This is the main cascade of Scalebar Force near Settle in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, England. The falls are 2 miles from the market town of Settle and are hid away in a narrow gorge just at the side of the road. Its a very popular spot for photographers as someone had kindly left some arranged leaves on the foreground boulder!

Nikon D80
Nikkor 18-105mm VR lens
ISO100 2 secs at f-22.


Waterfall Photography NOV 2008
North West UK DEC 2008
The Beauty of European Waters MAR 2009
A Beautiful Blur MAR 2009
Nikon D80 Users APR 2009
All Countries ~ Wetlands, Ponds, Rivers & Streams SEP 2009.
Lakes and Inland Waterways OCT 2009.
Your Country’s Best NOV 2009.
All Water in Motion and Reflections JULY 2010.
Nikon D80 Users group AUG 2010.
Wide Angle Photography NOV 2010.
Country Bumpkin FEB 2011.
Nature in its Entirety FEB 2011.
Britain’s Nature group JUNE 2011.
Where on Earth is this? group JULY 2011.
All Countries ~ Wetlands, Ponds, Rivers & Streams AUG 2011.
Safe Haven AUG 2011.
A Place to Call Home SEP 2011.
All About Water & Reflections SEP 2011.
All About Water & Reflections NOV 2011.
#1 Favourites OCT 2012.
Featured for a Challenge MAY 2013.
Beautiful North of England MAY 2013.

Winner of the All Water in Motion – Soft Touch Challenge DEC 2008.
Winner of the Yorkshire Grit – Moving Water Challenge JAN 2009.
Winner of the All Water in Motion – The Stairway of Water MAR 2009.
Runner up in the National Parks of the World – Your Best Feature MAR 2009.
Winner of the All Water in Motion – The Beauty of Cascades MAR 2009.
Runner up in the Nikon D80 Users – Water Challenge APR 2009.
Winner of the Waterfalls – April Avatar Challenge APR 2009.
Runner up in the All About Water – Your Favorite Water Photo AUG 2009.
Winner of the Scenery Challenge – Waterfalls MAR 2011.
Runner up in the Your Country’s Best – Waterfall Challenge APR 2011.
Winner of the First Things Challenge – Waterfalls AUG 2011.
Winner of the Live, Love, Dream Challenge – Waterfalls SEP 2011.
Runner up in the All About Water Challenge – Waterfalls SEP 2011.
Winner of the All About Water Challenge – Water & Autumn Colours NOV 2011.
Runner up in the Amateur Photographers Challenge – Waterfalls & Waterscapes NOV 2011.
Winner of the All That is Nature Challenge – Wondorous Waterfalls NOV 2011.
Winner of the Absolute Clarity Challenge – Waterfalls JULY 2012.


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I originate from Lancashire but now I am based in Blaenavon, South Wales. I am an Aerospace technician and Semi-Pro Photographer which takes me all over the UK.

Steve Liptrot Photography

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  • ozecard
    ozecardover 5 years ago

    Just superb! A definite favourite!

  • Thanks Jon

    – Steve Liptrot

  • TallGuy
    TallGuyover 5 years ago

    Nice leaf arrangement :-)

  • Not guilty! It was already there. Honest!! I’m not that creative anyhow

    – Steve Liptrot

  • DeMello
    DeMelloover 5 years ago

    Outstanding capture! The leaves look like a huge flower, egging the eye on to seek more. I have to fave this lovely.

  • Thank you

    – Steve Liptrot

  • velveteagle
    velveteagleover 5 years ago

    Everything about this says wonderful Steve..

  • Thank you

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Gary L   Suddath
    Gary L Suddathover 5 years ago

    stunning shot..excellent

  • Thanks

    – Steve Liptrot

  • SylviaHardy
    SylviaHardyover 5 years ago

    What a stunner!!

  • Thank you

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Chuck Wickham
    Chuck Wickhamover 5 years ago

    Fantastic…just fantastic in every way!

  • Thanks Chuck, much appreciated

    – Steve Liptrot

  • RobH
    RobHover 5 years ago

    Nice composition!

  • Thanks Rob. Much appreciated

    – Steve Liptrot

  • AngieM
    AngieMover 5 years ago


  • Thanks Angie, much appreciated

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Mark Bateman
    Mark Batemanover 5 years ago

    One of those fairy tale shots that one day I hope too to take!

  • Thanks Mark, I’ve included the camera settings just below the narrative if your interested.

    – Steve Liptrot

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