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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Yorkshire Sculpture Park... again

Since the last time we went to the Yorkshire Scupture Park it was a little rainy we decided to plan another outing there, however, most of our members ended up being rather busy and weren't able to attend, so today's blog is a special report from Gail:

Had very enjoyable trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Never visited there before - it is a huge area, lots of sculptures in the landscape forming an outside gallery which works really well. I particularly enjoyed the Moores and having seen them outside cannot imagine why they should ever be seen inside.  Would plan to go back as didn't manage to see everything before having to leave and didn't get chance to look at the indoor galleries. A few shots from the day:

 

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Buddha - Niki de Saint Phalle
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Sitting - Sophie Ryder
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Network - Thomas J Price
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Seated figures - Magdalena Abakanowicz
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Molecule Man 1+1+1
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Moore - magnificent
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Moore
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Moore
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Iron Tree - Ai Wei Wei (Chinese artist)

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Landscape - Moss

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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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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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

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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.

For nearly 2 years our members have been showing off their wildlife and nature photos on a thread on our forum called Show off your Wildlife/Nature shots (we can be quite literal around here at times).  This thread has been wildly popular and can take quite a while to browse, so we asked members to pick out their favourites for a showcase of our very best so far. 

The full thread is still open and still growing and there is no doubt that we will pick this up again with part two, but for now enjoy the best of the first 10 pages of the thread.

 

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Quackers by Pebbleheed, on Flickr

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Birds in flight practice - rook by Bighair63, on Flickr

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untitledIMG_0314140505.jpg by gwynna, on Flickr

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Peregrine takeoff by InsanePenguinPhotography, on Flickr

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Courting Arctic terns by Bighair63, on Flickr

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Cornwall 2014 by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

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IMG_0402.jpg by gwynna, on Flickr

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Swallow by Bighair63, on Flickr

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Serene by Bighair63, on Flickr

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Mr Bumble // 31 05 14 by Manadh, on Flickr


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Butterfly by Photo Tekker, on Flickr

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Bird on a wire by Pebbleheed, on Flickr

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#138 - Oystercatchers
by RichPICings, on Flickr

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Strut Your Stuff
by RichPICings, on Flickr

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Stag by Bighair63, on Flickr

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Dawn breaks on the moor by Bighair63, on Flickr

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Call of the wild by Bighair63, on Flickr

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Evening Rut
by RichPICings, on Flickr

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Post Rut Chase
by RichPICings, on Flickr

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Mr Stag by Manadh, on Flickr

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Doe on the move by Manadh, 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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Wyming Brook

July 2014 - Despite a chilly and slightly rainy start to the morning we had a very successful trek through the slightly tricky footing of Wyming Brook.  Spectacular scenery and stunning water flowing through the brook were the rewards on offer.  

Here are a few of the snaps...

rpsmith79

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Mini Forest
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Wyming Brook
by RichPICings, on Flickr

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Wyming Brook
by RichPICings, on Flickr

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Wyming Brook
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Wyming Brook
by RichPICings, on Flickr

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Wyming Brook
by RichPICings, on Flickr

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Wyming Brook
by RichPICings, on Flickr

Bighair63

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IJWTGP Wyming Brook by Bighair63, on Flickr

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IJWTGP Wyming Brook by Bighair63, on Flickr

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IJWTGP Wyming Brook by Bighair63, on Flickr

mesmorgan

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Holly by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

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Floater by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

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Crazy Apertures by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

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Feeder by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

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Even more roots by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

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More roots by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

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Roots by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

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Tekkers at Wyming Brook by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

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Tekkers at Wyming Brook by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

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Tekkers at Wyming Brook by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

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Tekkers at Wyming Brook by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

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Tekkers at Wyming Brook by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

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Tekkers at Wyming Brook by They Were Invisible, on Flickr

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Peregrine Falcons @ St George's Church

5th June 2014 - The roof of St George's church in Sheffield is currently home to a family of Peregrine Falcons so a handful of tekkers packed their longest zooms and headed down to take a look.

rpsmith79

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Dinner Time
by RichPICings, on Flickr

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Soaring Falcon
by RichPICings, on Flickr

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Bringing Home The Bacon
by RichPICings, on Flickr

Jkphoto

Sabbath18

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Falcon-11 by yorky2009, on Flickr

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Falcon-1 by yorky2009, on Flickr
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Falcon-14 by yorky2009, 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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Langsett Reservoir

February 2014 - It's been a few months since we had a good old fashioned walk outdoors so we set a date and met up for a walk around Langsett Reservoir. It didn't rain much but it was dull and cloudy and extremely windy, but at least we got to walk a few miles and meet a few new people along the way.

Here are a few of the photos we took on that windy winter Sunday morning.

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Rivelin Valley

October 2013 - Rivelin Valley has been right on our doorstep all this time, we finally made our way there for our October 2013 outing, here are some of our snaps.

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Oak Leaves by Manadh, on Flickr

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Le Petit Chaperon Rouge // 20 10 13 by Manadh, on Flickr

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What Used To Be by Catherine-R, on Flickr

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Bridge by Catherine-R, on Flickr

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Weir by Catherine-R, on Flickr

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Leaves by Catherine-R, on Flickr

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Rush by Catherine-R, on Flickr

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Autumn by Catherine-R, on Flickr

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Mushrooms by Catherine-R, on Flickr

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Longshaw Estate

September 2013 - For our September outing we once again returned to nature after a long stint covering urban landscapes. We had originally intended to go to Padley Gorge but we never got that far, so here are some of our snaps from our walk from the Longshaw Estate visitor centre to Burbage Brook.

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Scenic by Mov1eP3ycho, on Flickr

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Flow by Mov1eP3ycho, on Flickr

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Swoosh by Manadh, on Flickr

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Untitled by Manadh, on Flickr

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(more) mushrooms! by Manadh, on Flickr

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Whiling away a Sunday afternoon // 22 09 13 by Manadh, on Flickr

 

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Shrooms by rjlphotos, on Flickr

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Ridge near Longshaw by rjlphotos, on Flickr

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Padley Gorge2b by rjlphotos, on Flickr

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Padley Gorge by rjlphotos, on Flickr

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Old Barn Antique by rjlphotos, on Flickr

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Longshaw Pond by rjlphotos, on Flickr

 

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CSC_5321 by Catherine-R, on Flickr

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CSC_5309 by Catherine-R, on Flickr

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CSC_5311 by Catherine-R, on Flickr

 

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view by fivedollarkitty, on Flickr

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mossy mushrooms by fivedollarkitty, on Flickr

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mossy by fivedollarkitty, on Flickr

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house by fivedollarkitty, on Flickr

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stream by fivedollarkitty, on Flickr

 

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Keepin' it steady by theywereinvisible, on Flickr

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...and when you're not tekin' photos, it makes a great leanin' post by theywereinvisible, on Flickr

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Hold the gate... I want to photo it! by theywereinvisible, on Flickr

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Tekkers united by theywereinvisible, on Flickr

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HDR Shed by theywereinvisible, on Flickr

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HDR pathway by theywereinvisible, on Flickr

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Table-top by theywereinvisible, on Flickr

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Silky by theywereinvisible, on Flickr

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HDR in the Brooke by theywereinvisible, on Flickr

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[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/73864877@N02/9939660743/]Padley Gorge 3 by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/73864877@N02/]rjlphotos, on Flickr