Three Shire Heads

© Gerard Tohill 2016

Three Shire Heads is the point  where three shires meet – Staffordshire (where the photographer is standing, Cheshire (other side of the river on the left), and Derbyshire (centre, between the two bridges).

It’s a popular spot – I had to wait for a fair few minutes to get a quiet, long exposure image.

It’s not an easy place to photograph, as you have the bright sky, with tones darkening all the way down to the small bridge on the left, which is in deep shadow. I took a few images at different exposures in order to get something I could work with, but it challenged my camera sensor to the full.

Photography stuff: 12-24mm lens at 14mm, 30 seconds at f/10, tripod, 10 stop neutral density filter.