After a long stretch of boring winter weather the day dawned with some interesting mist and hoar frost on the trees. I spent a while working out which location would provide me with trees that would separate out from the landscape but also provide diminishing layers. Skipwith Common got my vote.
As the current President of York Photographic Society I have one evening scheduled for me to give a presentation. Whilst I have given short talks about my photography I've never spoken for an hour and a half about my 'work'.
York Photographic Society have set a challenge to try some photography 'out of your comfort zone' so I have decided to hit the streets with my camera. Those of you that know my work will be aware that I rarely include people and actively avoid them most of the time
I got on my bicycle and pedalled off to nearby Askham Bog which was given to Francis Terry and Arnold Rowntree and the Yorkshire Naturalists' in 1946. They later became the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust which has a wealth of wonderful nature sites all around the county.
The Flying Scotsman has been out of view and almost out of mind for 10 years whilst it has undergone an major refurbishment.
Storm Eva struck the North of England on Boxing Day and after a day of horror in Lancashire I returned home promptly.
Having missed the main event last year I was determined to get into York to see the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire.
At this time of year there is plenty going on in York to entice a photographer into York City Centre. Not only is there the Illuminating York Festival during half term week but of course the Gunpowder Plot of York's most dastardly son, Guy Fawkes, is celebrated.
Sometimes people contact York Photographic Society asking for help with a specific photographic project.