Tag Archives: landscape

The Gorgeous Yorkshire Dales

I’ve just got back from leading 2 back to back workshops in the Yorkshire Dales. What a fantastic place for photographers. Everything from dramatic gorges to waterfalls to quarries to dry stone wall and buttercup meadows. Truly, God’s County…

This is the birthplace of the Sublime in England (check out James Ward’s Gordale Scar from 1815). My recent picture of the same location is above. We even have example of the Industrial Sublime imposing on the landscape (below)…

But I think the Dales are probably more representative nowadays of the bucolic and Picturesque, certainly so in late May, early June. And it’s still deliciously beautiful, irrespective of the label…

 

 

 


I was always meant to be a cowboy…

I think we all have a secret (American) dream – freedom, escape, leaving it all behind – all that sort of stuff. When I was a kid I loved a good Western. So when I got the chance I had to live the dream, jump on my horse and ride into the sunset. Heady stuff, yihaaaaa!

Me and my steed...

Me and my steed…

 

Bloody hell, look at the view!

Bloody hell, look at the view!

OK, so I only got a 3 hour ride along the rim, but me and trusty Trigger enjoyed the ride. Actually I got the impression that I enjoyed it, Trigger had seen it all before and was bored witless…

Dawn at the rim

Dawn at the rim

Dawn looking the other way

Dawn looking the other way

Colorado river, looking upstream

Colorado river, looking upstream

Even the clouds are just awesome (there's that word again...)

Cloud patterns in the canyon

 

This landscape is a landscape of dreams. Could’ve stayed there for ever, but that is never possible so for a couple of days I indulged my dream. One day I want to go back and instead of Trigger I want to ride the river. Might need a waterproof camera for that one. In the meantime, Trig and I ride into the sunset, in my mind anyway….

Hi Ho Silver Away!

Hi Ho Silver, Away!