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Post by LichMike » Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:14 pm

Hi

Wondering if anyone knows of any good roads for getting good photos of our pride and joys.

I’m in Lichfield, and headed out this afternoon towards Blithfield Reservoir then on to Rocester and Alton. Nice driving roads but really struggled for quiet spots to pull over for a nice autumnal shot of the Zed.

Anyone got any favourite spots?

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Post by M1k3yC » Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:59 pm

Cannock Chase might work. I can't think of anywhere that you can get a great view in behind the car, but there are plenty of places to pull over or park in the Chase and the scenery is still quite nice. There's several off Chase Road, for example.
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Post by yipikayee » Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:15 pm

LichMike wrote: Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:14 pm Wondering if anyone knows of any good roads for getting good photos of our pride and joys.
I was thinking about it too yesterday. I wanted to get some shots before winter so following thread :thumbsup:
Im not far off you 8)
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Post by exdos » Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:05 pm

Sutton Park

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Post by LichMike » Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:07 pm

M1k3yC wrote: Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:59 pm Cannock Chase might work. I can't think of anywhere that you can get a great view in behind the car, but there are plenty of places to pull over or park in the Chase and the scenery is still quite nice. There's several off Chase Road, for example.
exdos wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:05 pmSutton Park
Thanks for the tips, couple of places to scope out the next dry weekend.
yipikayee wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:15 pm Im not far off you 8)
Keep your eyes peeled for a 54 plate Sterling Grey E85 on your travels :driving:
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Post by Mop1 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:33 pm

Go a little further north from Alton to Weaver Hills head across to Calton, Illam, Dovedale, Thorpe. Enjoy.

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Post by chapeau » Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:06 am

the Ironbridge area is nice, you'd need to be early though to get the zed without the tourists in the background
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Post by LichMike » Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:51 pm

Thanks for the tips guys. Couple more for the bank.

I headed up past Alton then North West towards the Cat and Fiddle at the weekend. Certainly gave me and the zed some fresh air with the roof down!
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Post by M1k3yC » Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:55 pm

I took mine for an MOT today so was on the long route home. You might get a nice shot either at Aston Marina (when it reopens) or in Sandon/around Sandon Hall. The buildings are nice at the latter so if you're creative, it could work well.
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Post by LichMike » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:08 pm

M1k3yC wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:55 pm I took mine for an MOT today so was on the long route home. You might get a nice shot either at Aston Marina (when it reopens) or in Sandon/around Sandon Hall. The buildings are nice at the latter so if you're creative, it could work well.
Thanks for the suggestion, don’t think I’ll get chance to head out in the zed this weekend, but food for thought.

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Post by M1k3yC » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:50 pm

LichMike wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:08 pm
Trust your MOT went OK?
Yes, thanks - it went straight through with no advisories. I would have been surprised if it hadn't, though, given the scheduled and unscheduled maintenance it had earlier in the year. Unfortunately, with the whole pandemic situation, its only done about 800 miles all year :(
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