Month: May 2013

May 28, 2013 / / Landscapes

Where in the Yorkshire Dales is Deepdale? Deepdale is long valley in The Yorkshire Dales which borders Whernside and drops into Dentdale, in the western Yorkshire Dales. Why’ve I not heard of it? It’s dominated by the near by Dentdale, Deepdale is an offshoot which leads steeply into Kingsdale. Deepdale could easily be confused for Dentdale. What’s it like? It’s beautiful – when you enter from the Kingsdale pass, you’ve got Whernside towering over you to the right, then a sweeping, rounded valley greeting you – with the Howgills in…

May 27, 2013 / / Landscapes

Where in the Yorkshire Dales is Ribblesdale? It’s one of the major ones, with a west watershed, that starts at Ribblehead then goes via Settle into East Lancashire – ending up at Preston where it enters the Irish Sea. Most people think of Ribblesdale as a limestone heavy location, with the 3 Peaks all around – Ingleborough to the west, Whernside to the north, and Pen Y Gent to the east. What’s it like? It’s one of the big ones really – the most scenic part is between the staggering…

May 27, 2013 / / Blog

Where in the Yorkshire Dales is Kingsdale? It’s that long valley which goes up the west side of Whernside, in the Yorkshire Dales. Why’ve I not heard of it? You’ve probably not heard of it, it’s not one of the main dales – it’s probably counted as part of the Ribblesdale region. What’s it like? It climbs steeply from Thornton In Lonsdale, with stunning views of Ingleborough to the right. It then levels off to become a flat-bottomed valley with a stream flowing down the middle. It then steeply climbs…

May 27, 2013 / / Blog

Just had to share this on the blog GREAT INFOGRAPHIC A great piece on the differences you need to be aware of with Pro/Amateur photography

May 15, 2013 / / Blog

Grim Day… Day 1 of the summer series of workshops and we get a winter night…. in may…. It wasn’t raining too much when  we got to the reservoir, so I showed a couple of new people how to expose using a meter. Here’s the shot I got – 4 seconds, histogram told me that the sky had not burned (I’d metered from the sky, so was expecting that!). It was also to show the effect of a polariser on the water and long exposures on the water surface. So you’d usually…

May 9, 2013 / / Business

Photographer “Directs” the Director Andy Green of “Video Advert” spends his days directing and creating promotional videos for businesses around the UK – so the “directorial boot” was certainly on the other foot for our PR shoot. Used to showing people how to present and perform, Andy now was in front of the camera and, like me, obviously was far more at home behind it! BiY Associates Working Together A fellow BiY Associate, we met at their HQ, Carwood Park and used the atrium and grounds as our backdrop. Starting…

May 7, 2013 / / Blog

5 Dales – Perfect Yorkshire Photo Locations I’d been in Northumberland for a few days and had nothing major planned for the last day, so journey back to Leeds became a 10 hour epic, taking in 5 great Yorkshire Photo Locations, rather than 2 hours down the A1(M). I’m obsessed with Yorkshire Dales pass roads, the tiny roads which straddle the moors between each of the dales. So when I spotted one linking Teesdale with Arkengarthdale, I struck a path from the A1 at Durham to Barnard Castle in Teesdale. Weardale……

May 7, 2013 / / Bradford

Bah T’at Most people go Bah T’at on Ilkley Moor, subject of this Yorkshire Photo Locations post, these days – except the climbers in their helmets. The Cow and Calf is an outcrop of rock on Ilkley Moor, the Cow being a large rock, the calf being an boulder which stands a few feet away from the Cow. I guess that’s the reason for the name! Photographic potential? Well the main things are… Wonderful vista over Wharfdale Intricate rock carvings from upto 150 years ago People shots The rocks are pretty…

May 7, 2013 / / Composition

Wensleydale’s Easy Access Waterfall Looking for an easy to shoot Yorkshire Photo Location? You can park and look at this waterfall from the car… it’s that easy to see! A real gem of a waterfall, like another great Yorkshire Photo Location, High Force, it cascades over a large fault in the rock. It creates this lovely surrounding which is an ideal accompaniment to the cascading water. Look under the bridge There’s also a very pretty waterfall under the foot bridge, this is rarely accessible unless you’ve got wellies on – though when…

May 7, 2013 / / Landscapes

The Best of the Lot? Well A.Wainwright of Lakeland fame thought Swaldale to be the best, and I’m inclined to agree. It’s a narrow, steep sided valley with over 1000 barns, the lovely Ure flowing in the valley bottom and many amazing vista points if you get off the main road and venture higher. The shots in this blog were all taken on 5th May 2013 and show you Swaledale taken with a 70-200 mm lens, far different to the more usual ultra-wide lenses. Long Lens for Sunny Days With…