Magda Indigo photography

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ONCE EVERY YEAR… BLOSSOMS
THE CHERRY TREE…
LONELY @ THE TOP…
SOME ENCHANTED EVENING...
TREELHOUETTES...
OF SPACE AND REFLECTIVE LIGHT…
PRIME VIEW...
EVENING SETS OVER RUNSWICK BAY...
SCAPE from Filey…
IT'S A NEW DAWN... A NEW DAY... A NEW IMAGE...
WAVE PLAY in FLAMBOROUGH…
BACKWASH...
Wind On The Water...
LOVINGLY RESTORED...
SUPER BRITISH...
SO VERY BRITISH...
I'M SEXY AND I KNOW IT...
NO PARKING?
LOVE IN WHITBY…
A MONO SEA…
MARE TRANQUILLITATIS...
END OF T'DAY...
IN MY SOLITUDE...
GHOSTLY SEA MIST COMING IN...
A LOWLY SEA-MIST SWIRLING IN...
WHEN SEA FOG GOES TO TOWN...
REFLECTIONS of THE GRAND in SCARBOROUGH
Le Petit Pêcheur et son chien…
WHAT'S TO DO IN SUMMER? FISHING?
PIER-LHOUETTE…
NIGHTFISHING...
LE PARAPLUIE ROUGE...
ROBIN HOOD'S BAY, SEA MIST...
ANSWERING THE CALL...
SMUGGLER'S COVE...
ON THE BEACH…
LITTLE THORNWICK BAY…
A SUMMER'S EVE …THORNWICK Bay
FILEY BAY WATERS…
THE POOL in FILEY…
DONE FOR THE DAY...
WELCOMING US…
THE GOOD LIFE...
SUMMERTIME... in WHITBY
WHITBY, ALMOST BY NIGHT...
JUST COLOUR OUR WORLD...
WHAT A COLOURFUL WORLD...
WANT SOME COLOUR IN MY DAY... Scarborough
SCARBOROUGH BEACH HUTS…
FRESH PAINT?
SO LOVINGLY RESTORED and MAINTAINED..
LATE SPRING IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES...
A YORKSHIRE DELIGHT...
YORKSHIRE LANDLINES...
A HIDDEN CORNER at ULLSWATER LAKE, in the LAKE DISTRICT....
THE COLOURS OF AYSGARTH FALLS... FOR World Water Day 2013
WINDOWS-2017… LEEDS
FERRYBRIDGE TOWERS...
ONCE A YEAR for A BRIEF MOMENT IN TIME! SAKURA...
ONCE EVERY YEAR...
ONCE A YEAR!
THE WIND in the BLOSSOMS...
AFTER THE STORM…
THE LITTLE HOUSE ON THE MOORS…
THE SKEW BARN...
YORKSHIRE HUMOUR...
A HAZEY YORKSHIRE AUTUMN SCENE...
ON SADDLEWORTH MOOR…
SNAKING OFF...
DRY-STONE WALLS ON THE MOORS...
NATURE'S OWN AUTUMN GARDEN...
WILD in the DALES…
ON YORKSHIRE MOORS…
ALL ABOUT HEATHER…
YESTERDAY, on NEW MOOR ROAD…
A BREAK IN THE CLOUDS…
A CREATIVE FARMER???
A COUNTRY LANE, Yorkshire…
LEISURE…
CLOUD LIGHT PLAY...ON THE MOORS
THE KITE RUNNERS…
CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN...
DOES MY BUM… LOOK BIG IN THIS???
GOOD SIGNS for SPRING…
LIGHT-PLAY on THE YORKSHIRE MOORS.
THE LITTLE HOUSE ON THE MOORS...
THE SKEW BARN...
A GENTLE AUTUMN...
CAPRICIOUS LIGHT in THE DALES...
THE ENCHANTED WOOD...
THE SKEW BARN...
An INDIGO EVENING…
OMINOUS SKIES…
NIGHT FALLS on THE DALES...A CHRISTMAS THEME.
SILENT NIGHT...
SNOW on THE MOORS…
SNOWGATE...
ANOTHER WAVE of SNOW…
THE MAGICAL SURPRISE...
WINTER VIEW FROM OUR STUDY…
WINTER…
FIVE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING...
SIX O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING…
SEVEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING
CHIM CHIMENEY CHIM CHIM CHEREE…
A CROW in WINTER…
SNOWY PINHOLE...
UPON THE ROOFS…
A COLD BOLTON ABBEY MORNING…
ALWAYS DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS...A WINTER'S DALE
A WINTER'S DALE…
ALWAYS DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS...A WINTER'S
ALWAYS DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS... WHARFEDALE.
LAST SUN OVER THE YORKSHIRE DALES
YORKSHIRE SNOW... in WHARFEDALE
ALWAYS DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS... WHARFEDALE
ALMSCLIFFE CRAG…
DESOLATION, WINTER IN YORKSHIRE...
WINTERFUN…
WINTER APPLES...
ON ILKLEY MOOR...
BOLTON IN WINTER...
HIGH MOON OVER THE YORKSHIRE MOORS
SNOW BLIZZARD...
HUMBER BRIDGE...
THE HUMBER BRIDGE…
IN THE SHIPPING LANE…
MIGRATION SOUTH…
THE HUMBER ESTUARY…
AN ABSTRACT STATE of MIND...
HOME SWEET HOME…
ONE LAST SHOT…
COCKTAIL…
MAGIC FLOWERS FLOWING…
MAGIC MUSHROOMS…
GERMAN MARKET is BACK in TOWN…

ONCE EVERY YEAR… BLOSSOMS

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SPRING_THEME SPLENDOUR ON THE GREEN. Last year on a Saturday evening we drove to Harrogate, a pleasant spa town to the south-east of the Yorkshire Dales, famous for its tea shops (like Betty’s), flower shows, Turkish baths, antique shops and gardens. A very 'oldy worldy' place with a particular atmosphere. Once a year in this huge green, the rows of trees lining the paths explode in splendour, the cherry trees. They criss-cross the lovely grassy field. The first time we came across them... we were too late. The next year... some trees had been chopped because of disease, leaving huge gaps... The next year we forgot... The next year it was a dreadful Spring with late frost, the blossoms hardly came out, a merciless storm threw them to the ground... The next year we kept hearing on the news that although the money had been raised and the young trees planted to restore this visual feast, some vandals came and cracked the saplings... Last year we forgot again… This year, WE MADE IT!!! The sky had been a milky soft box the whole day, but I sensed a glimmer of 'more', as everyone went home, the 'sun' came out gently for a while. It was wonderful, the tender full blossoms ever so gently swaying in the warm evening light, walking in wonderland, so beautiful… so fleeting. The next day it was windy, across from our house; the neighbours have a Cherry tree… most of the petals now a pink carpet on the ground… grab it while it's there! Just a few of the images I came home with, a flavour of the opulence with which I was surrounded, what a feast for all the senses. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE CHERRY TREE…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME It was a glorious day, the sun was out with some clouds in the sky. That is always good as it means that on the hills of the Yorkshire Dales and Moors you will have those moving light-patches, plus that it won't be hazy, so when you're higher up you'll see the hills roll on and on. We drove up to Malham, a very interesting place... This was on our way back, we had driven, walked and photographed for hours in a barren and arid landscape, on the Moors, the sun had already dropped behind the higher ridges, this was Upper Wharfedale, I was on the right side, driving home, the river Wharfe below and then the bank on the left going up again, when I spotted this, first it was the luscious green waves that caught my eye, then, I saw the cherry tree. I needed the tripod, AND the 300mm, so there's a lot of a wonderful compression, all in all a great moment for me, an image I'd been after for a long time. Have a lovely day and thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LONELY @ THE TOP…

February, still the beauty that surrounds us in everything for those willing to see. I decided to upload a series of landscapes, gathered over the years. Mostly in the UK. Most of them have never seen the light of day, because my flower photography has overtaken my world somewhat. And much as I love it, my ‘other’ photography is as important to me. So, here goes. A sultry and hot Summer's day, light quite flat. The lone tree on the top of the ridge of the hill did not look particularly big or strong, it wasn’t even leaning, no winds had bent it although this was quite near the coast of the North Sea, but no, still standing straight! I often feel like that tree... Have a lovely day and thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SOME ENCHANTED EVENING...

SPRING. 'From the series Feelings and Emotions'. magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/03/test.html AND HERE magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/04/power-of-emotion-in-imag... On the way back from a job in Hawes, Wensleydale, on a blustery day, the sun is setting, I spot these lonely young trees on the top of a hill, backlit beautifully and in a golden glory-light of the first and last sun of the day... I ditch the car quickly on the side of the road and take my shots, so often... they work? THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TREELHOUETTES...

'From the series Feelings and Emotions'. magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/03/test.html AND HERE magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/04/power-of-emotion-in-imag... On the way back from a job in Hawes, Wensleydale, on a blustery day, the sun is setting, I spot these lonely young trees on the top of a hill, backlit beautifully and in a golden glory-light of the first and last sun of the day... I ditch the car quickly on the side of the road and take my shots, so often... they work? I was invited for an exclusive interview by Debbie Slater of 500px. You can read it HERE:500px.com/blog/139/portrait-magda-indigo Hope you enjoy it? A small peep behind the camera? I do not often give them, but when I do, I go all out, LOL. Thank you Debbie and 500px. Thanking everybody who took the time to view and comment on my images over the 8 months I've uploaded on 500px. Your warm respons touches me deeply. A BIG THANK YOU ALL, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OF SPACE AND REFLECTIVE LIGHT…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SKIES_THEME I love wide expanses, gives one space to breathe… Thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PRIME VIEW...

