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I was about 20 when I got my first SLR, a Fujica ST605, and used it to record some of the sights I saw when I travelled the world in the Merchant Navy. But back on land and married with a fast growing family I had neither the time or money for anything other than snap photography of the three growing children and package holidays, and my Pentax LX and MX were sold off to raise the cash for a few more weeks of family shopping. So it was relatively late, when I was approaching 50, that I decided I could afford to get a proper camera, first step an Olympus C8080 bridge camera. I started uploading to flickr in 2007 and it took my first five years to get to 400,000 views. But in the next seven years that has grown to over 20 million views (12th July 2019). I don't quite know why, for I don't regard myself as a serious photographer. It is purely a hobby as I have a full time job at an air freight company at Manchester Airport. In fact I think of myself as a 61 year old happy snapper who's mission when I go out is to walk our little dog, walk myself and grab a photo or two on the way if I can. I'm a firm believer that variety is the spice of life, so I try to capture all sorts. I like writing too, so when the mood takes me, I like to add some description below the photo, interesting facts, or sometimes pure fiction. Sometimes ridiculous fiction. Don't believe everything you read on my pages! For me, taking photos is just a bit of fun, a challenge to produce results that both satisfy me and might interest others. I hope the subject of my photos, and the occasional humour I attempt, reveal a little of my character and encourage others to join in this 'club'. I'll never take things too seriously so if you wish to be forthright with any comments, feel free! But, please, if you ever feel my photos are worthy of a comment, never, ever describe them as "Awesome!" I just hate that word!. Every day I marvel at the sights on this website, thanks to my contacts. Many photos are simply remarkable. 400,000 views 13th September 2012 5 million views 13th August 2015 10 million views 31st July 2017 15 million views 9th August 2018 20 million views 12th July 2019

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Image by PentlandPirate of the North (pentlandpirate) and image name Misty looking Buxton photo  about Stood on top of Solomon's Tower on the fringe of Buxton looking out over the mist to the Harvest Sunrise. 

I was half an hour late to get to Solomon's Tower due to a rude interruption to my departure plans and this was nothing like the shot I hoped to have, or could have had.

I'm not sure if this
Misty looking Buxton

Stood on top of Solomon's Tower on the fringe of Buxton looking out over the mist to the Harvest Sunrise. I was half an hour late to get to Solomon's Tower due to a rude interruption to my departure plans and this was nothing like the shot I hoped to have, or could have had. I'm not sure if this

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14.09.2019
Image by PentlandPirate of the North (pentlandpirate) and image name I hadn't got much idea.... photo  about I hadn't got much idea where I was going. But I simply didn't care. I was following my nose and it seemed to be in front of my eyes, so off we went that way, straight ahead. And if I turned my head to the left to see what was there, I swung the wheel and off we went there: and looking to the right,
I hadn't got much idea....

I hadn't got much idea where I was going. But I simply didn't care. I was following my nose and it seemed to be in front of my eyes, so off we went that way, straight ahead. And if I turned my head to the left to see what was there, I swung the wheel and off we went there: and looking to the right,

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14.09.2019
Image by PentlandPirate of the North (pentlandpirate) and image name My go-to place photo  about I think I was up too early for the sun to reach round to where I was at what I call "the top drum house" on Twll Mwg. I couldn't get myself in the sunlight which was throwing lovely patches on the mountains on the other side of the valley.

This is always a favourite location of mine, reve
My go-to place

I think I was up too early for the sun to reach round to where I was at what I call "the top drum house" on Twll Mwg. I couldn't get myself in the sunlight which was throwing lovely patches on the mountains on the other side of the valley. This is always a favourite location of mine, reve

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10.09.2019
Image by PentlandPirate of the North (pentlandpirate) and image name Trees on the moor photo  about Blue picture yesterday. Orange today. 

Hathersage Moor. Silent except for...………..

As the sun tries to break through
Trees on the moor

Blue picture yesterday. Orange today. Hathersage Moor. Silent except for...……….. As the sun tries to break through

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10.09.2019
Image by PentlandPirate of the North (pentlandpirate) and image name Still blue. photo  about I don't think I have returned to the Lone Tree since I put baubles on it last Christmas. I was hoping for rolling mist , a lovely pink sky and a  Viking longship appearing out of the fog. But I got none of these and cleared off again within ten minutes. Nothing happening.


