Last September I was looking back through my iPhone photos of my visits to the Roman Camps at Cawthorne and was struck by how the place had changed over the time I’ve been walking the dogs there. The changes were not in the landscape itself so much as in the seasons, the weather and the light. My photos were just snapshots of the dogs mostly but I decided it would be an interesting project to document the place over a prolonged period of time. I visit the place at least twice a week and started taking my Canon 5D Mk2 in mid-September last year. I’ve accumulated a fair amount of images (as you do with digital!) and I haven’t done much looking back at them or editing for that matter. Anyway, I think this blog will be a good vehicle for sharing some of my photographs both from back then and going forward. Here’s a couple from this morning.
On the way there I go up Cawthorne Lane and that in itself is an interesting drive. Today the snow from the last days has started to thaw and there was a lot of water about. As I drove up towards the top road there was a mist drifting across the land which was really atmospheric.
The road into the Camps was icy and the car was skidding around and I reckon someone had hit a tree by the side of the road as there was the remnants of an indicator light on the road near the verge. As the footpaths were icy I went through the woods and again with the slight mist and snow it was very atmospheric.
Once through the woods I came out into the Camps themselves and had the place to myself. To the right of this image are the banks of the ditches that define the camps themselves.