Recently, my family and I enjoyed a lovely week in North Yorkshire, staying near the coast but enjoying day long excursions out to surrounding countryside and beaches. On one of our days out, we were making our way to Dalby Forest to meet up with fellow Red Bubbler and dear friend Paul McGuire when we decided to stop in the beautiful and picturesque village of Thorton-le-dale, with its lovely parks and walks. Just down from the centre of the town is a beautiful walk along the Thornton Beck stream. Along this walk is this beautiful 17th century Thatch Cottage which has been the on countless jigsaws, chocolate boxes and tins, not to mention calendars. In fact, it has been said that it is the most photographed cottage ever. So I set out to try and catch a view that is not commonly seen, which is probably an impossible task. I noticed that on the other side of the bridge from the main road, there was a slip way into the stream. I went to see the view from that side, and this is the scene I found. I must point out that when I took these shots, it was raining and very windy, hence the movement. I do like this view very much.
This is a HDR image combining 4 bracketed shots, using Photomatix Pro for Macs, and adjusting some tones in Enhance Details as part of Tone Mapping.
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark ll
28-300mm IS zoom lens
1/5 sec., 1/2 sec., 0.3 sec., 0.8 sec.,