Tameside Captured: looking through your lens

CAN we now say that winter has finally shifted, even though just when we thought it was safe to assume it is behind us, along came more snow!

Thankfully, there were enough days where the conditions allowed people to get out and about, then a period of sunny, clear weather.

All that enabled capturing Tameside’s stunning scenery on camera.

When it was okay, the clear mornings and evenings – some very clear and very bracing – provide perfect backdrops to photos.

Sometimes, you could have been forgiven for thinking people had just put a blue background on but it really has been like that recently.

Werneth Low by Toma Ranson
Star Photo by Toma Ranson

The Correspondent asked its readers and social media followers to get out and send in the finest photographs of the area.

And it is there were so many to choose from, we had difficulty whittling it down to the final eight.

Star image this month goes to Toma Ranson for this fantastic picture showing Werneth Low in Hyde at sunrise, with the war memorial still in shadow.

Another sunrise, this time over Crime Lake at Daisy Nook Country Park, was caught brilliantly by Colin Hajdukiewicz while Dave Clayton caught the mist coming off the water behind a swan.

At the end of the day, Lesley Hallows shot Hartshead Pike looking majestic with the hue caused by the dipping sun.

When the sun was up fully, the potential for great photos did not ease. Susan Mason captured her dog looking over Carrbrook and beyond.

Jayne Bradbury caught all the colours going on in the branches perfectly in Stalybridge while Jenny Stockdale captured all the tones cast on the town’s Cheetham Park.

Lastly, the country was in mourning at the passing of HRH Prince Philip photographed a small tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh left beside a war memorial.

• If you want to contribute to Tameside Captured, you can either email photos as a JPEG attachment to gary@localcommunications.co.uk

Or you can post them in our Tameside Captured Facebook group. Search for ‘Tameside Captured’ or head to www.facebook.com/groups/881890929224452

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