Glorious Peak District is launched today - a website of panoramic proportions depicting all things deliciously Derbyshire - esque

Share Article has opened its doors to online customers today with a brand new and never before seen selection of Peak District images. Getting behind the generic landscape landmark images is the main aim of this brand new photography website, which portrays the people and the places, the animals and the atmosphere of the Peak District National Park.

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Capturing on camera awe inspiring images of deepest Derbyshire

'Welcome to the Glorious Peak District - we hope you've come to stay,' say the photographers responsible for capturing on camera awe inspiring images of deepest Derbyshire.

A wonderful way to discover the secrets Derbyshire holds dear is with this stunning new selection of photographs and it's all thanks to two men who run the largest Peak District holiday accommodation directory in the UK, Peak District Online, Steve Wake and James Dobson. Not only are these chaps wizards at sourcing all the latest up to date information, news and holiday lets available for those wishing to stay in this glorious part of the country, but they are pretty handy with a camera too.

'The aim of this new website is to put together in one place, images James and I have taken over the last seven years we've been building PDO,' says Steve Wake, the very talented landscape photographer responsible for bringing life and vigour to the Peak District villages section. 'It's an idea we've been secretly building on over the last few months and we're now ready to launch it to the public. We wanted to celebrate the essence and the escapism of the Peak District, in all its magnificent full glory - hence the name We depict the true inner beauty of what we think is the most glorious part of our country - and it is a very Glorious Peak District indeed.'

An area of outstanding beauty, there have been many websites, books and publications which capture the typical sites of the area, but James and Steve aim to go one step further and portray it in all seasons, at all times of the day, breathing life and bringing its atmosphere to the fore, getting behind and beyond the scenes of the generic stereotypical shots.

'The beauty and spirit of this area can certainly be talked about, written about with eloquence and poetry, but we would like to share in our own unique way, through our photography skills grown through passion, what we feel is the very essence of the Peak District,' says James Dobson, fellow director and extremely talented wildlife photographer. 'Steve and I are pretty good so we've been told, at capturing it all on camera. We like to take the atypical photo, such as when the dawn mists are first rising or when twilight descends. It's those times of day when the day trippers have left and we get to have the landscape and villages back to ourselves for a little while, that bring the true magic of the Peaks to life. We can photograph the images not many get to see and we want to share them, spreading the word that this is a most glorious part of the country.'

The landscapes which make up the Dark and White Peak are recorded for posterity, a truly remarkable land, in images which are all things; witty, breath taking and very magical. Glorious Peak District is certainly unusual in its portrayal of the Peaks and the personality and character of both photographers is evident through their obvious skills.

'Every day we're privileged to work with Peak District people. We learn about new parts of the Peak District we didn't know existed from them and we film what we find out,' says Steve. 'We bring to you the very heart and soul of the Peak District to use as you see fit, to download and to share, to purchase or to borrow. Our aim is to spread the word on a not so secret place, but to bring to you more secrets you may never have dreamt or heard of before.'

Glorious Peak District is duly launched today and aims to be the largest collection of Peak District Photographs anywhere on the internet.

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