Westerdale in bloom

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Comments (10)

brian gillman on August 29, 2012

Another stunning photo of beautiful countryside! Y*. One little touch I love is that cosy smoke from the chimney; perhaps a reminder that the landscape is largely a result of our 'interference'?

Best wishes, Brian.

Yorkshire Sam on August 29, 2012

Thanks Brian, I have to admit I wasn't sure if their smoke was a good element or not with it being a summer scene but it certainly made me think of just how important a factor the fire is no matter what the age/era. I started to imagine the first people moving into the valley after the glaciers had melted and how even more reliant upon a good fire they would have been. For sure there isn't an element in this scene that isn't influenced and/or shaped by the people who have called it home throughout it's history. Fortunaly what they have done makes it look beautiful as you say.

kind regards, Sam :o)

Andy Rodker on August 29, 2012

Utterly stunning photo, Sam! and interesting musings re: man and his impact on the landscape! I find myself thinking along these lines with every landscape I look at. best wishes, Andy ysl

Neil Grimwood on August 29, 2012

Wall to wall Heather Sam, a nice contrast to the fields,the smoke adds to the picture for me,as do the sheep,could be the same two i had in my shot;-) It looks like you're stood in that ditch,has it dried up yet.

Yorkshire Sam on August 30, 2012

Thanks Andy, yes we may be tiny but we can leave big marks wherever we go, as said fortunately here they are pleasant ones. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When you see it in winter Ian it's still a case of making sure the fire is always lit and the freezer and larder well stocked. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I was on t'other side of the ditch Neil and no it rarely ever dries up. Thy sheep were foreigners mate , these are hefted locals :o) I only just got this before the sun dropped behind the hill and I was hoping to get some better light during this week and have another session up there with thee but t'weather has other ideas it seems, if it isn't raining it's ovver windy for t'job. I'd like to think we can have a go afore t'heather flowers are all brown, it's already passed its best.

Cheers ! :o)

Derek Geer on September 1, 2012

Stunning landscape and marvelous colours, well captured. I too appreciated the detail of smoke from the house. Regards Derek

Yorkshire Sam on September 1, 2012

Thank you Derek, I love that there is every colour of the rainbow in the scene once the heather blooms.

CARMEN - BRASIL on September 3, 2012

Uma panorâmica magnifica. LIKE + Favorita. Saudações.Carmen

Yorkshire Sam on September 4, 2012

Thank you for your visit and lovely comment Carmen, best wishes to you from Yorkshire.

hesthelillyofthevall… on August 19, 2014

This is so beautiful! How blessed you are to be surround with such magnificent beauty! Your ability to capture that beauty is just as amazing.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 28, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Yorkshire Sam
    • Taken on 2012/08/26 19:06:06
    • Exposure: 0.167s (1/6)
    • Focal Length: 32.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/14.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
    • No flash