The End of (Not) a Perfect Day !….


Howden Reservoir, Upper Derwent Valley, Derbyshire

The day did not start with any sign of promise, in fact thick fog blanketed the countryside.

By this afternoon there was still little to really encourage one to head out into the wilds, but we did and headed for the Upper Derwent Valley. A wise decision for as the sun started to drop, and despite a very still windless evening, the fog cleared leaving a near clear sky.


Howden Dam, Upper Derwent Valley, Derbyshire

The low sun cut through the trees lighting up the hill side, where frost was starting to form, with a strange warming glow…

Not bad for Mid- January……A “Perfect End” to a day that originally held no promise.

20th January

(C) David Oakes 2016


27 thoughts on “The End of (Not) a Perfect Day !….

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  2. Serenity… is what I feel when watching these photos. The day started here with a very small world because of a thick fog and this one won’t be lifting. For tomorrow it’s hail and sleat and after that back to the Autumn-Spring Winter… as ‘usual’.

  3. So lovely! The reflections on the water, especially in the first picture are luminous! What is it about light in the fall that intensifies color? Love these!

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