Thorpe Cloud, 50mm f1.4 @ ISO200, f18, 1/80s
I had originally intended to go walking in the Peak District on Wednesday last week, but it was postponed due to aggravating a hamstring injury at Krav Maga training on Tuesday... However, I decided to risk it on Friday, with it being the last weekday of my vacation.
It wasn't the best day to be out with the camera at Dovedale (overcast and drizzly to start with), and I should have got there earlier, with sunrise at about 5am at this time of year. That said, the car park at the Thorpe end of Dovedale doesn't open until 9am in the morning anyway. According to the parking attendant, it is not open earlier due to 'trouble makers'... Still, at 9am, I pretty much had the place to myself, although, as expected, it filled up later...
But, a brief conversation put things into perspective. I spoke to a lady in Milldale who said that it was the first time in two years that she'd done this walk, as her dog had become too elderly to manage it. The dog had died on Wednesday, so this was her way of remembering better times - I really hope that it brought back some great memories for her.
With all the photography, the music has been a little neglected lately. So, here's a new tune at last. It follows on from a track I posted about a year ago (Driving Through), hence the 'Part 2' title. The intention is to also produce a 'Part 3', weaving together ideas from both the previous parts, hopefully sooner than in a year's time!
It has got (even?) more of a film score feel than some of my tracks, as opposed to a stand-alone piece. That was just the way it turned out rather than a conscious decision. Due to the extended period over which it was written, it grew somewhat 'organically'.