Danby moor to Fylingdales ( worth a look via the original image option)

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Neil Grimwood tempted me to have a look at this scene and prompted by him saying get there while you can still catch the flowering rhododendron I've been chomping at the bit.. Well today was the first day that looked anything like being a fine day since then so off I went and on my way there was a few glimmers of sunlight fleeting across the land and the occasional patch of blue sky. By the time I got here though the sun decided to hide behind a cloud and stayed hidden a good hour or more before things turned for the worse as the sky behind me blackened and I heard a rumble of distant thunder. Knowing I would soon have to run for cover I quickly shot the 12 frames that make this image before running back across the soggy moor to my car. I didn't think what I'd taken would be very good given the lack of sunlight but on stitching it together I quite like the mood the weather conditions have added.

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Comments (7)

⚔ Richard ⚔ on June 25, 2012

Lovely Yorkshire scenery, i would be very proud if i had taken this shot Sam. When you enlarge it and have good look around what a stunning view..Like..Regards Richard

Neil Grimwood on June 25, 2012

You made it then Sam!! only just though,i reckon that Rhododendron will will be about done very soon.Like you,i never tire of seeing these views,even considering the lack of sunlight this is a cracking shot mate.Nice choice of viewpoint too,especially with the woolly jumpers in shot;-)

Yorkshire Sam on June 25, 2012

The flowers were well past their best Neil and a little enhancement was needed ;o). I was fascinated by the remains in the foreground and wondered just when what appears to be a simple sheep containment area was first constructed, I'll bet it's a very long time. I like it but I feel it has more to offer and especially when the heather flowers which has started already I noted.

Cheers !

Yorkshire Sam on June 25, 2012

Thank you Richard, I am pleased you opened it up fully because like you say that shows off better all that there is to see.

regards, Sam

ian1949 on June 25, 2012

Well worth the visit Sam like the sky you can imagine the darker clouds coming in from behind you, nice cottages but a bit bleak in the winter I'd think and the run back to the car probably did you good.

Andy Rodker on June 26, 2012

I endorse all the above esp. re the opening up of the picture. Really atmospheirc shot. What is the thing you can JUST see on the horizon - directly above the left end of the farm buildings?Dockyards?

Are the vertical stones, menhirs from the Neolithic, or scratching posts for cows? Or put to both uses over time?

Lots of interest everywhere you look. Lovely scene all round! YSL. Best wishes, Andy

Yorkshire Sam on June 26, 2012

Hi Andy, I think this is what you mean. Re the stones see my reply to Neil above.

Once again many thanks for your input and for the fave etc. Cheers !

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 24, 2012
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    by Yorkshire Sam
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D80
    • Taken on 2012/06/24 17:47:33
    • Exposure: 0.020s (1/50)
    • Focal Length: 32.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/14.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
    • No flash

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