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Refelctions in the River Leven at Great Ayton by Christine Smith

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FEATURED in Postcards – Destinations 12-10-2010
FEATURED in The Weekend Photographer 09-02-2011
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FEATURED in Quality Layered Work + HDR 13-02-2011

Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Lens: @22mm, ISO: 200, Aperture: f13, Shutter: 1/320

Great Ayton is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire on the edge of the North York Moors in England. The name Great Ayton is thought to derive from Ea-tun, tun meaning farm and ‘ea’ meaning river. It is known as the boyhood home of Captain Cook, the British explorer and navigator. James Cook and his family moved to the village when he was 8 and lived there until he was 16. James’ father, James Sr., was a Scottish migrant farm labourer married to Grace, a local Yorkshire woman, and had moved to the village to take up a position on one of the local farms. His employer, one Thomas Skottowe, financed the younger James’ schooling. After completing this tuition James stayed on at the farm for several years helping out his father (who was now farm manager), before leaving in 1745 to take up an apprenticeship at a haberdasher and grocery store 20 miles (32 km) away in the fishing village of Staithes, near Whitby.

Photography been a longtime hobby that has now become an obsessive passion. I am fairly eclectic in my choice of subjects, and try to see beauty in most things. Thank you for dropping by my site and I welcome any feedback and tips.

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  • Lynden
    Lyndenover 4 years ago

    Nice !!!

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thank you Audrey.

    – Christine Smith

  • Clive S
    Clive Sover 4 years ago

    What a beautiful, tranquil setting. Lovely shot.
    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Thank you for the lovely comment Clive.

    – Christine Smith

  • pgmART
    pgmARTover 4 years ago

    excellent refelctions!

  • Thank you Peter.

    – Christine Smith

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Wow! Thank you so much for featuring this image Audrey. It means a great deal.

    – Christine Smith

  • Matt Jones
    Matt Jonesover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature.

  • Thank you very much Matt.

    – Christine Smith

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2about 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much Sarnia.

    – Christine Smith

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much.

    – Christine Smith

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccariabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you Kathy.

    – Christine Smith

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1about 4 years ago

    Beautiful! February 9, 2011

  • Thank you so much for selecting this image to be featured Gina. I really appreciate it.

    – Christine Smith

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