Dave B's photos with the Sky

Hills of the White Peak in low evening light

Hills of the White Peak in low evening light
The more southern parts of the Peak District National Park are known as the White Peak (as distinct from the peaty soiled Dark Peak of the north.) They are limestone hills once, so it is claimed, part of a coral reef in warmer seas.These are Chrome and P…
Added on November 25, 2015

Another Trig Point, another view

Another Trig Point, another view
This one is at the top of Nab Hill (930 feet above sea level) just north of Bollington in eastern Cheshire near Macclesfield. Triangulation Pillars were used to help the Ordnance Survey surveyors conduct their calculations when producing their excellent…
Added on November 18, 2015

Trig point views

Trig point views
This is the Ordnance Survey Triangulation Pillar on Kerridge Ridge in eastern Cheshire above Macclesfield. Kerridge Ridge is about a mile long running north/south and, for the most part, fairly level except for this part. Here the ridge suddenly rises f…
Added on November 16, 2015

Sun sets over Macclesfield

Sun sets over Macclesfield
Sun going down behind clouds which could be the edge of our first winter storm given the name "Abigail." My home town of Macclesfield sits at the bottom of the picture.
Added on November 14, 2015

White Nancy above Cheshire

White Nancy above Cheshire
"White Nancy" is the name given to this Grade II Listed building on the top of Kerridge Hill above the mill village of Bollington in eastern Cheshire. Bollington village itself is out of shot immediately below the grassy edge and a mill chimney can just…
Added on November 13, 2015

The Roaches trig point with fog below

The Roaches trig point with fog below
I have not been up here for years but what a day to choose. Fog down below and full sun up above. Couldn't ask for anything better. This is the triangulation pillar (official OS term - we call it a trig point) on Staffordshire's Roaches ridge which has…
Added on November  2, 2015

An Autumn special train heads right over North Rode Viaduct

An Autumn special train heads right over North Rode Viaduct
The Bescot Rail Head Treatment Train (RHTT) heads right across the North Rode Viaduct in Cheshire. This RHTT consists of six tanks which spray a chemical onto the tracks to provide better adhesion if leaf fall proves a slippery problem. The train follow…
Added on October 31, 2015

Cloud above the southern Pennines

Cloud above the southern Pennines
Turning to the left from the previous shot on my photostream. enables you to look northwards over the more gentle hills of the southern Pennines. The foreground as far as the first ridge is part of the northern-most reaches of Staffordshire (the southern…
Added on October 25, 2015

Rule #4 ; Never shoot into the Sun

Rule #4 ; Never shoot into the Sun
Taken from the same spot as my photo "July cloud across Cheshire" (several shots back in my photo stream) - only a few days later.
Added on August 17, 2015

The Rain on the Plain

The Rain on the Plain
A rain shower passes over the Cheshire Plain as seen from the moors near the Cat & Fiddle pub on the A537 Macclesfield to Buxton road.
The peak at the left is the prominent, but not very high, Shutlingslow with the communications tower on Croker Hill a…
Added on July 31, 2015