Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Gateway to Exmoor

We stayed in the village of West Lyn for a weekend with friends, on the coastline of the Exmoor National Park. Fantastic views to the village of Lynton, and across the water to the South Wales coastline.

Castle & Cow Parsley

A Richmond sunset, taken from the fields by Theakston Lane. The sun is in a tricky position at the height of mid-summer, so doesn't allow for the most pleasing compositions.

Hartforth Lonely Tree

A couple of shots of my current favourite lone tree, just outside the village of Hartforth, North Yorkshire. 

A bench with a view

Yet another Richmond Sunset to add to the collection. A long exposure to blur the scrappy clouds allowed more of the ambient colour to come through. One of my favourite spots to sit and take in the views of the town.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Lizard Peninsula

While in the South West of England, we were advised that the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall had some of the most picturesque coastline in the UK. We were not disappointed. A glorious day at Kynance Cove yielded some fantastic colours, reminiscent of the Mediterranean, and a trip to the most southerly point of Mainland Britain rewarded us with a great sunset, enhanced by seals bobbing around in the shallow waters as the moon rose.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Clear Skies Again

After a week of rain, the skies finally cleared to allow for a trip over the tank roads to Downholme for a sunset trip. It's a view I have only discovered recently, and I think I still need to put in some work to make the composition more pleasing. Still the light helped to make for a couple of pleasing shots.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Cliff Beck

A set of falls that I have seen many time when driving through Swaledale, but had never stopped by, until the other day. Conditions were slightly overcast, making them optimal for shooting the falls. 

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Tumbling Wensleydale Water

A short trip to Wensleydale on a dry day, yielded the chance to shoot some waterfalls in a more tranquil state. Shots from West Burton Falls and Hardraw Force.

Hay There

We took a trip into Swaledale on Friday in the hope of catching some of the hay fields out in bloom. Despite relatively heavy skies, we were even treated to a few glimpses of sunshine which certainly helped to radiate the colour.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Crackpot Falls

Hidden away on a small side road, Crackpot Falls is surprisingly calm and beautiful, hidden away from sight in a little glade. Up close, even with a low volume of water cascading over, the roar easily drowns out all other sounds.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Jim Clark Rally 2014

A unique event on mainland Great Britain, the Jim Clark Rally takes place over two days, on a number of closed road stages near the towns of Duns and Kelso in the Scottish Borders. The nature of this asphalt event attracts a large and varied field of cars, ranging from ex WRC rally cars, through to historic Porsches, Escorts and Talbot Sunbeams,
Tragic news on Saturday afternoon prompted the immediate cancellation of the event. My condolences go out to the families of those involved in the terrible accident.
On the whole it is a very well organised and marshalled event, it is very unfortunate that the sport and rallying fans should suffer such a tragic loss.