I was nominated , the world through my eyes SIX RUNSWICK BAY. We drove through the Cleveland Hills, North-Yorkshire, the weather getting more and more ominous as we got closer to the Heritage Coast, flat light, no detail in the sky, ah well it was going to be 'an outing' of discovery and mental photography... That's how we came to this beautiful little village, the road ends just before this, I was so enthralled by what I saw, grabbed my stuff, jumped out of the car, ran towards the sea, this was my first shot. Thank you for all your kindness and as always, thanks for your visits and comments today, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EVENING SETS OVER RUNSWICK BAY...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME The South side of the bay, towards Kettleness. Runswick Bay has been inhabited since before Roman times, as burial mounds found on the moors behind the village suggest. This delightful hideaway, with its steep(VERY STEEP!!!) track down into the bay, its sheltered anchorage offering an ideal spot for fishermen, whalers and smugglers. This secluded village, which is hidden from the main road, has only a handful of permanent residents therefore providing a quieter than average retreat. We stay there awhile, till the light goes and wow are we being treated!! As always, thanks for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SCAPE from Filey…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SKIES_THEME The beautiful and dramatic skies of Yorkshire. The North Sea. The Heritage Coast... Again to just stand and stare! All the best, thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

IT'S A NEW DAWN... A NEW DAY... A NEW IMAGE...

Birds flying high you know how I feel Sun in the sky you know how I feel Breeze driftin' on by you know how I feel It's a new dawn It's a new day It's a new image... And I'm feeling good SEA...CALM the tide was in that time in Runswick Bay, on the North-Yorkshire Heritage Coast..., the sun low behind the foggy cloud-band on the horizon, a few lone gulls were stretching their wings and gently gliding in the still air, a soothing silence descended except for the gentle lapping waves... Runswick Bay has been inhabited since before Roman times, as burial mounds found on the moors behind the village suggest. This delightful hideaway, with its steep track down into the bay, its sheltered anchorage offering an ideal spot for fishermen, whalers and smugglers. This secluded village, which is hidden from the main road, has only a handful of permanent residents therefore providing a quieter than average retreat. Thank you for all your kindness on my nr 500 yesterday, and as always, thanks for your visits and comments today, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WAVE PLAY in FLAMBOROUGH…

#ABFAV_WATER_THEME Taken at Flamborough, this is up North, Yorkshire, the North-Sea, but no matter, a wave is a wave is a wave, where ever... Always different and never-ending, they keep on rolling in. I love them and can sit staring at them for hours. Love the smell, the sound, the spectacle. The wind was playing with the water, the sun was playing with the colours, the gulls were playing with wind and water in the sunlight. Hope you have a lovely day and thank you for your comments, Magda, (*_*) Thanx for all your words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com PLEASE RESPECT THIS: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BACKWASH...

The North-Bay, at Scarborough on the beautiful Heritage Coast... AN ABSOLUTE MUST LARGE and View On Black We had missed the sea and needed our 'dose'. We had spent most of our time at the South Bay, where the fishing harbour and yacht-harbour are, the fair, the beach with the donkey-rides, the more popular part! The sea was calm there... After our meal, the sun was getting lower, drove to the North Bay... through the nebulous sea-water spray, we saw the dangerous beauty,no more beach, just rolling and crashing waves! What a roar, what a force! You could smell it, feel it, taste it, hear it, a feast for the eyes... yes, came home, ALL the senses well fulfilled! Have a great day and thank you for your time, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Wind On The Water...

Lyrics Artist(Band):Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young) Over the years you have been hunted by the men who threw harpoons And in the long run he will kill you just to feed the pets we raise, put the flowers in your vase and make the lipstick for your face. Over the years you swam the ocean Following feelings of your own Now you are washed up on the shoreline I can see your body lie It's a shame you have to die to put the shadow on our eye Maybe we'll go Maybe we'll disappear It's not that we don't know It's just that we don't want to care. Under the bridges Over the foam Wind on the water Carry me home. I LOVE THE SEA!!! Under ALL circumstances, whether wild or calm... Another Afternoon in Scarborough, on the National Heritage Coast of Nort Yorkshire BEST Viewed On Black and LARGE Have a great day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LOVINGLY RESTORED...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Pickering, North-Yorkshire... Most of the passengers may not realise how reliant upon volunteers the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is. With the magnificent steam engines, beautiful rural stations and smartly uniformed staff, a visit to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is like taking a step back in time.From the smoke and steam pouring from the engines to the cosy wood-panelled carriages and friendly conductor service, the railway is both lovingly preserved and charmingly authentic. It’s also the perfect starting point for a day out, whether you’re travelling between the rugged Yorkshire villages, hiking on the wind swept moors or spending a day by the seaside in Whitby.You know by now that I am a 'purist? Prefer proper pure photography! For years people researched and battled to create the SHARPEST GLASS!!! And now, I see ALL TOO MANY 'BLUR' filters???????? LOL. If you are interested in more: Read this: meditation on subject of photography. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SUPER BRITISH...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Flamborough, the parking next to Smuggler's Cove. I had just had my usual chat with my good friend Robert, had bought one of his tasty, fresh crabs off him, for later. I saw those two going up, in, let's say, dress code of another era, as they walked on, I saw the reason why, the strangest car I ever saw, half rocket/ half... Sometimes there are things that, if you hadn't photographed them, you'd swear you'd dreamt them... THANX, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SO VERY BRITISH...

#abfav_favourite_street_activity_theme More fun for today? Flamborough, the parking next to Smuggler's Cove. I had just had my usual chat with my good friend, fisherman Robert, I had bought one of his tasty, fresh crabs off him, for later. I saw those two going up, in, let's say, dress code of another era, as they walked on, I saw the reason why, the strangest car I ever saw, half rocket/ half... Sometimes there are things that, if you hadn't photographed them, you'd swear you'd dreamt them... THANX, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

I'M SEXY AND I KNOW IT...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_STREET_ACTIVITY_THEME AAAHHHH THE FUN I have! Many people are 'dressed' the part!!! I could not resist taking a quick shot of this scene, one gent waiting for his pals... his boots had seen ACTION and the red socks were sexy and he knew it!!!!!!! Taken in beautiful Grassington. For those interested: Limestone hills and dry-stone walls in the west of the Yorkshire Dales. This part of the national park is popular with walkers due to the presence of the Yorkshire three peaks. In 1954 an area of 1,770 square kilometres (680 sq mi) was designated the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Most of the National Park is in North Yorkshire, though part lies within Cumbria. However, the whole park lies within the historic boundaries of Yorkshire, divided between the North Riding and the West Riding. The park is 50 miles (80 km) north east of Manchester; Leeds and Bradford lie to the south, while Kendal is to the west and Darlington to the east. The area has a large collection of activities for visitors. For example, many people come to the Dales for walking. The National Park is crossed by several long-distance routes including the Pennine Way, the Dales Way, the Coast to Coast Path and the latest national trail of the Pennine Bridleway. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NO PARKING?

#abfav_favourite_street_activity_theme this image speaks for itself, fishing in Bridlington.... I think Fishermen are the most relaxed people, I really chuckled and suppressed the laughter when I saw this... a MUST shot! He could NOT see above the wall... he had just parked himself there, LOL, Wishing you a relaxed day and thanks for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LOVE IN WHITBY…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. ....But I can weather the storm! What do I care how much it may storm? For I've got my love to keep me warm.... excerpt from the song: I'VE GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM (words and music by Irving Berlin) youtu.be/kWF4VmAuUsg It was misty and cold... they looked so snug and content... Read More Here: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/04/at-all-times-love.html Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A MONO SEA…

Day 13 And then, suddenly ALL colour gone, not quite dark yet, mostly grey except a small, solitary wave, foaming white. Time to call it a day, it was a long and tiring one, with lots of photography and beauty! As always, the sea and sky restored my inner peace again. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MARE TRANQUILLITATIS...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Sea of Tranquillity, to be found on the Moon, however that Sunday, this is what the normally wild, turbulent and often unpredictable North Sea looked like. www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa0iNTEw6WQ ' It were 't end of 't day' ( pure Yorkshire accent!) We had walked way down through the picturesque village of Robin Hood's Bay, stayed on the beach quite some time, taking our shots as the tide steadily came in, then, the sun disappeared behind the top, we did the trek back up, till we reached the sun again. Many were still enjoying the balmy beauty of the evening. I saw this couple on a bench, they did not talk, only looking silently and like us, taking it all in, at some point they hugged, I made my composition... my last image of that day... All the best and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

END OF T'DAY...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Robin Hood's Bay, North-Yorkshire Heritage Coast... evening... silence...peace... tranquillity, another day gone, full of fun, sun and joy: SUMMER! Uploading a small series again, hope you enjoy? Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

IN MY SOLITUDE...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d4KCZwUxRU&feature=related At Robin Hoods Bay, as the tide came in, less and less was visible of the rocks and more and more the seaweed that had been 'basking' in the sun, started to sway in the tidal waters. I looked up and saw this, he stood there for quite some time, contemplative, in his peaceful solitude. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GHOSTLY SEA MIST COMING IN...

