With building a new website in January I didn’t have a lot of time to get out and take new images to add to my Images of Yorkshire collection, but I did manage a quick stroll with the camera on the day after the first January snowfall, which was a lovely crisp but sunny winter’s day, ideal for photographing Knaresborough in Winter.
I braved the slippery paths to wander round to the castle, where the ruined towers of the entrance gate were catching the winter sunshine nicely, with the dusting of snow on the skeletal winter trees behind them glistening in the light.
Inside the castle grounds the view over the River Nidd looked fabulous in both directions. The famous Knaresborough Viaduct across the Nidd was lit by the winter sun and reflected in the river. Looking the other way, the snowy trees across the river on Long Walk and Castle Mills nestling by the weir looked lovely too.
I decided against the slippery path down into the moat and up into Bebra Gardens and instead continued to the snow-covered Market Place.
As I mentioned last time in my new website post, I’m currently in the process of uploading my Yorkshire archives to the new Images of Yorkshire stock portal, so all of the images from the shoot will appear on there in due course. (I’ve uploaded over 2300 images already, with another 200 uploading by ftp as I write!) In the meantime, you’ll also find this shoot on my Alamy portfolio in the next day or so.
I’m not sure how many times I’ve captioned and keyworded images of Knaresborough Viaduct now, but I feel I should mention that it’s a grade II* listed building and was designed by civil engineer Thomas Grainger for the Leeds and Thirsk Railway. The viaduct was completed in 1851, replacing a previous bridge which collapsed in 1848.