Friday, 17 May 2013

An evening at Moors Valley Country Park

This evening the weather was fairly tentative and as it's a week-night so I decided to do a scout rather than a full evening's shoot so we did a run down to Moors Valley Country park.

The car park is closed at dusk so gaining access is not so easy but I'm no stranger to a long walk, it's more of a challenge to find a place to park but once that was done it was plain sailing.

There's not much to say really. Moors Valley Country park is just that, a country park, but it has lots of great little handmade playgrounds made of wood, dotted around, almost randomly in the forest. They all have awesome amounts of potential, either with carefully placed lighting or with stars blazing between the branches of the trees above.
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The above shots were taken on what's known as the Tree Top Trail.
It has way more potential than can be seen above but it was cloudy, the moon-light was not as illuminating as would be ideal and I wanted to explore further.

Didn't get much further though as I stumbled on a wooden structure I'd not found during the daytime before.

It's called the Dragon's Nest I believe. I did a quick sequence of shots and then played around with glow-torches before the dew started turning the grass white, the mist started to rise and my lenses were getting sopping wet.