Abandoned Farmhouse

© Gerard Tohill 2016

Every now and again, it all comes together to give you a fantastic image. I had started out very, very, early, in order to get to The Roaches before sunrise, and give myself a chance of getting a good image. There wasn’t a lot going on in the sky, but I knew, as soon as the sun had topped Ramshaw Rocks, that this side of The Roaches would just burst into colour. At this point, I spotted this old, abandoned farm, and knew it would make a great subject as the early morning light hit it side on.

It was very cold on top – ice and frost everywhere. This made for great pictures.

The Roaches, by the way, are supposedly  named after the french word for rocks – ‘roches’ – which became Roaches in the local Staffordshire dialect. They are not named after the insect!

Photography stuff: 18-70mm lens at 25mm, 1/15 sec at f/9.0, 2 stop soft graduated ND filter to hold back the little bit of sky on the left, tripod.

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