Who left the light on at
Still blue.

I don't think I have returned to the Lone Tree since I put baubles on it last Christmas. I was hoping for rolling mist , a lovely pink sky and a Viking longship appearing out of the fog. But I got none of these and cleared off again within ten minutes. Nothing happening. Who left the light on at

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08.09.2019
Image by PentlandPirate of the North (pentlandpirate) and image name Dinorwic lichens photo  about Up at about 2000 feet in Dinorwic quarry I found just one boulder covered in the most glorious lichens. I have no idea why just one boulder amongst so many might be so encrusted but perhaps it had a special blend of minerals in the rock. I need a lichenologist!
Dinorwic lichens

Up at about 2000 feet in Dinorwic quarry I found just one boulder covered in the most glorious lichens. I have no idea why just one boulder amongst so many might be so encrusted but perhaps it had a special blend of minerals in the rock. I need a lichenologist!

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08.09.2019
Image by PentlandPirate of the North (pentlandpirate) and image name Brexit Penguin photo  about He may looked deflated and trampled on, but he's still smiling because he knows he stands for what is right: democracy. And whilst others may try to steal his freedom from him he will rise again and again. He will never surrender to the liars, the cheats, and bullys who try to take what is rightly h
Brexit Penguin

He may looked deflated and trampled on, but he's still smiling because he knows he stands for what is right: democracy. And whilst others may try to steal his freedom from him he will rise again and again. He will never surrender to the liars, the cheats, and bullys who try to take what is rightly h

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08.09.2019
Image by PentlandPirate of the North (pentlandpirate) and image name Padley towers photo  about The light down in Padley Gorge had been rather disappointing. The sunlight never really penetrated this far down to the little river where it bounced over rocks and past fallen trees. And I was wary in the gloom, for any dark shape that might spring, catlike, from the bank up above. So I was more th
Padley towers

The light down in Padley Gorge had been rather disappointing. The sunlight never really penetrated this far down to the little river where it bounced over rocks and past fallen trees. And I was wary in the gloom, for any dark shape that might spring, catlike, from the bank up above. So I was more th

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06.09.2019
Image by PentlandPirate of the North (pentlandpirate) and image name Social get together photo  about Thankfully, I have other skills than just standing there and looking cute.

There were only a few brief bursts of light so I made the minimum effort required.
Social get together

Thankfully, I have other skills than just standing there and looking cute. There were only a few brief bursts of light so I made the minimum effort required.

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03.09.2019
Image by PentlandPirate of the North (pentlandpirate) and image name The Indian Flute Player photo  about It was a Surprise View. Made me think of this www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=Hm31EDz...
The Indian Flute Player

It was a Surprise View. Made me think of this www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=Hm31EDz...

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01.09.2019
Image by PentlandPirate of the North (pentlandpirate) and image name Carwyn watches over the Pass photo  about He's one of the defenders of Dinorwic. See more of the quarry's Welsh Mountain Goats in this set www.flickr.com/photos/pentlandpirate/albums/7215767585940...


and some suitable music for the mountains
www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn10tbDA_l4&list=RDzn10tbDA_l...
Carwyn watches over the Pass

He's one of the defenders of Dinorwic. See more of the quarry's Welsh Mountain Goats in this set www.flickr.com/photos/pentlandpirate/albums/7215767585940... and some suitable music for the mountains www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn10tbDA_l4&list=RDzn10tbDA_l...

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31.08.2019
Image by PentlandPirate of the North (pentlandpirate) and image name I have a horrible feeling.... photo  about I need to go back! Perhaps this weekend. It's a little bit cooler at dawn, still warmish in the day, and just the feeling that the season becomes more interesting with the possibility of mist in the valley. And it won't be long before the landscape changes again and we all get excited by some autumn
I have a horrible feeling....

