Today was another beautiful day and I promised my wife a day out walking in Malham. I reasoned we could kill two birds with one stone as it would allow me to shoot the wild garlic near to Janets Foss waterfall. If you don’t know the area, there’s a woodland leading up to the falls and the slopes are coloured bright green by the garlic. Around this time of year, the garlic flowers and the woods are filled with beautiful white flowers.
Unfortunately, I was about a week too late and the garlic was past its best. It was though quite smelly.
When I suggested this walk, what I hadn’t realised was that it’s half term. Malham and the surrounding areas was heaving with cars and people; definitely not what I had in mind. When we ventured up to Gordale Scar, it looked like a long line of people queuing for a view. Rather than try to get past everyone to climb the waterfall at the end, we backtracked to the road and took the path across the fields towards Malham Cove. After about 400m there’s a path to the right which leads up onto the top of the scar.
It appears the climb on to the top of the scar puts most people off, which is a real shame because the views are stunning. The image above was taken from the top of the short (but steep) climb. What I like about this scene is the light mist (not haze, it was actually misty) which softened the fields and gives a nice feeling of depth to the image. I tried to retain this in processing as well as retain a natural feel to the image.
And for those of you who aren’t familiar with Malham, it’s famous for its cove which dominates the landscape and can be seen below.