inspired by andy’s excellent work, i realised that the local icon that is old john has featured in many of my photos over the years.
i share his feelings about the place and many of the photos of it but i now live only a couple of miles from it and visit more often than ever…
mike riding in bradgate into a summer sunset.
on the way to work with the sun rising behind old john.
bradgate park in 45 frames.
it provided the start and finish point when i walked the leicestershire round, i ride up there quite often and have even slept there a couple of times this year.
when i’m out riding, or even travelling in the car, i recognise the hill’s shape on the horizon and it is the sign that i am almost home.
Cheers Ian – that top shot is flaming lovely. You're right, it makes a nice prop – that's the difference between someone taking snaps and someone who takes a nice photo I think, that ability to make the “obvious thing” just another element of the image.
This is a great blog btw – I was boring my kids with excited talk of micro-adventures recently because of it.
aw these are beautiful!!
thanks so much for sharing 😀
who's that riding there? Bikes are not allowed! 😉