52 Weeks of Yorkshire – Week 2

It’s been a busy week. I’ve had two exams, and as such haven’t had much time for photography. I did, however, manage to get a shot for my 52-week project!

Lady with Dog
Lady with Dog

Here, a woman sits with her dog in a busy shopping centre in York, England. Coming from a quiet rural town, York feels far livelier, despite being seen as a quiet, quaint medieval city. There is always something going on, and while I love this city, I sometimes long for the slower pace of life back home. I imagine this lady feels much like I do when I visit Skipton for a weekend. It’s an empty seat in an otherwise hectic shopping centre.

This shot was planned far less than the last one. In fact, I wasn’t even planning to take a shot for my project when I went into town! I left the tripod at home today because I wanted to really capture the character of this city, and I didn’t want to be tied down by three aluminium legs. Once home I debated between colour and monochrome, but decided it would be an injustice to relegate that lovely dog’s red coat to a shade of grey.

Over the course of this project (which I will admit is not very long) I have found myself looking in more depth at the things I’m shooting. I take far fewer images than I used to, and even then I throw most of them out when I open Lightroom, but I feel like the shots I do keep are all interesting, at least to me.


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