52 Weeks of Yorkshire – Week 12

I’ve made it through term now, and on Wednesday I came back home to Skipton. I’m here for about a month, so hopefully I’ll be able to explore some of the more rural areas of this county. This shot is from a bit closer to home though.

Sunset on Skipton Moor (Flickr).jpg
Sunset on Skipton Moor

This is a place I know well. I lived in Skipton from my birth right up until I left for uni, and so Skipton Moor is a place I’m very familiar with. So familiar, in fact, that I can make my way up here in complete darkness to catch the sun rising over the hills. Here we see the sun setting over the town, with a trig point silhouetted against it. The trig point marks the highest point on the moor, and is a perfect vantage point from which to watch the sun slip below the horizon.

This is one of the first times I’ve wanted to shoot in colour for a while. Nothing makes the sky quite as beautiful as the golden glow of a setting or rising sun, and I think it would have been wrong of me to come away from this not having captured the warm orange tones of this sky. A lot of the time I feel that colour distracts from what I want to capture in my photography, but not here. Here the inclusion of the sunset colours only add to the atmosphere of the scene.

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