Ribblehead Viaduct In Snow

March 12, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Ribblehead Viaduct In Snow - available to buy as a print or canvasRibblehead Viaduct In Snow

 

The iconic arches of the Ribblehead Viaduct stand firm against a biting wind and minus 5 degrees celsius temperatures on a cold March morning.

 

Another early start this morning, out of York at 4.15am in minus 5 degrees celsius, there had been a smattering of snow in York but no more, I was surprised to find a thick blanket of snow covering the Yorkshire Dales, driving was treacherous at times, I was ahead of the gritters and snowploughs.

 

Reaching Ribblehead at 6.15 the first light was just spreading across the valley. I got kitted up in cold weather gear, hoody, fleece, fingerless gloves, a Polartec snood, gaiters over my trousers, the whole lot. A short walk down to the bridge and I got set up. 

 

The wait for the sun was cold (it was minus 4 outside) and sat in the snow watching a hardy dog walker and his faithful Springer making the most of the cold morning. 

As the sun came up the clouds cleared and I was able to get this photo, using my new favourite lens, a Canon 24mm TS-E tilt and shift I used a touch of tilt to maximise depth of field.

To avoid having my shadow in the show I had to lie in the snow, the sun being behind me. I was glad of my cold weather gear. 

A lovely cold morning in a very quiet tranquil place.

 


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