Rosberry Topping and Heather

image Sunday 9th August 2015 and we decided to have a day in the North York Moors with the intention to photograph the now vibrant Heather dominating the peat covered land of the moors. We also incorporated a walk from Gribdale forest car park to Roseberry Topping then on to Great Ayton and back to the Capt Cook Monument, about 5 miles In  total. The walk its self is one of my favorites and there are many derivatives of the route so it can be enjoyed many times without repeating. My intention was hopefully to photograph the Heather in the last of the days light just skimming the Heather on Cockshaw hill above the old disused quarry. Unfortunately a huge bank of cloud was hanging between the the Yorkshire Dales and the Moors.  I managed to get one shot of the Rowan trees amongst the Heather with Rosberry framed betweenroseberry topping summer rowen (1 of 1)-2 them but then the Sun dipped behind the bank of cloud not to be seen again this evening. It was now a waiting game. Then unbelievably in the last 10 minutes the clouds above started to disburse, the Sun still hidden behind distant clouds was producing a brilliant rim light on their outer edges, as a few more minutes passed the clouds above started turning amber, and then a pale red. image Sometime it pays and wait for the magic to happen and on this occasion it paid off. Not only did I capture this wonderful image I  also bided my time and waited to see what happened next. The sky turned a deep red with Roseberry Topping silhouetted against the sky and only a hint of fields at its foot with industrial lights in the distance. Using a long focal length the image compressed nicely  bringing background, subject and foreground in to a composition rather unique. image Again it pays to wait . For more pictures visit my website Ebor Images and my Facebook page


About Mark Bulmer

Hi and glad you came across my site and me. I'm a passionate Landscape photograpaher from York, North Yorkshire, England. I started to seriously photograph landscape images in 2010 after giving up my lifelong passion for course fishing. It was quite a natural progression for me having spent most of my young and adult life chasing that red letter day of bagging up a net full of fish while spending a day in natural beautiful surroundings, been on the bank of a lake or river from dawn to dusk and witnessing some incredible sunrises and sunsets along the way. After a bitter divorce in 2010, my whole life changed and what once was changed. My passion for fishing had gone. My passion for the great outdoors though still remained and photography had always been my second hobby. I decided to mix the two together as a distraction from the past and over the last few years its changed my perception of life. I still end up seeing the sunrise and sunset I loved to witness on the bank, I still get to enjoy the great outdoors but it takes me further afield to explore new avenues, venture to new highs, see new places, share new visions and ultimately get that cracking shot. Its addictive fun and a pleasure to do. I hope you enjoy get something from what I share and I look forward to bringing more of my visions and techniques. Drop me a line any time. Mark
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2 Responses to Rosberry Topping and Heather

  1. myeye1 says:

    Such pretty photos, nice to hear that your patience paid off

    Liked by 1 person

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