Sunday, Scarborough, beach, hot... We arrived and looked for a parking space, because of works we were detoured and arrived at the North Bay. It was amazing, 'ghosts' of sea mist swirling around, casting their whispy veils over rocks, sea, beach and people. View On Black We photographed it, then quickly left for the warmer South Bay...Where more amazing adventures awaited us! Have a good day, and thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A LOWLY SEA-MIST SWIRLING IN...

The yacht made it safely into harbour. They hauled in their sails just after I'd taken my shot. Now I just sat there in awe, looking at the mist gradualy coming closer, even some brazen seagulls had outflown it. It was eerie, obscuring the cliffs towards the South,towards Bempton Cliffs already invisible, some of the highest, a real bird sanctuary, millions hang on there to nest and raise their young... Although I know this can be a real killer it had something magic about it... Have a good day, and thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHEN SEA FOG GOES TO TOWN...

So the incoming mist had first come from the North, then when we sat on the wall of the pier. It now also came from the East, the Norh Sea... Now Scarborough, if you look on the map has a rather 'strange' shape, Scarborough is divided into two bays - North Bay and South Bay - by the Castle Headland, a high rocky point with the ruins of the castle on top. The South Bay is the real hub where all the attractions and fun take place! I looked ahead and saw the whispy fingers creeping over the Headland and grabbing the commercial center of Scarborough on the top, touching and magically making it disappear and reappear... Still we stayed in the warmth of the sun!One of Nature's magic tricks!! Hope you I'm able to convey it to you, thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

REFLECTIONS of THE GRAND in SCARBOROUGH

The Grand Hotel in Scarborough is an astonishing building overlooking the harbour and South Bay. I photographed it with these beautiful reflections on the beach, just after the place is undergoing a 7 million pound refurbishment. Originally constructed in 1863, it was one of Europe's first purpose-built hotels, with a design based on time; 4 towers - the 4 seasons, 12 floors - the months, 52 chimneys for the weeks and 365 bedrooms for the days of the year! It is a beautiful example of grand Victorian architecture and totally dominates its surroundings. I decided to upload a series of landscapes, gathered over the years. Mostly in the UK. Most of them have never seen the light of day, because my flower photography has overtaken my world somewhat. And much as I love it, my ‘other’ photography is as important to me. Have a grand day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Le Petit Pêcheur et son chien…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME Staithes, North-Yorkshire Heritage Coast... we had combed the beaches, the quay-sides, boats, we'd met new people and chatted, yes taken loads of images. The tide was coming in fast, the sun was getting lower... we rested out in the shade on a bench, before going for a meal, taking it all in, when this little chap in a bright yellow T-shirt, green net over his shoulder, accompanied by his faithful friend appeared in front of us... Another treasured moment! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHAT'S TO DO IN SUMMER? FISHING?

Scarborough, the South Bay...a hazy Summer's day, people at the end of the pier, fishing... all very relaxed. I loved the way he had 'anchored' one of his lines in a builder's boot. Lovely but strange weather, I was in the sunshine, the sea mist was creeping in. The sun WON!!! And it created a magic mood, the low hanging mist, the sometimes hazy sun, all the ingredients to create a special moody light. On the other side, on the top of the cliffs, above the fog, the houses and hotels overlooking the South-Bay, basking in light, made this image quite unusual. NO MANIPULATION! Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please RESPECT this:IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PIER-LHOUETTE…

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme GOOD TIMES Scarborough, on the end of the pier, a group of young guys had gathered for a relaxing pastime, fishing. Lovely but strange weather, I was in the sunshine, the sea mist was creeping in. The sun WON!!! And it created a magic mood, the low hanging mist, the sometimes hazy sun, all the ingredients to create a special moody light. On the other side, on the top of the cliffs, above the fog, the houses and hotels overlooking the South-Bay, basking in light, made this image quite unusual. Have a 'GOOD TIMES' day and thanx for your visit, M, (*__*) FOR ALL THE LOVELY DETAIL AND THE GREAT EXPERIENCE: view LARGE and On Black For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NIGHTFISHING...

photographers used to like doing it in the dark(room)sorry... old joke... , fishermen seem to like that too, at night! These guys were well equipped... I was NOT going to disturb the fish with a flash (which I'm not keen on anyway and even with a very powerful one, it would have done little). Just me pushing the boundaries, myself AND my camera! Or maybe... how NOT to take a photograph? Lol, well I did take that one for me, I like it... glad some of you do too, get rid of the straight-jacket! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please RESPECT this:IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LE PARAPLUIE ROUGE...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! I am pleased and honoured to announce that I was invited and have a proper exhibit HERE now at this NEW prestigious Gallery in Zurich : www.redboxgallery.ch Sometimes you have to be 'you own model'. if you want the image! You put a shell or a piece of stone, a small mark in the sand where are going to stand, camera on a tripod, selftimer or remote... et voila, result, tee hee. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ROBIN HOOD'S BAY, SEA MIST...

Taken awhile back! We'd left Whitby because of the incoming sea mist. The light gone, not dressed for it on this otherwise lovely summer's day for the cold surprise that suddenly enveloped us, we decided to go inland to capture the sunset. The road took us passed Robin Hood's Bay. Now, on that part of the beautiful North-Yorkshire Heritage Coast, you drive along the top of the cliffs, you are high up, it was sunny again, we gave into the temptation and turned in, with Nature, you never know, maybe it was just around Whitby... You have to park your car above the village and walk down. Before we arrived there we wanted to let our dog out, I followed the white plume of his tail as he wandered off into a field full of wildflowers, nettles and brambles, to my amazement this was the scene that unfolded in front of my feasting eyes, the mist was already grabbing the church. I ran for my camera, back just in time for this. Underneath that thick blanket are the bay and the sea. By the time Paul got his gear out, that day he had decided on a Hasselblad-day + tripod... everything was covered in mist, yeah, sigh, when you miss it, you miss it! Hope your day is clear, thanx for viewing, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved Robin Hood's Bay,North-Yorkshire Heritage Coast,horizontal,church, houses, fields,sky, fog, mist, rocks,colours, NIKON F4, magda indigo

ANSWERING THE CALL...

Bridlington, a blustery afternoon, we had been photographing in the relative ‘calm’ of the harbour, when we suddenly heard a couple of very loud bangs. Fireworks? During daylight? On a normal weekday? Anyway, we rushed to our car where Pica, our Border Collie was, knowing how nervous this would make him. We’d parked on the promenade, and that’s where we saw the commotion, people running and appearing from everywhere. The whole scenario deployed in front of our eyes, the men, pulling on their yellow oilskins whilst on the move, the tractor that would pull the boat into the sea already waiting, the sky filled with screeching seagulls. It was eerie. You feel a chill in your bones, you see the turbulunt sea, you hope and pray that all will go well and they will return safely. We never found out what happened... About The Royal National Lifeboat Institution, an interesting and FUN read! The RNLI is a charity that provides a 24-hour lifesaving service around the UK and Republic of Ireland. The volunteer crews give up their time and comfort to carry out rescues in difficult and often dangerous conditions. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboats have saved more than 137,000 lives. The direct cost of launching a lifeboat is relatively small since the crew receives a few pounds expenses for a call out and the only other cost is the fuel. What keeps the costs up are the stores, station and boat maintenance and the other costs involved. There are exercises, training sessions and the relief fleet of 130 boats nation-wide these all add bit by bit to those costs. Anyone who has owned a boat will tell you that sometimes the cheapest part of the operation is the buying of the boat, after that there is always something which needs paying for. A lifeboat can seem to do nothing for weeks and then there is a flurry of activity and it earns every penny of its costs. The coxswain is in charge of the facility and is responsible for directing the safe navigation of the boat, the activities of the crew, and the performance of the missions. Skills of a qualified coxswain include navigation, piloting, boat handling, communication, search planning, and emergency procedures The men and women volunteer crews can be anyone (the butcher, the baker) and encounters with them have been known to suggest that they are very rude people. There is little which is more disconcerting than talking to someone who, in mid conversation, suddenly runs away from you.Don't worry they've probably just had a 'shout' by the maroon (a type of rocket) which would go off with an almighty bang and everyone knew what that meant: they are needed for the lifeboat; there are people in danger at sea! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SMUGGLER'S COVE...

