Black and white landscape photography is a favourite genre of mine and The Yorkshire Dales is my home National Park. These two components are combined to produce this project ‘carved’ .  Although I tend to spend the most of my time in the Lake District, The Dales hold some of the most interesting rock formations and photographic opportunities in Limestone pavement. They were originally formed from glaciers scouring the surface in the last ice age, moulded by mild acidic rain. The result is a pattern of ‘clints’ and ‘grykes’ which although can make very interesting features, can be treacherous to walk on.

As with most landscape photography, a focal point is necessary and what better than gnarly trees as a subject to lead the eye on to. I have found that with a little patience and fine tuning, the opportunities for strong foreground interest with the right patterns and lines are very rewarding.

 For a more colourful show of images, I recommend visiting My Portfolio but in the mean time, enjoy what this project has to offer;

Brief: Compose to show interesting patterns in the limestone pavement as the main feature with tree(s) as a focal point. Images in black and white. Located in the Yorkshire Dales.

4 thoughts on “Carved

  1. Hi James, Carved 5 my favourite, followed by 3 then 2. Your project is a little tighter than my own tree in b+W project but your results are inspiring me to keep going. Thanks for sharing your images and for your vlogs, entertaining and inspiring..


    1. Appreciate your comment Derrick. Good to see you’ve got some favourites. Hoping by the end of the year, they’ll be plenty more. Please share your project by sending me a link. Thanks again 👍👍😬


  2. Following your latest vlogo entitled The importance to Enjoy. I have come to have a look how your carved project is developing. An excellent set of mono images James and a very different collection from the Lake District video images you are known for (by me anyways) I could see these making for a great A4 print series in a cafe or pub somewhere within the Yorkshire area James.


    1. Thank you Alan. I’ve touched on it before but a book would be a good little product of it all. I’ve no end date to it all yet though. Definitely a market for the small Yorkshire Dales villages so a bit travelling around but have to be on the cards


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