We were driving over the moors below Stanage Edge and stopped to take in the view. In this first shot to the east it was all lowering skies and rain in the air. And then I turned on the spot through 180 degrees and took this next shot.
It was hard to believe, the Hope Valley as evanescent as a soap bubble, as if the sun was shining only on that place. To the left you can see the cut through the upland – the wild Winnat’s Pass, scene of real and legendary tragedies. On the right is Mam Tor with its scree-scarred face. If you squint you can just make out the ramparts of an Iron Age hillfort on the green plateau top.
Further back along the road above North Lees Hall I had tried to take a photo of Stanage Edge. The light was poor and it was not co-operating. And then there was a moment, and the Edge emerged like the mythic backdrop in some Renaissance painting. It is a shape-shifting place, the Peak District.
Lens-Artists: Change This week Amy asks us to show her change, however it strikes us.
35 thoughts on “On Derbyshire’s Moors And A Change In The Weather”
Good morning Tish….lovely shots and yes I do believe the weather is taking a turn…..cooler temps on the way, which I for one am quite happy about. Enjoy your day and week ahead. janet 🙂
Definitely cool in Shropshire, not to say dank. Happy week to you too, Janet.
Stunning landscape captures, Tish! They take my breath away!
Thank you, Ju-Lyn. It is an astonishing piece of Britain.
Magnificent scenery. I love how you have captured the constantly changing light.
Thank you, Pauline. There was a lot going on over those moors.
It’s always amazing how fast light can change and completely transform the same view 🙂 beautiful pictures!
It is, Mona. And it’s such a treat if one catches it 🙂
Stunning shots, Tish. What a gorgeous place!
Thanks, Patti. It is a stunning part of England – magnificent dales as well as the uplands.
Gorgeous. I’m hoping to visit the UK next year. We’ll have to see that part of the country.
Lots of nice country hotels to stay in; loads and loads of walking paths. More coming up in my ongoing posts 🙂
Great!! Sounds perfect.
I always notice how important it is to stop and shoot when the light is right Tish. Mother Nature can be very fickle if we wait even a minute sometimes! Well done!
Many thanks, Tina. And yes, the snapping finger needs to be well primed to catch changes in light.
I only get to read about these places in books. Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos.
My pleasure, Arlene. It’s the great thing about blogworld – takes you to places you’d never otherwise get to 🙂
The weather is definitely changeable at the moment. Stormy winds and rain ended the week here, Sunday morning I was woken up by the heavy rain at 4 am. In the afternoon I was in the garden, in a T-shirt it was that warm and sunny. Today grey, gloomy and cold.
Am shivering a bit here too.
We’ve lit the wood burner again tonight!
You captured the breathtaking landscape with the changes of the light.
“The Edge emerged like the mythic backdrop in some Renaissance painting…”, indeed amazing!
Thank you for sharing, Tish!
Many thanks, Amy.
such nice diverse images, Tish. and enjoyed your descriptions –
You’re welcome, Tish.
A moody and mysterious landscape TIsh.
Yes, and probably the one that featured in Jane Eyre when she ran away from Thornfield Hall. Charlotte Bronte was staying in Hathersage for several weeks while she was brewing the novel.
Love UK and every country in it…Beautiful shots of that gorgeous landscape and the shifting lights and moods.
Many thanks, Ann-Christine. Lovely to hear you love our UK landscapes.
The rolling hills and the moors delight me most – but there are many landscapes to visit!
And as soon as you looked away, it all disappeared again. 🙂