Landscape Photography, English Landmarks, The Peak District – Wildboarclough at Sunset

Landscape Photography, English Landmarks, The Peak District – Wildboarclough at Sunset.


I Thought I’d share this image of Wildboarclough in the Peak District, with Shutlingsloe in the distance. I’m conscious i’ve shared a number of images from further afield so I thought I’d share one a little closer to home this time!

I spotted this old barn from the road about 2 years ago and always thought it’d make a nice shot if the conditions were right. I’ve also walked past it a few times on my way up to the standing stone at the top of Macclesfield forest (on the outskirts of the Peak District), each time without my gear though.

I’ve probably driven and hiked out to this location with my kit a good few times as well, however the elements were never on my side – you need a bit of patience when it comes to getting a favourable evening up here! This particular visit though I was very lucky and it all came together and I was treated to an awesome sunset, even the cows played ball.

I tried to make the composition as least complicated as possible while maintaining the leading lines of the path and hill top, tricky when trying to keep the sun out of the frame. I also had the cows to contend with, but after about 10 minutes they soon lost interested in me and wondered up over the bank to find some fresh grass to munch.

All in all a great way to end the day.


Capture Details

Canon 1Ds Mark III
EF 16-35 L USM II @16mm
1/125 sec @ f/11, ISO 100
0.9 ND (soft) Grad (Lee)
Really Right Stuff TVC33+BH55 LR
Single Exposure
Curves adjustments
A little dodging and burning
Have a great day!


Barney Delaney is a photographer specialising in Landscape Photography from the UK and further afield. He is based in the Cheshire Peak District of the UK. His artwork can be purchased Landscape Photography.

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6 Responses to “Landscape Photography, English Landmarks, The Peak District – Wildboarclough at Sunset”

  1. LevonAugust 24, 2013 at 2:39 am #

    you get to see some of the best pieces of life I would love to travel with u
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  2. Nick CockmanSeptember 10, 2013 at 1:00 am #

    You have got to love Peak District Barns, there are many of them hidden away that need discovering! It can be quite hard to access some of the barns, I’ve had a couple of ‘conversations’ with farmers who were not to happy with me being in or by their field.
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  3. Susie LampmanMarch 5, 2014 at 8:57 am #

    That is absolutely breath-taking. Beautiful shot!
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