Thor’s Cave:
This afternoon I took a pleasant cycling-trip with fellow artist Mark Wood, along the Manifold Trail in the Peak District National Park. Last week Mark bought a new Fuji S2 (£2,400! the best pro digital camera available, bought at the two-day digital photography expo at Stoke-on-Trent); but he wisely left it at home today. Because, as Mark rightly said, it was good cycling weather (cool, cloudy) but very bad photography weather (dull, overcast). I did manage one so-so photo during a single glimpse of sun. We had climbed 300 feet up to the giant Thor’s Cave, and were sitting at the entrance of the cave; looking out over the same sightlines which would have met the eyes of the people who inhabited the cave during the paleolithic dreamtime….

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