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Castleton 5

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 13 August 2007 in Landscape & Rural.

This is the fifth of a series of photos taken close to home in the beautiful Derbyshire village of Castleton which is located in the heart of the Peak District in the North of England.

The ruined Norman castle at the top of the hill dates from 1176

PS - I'm on holiday at the moment but will reply to any comments when I get back.

FUJIFILM FinePix F31fd 1/280 second F/4.7 ISO 200 21 mm

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{H} creatives from Santa Clara, United States

Hi Ian....sorry for my hiatus as well! I'm back now, sort of. B-) Beautiful captures here...very serene and so much different feel than the hustle and bustle of "Silicon Valley" where I live. Refreshing!

p.s. hope I can get back to p-blogging regularly soon! B-)

13 Aug 2007 6:10am

@{H} creatives: Thanks! - I'm back now and will post some of the photos from my trip to Sardinia over the next few days.

Evi from Athens, Greece

Nice and peaceful scenery.

13 Aug 2007 12:59pm

@Evi: Thanks Evi - I took a look at your photo web site - it is really well designed with some beautiful images!

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Enjoy your rest.

This is so sweet!

13 Aug 2007 1:19pm

@Laurie: Thanks Laurie - now I'm back from Sardinia I'll post some of the photos over the next few days, starting tomorrow!

Lorraine from Canada

What grace and beauty...astonishingly beautiful. I don't know I could leave it LOL

13 Aug 2007 3:04pm

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine!

Pretty much all the buildings (and the walls in the fields) are built from the same locally quarried stone which brings a true harmony to the place.

Brian from West Lafayette, United States

I'm definitely feeling homesick. As an exiled Yorkshire lad, this is a familiar scene to me, even though it's in a different part of the country. Lovely, muted colors (a "soft day" as we say in Yorks)!

13 Aug 2007 5:11pm

@Brian: Thanks Brian - I've just come back from 2 weeks in the heat of the Meditteranean and the one thing that struck me most forcefully when I came home was how green it is here in the UK (even though I have to say I enjoyed that fantastic quality of light so much whilst i was away!)

Olaide from fort collins, CO, USA, United States

absolute serenity.

13 Aug 2007 6:55pm

@Olaide: Thanks Olaide!

Miguel from Pontevedra, Spain

I want to live there!!!!! .... nice photo......regards

13 Aug 2007 10:58pm

@Miguel: Thanks Miguel - Castleton is a very beautiful town surrounded by rolling green hills - it would be difficult to take a bad shot of the place!

Bjarte from Bergen, Norway

You live close to this?? You lucky man!! ;-)

14 Aug 2007 7:53pm

@Bjarte: Thanks Bjarte! - Yes, Castleton is about 40 minutes by car from where I live on the edge of the Peak District. All the rain we get here in the north of England has to have some benefits :-). We may not get great light very often but the the variety in colours of green compensates to some degree! :-)

Shrig from New Jersey, United States

I have a huge soft spot for photos like these. Most people would go to the Bahamas to get away from it all- I'd go here. This is such a beautiful photo.

17 Aug 2007 1:01pm

@Shrig: Thanks! - I guess we sometimes forget how lucky we are here in England for photographic subjects. The variety is fantastic. Even though I live on the edge of the hill country near the area on this photo it still only takes an hour to drive to the sea on the West Coast and two hours to the East Coast.

FUJIFILM FinePix F31fd
1/280 second
ISO 200
21 mm