Photo Shoot | The Roaches

05th October 2011
The recent week long Indian summer we have just experienced has given wonderful photographic opportunities around the Peak District. The humid temperatures and haze on the horizon has meant the setting sun has created amazing firey red skies.

I had been researching locations around the Peak District National Park and wanted to get new photographs from both The Roaches and Ramshaw Rocks which are situated between Buxton and Leek in the county of Staffordshire. I’ve always been a big fan of this area and the angled gritstone rocks make an interesting photographic subject.

One evening, I headed to the lower level of the Roaches for sunset. I particularly like the triangular rock face and echoing this, Hen Cloud in the distance. Using various compositions I managed to take quite a few shots with some lovely warm light as the sun was setting.



Once the sun had dropped behind the horizon, I packed up and set off home. As I was driving, I looked in my rear view mirror and could see the sky had turned a blood red, casting an amazing hue over the landscape. I immediately turned around and headed up to Ramshaw Rocks, quickly composing the shot, placing the ND grads and shooting one or two shots before the colour faded.



I can barely remember ever seeing a sky so vibrant and with such a colour cast over the foreground. It was a great bonus to an already productive photographic shoot.

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