Since 1.5 year I live very close to the North York Moors National Park, and today for the first time I went there with the purpose of enjoying it. Similarly to the situation which I have described under my photo from Lake District it is actually not easy to decide where to go. In this park even more so: it does not have any spectacular points of view just relatively flat landscape covered with moors. The landscape becomes spectacular when the heather blooms. It transforms the whole area adding this unusual and intense purple color to the view nature. This year again I went there too late but I managed to capture some color. This photo was taken on a short hike from the Birk Brow Car Park as shown on the map in the panel in the right. The clouds approaching from behind were quite dark but the black color was very much enhanced with the ND grad filter. At the line of the horizon in the far right one can see the sea.
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dta (56542) 2013-09-08 13:54
Hello Mariusz ,
It could be a pleasant view of this curving track in the booming heather . But with this wonderful sky , it becomes a superb composition .
This is one of the kinds of sky that I enjoy the most : a mix of white and dark clouds , with some parts of blue .
fds (6313) 2013-09-08 14:00
dear friend very beautiful landscape with the road between red flowers
great sky very very impressive and super scharpnees
batalay (33377) 2013-09-08 14:27
The scene certainly is eye catching, but it is the technical qualities of the image that are genuinely impressive. The ND graduated filter has served you well. I like the vibrance of the colors very much.
Warm regards, Mariusz,
lousat (64069) 2013-09-08 14:40
Hi Mariusz,beautiful capture of this Yorkshire corner,a great landscape made by the erica flowers and a beautiful sky too,top quality as usual,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
tyro (15679) 2013-09-08 17:24
You have written a very interesting and informative note about an area which I don't really know - and you have produced a very fine photograph too.
This looks the sort of place where the pathways are good and I'm sure you could manage to push a buggy with your daughter along these paths. The pathway itself leads us nicely into the picture, right off to the horizon between the dense clumps of blooming purple heather. That sky is delightful, no doubt enhanced by your subtle use of a ND graduated filter, though the black cloud above makes it look as though rain is about to come.
Lovely light, beautiful colours, perfect exposure and composition and exquisite details and sharpness.
goodwill (4879) 2013-09-08 19:24
No doubt this is not a s]spectacular point of landscape, but it is the POV, which makes this image enjoyable. I agree with you that it is the presence of clouds which dramatically changes the mood here.
Well seen and well captured, Mariusz,
fabbs99 (11030) 2013-09-08 21:25
Lovely view of the park.Picturesque and exotic.Nice image, sharp with good details, well saturated colors and nice composition. Well done.
limielski (2571) 2013-09-09 2:17
Uzycie filtra dało wspaniały efekt - zarówno niebo jak i wrzosy wyszły superb. Malowniczy widok - nadaje się na impresjonistyczny obraz olejny - Podoba mi się
dkmurphys (42431) 2013-09-09 2:47
What a picturesque country road. I like the natural colors and the richness of vegetation. Well taken, enjoy a fine new week.
holmertz (31226) 2013-09-09 3:55
So maybe you were a bit late but you still captured enough colour for a good photo. The range of colours among the heather and on the road is quite refined. Nature really blended this very tastefully.
Romano46 (11393) 2013-09-09 6:33
una bella scoperta ed una piacevole proposta questo angolo di Inghilterra nel quale composizione e colori sono di grande eccellenza.
Un momento particolare, nel corso del quale sole e tempesta sembrano voler lottare per la conquista del territorio, da te colto nella migliore delle maniere.
Ottima nitidezza, composizione impeccabile e colori di grande efficacio con una luce particolarmente bella,
Un eccellente ripresa per la quale ti faccio i miei complimenti
Cioa e buona giornata
abmdsudi (32471) 2013-09-09 7:59
Beautiful, wild looking moorland, good composition my eyes keep traveling down the curvy path and on into the distant while absorbing so much details along the way with lovely hues, textures and the brilliant sky. Your excellent focusing is superb and great dof, this is fantastic scene it is one to cherish.
Noel_Byrne (13234) 2013-09-09 10:49
The color of the moors is quite unique, and surprisingly rich for a place that many would think to be bleak and grey. You caught excel,lent tones and colors in this, and the whole scene is really inviting for a ramble. Th darker clouds however tell of a less inviting weather approaching, and reminds me somewhat of the darker aspect of the moors. I am thinking of those famous scenes from An American Werewolf in London, that film made a mark on me and I cannot think of the moors without remembering the pub, the slaughtered lamb.
