Finally spring may be springing, and if that is the case there is going to be an explosion of colour and saturated greeness. But before it does, I took the opportunity to take my latest acquisition out for the first time to Bolehill Quarry on the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District.
Before Christmas I bought a Zeiss Ikon Nettar, and was quickly taken with the square 6 x 6 format of the photographs I made. Since then I’ve had a hankering after a Bronica SQa which is the square 6 x 6 predecessor to the Bronica ETRS which is 6×4.5 (and I have). Then one day I happened to be browsing eBay (as you do) and there it was; a complete kit. Three days later I was the proud owner of a Bronica SQa with the difficult task of explaining to my wife the latest “must” have purchase. Anyway, I survived
I do like Bolehill Quarry in the Derbyshire Peak District, its very handy for me, being 20 mins from my house. It also provides quite a variety of subjects from quarried rock faces, to young birch through to gnarly oaks. Soon Bolehill Quarry will be full of vibrant greens, but I do prefer the more muted tone there at Winter’s end.
For more photographs of the Derbyshire Peak District by me, please have a look here. If you’re interested in finding out more about Bolehill Quarry and the surrounding area, have a look at this article in onlandscape.co.uk.
Clicking on any image opens a full screen slide show (once open, click on the X at the top left to close).