Infinity Bridge, Stockton on Tees, near Middlesbrough, England - The Infinity Bridge is a public pedestrian and cycle footbridge across the River Tees. The lighting scheme of the bridge was designed by Speirs and Major Associates who also designed the lighting for the Burj Al-Arab. I was fortunate this evening that the river surface was calm, you can see how the twin arches together with their reflection in the river appear as an infinity symbol, which inspired its name.
Whitby Abbey, Shot from the road, Whitby, Yorkshire, England - The abbey was founded in 657 AD as a Christian monastery that later became a Benedictine abbey. The second monastery lasted until it was destroyed by Henry VIII in 1540 during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. In which monastic buildings were confiscated and sold off to families who sympathised with the break from Rome. By 1540 monasteries were being dismantled at a rate of fifty a month. Though the abbey was stripped and fell into ruin, it remained a prominent landmark and helped inspire Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula. Dracula came ashore as a creature resembling a large dog and climbed the 199 steps which lead to the abbey.
Bridge at Knaresborough, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England - Knaresborough is a historic market town, located on the River Nidd. Attractions in the town include the remains of Knaresborough Castle, the Courthouse Museum, Mother Shipton's Cave, the House in the Rock, St Robert's Cave, and the elegant stone Railway Viaduct, completed 1851, stands 78 feet high above the water.
Late Night, The Shambles, York, Yorkshire, England - The Shambles is an old street in York with overhanging timber-framed buildings, some dating back as far as the fourteenth century. York itself was founded by the ancient Romans as Eboracum in 71 AD. York Minster a huge 13th-century Gothic cathedral with two bell towers. Ancient city walls form a walkway over the River Ouse, the wall, I believe, provides the best composition of the cathedral.
Two Barns, Gunnerside, Yorkshire Dales, England - I rarely photograph during the middle of the day, but the clouds were so nice. I use a circular polariser to give the sky some punch and remove the shine from the ground. I will also play with the luminance of the blues in Lightroom. To paint light and colour into a scene, such as one the hills, I use a light colour, soft-brush, low opacity and brush in 'colour dodge' under the blend-mode.
Lonely Barn in the Yorkshire Dales, Yorkshire, England - The Yorkshire Dales is an upland area of the Pennines in Northern England. I took this maybe a week after the heather was at it's best. Heather is out usually in August, but this might vary from place to place. I used a circular polariser here to reduce shine off the ground and to enhance the sky.
Winding Country Road, Settle, Yorkshire Dales, England - I used 'puppet warp' in Photoshop to make the hills more 'rolling' by increasing the height of the hills. Basically I put dots all around the edge of the image then put dots along the horizon, adjusting them using the arrow keys where required.