February, still the beauty that surrounds us in everything for those willing to see. I decided to upload a series of landscapes, gathered over the years. Mostly in the UK. Most of them have never seen the light of day, because my flower photography has overtaken my world somewhat. And much as I love it, my ‘other’ photography is as important to me. So, here goes. FLAMBOROUGH, probably our favourite 'haunt', the weather and colours typical 'North-Sea'... We both grew up on the Coast (different Continents!!!), with the sea, its pleasures and its dangers. This wonderful place is on the North-Yorkshire Heritage coast. You have Flamborough Head with the lighthouse, The North Landing = Smuggler's Cove, you can see where it gets its name, when the tide is out, you can get into the caves, and then, The South Landing where the Life guards have their house and boat. All within a mile from each other, three different places entirely, in the center you'll find a small village. In time you'll get to know its beauty, through the seasons ALWAYS special, its people, birds and superb views, changing with the weather, influencing the -all so important- light! The cliffs are limestone... Thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ON THE BEACH…

#abfav_2_together_theme 'Robert-Emmerson'... Went back, at last... to Flamborough's Smuggler's Cove. Remembering Robert with great fondness, a smile and an ache around my heart. Happy to see that his name lives on. As do the traditions. Yet, that lovely place will never be the same again for us... ...His eyes shone when he told me of all the boats belonging to him and his family, they had lovely names, like ‘Madeleine Isabella’ and their signature is a white rose, proudly on the bow , the Yorkshire symbol!... The coble is a type of open fishing boat which developed on the North East coast of England. The distinctive shape of the boat — flat-bottomed and high-bowed — arose to cope with the particular conditions prevalent in this area. Flat bottoms allow launching from and landing upon shallow, sandy beaches; an advantage in this part of the coast where the wide bays and inlets provide little shelter from stormy weather. However, fishermen required high bows to sail in the dangerous North Sea and in particular to launch into the surf and to land on the beaches. The design contains relics of Norse influence, though in the main it shows Dutch origin. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LITTLE THORNWICK BAY…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME At high tide. Thornwick Bay is located on the Yorkshire Coastline on the north of Flamborough Head near Bridlington. A headland and magnificent cliffs with two bays of shingle, pebbles and flint. The large bay is Thornwick Bay and the small one, Little Thornwick Bay. This beautiful cliff top park sits on part of Flamborough Cliffs nature reserve and is home to seabird colonies nesting on its chalk cliffs, so it’s ideal for enjoying uninterrupted sea views or spotting wildlife. A great place all year round to recharge your batteries. This was in Summer, and the last of the sun that day… All had gone quiet except for some shrieking of the gulls. The beautiful north Yorkshire heritage coast... M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserve

A SUMMER'S EVE …THORNWICK Bay

(pronounced Thornick... welcome to Yorkshire, lol) Thornwick Bay derives it's name from "Thor" the God of Thunder because of the roar of the breaking waves on the rocks during a North Easterly gale which pounds the magnificent cliffs. In the winter when the winds are strong and the weather is bad, when the waves hit the rocks, foam and spray blows up the cliff and over the cafe, but thankfully most people come to visit in the Spring, Summer and Autumn months when the weather is much calmer, and people can sit on the cliff top and admire the fantastic scenery and watch the sun reflect off the brilliant white chalk cliffs which have been cleaned by the winter storms over thousands of years. The stretch of water North of the Lighthouse was named the graveyard by the skippers and crew of sailing vessels which once they had lost the safety of Bridlington Bay, and without the aids of navigation and weather forecasting which we now take for granted, were at the mercy of the angry weather, Marine charts show hundreds of wrecks all within a few miles radius of Thornwick bay. Much more information can be found in the book "Shipwrecks off the Yorkshire Coast". A great many people visit Thornwick Bay each year to enjoy wonderful cliff top walks observing the abundance of seabirds including Puffins, Guillemots and Kittiwakes etc. Flamborough Head is an official bird observatory. Scuba diving continues to be extremely popular with many organisations and clubs. Always you have the 'risk-takers' who will venture and walk the very narrow and crumbly ridge to get to the furthest point. Do you spot this one? Have a lovely day and thank you, as always, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FILEY BAY WATERS…

Sometimes you encounter this weather phenomenon, that the sky goes dark and the whites so blindingly stark. super contract, beautiful Filey is a wholly unique, quiet and quite beautiful, small seaside town on the picturesque North Yorkshire coast. Between Bridlington and Scarborough, it is often - and to its benefit - overlooked. February, still the beauty that surrounds us in everything for those willing to see. I decided to upload a series of landscapes, gathered over the years. Mostly in the UK. Most of them have never seen the light of day, because my flower photography has overtaken my world somewhat. And much as I love it, my ‘other’ photography is as important to me. I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE POOL in FILEY…

#ABFAV_WATER_THEME I always am very aware of the goings-on around me. We had parked the car, when I spotted this surreal image, a boy in the middle of a ‘swimming-pool’, on the edge of the majestic escape you get in Filey. This was on our way back from Flamborough. Filey, a calm North-Sea under one of the beautiful skies of North-Yorkshire, the Heritage Coast... Filey is a small town and civil parish. Historically part of the East Riding of Yorkshire, it is part of the borough of Scarborough between Scarborough and Bridlington on the North Sea coast. Although it was a fishing village, it has a large beach and became a popular tourist resort. It has an oldy-worldy feel. I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DONE FOR THE DAY...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ The sun was going down, still a lovely afterglow, the people driving home still smiling after a lovely day on the beach. The lights came on, back to work for the night, shops and attractions were closing down grateful for the calming rest, DONE FOR THE DAY... Photographically an interesting time, 'they' call it the 'Golden Hour@? Me, I prefer to call it 'the Golden minutes' LOL. This is a pond on the North Beach, in Bridlington on the North-Yorkshire coast, where kids can ride little boats. The promenade light reflecting in the still water. Another aspect of Summer... Have a lovely day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WELCOMING US…

Thursday 16th March 2017. DAY 1 we pass the yachting harbour of Hull and it is a very jolly sight with all the international flags. It is an IMPORTANT day today, the start of the negotiations LEAVING the EU. Will ALWAYS be part of Europe! Thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE GOOD LIFE...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Had friends over from the Continent, also photographers. Took them to 'as many as possible' of our favourite haunts. This is in Whitby, on the North Yorkshire Heritage Coast. A 'golden' moment! You see it with different... 'fresh' eyes again, the old familiar places... Time flies when you're having fun... The memories are 'colourful'! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SUMMERTIME... in WHITBY

Summertime, and the livin' is easy.. There is so much going on, so many fun activities and fun. Taken from the top. Whitby is on the North-Yorkshire Heritage Coast. A big favourite. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHITBY, ALMOST BY NIGHT...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below!Whitby is a seaside town, port and civil parish in the Borough of Scarborough and English county of North Yorkshire. Situated on the east coast of Yorkshire at the mouth of the River Esk, Whitby has a combined maritime, mineral and tourist heritage, and is home to the ruins of Whitby Abbey where Caedmon, the earliest English poet, lived. We'd meandered through the North Yorshire Moors and our last stop of the day was Whitby, the sun had gone, just a golden after-glow, so very low light, I saw the coloured beach hut, I WANTED A SHOT, so: I pushed my camera. This is taken high from on the cliffs, before you enter Whitby proper. A lovely moment. Beautiful North-Yorkshire Heritage Coast! Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*)For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.ukIT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

JUST COLOUR OUR WORLD...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! This is again in Whitby, on the North Yorkshire Heritage Coast. A 'golden' moment! The memories are 'colourful'! The memories, when I see this... I am back there, in the moment, the sounds, the smells... Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHAT A COLOURFUL WORLD...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! In Scarborough, on the South Bay there is also a famous Spa, I'm not sure if this is part of it, but just above the beach at the bottom of the cliff, I saw the row of coloured doors, I suspect in summer these cabins you can use to get changed? I was a bit disappointed, I'd spotted them from far away, was eager and excited to photograph them, but when I got there, it didn't work out, the light had gone, there were a lot of 'obstacles', the verge, lockers, dustbins, couldn't get a good angle. Eventually walked away, looked back and saw this... It is a 'SNAP' SHOT (no, I don't do snapshot!!! tee hee) Just had the time to lift my camera to my eye, straight, and shoot before she walked out of my frame... It's ALL about colour. It works for me; I'm still smiling when I see it, hope you do too. Have a colourful day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WANT SOME COLOUR IN MY DAY... Scarborough

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ I love those rainbow-coloured beach-huts. The patterns, the textures, everything... Even in lesser weather they make me smile! Have a great day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved Scarborough, roofs,red,yellow,green,blue,rainbow-coloured,beach-huts, horizontal, colour,Nikon-D7000, magda indigo

SCARBOROUGH BEACH HUTS…

AB FAV 2 for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ They are so cheerful and attractive, here in more detail. I love those rainbow-coloured beach-huts. The patterns, the textures, everything... Have a great day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FRESH PAINT?

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SPRING_THEME SCARBOROUGH BEACH HUTS… In seaside resorts and many other tourist places a fresh lick of paint is a must… They are so cheerful and attractive, here in more detail. I love those rainbow-coloured beach-huts. The patterns, the textures, everything... Even in lesser weather they make me smile! Have a great day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SO LOVINGLY RESTORED and MAINTAINED..

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Pickering, North-Yorkshire... Most of the passengers may not realise how reliant upon volunteers the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is. With the magnificent steam engines, beautiful rural stations and smartly uniformed staff, a visit to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is like taking a step back in time. From the smoke and steam pouring from the engines to the cosy wood-panelled carriages and friendly conductor service, the railway is both lovingly preserved and charmingly authentic. It’s also the perfect starting point for a day out, whether you’re travelling between the rugged Yorkshire villages, hiking on the wind swept moors or spending a day by the seaside in Whitby. You know by now that I am a 'purist? Prefer proper pure photography! For years people researched and battled to create the SHARPEST GLASS!!! And now, I see ALL TOO MANY 'BLUR' filters???????? LOL. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LATE SPRING IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! HERE: A photographic 'anecdote' of the making and selling of one of my photos! Please view Large and in HD, only 7 minutes! Hope you enjoy this story, youtu.be/2iX5id0dSnY www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u1aOqA4KdM Buttercup-field. Drystone walls are, with hedgerows, one of the most commonly used field boundaries in England, and help create what we now regard as the traditional pattern of field and lanes so evocative of rural England. View On Black While hedgerows are most common in the Lowland Zone, drystone walling is most often found in the Upland, Zone. It defines the landscape of Yorkshire, cuts the land like endless veins. The story I was told was that they were loose stone because of the wind, now 'whistling' through.. The roots of drystone walling as a method of enclosing fields lie at least as far back as the Iron Age. My adopted country is a place of extremes, from lush, green and fertile to barren and bleak, a beautiful part of the world, where you can come to rest and feast your eyes and replenish your soul! Although I am not really a landscape photographer, I cannot help myself to try and capture the beauty when I see it… Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A YORKSHIRE DELIGHT...

