Helmsley in all it's glory ( max size is worth a look )

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Many people feel as I do that this view of Helmsley in springtime is heavenly and so each time the daffs show their little happy faces I and multitudes of others snap away hoping to capture a little of it's charm.

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Comments (10)

Richard Gregory 48 on March 20, 2012

It looks really good enlarged Sam, lovely colours and the first time from this view no ducks.

Kenny Wharton on March 21, 2012

You are right Sam Max size is a must with this one. The lighting angle is spot on, did you wait for the sun to come round or was it good timing? I love the ruggedness of the buildings to the right.



Neil Grimwood on March 22, 2012

Brilliant Sam!! the lower viewpoint makes a big difference,no road in view,even the bridge is clear of people,you must have been quick panning round to avoid that problem...you didn't have Beverley on point duty,did you??;-))) Your portrait shot is great too,not much between them but for me this is the winner,great job mate.

PS. I bet you're glad you forgot the bread!!;-)

Yorkshire Sam on March 23, 2012

Cheers Richard, yes I was surprised because on 2 visits here now there have been no ducks, I wonder if they've moved elsewhere to breed and will return when done.

best wishes, Sam

Yorkshire Sam on March 23, 2012

Hi Kenny as Neil will confirm I plan ahead for many of my shots using Google Earth and Stellarium to figure out what direction I will be shooting and where the sun and/or moon will be so I can figure out the optimum times to be at a location for good light etc. Taking this shot before 9 a.m would have your own shadow stretching well into the foreground ( low sun behind you) and after 3p.m the sun is setting to the left creating a huge shadow from the houses darkening all the left side so logically I figured there was a 3 hour window from noon onward :o)

Cheers for having a good look and for the lovely comment.

best wishes, Sam

Yorkshire Sam on March 23, 2012

Cheers Neil,you know me mate always looking for ways to work round the things I don't want in shot while keeping what I do and this was indeed a solution to hiding some ugly cars and a van that were cluttering the left side. Mondays are quieter and pedestrians weren't so much of a problem so Beverley didn't need to patrol allowing her to spend far too much time and money in that little bakery :o). I still prefer the other version mate for the better atmosphere and depth but I'm happy to read it's your fave of the 2 added and I can't wait to capture you sitting there among the daffs when we next visit together :o).

Neil Grimwood on March 23, 2012

Sitting among the Daffs!! tha'll 'ave me locked up for vandalism lad. I'd still like a return visit though.

Yorkshire Sam on March 23, 2012

Well how else do you think I got this fella ? tha just needs ti find a spot where tha won't flatten any on em ;o)

Christos Theodorou on March 30, 2012

A wonderful photo, well composed - Greetings.

About your comment on my photo: I think that I can explain it. And I believe that it happens to all photographers. When we are in our countries we are very familiar with the different places and views,so the pictures are taken without a lot of thinking about. Besides, when we are abroad, we give all the best, because every travel is made once and we must have beautiful photos. Anyway a photo to be good, depends from the hour, the settings of the camera and the pressure of time. At some travels I have made with groups, I felt a lot of pressure of time. But when I travel individually, I feel more calm and I can make my own programm, without the intervention of other people.

Have a nice evening!

Yorkshire Sam on March 30, 2012

Thank you Christos, yes I believe that's a good theory.

warmest regards fro Yorkshire, sam

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Photo taken in Helmsley, York, North Yorkshire YO62, UK

Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 20, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Yorkshire Sam
    • Taken on 2012/03/19 14:05:52
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 50.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/14.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
    • No flash