Our traditional trip north to Sheffield to stay with relatives was capped by a couple of days in Derbyshire for walks, hot teas, roaring log fires and crisp frost. I had taken my Hasselblad equipment to do some 'serious' photography and maybe even get a suitable image for next years Christmas card. These are still 'in the can', awaiting my next visit to the darkroom. However I also had my small digital Leica for snaps and took these three images on our walk through the beautiful Dovedale and across surrounding hills.
Winter is one of my favourite times for photography as the sun doesn't rise so high in the sky and the fog and mist may linger with a thick frost. It's great to go out walking when your boots crunch, crunch in the frost and snow underneath. And it is also great to come back to the roaring log fire to thaw out with Christmas cake and tea.
Hope you had a good break too. I intend to be blogging more frequently now that we're into 2009.
Lane to Dovedale