The beautiful country-side of Yorkshire has acquired the common nickname of God's Own County, one can see why, it IS like driving through the garden of Eden especially end of May, beginning of June On our 3 hour drive to our chosen destination, Flamborough's Smuggler's Cove, on the North-Yorkshire Heritage Coast, we passed this, in an excited rush to get to our destination, I saw it only in a flash... We tracked back asap. I mean I've seen so many yellow fields, red field, but NEVER a mixed field, it was humming, WILD FLOWERS more than rapeseed, I guess an eco-field? Whatever... it was a photographer's delight. A memory to behold and treasure! Have a great day and thanx for your comments and visits, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YORKSHIRE LANDLINES...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! HERE: A photographic 'anecdote' of the making and selling of one of my photos! Please view Large and in HD, only 7 minutes! Hope you enjoy this story, youtu.be/2iX5id0dSnY www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u1aOqA4KdM Taken from the top of Sutton Banks. Next to it lies the 'reason for the name of 'Whitestonecliffe', the high cliffs off which the gliders take off. I saw this beautiful S-shape winding below me, the lines the neat farmers had designed, it was a MUST shot... With 27 characters Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe has the longest place name in England. Thanx as always for your time and comments, wish I could respond to all of you! M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A HIDDEN CORNER at ULLSWATER LAKE, in the LAKE DISTRICT....

CHIAROSCURO: “We're each of us our own chiaroscuro, our own bit of illusion trying to emerge into something solid, something real. We've got to forgive ourselves that. I must remember to forgive myself. Because there's an awful lot of gray to work with. No one can live in the light all the time.” ― Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty Ullswater is the second largest lake in the English Lake District, being approximately nine miles (14.5 kilometres) long and 0.75 miles (1,200 m) wide with a maximum depth of slightly more than 60 metres (197 ft). We drove up to the Lake District for a pre-wedding scout and shoot. www.visitcumbria.com/pen/ullswater.htm Arrived in Glenridding after an eventfull 3 hours drive, it was a beautiful day and the scenery epic, no wonder it is so popular! I discovered this romantic image of a boathouse in the late sun-afternoon, the warm light just stroking the reeds and weeds...View On Black BLOG: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2011/07/of-grasses-composition-a... Thank you for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE COLOURS OF AYSGARTH FALLS... FOR World Water Day 2013

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! These Falls are in the North Yorkshire national park 'The Yorkshire Dales'. Aysgarth is best known for its breathtaking triple flight of waterfalls, carved out by the River Ure on its descent to mid-Wensleydale. They are very popular and spectacular, can also be very dangerous when it's been raining a lot and the water comes gushing down the surrounding mountains and hills. They have been photographed to death, so I wanted something different... I was extremely attracted and fascinated by the colours, the indigo and amber, the chaud/froid and also the force of the water. GREAT On proper Black People ask me about settings, my favourite lens used to be a Nikkor 28-200 on my Nikon F4, I shot film until 2 years ago, usually Superia extra 400. The settings here must have been f 5.6/ 250, to 'freeze' the action. I do this by 'feel' by now more than anything else, the years of experience do matter, lol. Now I am on my fourth digital camera a Nikon D7000 with my now favourite lens ( to go out and be FREE...) is the AF-S NIKKOR 18-200 DX VR2, for those interested (A FAQ). Thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WINDOWS-2017… LEEDS

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME This is the Market in Leeds, Yorkshire, beautiful inside and out. Victorian buildings, small shops on the outside, facing the streets, market stalls on the inside. I love photographing silhouette, but when I saw the sky reflected in those windows, aahh well, that really 'made' it for me. I first visited Leeds when I was 11, been coming here ever since. One of the main cities in the biggest county in England: Yorkshire. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FERRYBRIDGE TOWERS...

SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! NO SMOKING IN PUBS OR PUBLIC PLACES? Many are closing down,others demolished...another part of an ancient-old 'CULTURE' gone...heard it on the news again today.... Lol, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://magdaindigo.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

ONCE A YEAR for A BRIEF MOMENT IN TIME! SAKURA...

BEST VIEWED LARGE AND On Black
Last year on a Saturday evening we drove to Harrogate, a pleasant spa town to the south-east of the Yorkshire Dales, famous for its tea shops (like Betty’s), flower shows, Turkish baths, antique shops and gardens. A very 'oldy worldy' place with a particular atmosphere and a flair of old money.
Once a year in this huge green, the rows of trees lining the paths explode in splendour, the cherry trees. They criss-cross the lovely grassy field.
The first time we came across them... we were too late.
The next year... some trees had been chopped because of disease, leaving huge gaps...
The next year we forgot...
The next year it was a dreadful Spring with late frost, the blossoms hardly came out, a merciless storm threw them to the ground...
The next year we kept hearing on the news that although the money had been raised and the young trees planted to restore this visual feast, some vandals came and cracked the saplings...
Last year we forgot again…
This year, WE MADE IT!!!
The sky had been a milky soft box the whole day, but I sensed a glimmer of 'more', as everyone went home, the 'sun' came out gently for a while.
It was wonderful, the tender full blossoms ever so gently swaying in the warm evening light, walking in wonderland, so beautiful… so fleeting.
The next day it was windy, across from our house; the neighbours have a Cherry tree… most of the petals now a pink carpet on the ground… grab it while it's there!
Just a few of the images I came home with, a flavour of the opulence with which I was surrounded, what a feast for all the senses.

Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011
Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished?
Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*)
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ONCE EVERY YEAR...

PLEASE, READ THIS... MY IMAGES ARE ONLY FOR SALE FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! SPLENDOUR ON THE GREEN. Last year on a Saturday evening we drove to Harrogate, a pleasant spa town to the south-east of the Yorkshire Dales, famous for its tea shops (like Betty’s), flower shows, Turkish baths, antique shops and gardens. A very 'oldy worldy' place with a particular atmosphere.Once a year in this huge green, the rows of trees lining the paths explode in splendour, the cherry trees. They criss-cross the lovely grassy field. The first time we came across them... we were too late. The next year... some trees had been chopped because of disease, leaving huge gaps... The next year we forgot... The next year it was a dreadful Spring with late frost, the blossoms hardly came out, a merciless storm threw them to the ground... The next year we kept hearing on the news that although the money had been raised and the young trees planted to restore this visual feast, some vandals came and cracked the saplings... Last year we forgot again… This year, WE MADE IT!!! The sky had been a milky soft box the whole day, but I sensed a glimmer of 'more', as everyone went home, the 'sun' came out gently for a while.It was wonderful, the tender full blossoms ever so gently swaying in the warm evening light, walking in wonderland, so beautiful… so fleeting. The next day it was windy, across from our house; the neighbours have a Cherry tree… most of the petals now a pink carpet on the ground… grab it while it's there!Just a few of the images I came home with, a flavour of the opulence with which I was surrounded, what a feast for all the senses. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ONCE A YEAR!

In the footsteps of Hockney (see previous image). A glimmer of things to come! A photo with a story for those who take the time to read lol? SPLENDOUR ON THE GREEN. Last year on a Saturday evening we drove to Harrogate, a pleasant spa town to the south-east of the Yorkshire Dales, famous for its tea shops (like Betty’s), flower shows, Turkish baths, antique shops and gardens. A very 'oldy worldy' place with a particular atmosphere. Once a year in this huge green, the rows of trees lining the paths explode in splendour, the cherry trees. They criss-cross the lovely grassy field. The first time we came across them... we were too late. The next year... some trees had been chopped because of disease, leaving huge gaps... The next year we forgot... The next year it was a dreadful Spring with late frost, the blossoms hardly came out, a merciless storm threw them to the ground... The next year we kept hearing on the news that although the money had been raised and the young trees planted to restore this visual feast, some vandals came and cracked the saplings... Last year we forgot again… This year, WE MADE IT!!! The sky had been a milky soft box the whole day, but I sensed a glimmer of 'more', as everyone went home, the 'sun' came out gently for a while. It was wonderful, the tender full blossoms ever so gently swaying in the warm evening light, walking in wonderland, so beautiful… so fleeting. The next day it was windy, across from our house; the neighbours have a Cherry tree… most of the petals now a pink carpet on the ground… grab it while it's there! Just a few of the images I came home with, a flavour of the opulence with which I was surrounded, what a feast for all the senses. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*)

THE WIND in the BLOSSOMS...

#abfav_favourite_spring_theme it often gets very windy in Spring… poor blossoms… Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please RESPECT this:cIT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AFTER THE STORM…

#abfav_favourite_spring_theme we had a week of cold and sometimes stormy days… Poor blossoms, hanging on for dear life… put for some their time was over and at their feet…. a pink carpet was being woven. I love the pastel tints in this one. Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE LITTLE HOUSE ON THE MOORS…

This is above Dowry Reservoir, on Saddleworth Moor. Saddleworth Moor is in the South Pennines in North West England. We drove though this majestic, barren landscape one Sunday, the clouds were again racing in the blue sky, which always make the landscape even more interesting because of the fast changing light play on the flanks, bringing out the shapes of the hills and the bold folds created over the centuries. It was a good harvest; we came home fulfilled, windblown and glowing. February, still the beauty that surrounds us in everything for those willing to see. I decided to upload a series of landscapes, gathered over the years. Mostly in the UK. Most of them have never seen the light of day, because my flower photography has overtaken my world somewhat. And much as I love it, my ‘other’ photography is as important to me. Have a sunny day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE SKEW BARN...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ On my way to the Yorkshire Moors, the weather changed again, he sky was ominous and the light dramatic ... then I saw this!!! A skew old barn in the spotlight, luckily, I could stop and park, my camera at hand, as usual, what a beauty! The landscape, as usual, fabulous in any season, with those shadows cast by the clouds moving like a painter's hands across the fields and hills. Higher up, you see the Moors, bleak, and lower down, the Dales, always greener. Have a super-duper day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YORKSHIRE HUMOUR...

