Nature, Wildlife & Outdoors

Welcome to the 'I Just Wanna Tek Gud Photos' Blog

At least once a month we get out as a group on an organised outing of some description, and being a group of people who enjoy taking photos we usually come home with a very interesting and generally appealing selection of photos.  This blog is a record of where we have been and the photos we took at the time.

Check the agenda to join us on our next adventure

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Shining Tor

Usually when we try to plan a photo walk based on an actual walking route it takes us at least 3 hours longer than it would any normal walking group since we keep stopping to take photos.  As it happened for this particular walk to the summit of Shining Tor we managed to make it in almost the right amount of time, despite getting lost on the way back.

This may actually have been one of our longest ever walks, nearly 8 kilimeters.  The views when we reached the top were spectacular, but a real challenge to do justice on a photograph; but we gave it our best shot.

Oh and if anyone fancies taking the same route that we did, the link to the route is on the link below.  We definitely recommend printing this route and bringing it with you.  Oh and watch out for the 'faint grassy path' on step 13/14 - we totally missed this path and ended up in the bushes as you'll see in our photos below.

http://walkpeakdistrict.com/shining-tor/

 

mesmorgan

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2015-07-05_12-17 by James Morgan, on Flickr

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2015-07-05_12-59 by James Morgan, on Flickr

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2015-07-05_13-11 by James Morgan, on Flickr

jkphoto

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Cheshire Skies by , on Flickr36@N06/]jeff allsebrook[/url], on Flickr

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Twisted Tree by jeff allsebrook

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Bench by jeff allsebrook, on Flickr

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Orchid by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/107469636@N06/]jeff allsebrook, on Flickr

 Gail99

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"Is that the faint grassy path over there ?"

We have plenty of other articles from other places we have visited over the years so please do stick around and browse our archives.  We also have a Facebook page and a Twitter feed if you want to keep in the loop.  

If you are a photographer yourself and fancy joining us on a future outing then create yourself a free account on this website to get onto our mailing list, and if you're a Facebooker or a Flickrer you can join our groups on there too.

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Thor's Cave

When we stumbled upon Thor's Cave in our book of walks in the Peak District none of us had heard of it, but the description in the book piqued our interest enough that we just had to make the walk down there.  The actual walking route in the book is about 7 miles long, but in our experience what would take normal walkers a few hours would take photographers days, so we chopped out most of the walking route and just made a bee line straight to the cave.

And what a cave!

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Thor's Cave Outing by James Morgan, on Flickr

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Thor's Cave Outing by James Morgan, on Flickr

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Thor's Cave Outing by James Morgan, on Flickr

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Thor's Cave Outing by James Morgan, on Flickr

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Thor's Cave Outing by James Morgan, on Flickr

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Thor's Cave Outing by James Morgan, on Flickr

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Thor's Cave Outing by James Morgan, on Flickr

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Thor's Cave Outing by James Morgan, on Flickr

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Thor's Cave Outing by James Morgan, on Flickr

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Thor's Cave Outing by James Morgan, on Flickr

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Thor's Cave Outing by James Morgan, on Flickr

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Thor's Cave Outing by James Morgan, on Flickr

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Thor's Cave Outing by James Morgan, on Flickr

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Thor's Cave Outing by James Morgan, on Flickr

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Thor's Cave Outing by James Morgan, on Flickr

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Thor's Cave Outing by James Morgan, on Flickr

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Thor's Cave Outing by James Morgan, on Flickr

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Thor's Cave Outing by James Morgan, on Flickr

We have plenty of other articles from other places we have visited over the years so please do stick around and browse our archives.  We also have a Facebook page and a Twitter feed if you want to keep in the loop.  

If you are a photographer yourself and fancy joining us on a future outing then create yourself a free account on this website to get onto our mailing list, and if you're a Facebooker or a Flickrer you can join our groups on there too.

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Ladybower Reservoir @ Sunset

The great thing about spring is that the sunset happens later, giving us the chance to get out in the evenings and capture the majesty of the sun going down in various scenic locations around Yorkshire.

At the end of April 2015 we embarked on an evening walk to Ladybower reservoir and were treated to a lovely sunset, here are a few of our photos.

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Ladybower Sunset by James Morgan, on Flickr

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Ladybower Sunset by James Morgan, on Flickr

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Ladybower Sunset by James Morgan, on Flickr

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Ladybower Sunset by James Morgan, on Flickr

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Ladybower Sunset by James Morgan, on Flickr

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Ladybower Sunset by James Morgan, on Flickr

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Mam Tor Sunrise Expedition

The original plan for our March outing to Mam Tor was to meet at the Mam Nick car park at 9.30am, stroll up to Mam Tor Summit and then maybe head over to Blue John's Cave.  Then someone pointed out that Mam Tor is an excellent place to watch the sun rise and that, being March, we were getting to the end of 'sunrise season', meaning from this point onwards sunrises would happen too early for us to be bothered getting out of bed to capture it.

So, we put the word out that a few of us would be meeting at 6.15 am and heading straight up to the summit to watch the sunrise.  That turned out to be a smart decision because not only did we witness a majestic moment when the sun popped over the horizon but also the weather took a major turn for the worse around 8.30 and the rest of the day had to be called off due to horrible wind, rain and fog.

Mam Tor is one of our region's real treasures; the views are spectacular and the sight of the sun rising over the Hope Valley is something out of this world.  Here are some of our photos from the beautiful, windy and exhausting March morning.

mesmorgan

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Mam Tor Sunrise by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

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Mam Tor Sunrise by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

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Mam Tor Sunrise by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

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Mam Tor Sunrise by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

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Mam Tor Sunrise by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

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Mam Tor Sunrise by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

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Mam Tor Sunrise by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

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Mam Tor Sunrise by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

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Mam Tor Sunrise by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

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It got misty! by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

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It got rainy! by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

The props that distinquish us from the ramblers.

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Framing by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

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SOOC Frame by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

And for something a little different....

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Mysterious Tekker by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

Some HDRs:

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Mam Tor HDRs by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

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Mam Tor HDRs by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

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Mam Tor HDRs by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

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Mam Tor HDRs by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

And finally, a stitched panorama

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2015-03-08 - Hope Valley Pano by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

gwynna

Terrible weather and struggled with lens flare

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Sunrise across the cement works by gwynna, on Flickr

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Tekkers at play by gwynna, on Flickr

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Tekkers post bacon butty and hot beverage by gwynna, on Flickr

tracydavy

Terrible ISO!

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Mam Tor Dawn 1 by Dear Gentleman Caller, on Flickr

Amy :)

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Amy by Dear Gentleman Caller, on Flickr

 JoanneGodley

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Mam tor Sunday 8th March. by jogodley40, on Flickr

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Mam tor Sunday 8th March. by jogodley40, on Flickr


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Mam tor Sunday 8th March. by jogodley40, on Flickr


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Mam tor Sunday 8th March. by jogodley40, on Flickr


I Just Wanna Tek Gud Photos is an open (and free) group for photographers based in and around Sheffield. If you would like to join us on a future outing have a look on our Upcoming Outings page to find out where we're going next.

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Sutton Scarsdale Hall

June 2014 - As a group this was our second visit to Sutton Scarsdale hall, the shell of an imposing stately home in Derbyshire, but a few new faces meant we could all see the old place from a fresh perspective.  Here are a selection of the photos we came home with.

JoSD123

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DSC_8251 by Josd123, on Flickr