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This is the monument erected in honour of the great explorer Captain James Cook at Gribdale. He spent his childhood near here as the son of a farm labourer at Aireyholme Farm, which still exists today. I have a better view in the WS taken on the same day, but it is similar to one I already posted in my Captain Cook theme. Details of Cook’s early life can be found through the link above.
The heather in late July/August makes walking on the North Yorkshire Moors a delight. The National Park is the largest area of moorland in England, and Britain as a whole, has 75% of the world’s remaining moorland. There are about 5 or 6 paths radiating out from the monument.
This shot looks deceptively simple, but I wanted the heather in the foreground and a large amount of the dramatically changing sky, without the horizon being too central. I also didn’t want the monument too central either but I kept cutting the path. The horizon is not tilted as it is on a slope. I thought people would mention the tilt so tried to make it horizontal, but that resulted in a crooked monument.

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