So we had a creative farmer, now there is a funny one as well! LOL, Some fun for Monday! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A HAZEY YORKSHIRE AUTUMN SCENE...

A lovely Autumnal sunny day here in Yorkshire, as the sun came up, it went hazey... and GORGEOUS! Well, I like what the weather does in this season! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ON SADDLEWORTH MOOR…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME Pennine Way. Saddleworth, on the northern English Pennine hill-range, in the area of Oldham near Manchester and Huddersfield/ Halifax in Yorkshire. Once you are in that area no matter where you walk or drive, it's just one awesome view after another. The higher parts of the moors are largely cloaked in one of the best areas of heather moorland to be found in England if not the UK. Dowry Reservoir, on Saddleworth Moor. We drove though this majestic, barren landscape one Sunday, the clouds were again racing in the blue sky, which always make the landscape even more interesting because of the fast changing light play on the flanks, bringing out the shapes of the hills and the bold folds created over the centuries. It was a good harvest; we came home fulfilled, windblown and glowing. Have a beautiful day and thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SNAKING OFF...

drove trough the beautiful North-Yorkshire Moors... the hills once again alive with the colours of blooming purple heather... A great moment! It was a bit nippy despite the sun! A dry-stone wall snakes off into the endless distance. A majestic landscape that never ceases to impress me. I come back recharged and with both feet firmly grounded, we are sooooooo small! Wishing you a day full of good light and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DRY-STONE WALLS ON THE MOORS...

A sunny patch... Drystone walls are, with hedgerows, one of the most commonly used field boundaries in England, and help create what we now regard as the traditional pattern of field and lanes so evocative of rural England. While hedgerows are most common in the Lowland Zone, drystone walling is most often found in the Upland, Zone. It defines the landscape of Yorkshire, cuts the land like endless veins. The story I was told was that they were loose stone because of the wind, now 'whistling' through... Stuck together, the wind would just blow them over in no time! The roots of drystone walling as a method of enclosing fields lie at least as far back as the Iron Age and is still used today! Wishing you a day full of good light and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NATURE'S OWN AUTUMN GARDEN...

NATURE... amongst ALL the bad news, I WILL CONTINUE with BEAUTY: The Yorkshire MOORS, BLOOMING HEATHER. Once you are in that area no matter where you walk or drive, it's just one awesome view after another. The higher parts of the moors are largely cloaked in one of the best areas of heather moorland to be found in England if not the UK. By the end of August, early September(depending on the weather!!!), the area becomes a sea of purple blooms for a few weeks. Nature's own garden... Have a beautiful day and thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WILD in the DALES…

the verges are full of colourful wild flowers and grasses. Still chasing the light, and given to the patient photography, the opportunity for a good image! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ON YORKSHIRE MOORS…

Heather moorland is rare on a worldwide scale – there is probably less heather moorland in the world than tropical rainforest. Around 70% of the world's heather moorland is in the UK and the largest continuous expanse of moorland in England and Wales is here in the North York Moors. Moorland covers a third of the North York Moors National Park and most of the higher ground is covered in heather. Unenclosed and unsurpassed, this stunning landscape responds sensitively to the changing seasons and has a quiet drama all of its own. In early summer you’ll hear the call of the moorland birds, such as the red grouse, curlew and golden plover. Later, as the summer evenings draw in, the flowering heather turns the moors into a purple carpet that stretches for mile after mile. Thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALL ABOUT HEATHER…

I brought some home of course, for you to see in detail. It is found widely in Europe and Asia Minor on acidic soils in open sunny situations and in moderate shade. It is the dominant plant in most heathland and moorland in Europe, and in some bog vegetation and acidic pine and oak woodland. It is tolerant of grazing and regenerates following occasional burning, and is often managed in nature reserves and grouse moors by sheep or cattle grazing. Heather was put to many practical uses. Where long leggy stems could be harvested it was used for durable thatching. A yellow dye was derived from it, strong ropes which withstood the effects of seawater were twisted from it, and it was gathered together in bundles to make a variety of besoms and brooms - heather's Latin name Calluna is derived from the Greek kalluna, meaning 'to brush'. In the Highlands the medicinal properties of an infusion of heather tops were used to treat coughs, consumption and to soothe the nerves, and heather tea and ointments were used to treat arthritis and rheumatism. Heather honey is a highly valued product in moorland and heathland areas, with many beehives being moved there in late summer. ’Moorland tea' made from heather flowers, was reputed to be a favourite of Robert Burns. The soporific aroma from the dried flowers was also put to use to make heather mattresses, by packing long lengths of dried, flowering heather together in the bed frame, flowers uppermost and leaning slightly towards the bed head. In the 16th century James VI's tutor George Buchanan wrote that a heather bed was "... so pleasant, that it may vie in softness with the finest down, while in salubrity it far exceeds it ... and restores strength to fatigue. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YESTERDAY, on NEW MOOR ROAD…

The weather is so so, however we are determined to take my new camera for a test drive! LOL We wait for the evening light, less people, although we do know ‘THE’ places! Above Otley, a small beautiful Market town in Wharfedale, the ridges of the hills on both sides are great places for spectacular views and skies. Of course, the higher you go in this landscape the bleaker it gets, that is where you will find the heather and bracken (a widespread, weedy fern) on the Moors, no other vegetation. If you like solitude and 'a feeling of space', that's where you'll find it. This winding road, I was on, ends at a place called the Blubberhouses, just a few old houses and an ancient little church. Such lovely names and I'm sure all with a history! The Heather is in bloom! It is an evergreen shrub with twiggy stems, that covers our open moorland. Usually lots of heather plants grow together, forming a thick, bushy carpet, sometimes up to half a metre tall. This helps the plant to survive strong winds. It takes a special kind of plant to thrive in moorland areas, where the weather is often cold, wet and windy. Hill Sheep eat heather; in summer, as food of second choice if there is no suitable grass available; in the winter because there is no fresh grass so heather shoots are then both palatable and digestible. Sheep can eat up to 20 percent of a season’s new growth of heather shoots with no detriment to the health of the heather. Here you clearly sea the boundaries between the cultivated, lower land and the arid Moors! Where hardly anything grows. I love it when the sun and clouds play peekaboo, it makes for some magic lightly on the land, just be patient, another great virtue of the photographer! Thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A BREAK IN THE CLOUDS…

A BREAK IN THE CLOUDS… We are driving along the border where the Dales change into Moors. Here and there some cultivated land amongst the wildness. We are chasing the light, the sky looks pretty closed, descending South now, gently towards home and then, suddenly, that break you were waiting for, that break that suddenly presents you with a beautiful image, ready for you to capture! Now I can share that with you. Thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A CREATIVE FARMER???

On NEW MOOR ROAD… The weather was so so, however we were determined to take my new camera for a test drive! LOL We waited for the evening light, less people, although we do know ‘THE’ places! Chasing the light! Above Otley, a small beautiful Market town in Wharfedale, the ridges of the hills on both sides are great places for spectacular views and skies. Of course, the higher you go in this landscape the bleaker it gets, that is where you will find the heather and bracken (a widespread, weedy fern) on the Moors, no other vegetation. If you like solitude and 'a feeling of space', that's where you'll find it. This winding road, I was on, ends at a place called the Blubberhouses, just a few old houses and an ancient little church. Such lovely names and I'm sure all with a history! The Heather is in bloom! It is an evergreen shrub with twiggy stems, that covers our open moorland. Usually lots of heather plants grow together, forming a thick, bushy carpet, sometimes up to half a metre tall. This helps the plant to survive strong winds. It takes a special kind of plant to thrive in moorland areas, where the weather is often cold, wet and windy. Hill Sheep eat heather; in summer, as food of second choice if there is no suitable grass available; in the winter because there is no fresh grass so heather shoots are then both palatable and digestible. Sheep can eat up to 20 percent of a season’s new growth of heather shoots with no detriment to the health of the heather. Here you clearly sea the boundaries between the cultivated, lower land and the arid Moors! Where hardly anything grows. I love it when the sun and clouds play peekaboo, it makes for some magic lightly on the land, just be patient, another great virtue of the photographer! Thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A COUNTRY LANE, Yorkshire…

We drive, all the time lower, towards home, narrow winding roads, less open now, I find this romantic. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LEISURE…

What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as sheep or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass. No time to see, in broad daylight, Streams full of stars, like skies at night. No time to turn at Beauty's glance, And watch her feet, how they can dance. No time to wait till her mouth can Enrich that smile her eyes began. A poor life this if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. a poem by Welsh poet W. H. Davies, appearing originally in his Songs Of Joy and Others, published in 1911 One of my favourite poems, because, I LOVE to stand and stare! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CLOUD LIGHT PLAY...ON THE MOORS

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! Saddleworth Moor in Yorkshire, the land is closing down for the season. Now and then a weak watery sun, strong gusts of wind driving the clouds, playing, casting shadows on this vast land, the 'spine' of Britain. These moors are so arid, no trees, no shrubs, just Cotton-grass is the most dominant feature and sphagnum mosses scarce. Heather, crow-berry, bilberry and the rare cloud-berry are also found on the lower pars! . There are extensive areas of bare peat from which the surface has eroded. Thank you for your faves and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm

THE KITE RUNNERS…

Towards the end of a lovely afternoon out, this week, in the Yorkshire Dales and on the Yorkshire Moors. The last ‘stop’ was The Cow and Calf on Ilkley Moor. Ilkley Moor is part of Rombalds Moor, the moorland between Ilkley and Keighley. The moor, rises to 402 m (1,319 ft) above sea level. I had been admiring the view, the green bracken starting to change to stunning Autumn colours, the sheep grazing noisily, breathing in the fresh fragrant air. The sun was fast disappearing, a chill setting in. I looked up and saw this right on the top of the ridge. CLICK, a one-off. Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN...

CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN... Intriguing? Open it? Ilkley Moor, the Cow and Calf. Ilkley Moor is part of Rombalds Moor, the moorland between Ilkley and Keighley. The moor, rises to 402 m (1,319 ft) above sea level. I had been admiring the view, the green bracken starting to change to stunning Autumn colours, the sheep grazing noisily, breathing in the fresh fragrant air. The sun was fast disappearing, a chill setting in. Climbers come here to practice and enjoy their sport. I waited until this guy hit the 'sun'. He looked ready and determined. Click, gotcha… Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DOES MY BUM… LOOK BIG IN THIS???

Some Saturday Fun, LOL. The Dales/Moors of Yorkshire are synonymous with, euh, sheep? The are dots in the wide landscape. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GOOD SIGNS for SPRING…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SPRING_THEME GOOD SIGNS for SPRING… New life… mother and child… A photographer’s patience is one of the most important and challenging virtues, follow the light, wait... be ready, shoot!!! That's what I did, the first lam I saw this year, a tender and good sign always, new life. Have a lovely day and thanx for commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LIGHT-PLAY on THE YORKSHIRE MOORS.

Yorkshire Day is celebrated on 1 August to promote the historic English county of Yorkshire, one of the best places on Earth to visit. Yorkshire is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom. I love my 'adopted' country, with its rolling hills,the loose stone walls, the moors, the green Dales, the glorious coast, the gracious people with their great sense of humour. The 'symbol' for Yorkshire is a White Rose. Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved Landscape, Yorkshire, sky,

THE LITTLE HOUSE ON THE MOORS...

It is very desolate, high on the North-Yorkshire Moors, there’s very little vegetation; the heather is lost, being replaced by coarse, unpalatable grasses and bracken, maintained by some sheep. In the distance you see some loose stone wall, the wind playing its whistling tune on the grasses. I drove though this majestic, barren landscape. The sun still powerful enough to burn the morning haze, the clouds were now again racing in the blue sky, which always make the landscape even more interesting because of the fast changing light play on the flanks, bringing out the shapes of the hills and the bold folds created over the centuries. I wouldnd't mind living in a place like this, I love the sound of deafening silence... It was a good harvest; came home fulfilled, windblown and glowing. BEST View On proper Black Have a sunny day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE SKEW BARN...

On my way to the Yorkshire Moors, the weather changed again, he sky was ominous and the light dramatic ... then I saw this!!! A skew old barn in the spotlight, luckily, I could stop and park, my camera at hand, as usual, what a beauty! The landscape, as usual, fabulous in any season, with those shadows cast by the clouds moving like a painter's hands across the fields and hills. View On Black Have a super-duper day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A GENTLE AUTUMN...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Scarborough, on the North-Yorkshire Heritage coast has a bit of a strange lay-out, pleasant? VERY! It has a North bay, more for the locals, surfers and on the top all the hotels with a fabulous view in front of them. Then there is the point sticking out into the sea, dividing this from the South bay, where all the fun is, the Fair, the harbours, both yachting and fishing, the arcades , Fish&Chips shops, ice-cream parlours, the donkeys... Now ON the top of that point you have the old (ruin) castle, and a small church with very old graves, lovingly maintained, that's where we ventured that day! Behind all of that, the shops and businesses. A lovely, mellow Autumn Sunday-afternoon... Hope you have a great w-e. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CAPRICIOUS LIGHT in THE DALES...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! The Yorkshire Dales towards North Yorkshire, up towards Grassington. An area of great beauty, no matter the season! Sun and clouds so often playing the game of hide and seek, it makes for interesting patterns on the land and trees, a delight to the photographer! M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE ENCHANTED WOOD...

My AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ To my grandchildren, on a visit from the Continent, this was an enchanting and enchanted wood! They collected coloured leaves for us, to photograph at home, ran through the rustling carpet, conkers and chestnuts, pine-cones, saw the squirrels, all the things that kids love. Have a super day, I know I will, and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE SKEW BARN...

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme Shadows on the land. Through the Yorkshire Dales on our way to Grassington, for the Dickensian Christmas market. The sky was ominous and the light dramatic on the shortest day. The landscape, as usual, fabulous in any season, with those shadows cast by the clouds moving like a painter's hands across the fields and hills. Have a super-duper day and thanx, M, (*_*) Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

An INDIGO EVENING…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ The weather had been fierce the whole day, the wind winding and hounding around the house, pulling at everything, with rain lashing against the windows. Here the sun sets at 4.15 now, so dark very early, it seemed like we'd never had a day, when I noticed a bit of golden sheen, I looked and this greeted me. An Indigo sky with a strip of pale light. I grabbed my camera, opened the window and took the image. We live on the side of a hill, it glides down into the Dale and climbs back up. Wish you a glorious day and thanx for your visits, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OMINOUS SKIES…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SKIES_THEME Above Yorkshire Dales. In the Autumn, you have the most beautiful, dramatic skies here. Again to just stand and stare! Thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NIGHT FALLS on THE DALES...A CHRISTMAS THEME.

For December I am uploading images to do with the festive season. This is many different things, as you can see. Between Christmas and the New Year, I had been out photographing the whole afternoon,in the Yorkshire Dales, more precisely Wharfedale, where the river Wharfe meanders through the valleys. I try to find viewpoints high on the ridges. It was getting dark fast now and the chilly wind seemed to find a way through the layers of clothing, I'd finished my films, the light was gone, and the warmth of home beckoned appealingly. I drove the narrow road, when I suddenly saw this. The last bit of light of the day, almost turned night. The stars winking at me, yes, encouragement... lol Never was a film loaded so quickly with such cold hands. No time for tripod, pushing the camera to the limit: I took one shot: this one. THANX, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SILENT NIGHT...

For December I am uploading images to do with the festive season. This is many different things, as you can see... Today, Christmas Day, the theme is Winter and MUSIC, I trawled through my files to find appropriate images? I find music a great 'unifier'. It crosses bounderies, different genres can mix perfectly. The moon was out, darkness fell, the silence deafening... MOON OVER THE YORKSHIRE MOORS Above Otley, a small beautiful Market town in Wharfedale, the ridges of the hills on both sides are great places for spectacular views and skies. Of course, the higher you go in this landscape the bleaker it gets, that is where you will find the heather and bracken (a widespread, weedy fern) on the Moors, no other vegetation. If you like solitude and 'a feeling of space', that's where you'll find it. This winding road, I was on, ends at a place called the Blubberhouses, just a few old houses. Such lovely names and I'm sure all with a history! Thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SNOW on THE MOORS…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ The higher you get, the ‘sparser’ it gets. The Moors are vast and empty spaces, except for sheep. They must have been sheltering in the sun, on the other side of the drystone walls. I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. Snow and frost will be the main theme, they are great at setting off details we otherwise pass without seeing. A series of ‘loose’ subjects. It can be anything, just seeing different scenes that attracted my attention. Wishing you a day filled with love and thanx for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SNOWGATE...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ The sun was dropping behind me, my hands were freezing slowly to my camera, I could not resist... We took the high road, lol, coming from The Blubberhouses to Otley, Weston Moor Road. The cold wind was tearing at me, bringing tears to my eyes, I loved it! I love the loose or Dry stone walls, so typical in the North-Yorkshire Dales. Dry stone walls are commonly used as field boundaries in the highlands, such as the Yorkshire Dales. In the lowland regions of England hedges are the most common traditional boundary. The roots of drystone walling as a method of enclosing fields lie at least as far back as the Iron Age.They are called 'dry' because no cement is used in them. Stones used are made of either Sandstone , Grit stone or Limestone. Often windy on the heights, so no blowing over, the wind whistles through them! The very strong stone walls are often two hundred years old, some older. Most stone walls were built between 1750 and 1850. They not only prevent stock from getting in or out of a field but also provide shelter. Dry stone walls do not require the maintenance of a hedge or fence, and take no nutrients from the soil. They are a feature in every season, yet Winter is even more special. thanx for your comments, M (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ANOTHER WAVE of SNOW…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ 2010. Last night we got a fresh wave of snow, I prefer it to the dark wetness and blackness of the last days, the previous snow not quite melted away, yet looking dirty... Winter is here to stay for awhile! I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. Snow and frost is the main theme, they are great at setting off details we otherwise pass without seeing. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE MAGICAL SURPRISE...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Although the Spring-flowers are in the shops...it is still very much WINTER here, we woke up to this magical surprise this morning, a fairy-tale of beauty... not often to be seen in the city! The sun showed up, the sky turned blue... suddenly, it was gone... Enjoy it while you can! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WINTER VIEW FROM OUR STUDY…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ We had moved just into our new home! Moving used to be an easier affair, now with all the electronics and the ZILLIONS of cables! This was the loverly surprise that first morning, not often to be seen, a fairy-tale like beauty... The sun showed up, the sky turned blue... suddenly, it was gone... Enjoy it while you can! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WINTER…

