The Intimate Peak | An exhibition of fine art landscape and wildlife photography

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The Intimate Peak at Castleton Visitor Centre

2nd to 31st May 2014

The various moods of the Dark Peak and the White Peak in the Peak District are governed by the weather and the seasons. A passing rain storm, a sharp morning hoar frost, carpets of purple moorland heather.

It’s dips and depressions are perfect for capturing the warm moist air from the previous day which cools and fall, condensing into mist. If there is little or no wind then it will lie in these depressions until the morning sun starts to warm and dissipate the mist.

Early starts are necessary. Such moment are special, alone in a world that for a short while resembles a wilderness and gives a rare feeling to intimacy with nature. These moments are short lived and should be treasured, but if successful the emotions can be captured in the form of a photographic image.

As the first rays of sunlight hit the scene there is often only a short few minutes to capture the image before the quality of light is gone. I always find these moments both exciting and frantic.

Then before you know it, it is all over. The impression of wilderness melts with the mist into reality and a normal day begins. Although the mood has gone, anticipation of hoped for imagery keeps the buzz alive, and of course, there is always next time…

This exhibition is a collection of some of these moments, I hope you enjoy them.

Steve Tucker


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