Passionate about creating memories

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    Fountains Abbey
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    Ilkley valley from the world famous Moor
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    Snowdrops always a lovely sight anywhere, spring is just around the corner!
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    Signage always straight to the point in Yorkshire!
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    Fountains Abbey - the full ruins
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    The Ilkley Valley
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    Fountains Abbey - a different view
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    Originally built for food stores, the undercroft is now used for concerts throughout the year at Fountains Abbey The repeating patterns really suit the black & white presentation ( which also helps to mask the digital "noise" from the pretty high iso ( at least for this particular camera)
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    More sweeping views from Ilkley Moor
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    River & grounds with the Abbey in the background - Fountains Abbey
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    Rocky path down from Ilkley Moor
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    Bend in the River Skell flowing through the grounds of Fountains Abbey
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    Brook & Rocks, Ilkley Moor
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    Framed River Skell
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    Fountains Abbey in late afternoon light
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    The Tower, Fountains Abbey
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    Hillside grazing in the Keld-Muker valley in Swaledale
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    Rolling Hills, Keld-Muker valley
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    Swaledale - does the colour of the rocky outcrops give a small clue to a once significant industry in this area? Lead mining.
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    Yes, it's pretty high up on the valley ridges
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    River Swale meandering through the valley
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    Mother & Children
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    View of the dale from the valley floor
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    Meandering brook, Swaledale
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    Waterfall, the River Swale
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    The only way to travel in the dales!
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    A little variety in the diet?
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    The "pre social media" version of tagging!
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    Aysgarth Falls
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    Torrent flowing! Love the blurred effect created with a small aperture & VERY slow shutter speed (1/6th second) - particularly hand-held
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    Aysgarth Falls - downstream
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    Aysgarth Falls-ground level view
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    Aysgarth Falls- flowing downstream
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    Aysgarth Falls. Love the colours!
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    Aysgarth Falls-Autumn leaves
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    Bolton Abbey
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    Pately Bridge - passing by St Cuthbert's Primary School
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    Leaving Pately Bridge
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    They do big skies in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire!
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    Amazing how Heather grows given the tiniest of oportunities.
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    Even Bigger Skies over the rolling hills of Nidderdale
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    Love how the cloud here seems to mirror the shape of the land
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    Pately Bridge from the hills of Nidderdale
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    Classic dry stone walls dividing the fields for grazing pastures on a livestock farm
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    Just can't get enough of these big Dale views
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    River Nidd meandering through the Dale, masked by trees
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    One of a number of Reservoirs in Nidderdale
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    Still can't work out if this is a service every other week, or a completely different type of service! The wonders of our English language
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    Dale Farms; big skies
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    Brinham Rocks, Nidderdale
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    A splash of colour amongst the rocks
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    Rocks watching over the Dale
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    Truly a "Rock Face"
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    The erosion here on the rocks gives an idea of how long theyve been around!
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    Almost defying gravity - rocks and heather!