On Saturday I went to a photography course at a particularly beautiful spot in the Peak District. The course was a birthday present from my folks (my birthday's next week) and it was a truly great present indeed.
The course was held at Magpie Mine, a place I will most definitely be visiting again. There was so much to photograph and unfortunately I didn't get chance to explore it much as we were mainly there to learn the techniques. It was a stunning place to explore though, there was so much history and the nearby village Sheldon was one of the prettiest villages I've ever been to.
It was a brilliant but exhausting day, I learnt so much my brain started to implode but I feel like I'm finally starting to understand what all the settings and dials are on my camera now. Can't wait to get some more practice done.
So, as I said before I was mainly at the site to learn the techniques and many of the tests we did we just photographed walls and the like. I did however manage to get a few snaps whilst I was there which aren't too bad. Hopefully it will give you a wee insight into the beauty of the place. Many of the wildflowers had been and gone but this particularl site is home to many rare beauties, am so happy that a site like this is protected and so remains so preserved.
If you are in the Peak District area and fancy going on the course, please do let me know and I'll give you the details. They're apparently not allowed to advertise the courses due to rules bound by various governing bodies so I don't want to advertise it here just in case but it was a truly great course, the teacher was very knowledgeable and patient and I learnt a hell of a lot in a short space of time. I couldn't recommend it highly enough, thanks to my lovely Ma and Pa for making it happen.