Pic of the Week – Harrogate Stray in Winter

Pic of the week - Harrogate Stray in Winter on Falcondale Life blog. The low winter light casts nice shadowns across the ground and the wide promenades and victorian architecture mean that it's a great place to visit for a photo walk.I’m stuck in the house for a few weeks recovering from surgery on my bad foot so I don’t have any new photos to share, I’m afraid. There’s only so many ways to photograph crutches!

Golden Hour All Day Long

This photo is seasonal at least because I shot it in January a couple of years ago. The low winter light casts nice patterns across the ground. Low angle sunlight is something which is quite good about winter photography, at least on the few occasions when the sun comes out. In the summer you can wait all day for the golden hour . However it might happen at any time in mid-winter. Not such a good thing if you’re driving, to have the low sun of course.

This photo has been my cover photo on the blog’s Facebook page for quite a long time but I really ought to change it for my actual blog header.

Pic of the week - Harrogate Stray in Winter on Falcondale Life blog. The low winter light casts nice shadowns across the ground and the wide promenades and victorian architecture mean that it's a great place to visit for a photo walk.

Harrogate Stray and Town

Harrogate is a great town for a photo walk. It’s quite picturesque with all the Victorian villas and parkland (the Stray). These wide promenades and green shelters were built for the great and good who would visit the spa. They would promenade to see and be seen while they were in town to take “the cure”. As a result there are some super gardens and pathways. I’ve been able to take some lovely wedding photos in the past with these gorgeous backgrounds.

I admit I take it all for granted as I live here, but recently my daughter Belle has begun to point out all the turrets. Shouting “turret!” while driving around town has now become quite a competitive game in the family. There are an awful lot of them on the Victorian buildings. I’d like to do a photo series of Harrogate’s turrets but I think it would be a very long job.

In the meantime I look forward to photographing more of Harrogate stray and the rest of my pretty town in a variety of lights and seasons, when I can get back out. Have you taken any winter photos this week?

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4 Comments

  1. 14th January 2018 / 9:08 pm

    Beautiful light! Hope your foot is fixed soon!

  2. 14th January 2018 / 8:43 pm

    Lovely looking place to explore. I hope the recovery is going well

    Thank you for linking up

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