Workshop Report – Bolton Abbey May 2019

Here’s my workshop report for the Natural Light Workshops blog on our recent visit to Bolton Abbey – we had a great day’s landscape photography with ideal light for spring woodland and moving water at The Strid!

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We made sure we had a full set of umbrellas for the workshop last weekend as the forecast was for showers in the afternoon, though this didn’t put us off as the predicted overcast skies and low wind looked like producing a great day for photography amongst the spring foliage and wild garlic flowers in Strid Wood.

Photographing the priory ruins from the top viewpoint Photographing the priory ruins from the top viewpoint

The group met in the comfort of the Tea Cottage at Bolton Abbey for our introductory talk and slide show over a cup of coffee before setting out across the River Wharfe to the viewpoint across to the priory ruins.  By this time, the forecast of showers had all but disappeared – but we took a brolly each to be on the safe side!

There are two nice viewpoints through the trees toward the priory from the path above the river, but the encroaching vegetation…

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About marksunderland

Mark Sunderland is a landscape and travel photographer specialising in Yorkshire, England. He supplies licensed images, prints and calendars through - the source for Images of Yorkshire - and also runs photography workshops in the Yorkshire Dales with Natural Light Workshops.

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