Two weekends ago, I was lucky enough to spend two nights in North Yorkshire with my girlfriend. We spent our evenings in the Feversham Arms Hotel in Haverley, an extremely quaint chocolate-box town on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors National Park.
Determined to have a real break, I only brought one camera and lens with me (my Canon 5D with 50mm 1.8 lens, which is super lightweight). I'm a big fan of using what is essentially a portrait lens for other purposes, as it produces a tilt-shift style effect with landscapes (albeit one I can't control) when used fully open, and the slightly erratic auto-focus sometimes picks up on things I wouldn't have noticed.
Unfortunately I didn't get any shots of the town we stayed in (apart from the view from our hotel room, below), but we did go to Whitby for an hour or so. Aside from enjoying some fine fish and chips, I also took some shots of the harbour entrance (and one photo was taken of me doing so!). On the way back to the Feversham Arms, we stopped off at a rest point on the moors and met some sheep!
The sheer majesty of the moors is really something, and I hope to return with a full set of lenses in the future, and possibly also with more time as I rarely shoot landscapes and it would be nice to have some fun with them.
Below are a selection of my favourite images: