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Last Saturday i decided to visit Bardon hill which is the highest point in Leicestershire and an extinct volcano. My initial reason for this small expedition was to try out unexplored territory in my county, first of all i wanted to mainly get to the summit, but as usual i got distracted by some scenery that i felt had potential to become great subject matter.

So lets start with the image above that i took, this is the place that drew me in, the lush grass and trees where dancing in the wind and standing on this ancient volcano that is no more, i realized i had to explore. As i started to walk towards this valley i realized this was not going to be a walk in the park. With each step there seemed to be pot holes that where hidden from my sight, it was like nature was testing me turning it into a game and if i made it to the end i shall receive my prize.

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Part way down this steep slope of fern and thistle i stopped and took a tea break and looked to my left, what a wonderful sight it was or shall i say is. There seems to be a certain dramatic romanticism, mountainous rocks that seem to rise out of the beautiful landscape. To me it symbolizes the natural beauty and power of nature.


Eventually i made it to the bottom, as soon as i saw this sight i was amazed but at the same time quite saddened, i was amazed by how much hard work man has put in to gather the rocks and minerals from this ancient landscape, But saddened to the point that man has left a scar upon the earth that can never be healed.

Everytime i look at the first image i cant help but imagine how this ancient landscape must of looked hundreds of years ago.

On Saturday,23rd,August i decided to look at the quarry from another perspective, the industrial side of society has always fascinated me. As i stood atop the hillside i could not help but be fascinated at how a different perspective can tell a different story.

What struck me visually about this industrialized landscape, is that i realized how nature is  a very dominating force in these shots. Because when it comes down to it, without nature and its empowering landscape filled with old volcanic minerals these factories and buildings would not be here.