It was the price of the view by clickinhistory

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In shallow soil I found myself sown by fate,
winters and summers raged over my head,
twisted by time and determination,
iron now I stand till fate calls me home.

This wonderful stubborn tree grows just above the army firing range on the Redmire Moor in the North Yorkshire Dales as the road climbs from Leyburn to Grinton..taken last year just before Christmas on a wonderfully cold and clearish sunny afternoon.

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A road that is fun at the best of times, but today the road was last.. a road that makes the Big Dipper look easy, so snow blowing across the road, black ice, frozen snow and several slightly steep hills with hair pin bends.. one driver hoping the 35degree side on slide down towards the bridge is a just a dream when this track came on the CD player.. talk about discovering faith again lol.

Converted into black and white and best viewed large.

Featured by the kind hosts of the Northern Landscape Group


winter, landscape, tree, struggle, heath, black white, yorkshire dales, redmire moor


  • mikebov
    mikebovover 4 years ago

    superb b&w, great atmosphere

  • Thank you Mikebov

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  • hologram
    hologramover 4 years ago

    wonderful composition and cloud formation. Like the two trees taking your eyes to the hills.

  • Thank you h, it is one of my favourite views on this stretch of the road for that reason

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  • jon  daly
    jon dalyover 4 years ago

    a welcome return from the tree – are the sheep hibernating?
    like the treatment

  • LOL thanks Jon, it escaped from the back of the van, think the army and police were using the sheep this day.

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  • nordicsoul
    nordicsoulover 4 years ago

    that’s it!!!!! i am in love!!!!!

  • :) thank you :)

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  • Mr-E
    Mr-Eover 4 years ago

    Very bleak! The cloud formation makes it look like a larger hill is right over the back and adds a lot of depth!. Love the tree!

  • Thanks Kerry, if I have worked out my bearings, the shape in the back is Whernside and it really dominates the landscape around here. I know, that tree is something special :)

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  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Have driven that road in late May – awash with hares a-scamper & odd dark patches in the greensward. Saw the signs but didn’t get shot at. A place of contrasts & weirdness, & I’m not sure Beyonce singing ‘Ave Maria’ would’ve changed that viewpoint! Great shot, after all that, & worth the angst.

  • It made me realise that this road is stunning when the weather is like this shot, and amazing when deep in winter, but not a good place to be in a van full of beer heading down the other side :) thank you Sheila

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  • Hélène David-Cuny
    Hélène David-Cunyover 4 years ago

    Love the layering up to the sky…

  • Thank you Helene, it is a place of many layers and if it was not for the firing ranges, sure the digs up here would be amazing

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  • Trevor Kersley
    Trevor Kersleyover 4 years ago

    great capture..have travelled this road many a time.

  • Thank you Trevor, it is a road to breathe at the end of sometimes.

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  • nordicsoul
    nordicsoulover 4 years ago

    congrats!!!! your work is featured in Northern Landscape Group!!!

  • What a wonderful find, thank you once again :)

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  • Hélène David-Cuny
    Hélène David-Cunyover 4 years ago

    Firing ranges ? Oh, them it must look like Yemen ! Will love it ! ;-)

  • Knew you would lol ;)

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