Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Landscapes - Thematic Photography

I have found some shots in my archive that are just right for this 'landscapes' topic.

High Force - on the River Tees in Teesdale
The English writer Arthur Young arrived there, on horseback, with his wife in 1771. He wrote:

"The whole river (no trifling one) divided by one rock into two vast torrents pours down a perpendicular precipice of near fourscore feet: The deluging force of the water throws up such a foam and misty rain, that the sun never shines without a large and brilliant rainbow appearing...
After preaching at Cuthberton and in Teesdale, I went a little out of my way, to see one of the wonders of nature. The river Tees rushes down between two rocks, and falls sixty feet perpendicular into a basin of water sixty feet deep."

Back in the 1956 I went on a geology field trip to the island of Raasay just off Skye. The landscapes there were quite spectacular even in black and white.

St Andrews University students on Raasay
The landscapes in the Yorkshire Dales are spectacular in a different way.

A view in Swaledale (Arkengarthdale?)
Another Swaledale view
All these shots were taken before the digital age. I wish I had kept a record of when and where the last two were taken.

For landscapes from other parts of the world check out what's been posted at Carmi's Thematic-photographic-294.


Jo said...

The British Isles does have some wonderful scenery.

Karen S. said...

Oh my what wonderful captures to share! I just knew you'd post something here. Blogger seems to be updating so slowly. I have to search these posts out! It doesn't, (as last I looked) even appear on Carmi's link yet. Thanks Bob! This has been an exciting adventure, to see the world over a hot cup of coffee!

Michèle Dextras said...

I love it when you add photos from your archives! Wonderful landscapes and so English! It has been too long since I crossed the pond to England. Thanks so much Bob.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great to see those old shots, Bob.

Reminds me that I too, have some boxes full of the days before digital...

Alexia said...

At least you still have these great shots, Bob. Many of my pre-digital ones are so discoloured that I haven't even tried scanning them.

Gilly said...

Those are great shots! I think the B&W ones make you look at the bones of the landscape.