On Saturday I held my second photo-ramble of the year at the rural village of Styal in Cheshire. Cool, showery weather didn’t deter our hardy photo-ramblers and the mix of chocolate-box Styal cottages, spring flowers and the imposing Quarry Bank Mill provided a wealth of photo-opportunities.
I set the photo-ramblers the task of capturing ‘texture’. It’s easy to take the everyday things around you for granted – having a project to work on, even a broad-based topic such as this, helps to focus attention and give a purpose to your photography. Here are a few of my images from the morning….
Styal Country Park is very popular with walkers and joggers, and of course, dogs….
I’ll leave the last word with photo-rambler Sandra, who didn’t realise that she was being watched as she concentrated on capturing the textures of this tree. You never know when Secret Squirrel is watching…