We’re only into 2010 by a few days but I’m lovin’ it big time! In superb style, the clock rolled-over into a New Year and a new decade but the same sub-arctic conditions stayed with us and as a photographer I’m glad they did. It’s been time to get out and get snapping - I’ve added nearly 5gig of image files to the network drive already this year...


Dawn on New Year’s Day was picture-postcard stuff in the Burbage Valley. The road was white over and the moors were under 10-15 cms of fresh powder snow. Euro ski resorts eat your hearts’ out!


Given the conditions it was no surprise that there were a considerable number of photogs out and about. The drive from Ringinglow to Burbage Bridge was interesting and a quick stop-over was a must at a favourite spot, ‘my’ lone tree. The Burbage Valley though was a real picture; trees blasted by driving snow and ice, crags plastered with snow and a cloud-free deep blue sky. I even found a few minutes and a few square metres of snow-free rock to climb on and so nearly snagged a project too. Perfeck!


Here are a few shots from the morning...


‘My’ lone tree atop Burbage Moor



Higgar Tor and Carls Wark from Burbage Bridge



Snow and trees everywhere



The upper Burbage Valley