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 collection ‘Carved’ . Although I tend to spend the most of my time in the Lake District, this area of the The Dales hold some of the most interesting rock formations and photographic opportunities in the 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 the majority of this collection includes 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.