I need to go back! Perhaps this weekend. It's a little bit cooler at dawn, still warmish in the day, and just the feeling that the season becomes more interesting with the possibility of mist in the valley. And it won't be long before the landscape changes again and we all get excited by some autumn

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29.08.2019
Image by PentlandPirate of the North (pentlandpirate) and image name Manchester Airport summertime spotters photo  about I was surprised to see so many people sat on the bank of grass on the opposite side of the runway to the official viewing park. But then again the kids are on holiday, and it is a cheap day out for parents to sit there and watch the planes. Although I must admit I'm not a spotter and I only have mil
Manchester Airport summertime spotters

I was surprised to see so many people sat on the bank of grass on the opposite side of the runway to the official viewing park. But then again the kids are on holiday, and it is a cheap day out for parents to sit there and watch the planes. Although I must admit I'm not a spotter and I only have mil

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27.08.2019
Image by PentlandPirate of the North (pentlandpirate) and image name The fawn photo  about She was dreaming: climbing higher and higher, warm air off the cliff face coarse and dry in her throat and lungs, panting hard as her body took the strain. She was bounding up, giving no time to consider the danger, climbing free and fast, so at one with the mountain. But suddenly horror. No, no, no
The fawn

She was dreaming: climbing higher and higher, warm air off the cliff face coarse and dry in her throat and lungs, panting hard as her body took the strain. She was bounding up, giving no time to consider the danger, climbing free and fast, so at one with the mountain. But suddenly horror. No, no, no

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25.08.2019
Image by PentlandPirate of the North (pentlandpirate) and image name Toothbrush and paste photo  about I think I may have missed the point here. Goes together like...…………...toothbrush and paste! Yes, it was a common saying in the Newton household when I was a child. "Goes together like toothbrush and paste" my Mum would say at bedtime as we ran around in our pyjamas...………...No, she didn't
Toothbrush and paste

I think I may have missed the point here. Goes together like...…………...toothbrush and paste! Yes, it was a common saying in the Newton household when I was a child. "Goes together like toothbrush and paste" my Mum would say at bedtime as we ran around in our pyjamas...………...No, she didn't

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25.08.2019
Image by PentlandPirate of the North (pentlandpirate) and image name It just wasn't what I was expecting photo  about it's been three years since I last went to Curbar Gap, and along the top. And today I was reminded what a pleasant walk it is. And there was even some fabulous colour in the sky just before sunrise. But the sun rises in completely the wrong direction to make anything off it there. I gave up on any p
It just wasn't what I was expecting

it's been three years since I last went to Curbar Gap, and along the top. And today I was reminded what a pleasant walk it is. And there was even some fabulous colour in the sky just before sunrise. But the sun rises in completely the wrong direction to make anything off it there. I gave up on any p

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25.08.2019
Image by PentlandPirate of the North (pentlandpirate) and image name Roy photo  about I went looking for deer. I found Roy

He was lost and thirsty.
Roy

I went looking for deer. I found Roy He was lost and thirsty.

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24.08.2019
Image by PentlandPirate of the North (pentlandpirate) and image name How I feel photo  about I expected today at work to be crap. Just when everyone else is preparing to get away for a  sunny Bank Holiday weekend everything conspires against our industry. Everyone clamours to get their exports picked up early. There's more to pick up than usual as they have to compensate for Monday being a
How I feel

I expected today at work to be crap. Just when everyone else is preparing to get away for a sunny Bank Holiday weekend everything conspires against our industry. Everyone clamours to get their exports picked up early. There's more to pick up than usual as they have to compensate for Monday being a

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23.08.2019
Image by PentlandPirate of the North (pentlandpirate) and image name Cwm Penmachno photo  about Heading up the valley from Cwm Penmachno, small patches of light were flitting across the landscape, never exactly where I wanted them. But it is really pretty when you get that. A small reward for the torturous route just up to this point. It doesn't look much, but you try it! It had been two years
Cwm Penmachno

Heading up the valley from Cwm Penmachno, small patches of light were flitting across the landscape, never exactly where I wanted them. But it is really pretty when you get that. A small reward for the torturous route just up to this point. It doesn't look much, but you try it! It had been two years

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21.08.2019