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Pete Simons Photography

Peter Simons Photography

Amateur photography and Peak District Enthusiast

Pete Simons is an amateur photographer with a special interest for landscapes, pets and the occasional local event. Photography and graphic design have always been among his main interests along with music, though his day job is in IT. Pete hails from The Netherlands and moved to Sheffield fifteen years ago. With the Peak District on the doorstep, the photographic opportunities are endless. Favourite places include Higger Tor, the Derwent Valley, Strines and Chatsworth. He publishes to Instagram and Facebook as Peter Simons Photography, and regularly posts in Facebook groups such as Let’s Go Peak District, Peak District Photography and Pictures Of Sheffield Old And New. He likes to experiment with different styles, but most images are moody with strong contrast and rich colours. Pete attended a Villager Jim Photography Day with Phil Sproson to further explore the camera’s possibilities; and he can be found out in the Peak most weekends and evenings.

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Another Higgery Heathery Sunset Pic.  #peakdistrict #sunset #heather #beautifulbritain

Another Higgery Heathery Sunset Pic.

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A Higgery Heathery Sunset.  #peakdistrict #sunset #heather #beautifulbritain

A Higgery Heathery Sunset.

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Wonderful photo

From the archives.... how to take a photo.

From the archives.... "how to take a photo". ... See MoreSee Less

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Just realised I don't have that particular camera anymore, and I sure do miss having a flippy-outy screen.

My favourite tree. ❤️

Rough Chick.  #bird #babybird #garden #gardenlife

Rough Chick.

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Double-tree in Strines.  #peakdistrict #britishcountryside #trees #nature

Double-tree in Strines.

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Aww I love that photo, it’s awesome 👏🏽

How green was my valley? The green green grass of Sheffield.  #sheffield #britishcountryside #greenvalley #cityview #england

How green was my valley? The green green grass of Sheffield.

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That’s spectacular 😍

Long grass in Strines.
Ive cranked up the saturation on this one and, whilst Im normally not a fan of overly saturated images, I think it works rather well here.  What do you think?  #peakdistrict #longgrass #britishcountryside

Long grass in Strines.
I've cranked up the saturation on this one and, whilst I'm normally not a fan of overly saturated images, I think it works rather well here. What do you think?

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Tree in Strines.  #peakdistrict #strines #trees #woodland

Tree in Strines.

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Millstones. Lots of m.  #peakdistrict #millstones #heritage #woodlands

Millstones. Lots of 'm.

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This little bumbler laid exhausted on my bedroom floor yesterday morning. I thought it was dead until I went to pick it up and noticed a little bit of movement. I put a few drops of honey on a piece of cardboard and watched Bumble regain its strength with every tiny sip. Ten minutes later, including a little bit of sunbathing, Bumble was strong enough to fly off! :) #HappyEnd  On a side-note:I am clearly no expert in this type of macro photography... and its such a same that the second shot is out of focus, but its so cute with the honey sticking to its leg that I wanted to share that image anyway.Image attachmentImage attachment

This little bumbler laid exhausted on my bedroom floor yesterday morning. I thought it was dead until I went to pick it up and noticed a little bit of movement. I put a few drops of honey on a piece of cardboard and watched Bumble regain its strength with every tiny sip. Ten minutes later, including a little bit of sunbathing, Bumble was strong enough to fly off! 🙂 #happyend

On a side-note:I am clearly no expert in this type of macro photography... and it's such a same that the second shot is out of focus, but it's so cute with the honey sticking to its leg that I wanted to share that image anyway.
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Well done you we do this to rescue bees bless them without them we are nothing! 👏👏

Love it!

So beautiful!

Nice day for a walk.

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What a fantastic landscape. Is it the Derbyshire moors?

A Damflask sunset from a couple of weeks ago. 
#PeakDistrict #Sheffield #Sunset

A Damflask sunset from a couple of weeks ago.
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Funny looking rock.... #DrawYourOwnConclusions :D

Funny looking rock.... #DrawYourOwnConclusions 😀 ... See MoreSee Less

Oh my... what a big tackle you have!.
Not sure what theyre trying to catch around here though.

"Oh my... what a big tackle you have!".
Not sure what they're trying to catch around here though.
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Ive been having a bit of a migraine the last couple of days, so heres something a little less bright. #peakdistrict #grass #sunset

I've been having a bit of a migraine the last couple of days, so here's something a little less bright. #peakdistrict #grass #sunset ... See MoreSee Less

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That's a beautiful shot. I hope you're feeling better, migraines can be very debilitating. 😊

Valley of the crescent moon..?  #peakdistrict #stanageedge

Valley of the crescent moon..?

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Stanage Edge as seen from Higger Tor, in the #peakdistrict.

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Pastel Sunset over Hope Valley.  #peakdistrict #letsgopeakdistrict #derbyshire #uk #sunset #summerevening #dusk #pastelcolours #landscapephotography #nationalparks #countryliving #naturelover #getoutdoors #ukscenery #thisprettyengland #ukpotd #earthcapture #stayinandexplore

Pastel Sunset over Hope Valley.

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A few from a walk around Mayfield Valley. ... See MoreSee Less

Lil birdie and a lil lamb. Too cute? Yeah.Image attachment

Lil' birdie and a lil' lamb. Too cute? Yeah. ... See MoreSee Less