as symbols of renaissance of the area.
The galvanised steel tree made out of tubular sections is about 3 meters tall, which harness the energy of the wind to produce a penetrating sound covering a range of several octaves, each pipe has been designed and cut with holes located to give the sound. Great place for walks and Car Park located very close if interested in visiting the sculpture
This was a free entry along with Instagram Birmingham / Dudley and Visit England, a great day if you haven’t been, it was cold day but luckily no rain, its good place to bring the camera as its spread over 26 acres of former industrial land partly reclaimed from a former railway goods yard a disused lime kilns along with former coal pits and a canal.
It opened in 1978 and most buildings that have been rebuilt here have been relocated from their original sites, and of course you can get a pint n the pub with a packet of scratchings or visit fish & chips shop served in newspaper.
You can visit the shops and go down the coal mine and see the blacksmith at work all great fro any age and the camera!
Just a few of the day
Day after Birmingham Photography show with very aching feet spending days walking round the NEC armed with a new Benro tripod & head went to one of my favourite walking locations and well photographed Mam Tor in the Peak District an early start and I was at the Tor for sunrise but quickly realised wasn’t going to get any sunrise shots today extremely cold and blizzard conditions but every now and then it cleared.
Its very popular for Photography and I’m sure the grass is worn from the tripods but its easy place to get to from the car park and no matter the weather you always come away with a shot, Put the Mavic up to get a few aerial shots and you can really see the Mam Tor and its beauty from the air.
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The Snow has fallen it was a Saturday and nothing on the roads and wanted to go out, unable to sit indoors when its like this so camera bag packed and headed to Sutton Park its not far from where i live but somewhere i rarely visit for some reason.
I was pushing my luck as the roads were quite bad, eventually made it and quickly realised how thick the snow was in the park a few dog walkers and thats it mad incredibly hard to walk through but was great to get out.
it looked beautiful the trees covered in snow but did really struggle to find a composition i was happy with, I absolutely love woods and tree photography but find it very hard to ever find a shot i like in what i find confusing view of trees.
So grabbed a few shots as I walked and of course put the drone up to get a few but thoroughly enjoyed the day.
Just a few from the day
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