Rural Airehead, Airedale, Yorkshire, England

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (3)

Margrit M. Berger (S… on April 20, 2008

English as English can be, Ian! Though I should have a basket full of stars to present for your photos, I choose that one to take into my favourites!

Dear greetings, May

Ian Stehbens on April 20, 2008

Dear May,

I am sure you know by now, how much I marvel at your landscapes and cultural images from Emmental! I marvel that you just keep on producing such special images from such a small local area - from the earliest upload to the most recent. And then, of course, are those that come from Ireland or from volcanic islands in the Atlantic! And I marvel at what I see.

My field is quite a bit wider and sometimes I hesitate to upload images from places that others know so much better than I, but I must admit that I feel myself involved in what I have framed through the viewfinder, and perhaps that allows for appropriate respect and design. You may have pieced together from the comments with this set, that I have a Yorkshireman as a special friend who taught me to love and understand the geology, geomorphology, landscape and life of the counties that make up Yorkshire.

What I see in your imagery of both Switzerland and Ireland and that of Anita Skinner in the case of this area of Yorkshire, and of Marilyn .... and I could go on listing our many friends in Panoramio, is that there is the greatest respect for the subject and for oneself. (I am alluding to something that Cartier-Bresson once said.)

Kindest regards,

Ian

Margrit M. Berger (S… on April 21, 2008

Thank you Ian, for your friendly comments! I have a little collection of my 2 stays in Scotland and some from Northengland as well, some are on the site, but most of them I haven't uploaded yet. I just haven't the time or I would scan those from France, especially Paris and from Italy, Greece, the whole of former Yugoslavia, Anatolia in Turkey and Syria etc. etc. from times, when there was no tourism. I always try to avoid any tourist attractions. I got to know Ireland only recently in 2006 and 2007. I have some family in England, so I go there at least once a year.

Henry Cartier-Bresson has said many interesting and wise words, out of which we can learn from. As for instance: "One eye of the photographer looks through the viewer, the other one into his own soul."

My best regards, May

Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 18, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ian Stehbens

Groups