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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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.

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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

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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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Cleethorpes Sunrise & Donna Nook

November 2013 - We undertook our most ambitious outing to date on Sunday 10th November as we decided to take advantage of the shorter days to catch the sun rising over the sea in Cleethorpes. If was extraordinarily cold and such an early start but it really paid off as we came home with some stunning images.

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The Siren // 10 11 13 by Manadh, on Flickr

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The Shell by Manadh, on Flickr

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Sunrise, Cleethorpes by Manadh, on Flickr

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Cleethorpes @ Sunrise by RichPICings, on Flickr

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Cleethorpes @ Sunrise by RichPICings, on Flickr

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Cleethorpes @ Sunrise by RichPICings, on Flickr

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Sunrise over Cleethorpes by theywereinvisible, on Flickr

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Sunrise over Cleethorpes by theywereinvisible, on Flickr

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Sunrise over Cleethorpes by theywereinvisible, on Flickr

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Sunrise over Cleethorpes by theywereinvisible, on Flickr

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Sunrise over Cleethorpes by theywereinvisible, on Flickr

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Sunrise over Cleethorpes by theywereinvisible, on Flickr

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DSC_0176 by Ray Snell, on Flickr
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DSC_0166 by Ray Snell, on Flickr
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DSC_0135 by Ray Snell, on Flickr
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DSC_0054 by Ray Snell, on Flickr
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DSC_0027 by Ray Snell, on Flickr
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DSC_0050 by Ray Snell, on Flickr

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Sunrise by Photo Tekker, on Flickr

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Seashells by Photo Tekker, on Flickr

 

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Cleethorpes Pier by Catherine-R, on Flickr

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Crouch by Catherine-R, on Flickr

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Cleethorpes Pier by Catherine-R, on Flickr

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Cleethorpes by Catherine-R, on Flickr

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Cleethorpes by Catherine-R, on Flickr

After the sun had fully risen we warmed ourselves up with hot drinks and breakfast and then made our way down the east coast to Donna Nook, an RAF testing area for most of the year but in the early winter becomes home to hundreds of seals who move inland to have their pups. Make no mistake we were absolutely freezing, but the sight of the little baby seal pups warmed our hearts.

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Seal Pup by Manadh, on Flickr

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Sleeping Beauty #1 by RichPICings, on Flickr

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Sealed With a Kiss by RichPICings, on Flickr

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Seals @ Donna Nook by theywereinvisible, on Flickr

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Seals @ Donna Nook by theywereinvisible, on Flickr

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Seals @ Donna Nook by theywereinvisible, on Flickr

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DSC_0335 by Ray Snell, on Flickr

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DSC_0315 by Ray Snell, on Flickr

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DSC_0262 by Ray Snell, on Flickr

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DSC_0309 by Ray Snell, on Flickr

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Seal Pup by Photo Tekker, on Flickr

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Pup by Photo Tekker, on Flickr

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Grey Seal by Photo Tekker, on Flickr