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Riccal Dale Wood

By DaveMead  
Hi Folks
Just a quickie this evening before heading out to umpire another cricket match (weather permitting). This was taken in early May, a couple of evenings after the Roseberry Topping debacle, at Riccal Dale Woods near Helmsley. The bluebell display here is every bit as good as those at Roseberry with two major differences, one good and one not so good. Riccal Dale is a very steep sided valley, heavily forested, and there is no backdrop to be had that comes anywhere close to the Topping. However, perhaps for that reason, in the two hours or so I was there I didn't see another person and that, at least for me, was a huge bonus. You do have to work hard to create a meaningful composition but I hope, in this case, I have managed it with the strong lines of the tree trunks lit by evening light and the carpet of bluebells leading the eye into the depths of the deep, dark forest. As always, I look forward to reading your comments and thank you for taking the time.
Thanks for all your c & c's on my recent uploads, it was great to have a bit of a debate on the use of the Sigma 10-20mm lens on 'Slipway'. Have a great evening, thanks for dropping by and I will do my best to catch up when the match has finished or when rain stops play whichever is the sooner. Smile

Tags: Bluebells Woods Silver birch Helmsley North york moors Evening light Landscape and travel Riccal dale

Voters: accipiter, Glostopcat, pmorgan and 19 more

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Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
20 Jun 2011 6:30PM
A beautiful bluebellwood Dave, the portrait format works so well. It's too wet for any cricket here in Glos!
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
20 Jun 2011 6:56PM
Lovely image .........Sandy
phil99 14 45 6 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 8:07PM
You've captured some great light on the trees. The portrait format works also . A well seen image Dave and equally as good as a Roseberry Topping bluebell scene . Love the dark shadows contrasting with the light tones of the silver birch here which for me make this image stand out .A class image and beautifully presented .....Phil
andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 8:08PM
brilliant light dave wonderful colour and detail a real belter nice one Wink
lianna 11 13 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 9:40PM
That is really pretty!!!!! love the colours x x
PhillipMinnis 11 94 4 Australia
21 Jun 2011 12:27AM
A very beautiful scene, Dave! Wonderful colours, shadows, lines and composition! Excellent!


oll1e 14 57 2 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 11:40PM
Good carpet of blueys Dave and not trodden down like other places ,like the way they lead off into the darkness of the wood .
good work ....hope the match went off okWink
agingrocker 12 28 1
22 Jun 2011 10:12PM
Super comp and colours

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