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Risking it | Curbar Edge in the Peak District

Words and Photography by Nick Lukey

This is a guest post from Nick at where he went to Curbar Edge in the Peak district, we've included a map below so you can find it yourself.

Nick is a fine art photographer based in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, he shoots with a Fuji XT-1 camera and provides us with fine examples of why this country is fantastic for getting out and exploring. All of his images are for sale over on his website so head over there and check out some epic landscapes.

So the last couple of days have left me kicking my heals at home due to bad weather, everytime I wanted to get out it rained. I had a plan sorted for my next shoot, I aimed to get back up to Curbar edge, as my earlier foray onto the edge was cut short due to a rather hefty thunder storm.  So I knew where I wanted to be, knew what time I needed to be there by, but would the weather lift?

It rained on and off during the drive, even sat in the car in the car park waiting until it stopped, I was still in two minds about spending the evening out on the tops if the weather wasn't going to change. So I set off goretext to the max. After 20 minutes or so the rain stopped and to the west the cloud started to break up, and I was left with the most beautiful light I could ever wish for.

All came good, I was bang on perfect for the right light to be hitting the edge, was fortunate the weather broke when it did. The reward for a 50 mile round trip was to be in some of the best light I have shot in. If I had not bothered and been at home when the weather cleared I would have been going nuts, and possible swore at the cat.

Some of the evenings images, all shot with the Fuji Xt1 and 14mm, I only used the 55-200mm for a few shots.