What's your favourite season for landscape photography? Mine is autumn (it's a close call but just pips springtime as my favourite time of the year). Maybe this is down to the conditions these two season conjure up. They are especially kind to us landscape photographers. The later sunrises, and earlier sunset, the lower angle off the sun making for stunning golden hours. Inversions in valleys. Wow, its just a wonderful time. Assuming the weather is on out side at least. So as we have moved into Autumn I thought I would share an older image for today’s landscape photograph of the week.
I haven’t been to Swaledale now for two years and I desperately want to go back. This particular image was taken up the road from the YHA at Reeth.
On arrival at around 7.00am, just as the sun broke over the nearby peaks to my right, I was treated to the most incredible burst of golden light at the sun kissed the tops of the grass and heather. Sadly, such light only lasts a short time, so a few images were fired off before I headed into the lovely Reeth for a brew and a snack in an attempt to warm up.
Swaledale is a stunning location for landscape photographers. It has various easily accessible locations such as Angram Barns and Thwaite Barns and is famous for itswildflower meadows, heather moors and waterfalls such as Wain Wath.
I'm hoping to get up there as the trees start to turn golden.
You can find Swaledale and Reeth at the northern tip of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The unspoilt valley of Swaledale winds its way north west into the northern Pennines. When it comes to peace, tranquillity and natural beauty, few locations offer more.