I was heading out with my camera yesterday to the Ladybower and Derwent Reservoirs, deep in the heart of the Peak District and setting for the famous low-level flights needed for Operation Chastise by pilots of the 617 Squadron (commonly known as the “Dam Busters” raids).
After about 1.5hrs driving through the dales and approaching my destination, I couldn’t help but notice some unusal rock formations by the side of the road. “Surprise View” was the title on the sign post as I pulled into a small car park. Other visitors seemed to be walking in the opposite direction, but my eye was still drawn to these rocks. Perhaps my first mistake of the day was to miss the actual “surprise view” but I was overly happy with the setting I found myself in…
…my second mistake? I hear you ask.
Well, my second and biggest mistake was to have not checked the charge on my batteries before heading out. A decent enough shoot and then my batteries and day were done!
I made it to Ladybower… it was nice. Turned around and went home…
Surprise View, Peak District, Derbyshire, UK