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A Morning on the Wall

PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:10 pm
by johnkaysleftleg
Walk was undertaken in December 2020 within the guidelines of the time

With Christmas and full lockdown looming, I had one final short outing in 2020. My final holiday of the year was taken and I set off early, staying in what was then all tier three as per the guidance, to watch the sun come up over Cawfields Quarry.
I'd never been here before, most of my trips to Hadrian's Wall had been to the area around Crag Lough, but this looked a promising place for photography and so it turned out to be as I ended up most pleased with my shots from the morning.

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Blue Hour

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Cawfields Quarry

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Empire of the Sun

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Roman Morning

With the best of the dawning light over I returned to the car, dumped most of my camera equipment in the boot, and set off along the wall with Hughie who was most relived that the standing about behind a camera and tripod was over.

Part two of the morning involved wandering up to the high point on the wall, Winshield Crags, before making my way back to the car by lunchtime as I had things to do in the afternoon.

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Milecastle 42

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...and again from higher up

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Forgotten

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Blinded by the light

The overhead cloud which had helped with this morning's photography was now lowering as we climbed higher and before long we were wandering in poor visibility up to the trig point.

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The Old Ways

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Contemplation

We found a suitable rock on the summit and sat and had some breakfast. I wasn't really expecting much to happen but gradually there were slight hints of the cloud lifting so we hung about and waited for a while to be rewarded by the sun breaking up the fog to give us the second treat of the day following the sunrise.

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Light starting to break on Winshield Crags summit

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Mist Lifting from the Wall

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Looking South

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Sun breaking through on the trig point

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To the West

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Emerging

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Hazy glow over the Wall

We slowly wandered back along the wall enjoying the views in the beautiful winter light to cap off a splendid short outing, and a most welcome break from the drudgery of work and dismal news.

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Golden Wall

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Edge of Empire

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Mist just about cleared

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Winter Skies

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Zoomed view to the West

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Looking over Caw Gap

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Back at Cawfields


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Re: A Morning on the Wall

PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:11 am
by LucieK
Amazing photos! Thank you for sharing.
Lucie

Re: A Morning on the Wall

PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:49 pm
by HalfManHalfTitanium
Stunning photos - I love the Hadrian’s wall country, it has a different ambience from either the Lakes or the Pennines.

Tim

Re: A Morning on the Wall

PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:24 am
by Alteknacker
Brilliant pics. As ever. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Re: A Morning on the Wall

PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:16 pm
by Jim777
Fantastic photographs. Looks a really beautiful piece of countryside with history included. Cheers.

Re: A Morning on the Wall

PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:25 am
by johnkaysleftleg
LucieK wrote:Amazing photos! Thank you for sharing.
Lucie


HalfManHalfTitanium wrote:Stunning photos - I love the Hadrian’s wall country, it has a different ambience from either the Lakes or the Pennines.

Tim


Alteknacker wrote:Brilliant pics. As ever. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


Jim777 wrote:Fantastic photographs. Looks a really beautiful piece of countryside with history included. Cheers.


Many thanks for your kind words.

Re: A Morning on the Wall

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:53 pm
by trailmasher
Another fine effort Anthony :clap: with the usual fine pics and report of a walk in decent weather and lovely area. I walked the wall a few years ago in mixed weather. Great on a good day and dire when rain blowing in your face all day :roll: :?