Richards Ramblings

Tonight

Tonight 04/09/2020 I set out tonight with bright sunlight hitting the clouds bringing them to life with a huge range of colours from a purply haze to oranges and reds. Walking towards my patch of the river, I call it mine, but I don’t own it, wish I did. 10 minutes into the walk a dark ominous blanket of cloud rolled over the sky running west to east effectively cutting out the sunset. But only over the half where the sun was actually...
November 2, 2020 No Comments

An Escape

Escape As I write this I am on the North York Moors and today as you read this it is just a fading memory of cliff top walks and Moorland expanse to escape into. No doubt about this, it is an escape from modern life. This was made clearer by a couple from London who were horrified at the lack of a cellphone signal. Oh, Horror you can’t speak to the office for a day! There are 2 aspects here. The constant connectivity of technology the...
October 26, 2020 No Comments

Spaunton Moor in the rain

Spaunton Moor  (28/08/2020) Weather, not a good thing to start with but as I start walking on Spaunton Moor today this is exactly where I am going start. I sat in the room waiting for my wife to start her interview I could hear the wind whistling through the gaps in the window frames. Not a bad thing. The rain hammering on the glass watching streaks run down it. So, a walk then.  I wouldn’t be around to disturb her. Spaunton Moor...
October 19, 2020 No Comments

Countryside and Photography

I have been asked why I spend time writing about the countryside and not about photography, this is, after all, a photography website and perhaps I should be giving tips and hints about photography. The answer is that perhaps I should. I should devote some time to the subject matter that this website is about. The fact is that I am Photography is not all about settings, gear, and how to. It is also about capturing feelings, and...
October 12, 2020 No Comments

A Clifftop, There is nothing quite like it

A Clifftop Walk A coastal clifftop path, on one side there are the rolling North York Moors with the beauty and bleakness that comes along with them. On the other the North Sea. The wind comes off the sea and flows up the cliff catching the hair and clothing blowing them about. The wind is the sort of clean wind that blows through you and takes away the dirt and cares of the world. The gulls and other sea birds glide effortlessly,...
October 5, 2020 No Comments

In a Field at Dawn

Dawn Field. I am standing in the middle of a field at 4.15 in the morning. There is a light low-level mist softly creeping around my legs covering the field and flowing over the river. It Moistens the grass and makes my feet damp. The sun has not reached the horizon yet but is starting to light up the clouds, (if there are any), in a spectacular fashion. A centre of red, an explosion of colour, which bursts out from the sun and slowly...
September 28, 2020 No Comments