Adventures in Spooky Wood

Spooky Wood sits close to our home and is a fantastic natural adventure playground, or it would be if it wasn’t for the “natural” mine field of dog poo!!  Anyway, poo aside we had a fantastic family outing with Andrew thinking he was a Pirate and Jodie thinking she was some extra from the movie “The Hunger Games”, lol.

I took my new Fuji X100 to try and become more acquainted with its whole new style of shooting.  I’ll blog more about that soon.

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Race you to the woods

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ok, you won

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Oi! Come here!!!

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walk the plank you scurvy rat

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Aaaarrgghh!!!

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Your next you salty sea dog

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why are pirates called pirates? coz they Aaarrrggghhh!

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Hurra!!

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We’re friends really

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everyday is a gym day for Jodie

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i broke my back photographing this….

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A fun perspective

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Back to the gymnastics

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Lines of decay

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Silver Birch

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carefully does it

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Big sister looking after little brother

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Should have put your wellies on

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Naughty Norman has been here!! A smouldering patch of gorse…looks like we missed the BBQ

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who lives in a house like this?

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Finders keepers

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through the portal to the real world

Autumn in Padley

Padley gorge is a scenic area in the Derbyshire Peak district that has a bountiful supply of photographic opportunities but this area comes alive and into it’s own in the autumn period.  I always love paying this place a visit at this time of year, it offers many woodland compositions and down at Burbage Brook the are many small waterfalls.  The area is very easily accessed from the B6521 next to the National Trust’s Longshaw Estate.  Go early to avoid the crowds though, especially at weekends and public holidays