Last Week’s Shoot – Snow!

Despite the wintry weather I managed to get out to take some local photographs four days in a row last week!

Knaresborough Castle in the Snow
Snow falling at the Castle Ruins in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, England

I started on foot in Knaresborough with a few atmospheric images as the snow began to fall.

Ripon Cathedral from the River Skell in Winter
Ripon Cathedral from the River Skell in Winter, Ripon, North Yorkshire

On the snowiest morning, the main roads were still clear so I headed to Ripon (by bus – despite the driver looking a bit bemused at me buying a day ticket when it was snowing!).  The sun came out in Ripon, so I was faced with blue sky – quite nice but I couldn’t help thinking the bright white sky and diffused light of the other images looked better…

Royal Pump Room Museum in Winter at Harrogate
Royal Pump Room Museum in Winter at Harrogate
Magnesia Well Cafe in Harrogate
Snow Covered Magnesia Well Cafe in Valley Gardens at Harrogate

Back in Harrogate, Valley Gardens had a decent covering of snow…

The Montpellier Quarter at Harrogate in Winter
Snow covered streets in the Montpellier Quarter in Harrogate

…as did the Montpellier Quarter!

St Johns Well at Harrogate in Winter
St John’s Well on a snow covered Stray in Harrogate

I made my way across The Stray in rather windy conditions – beautiful to see the snow blowing in the wind, but it was bitterly cold!

Knaresborough Castle in Winter
The Kings Tower at Knaresborough Castle in Winter

Back at Knaresborough the Castle now had a deeper covering of snow.

St Andrews Church at Aldborough in Winter
St Andrews Church in Winter Aldborough near Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire

My final shoot of the snowy week was a trip to Aldborough and Boroughbridge, where the Devil’s Arrows looked particularly impressive in the snow.

The Devils Arrows in Winter at Boroughbridge
The Devil’s Arrows prehistoric millstone grit monoliths at Boroughbridge

All of the shoots were undertaken by public transport – thanks to The Harrogate Bus Company for getting me there in the wintry conditions!

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Mark Sunderland is a retired landscape and travel photographer still taking the occasional photograph! For image licensing and prints see

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