You haunt my every dream
Tell me what's your scheme?
Thanks to those who voted and/or commented on 'Swaledale Ewe', much appreciated, as always. It was an image I was particularly proud of and it is somewhat frustrating that ever so many people looked at it and then moved on without commenting on why they didn't like it or what they didn't like about it. Whereas I enjoy the ego boost that a hatful of votes gives, animal portraits (in monochrome at that) are not my usual fare and I had hoped for some good, honest critique. Oh well..............
A couple of weeks ago, a secret informer on this site sent me a PM saying that the bluebells in Newton Wood on the lower slopes of Roseberry Topping were at their best. The very next evening, steviehutch
and I set out on what turned out to be the weirdest, most unpleasant photography trip I have ever experienced. Steve is great company, the bluebells were superb and the light (at least for a while) was fantastic. However, when we reached the location of Joe Cornish's famous image of said bluebells, the place was literally crawling with other togs. There were at least 30 of them, busily flattening the very flowers they had come to photograph whilst getting in each other's way and talking complete cowdung. The biggest laugh of all is that Jc's composition no longer really works as the trees have matured in the years since he took it, forming a barrier rather than allowing the eye to wander through the picture. I soon retreated from this weird nightmare, a scene out of 'Photography Hell', further up the hill to attempt my own compositions, one of which is above. I am glad I saw the bluebells, undoubtably the best I've ever seen, but if I ever return at this time of year, it will be without a camera so as not to be associated with the rampaging hoards, damaging the landscape with their lack of imagination and sheep-like mentality.
Have a great evening and thanks for dropping by.
P.S. Lyrics from 'Weird Nightmare' by the late, great Charles Mingus.
North york moors
Landscape and travel
Never want to see that many togs in one place again
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