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 the focal point. Images in black and white. Portrait orientation. Located in the Yorkshire Dales