Great shot, thanks for sharing.
emka (64124) 2013-09-09 17:37
Witaj, dla mnie pewnie te wrzosowiska byłyby priorytetowe. Bardzo chciałam je zobaczyc, ale nie miałam jak. Tak mi się właśnie kojarzą z Anglią, z Wichrowymi wzgorzami, z atmosfera angielskich filmow. Byłam na jakims wrzosowisku na samej północy, też bylo ciekawe. Piszesz, ze za późno, czy juz wrzosy przekwitły? Piekny krajobraz, wspaniale pokazany. super ostrośc i kolory. Taki filtr sie przydaje. Chmury wygladaja niesamowicie.
Waylim (23310) 2013-09-11 18:19
I have seen and heard about this heatehr blossom, they are really fantastic in this part of the moreland. the dark clouds really adds another dimention to the composition, more moody against the bright sun. The warm pink tone of the flowers feel like a carpet over the whole area. Good POV with the dirt road leading into the distance.
jhm (127907) 2013-09-12 3:12
A wonderful nature picture with the a lot flowers to both sides of the path.
Lovely panoramic landscape with a wonderful depth view about these area.
Excellent captured, lovely composed.
Very well done, TFS.
ikeharel (43903) 2013-09-12 8:19
Good evening Mariusz,
Purple tone of the vegetation around the foreground, is in fantastic contrast to the green forest on far side and grey clouds aloft.
Good clear view and DOF till far as the sea on the horizon.
Landscape scenery wonderfully collected.
danos (78040) 2013-09-12 8:31
nice the view of this moorland with the earthy road to adds depth and perspective in the scene.I like the excellent light and colour management with the land to covered with a low plants with pinkish colours.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
gervaso (9247) 2013-09-12 8:46
Here comes the rain! The sky is beautiful in the picture with the different clouds and tones of blue! Very good depth! Wonderful composition!
Fis2 (76922) 2013-09-12 12:06
A juz myslalem, ze to Bieszczady :)
Droga ladnie prowadzi wzrok.
nikkitta (8885) 2013-09-12 17:44
Interesting, informative note about this remote place
And yes the colors of the vegetation are quite eye catching and you manage to obtain a creative capture with the help of the very menacing clouds
The POV chosen and the sea at the very back add a personal and creative touch
Nice place to stroll
Answer your note about the monument
Graal (92118) 2013-09-12 22:52
ladne ujecie tej drozki miedzy wrzosowiskami. Jakos jesiennie to wyglada. Ladne swiatlo i gra cieni w tle. Obraz przyjemnie sie oglada. Bdb jakosc.
jurek1951 (37040) 2013-09-12 23:54
lubie takie widoki otwarta przeszczen az po horyzat a nie tak jak umnie wszystko gory zaslaniaja,piekna kolorystyka,pozdrawiam
s_lush (16046) 2013-09-13 7:32
I read a lot about heather and moors, but never seen them. In your picture, this evergreen plants are blooming and looking very colorful and attractive. The beautifully clouded sky also looks highly aesthetic and interesting. Excellent presentation of this typical for England terrain with the well composed and masterfully taken picture!
ChrisJ (91200) 2013-09-14 5:42
The lonely dirt path adds good lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective and its earthy reddish brown color contrasts well against the patches of blue sky to give a superb warm vs cold colour contrast. I like the layering of dark grey at the top then blue and white and then the heather and moors in this superbly composed shot. Tfs!
mesutilgim (72900) 2013-09-15 11:04
Amazing capture of this interesting landscape !
The dark cloudy sky creates a perfect background.
TFS and best regards
josepmarin (56471) 2013-09-16 2:31
this landscape of the moors is amazing and has a great natural beauty.
You offers it us by means of a sharp and luminous image.
I like the perspective of the path and the good sensation of depth of the view, for a nice composition, where the clouds play a fantastic aesthetical role.
adramad (30865) 2013-09-16 9:42
Stunning natural beauty of this landscape, the POV is fantastic with that path that guides the view towards the distant hills, giving a great DOF on the composition, I love the pink color of this plant, which I think is heather. The sky with the clouds as dramatic, but showing patches of blue is a perfect complement.
A very nice colors in natural tones.
Very good both sharpness, and brightness.
Enjoy a nice day.
All the best.
COSTANTINO (44087) 2013-09-19 23:19
in this shot I love the presentation of the
sky with the clouds excellent composition
welldone and wellseen the title of this
shot could be as eternity
beautiful landscape with all those
have a nice weelend
PaulVDV (17217) 2013-09-22 12:29
I like the combination of the beautiful light on the blooming heather and the inky clouds on top with the white cotton clouds in between.
A splendid landscape picture!
Best regards, Paul
brianmcc (5786) 2013-10-26 3:19
i love this kind of picture with the wild landscape, the interesting sky, and the lovely colours of the heather and surrounding countryside. the path leads nicely through the scene. a lovely warm and appealing composition.
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (27051)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-08
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Cokin Grad ND8
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-08 13:34