Christ Church Gate – black and white

  I do love black and white – or should I say monochrome.  There’s something honest about it. What you are looking at is actually there (more or less) –  the form and tones, the subject.  This is a little gate at Christ Church in Ilkley.  Actually it’s the one Deborah and I went through….

Visit to Ripley Castle

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  We don’t often go on visits to stately homes and less so guided tours. Usually it doesn’t appeal, but I must say that Ripley Castle is surprising and fascinating.  We were taken round by an enthusiastic chap whose name I don’t know, but he looked like he could be the naughty brother of the….

Not Atkinson Grimshaw

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I seem to have been under the influence of Atkinson Grimshaw again, mysterious paths leading through darkness with tangled trees overhead.  This was taken a while back not far from Kilnsey in Wharfedale.  Uninspiring in colour but comes alive in monochrome.

Misty morning in Ilkley. Pays to get up early sometimes.

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If I look out of the window and it’s foggy I do get a bit excited.  Early this morning I popped up to the Cow and Calf rocks and found this spot to watch the mist gently flow down the slope of the moors. The picture isn’t sharp but I like the spot so I….

Askwith Village Show

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I just love time-lapse photography. I have an intervalometer with my stills camera which enables me to programme in a time delay between clicks.  I set it running and take several hundred frames.  Then, using Quicktime, I run then as a sequence.  Here are a few scenes from the Askwith Show.  Very traditional and a….

Strid Wood, Wharfedale

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Kept the dog on a lead for this one.  The strid is a dangerous place, many people have been held under the water by the strong currents.  There is a gap which is tempting to jump over, but the rocks are often slippery.

Today’s walk up Ingleborough

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This is the first time we've walked to the top of Ingleborough, a wonderful route made even better by the afternoon sun.  This is near the end of the walk looking towards Pen-Y-Ghent. Afterwards a huge mug of tea in the three peaks cafe.