Walking at Keld in Swaledale.

On a lovely autumn day I decided to do some walking at Keld in Swaledale. When I say walking I mean it fits around the photography. I did some research and came up with a lovely walk taking in a few waterfalls. This area of Swaledale has many to choose from. The walk that I chose is here. I didn’t take in the last falls Kisdon. The photography takes a lot longer than the 10 mins they allow at each fall. I will visit this another day.

The first falls that I visited was Hoggarth’s leap. A lovely multi tiered waterfall.

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Hoggarth’s leap.

It has a large pool in front of it. It is a little limited on where you can photograph from. Definitely worth a visit though.  From here I walked down to Catrake falls. These falls are spectacular but not very good for photography. You cannot get to the bottom of them and the photographs from the top are too limited. Maybe there is a different route here and I will look into it for when I go back.

I will move onto the last part of my walk which is East Gill force. I have done this for reason. You will find out why very soon.  6476The image that I have chosen is where the beck joins the river Swale. It is a beautiful spot which is framed by trees.  I have added two walking poles to my kit and were much needed walking down the path to this fall. I have found the walking poles an invaluable part of my kit. After the accident I had  a while ago they will remain part of my kit.

Visiting Wain Wath Force was the middle section of the walk. The reason for leaving until the end was that I wanted to leave the image to make it the largest image. It is such  well known waterfall. The water flow was quite small. It is set in such spectacular scenery. It is a must if you are in this area of the country. I love the colors of the autumn trees. I have used a 30 second exposure at f22 on the shot to get the smooth look to the water.

Go out into the countryside and see a wonderful world. Go photograph it.

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Wain Wath Force.

 

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