My favourite season, lol. WHERE ELSE but YORKSHIRE? A meadow that I photographed with a bit of early winter in the Yorkshire Dales. Dry stone walls are commonly used as field boundaries in the highlands, such as the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. A dry-stone wall is a wall that is made up of stones skill-fully placed one on top of the other with no binding agent to hold them together. The wall is held up by a special construction method and by its own weight, and the stones must be carefully selected by shape to ensure that they have a large contact surface area with their neighbours and so do not slip. Containing sheep in specific fields is the main reason for the existence of dry stone walls. Also, they are a thing of beauty, they last much longer than 'wet' walls, and they're safer than fences when it comes to herding in wildlife. Besides, what else is there to do with all those stones cluttering up the countryside? The moors are bleak, the higher you go the less vegetation there is, nothing to stop the wind, wet walls would not stand a chance, but now the wind just ‘whistles’ through the stones! Wishing you all a beautiful day and thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FIVE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ “When I no longer feel the thrill to the first snow of the season, I'll know I'm growing old.” -Lady Bird Johnson I woke up, I suddenly sensed that, although the curtains were closed and yet, the 'light' had changed and there was the unmistakable silence that comes with snow... looked out and saw the wonderland, I'm sure my eyes grew bigger, I know my heart jumped and beat faster. I squealed with joy and wonder at all this beauty... I ran upstairs for my camera, the then new Nikon D7000, here was a chance to 'test' it! I'm happy with the result! What a machine! We lived in the Victorian Quarter! Lovely! That was 2010. the series of Winter photos gathered over the years continues. I wish you all the very best, and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, invites, faves and Awards. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SIX O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ That morning, as predicted, 4th of December 2008, close to the city centre, it started to snow heavily, because of the cold spell we’d experienced, in no time it was a different world. I love the silence that comes with it... I was up and about, rushing from window to window... (morality of this story? Always see that your windows are clean? LOL) AAAhhh, I just wish it had waited for the festive days, it creates such a peaceful atmosphere. That was 2008. the series of Winter photos gathered over the years continues. I wish you all the very best, and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, invites, faves and Awards. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SEVEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ By that time, the night receding, morning started to break, the traffic slowly started, some cars ventured out, people slip-sliding down to work. The snow stopped falling for awhile, the silence still deafening. In this image I love the 'chaud-froid' the coldness from the night and the warmth from the Low pressure sodium (LPS) lamps, also known as sodium oxide (SOX) lamps. Today it is almost all gone, but a memory and a few images... the goal of photography, to safe-keep them!!! I handheld my camera, very low shutter-speed, steadying against the wall and yes I have very steady hands! Focus... take a deep breath... hold still... take the image, breathe out! DONE That was 2008. the series of Winter photos gathered over the years continues. I wish you all the very best, and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, invites, faves and Awards. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved winter, light, urban, colour, snow, garden, mood, snowing, streets, horizontal, victorian, houses, magda indigo, nights, nikon-D200

CHIM CHIMENEY CHIM CHIM CHEREE…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ From when I was very young and came to England, I was always fascinated by their chimney-pots. I love how the snow brings out the shapes even more. It was a good shoot, many interesting images. The series of Winter photos gathered over the years continues. I wish you all the very best, and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, invites, faves and Awards. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A CROW in WINTER…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Taken through the window, on that snowy morning... A lone Crow, huddled on an old TV aerial overlooking the North-East of the city. This is not a mono, but a colour shot, just how it was. I took a whole series, lol. Thanx and be safe, M, (*_*)

SNOWY PINHOLE...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! THIS IS NOT AN EFFECT ADDED IN Photoshop!!!! Pure unadulterated photography. We lived on the 11th floor, the penthouse, one side overlooking the sea and harbour-entrance, the other side the city-view. It was a watery, wintry, stormy morning. Snow blown against the window, the heating melted the center... just enough to oversee the city and take a shot through it... A small window of opportunity, literally, LOL. Thanks for visiting, have a great w-e, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

UPON THE ROOFS…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ In Yorkshire DALES, driving away from a great Winter scene, there was a steep bend in the road, because of this farm and all the stables! I'd had this image in my head for quite some time, never knowing when I'd see it, so it was a case of hit the breaks, grab the camera, jump out and look for the right angle before the sun disappears... that golden light that brings all the snow to life. I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. I wish you a lovely day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here:www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A COLD BOLTON ABBEY MORNING…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Such an iconic view, a manger, hills in the distance and sheep, looking at you.Do you think they like being photographed then? LOL. Bolton Abbey is a quaint Dales village, surrounded by farms, adjacent to Bolton Priory, a ruined Augustinian monastery on the banks of the River Wharfe, in Wharfedale just north of the spa town of Ilkley in the Yorkshire Dales. This renowned beauty spot forms part of the Duke of Devonshire's country estate, which also includes the riverside walk through the woods to the Strid, a notorious stretch of water where the River Wharfe is forced into a deep thundering channel. The series of Winter photos gathered over the years continues. Have a great day and thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALWAYS DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS...A WINTER'S DALE

For December I am uploading images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things A typical Yorkshire Dales' view, with old trees, the sheep and the ever ongoing dry-stone walls drawing dark dividing lines through the land. The light was golden, the air crisp and clear, I love Winter. It reminds me of the paintings of one of the Brueghel's. Since it was taken with 400 asa film, I reduced the grain for once, however the main reason was to get that 'paint' effect that the famous Flemish painter's family BREUGHEL and others put in their paintings. This was how I saw it, a bright sky and some mystery in the trees, the cold wind gently blurring my tear-filled eyes. This image is an artistic interpretation. Have a great day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A WINTER'S DALE…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ The typical Yorkshire Dales' view, old trees, a golden barn, the ever ongoing dry-stone walls, drawing dark dividing lines through the land. The light was golden, the air crisp and clear, I love Winter. It reminds me of the paintings of one of the Breughels. Since it was taken with 400 asa film, I reduced the grain for once, however the main reason was to get that 'paint' effect that the famous Flemish painter's family BREUGHEL and others put in their paintings. This was how I saw it, long shadows, gold and mystery in the trees, the cold wind gently blurring my tear-filled eyes. This image is an artistic interpretation. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALWAYS DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS...A WINTER'S

For December I am uploading images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things A typical Yorkshire Dales' view, with old trees, the sheep and the ever ongoing dry-stone walls drawing dark dividing lines through the land. The light was golden, the air crisp and clear, I love Winter. It reminds me of the paintings of one of the Brueghel's. Since it was taken with 400 asa film, I reduced the grain for once, however the main reason was to get that 'paint' effect that the famous Flemish painter's family BREUGHEL and others put in their paintings. This was how I saw it, a bright sky and some mystery in the trees, the cold wind gently blurring my tear-filled eyes. This image is an artistic interpretation. Have a great day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALWAYS DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS... WHARFEDALE.

For December I am uploading images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things... Fortunate to live with such beauty. The Wharfe is a river that carves out the Wharfedale. So I was standing on the South side of the Dale, the sun behind me shining on the other side. The light was superb, the air crisp and cool. I love the lose or dry-stone walls, so typical in the North-Yorkshire Dales. Dry stone walls are commonly used as field boundaries in the highlands, such as the Yorkshire Dales. In the lowland regions of England hedges are the most common traditional boundary. The roots of drystone walling as a method of enclosing fields lie at least as far back as the Iron Age.They are called 'dry' because no cement is used in them. Stones used are made of either Sandstone , Grit stone or Limestone. Often windy on the heights, so no blowing over, the wind whistles through them! The very strong stone walls are often two hundred years old, some older. Most stone walls were built between 1750 and 1850. They not only prevent stock from getting in or out of a field but also provide shelter. Dry stone walls do not require the maintenance of a hedge or fence, and take no nutrients from the soil. They are a feature in every season, yet Winter is even more special. I love the chaud/froid in this... Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LAST SUN OVER THE YORKSHIRE DALES

Not had any snow this year... and I LOVE the stuff!! Very fortunate to live within close vicinity of such beauty. The Wharfe is a river that carves out the Wharfedale. So I was standing on the South side of the Dale, the sun behind me shining on the oppositer side. The light was superb, the air crisp and cool. I love the lose or Dry stone walls, so typical in the North-Yorkshire Dales. Dry stone walls are commonly used as field boundaries in the highlands, such as the Yorkshire Dales. In the lowland regions of England hedges are the most common traditional boundary. The roots of drystone walling as a method of enclosing fields lie at least as far back as the Iron Age.They are called 'dry' because no cement is used in them. Stones used are made of either Sandstone , Gritstone or Limestone. Often windy on the heights, so no blowing over, the wind whistles through them! The very strong stone walls are often two hundred years old, some older. Most stone walls were built between 1750 and 1850. They not only prevent stock from getting in or out of a field but also provide shelter. Dry stone walls do not require the maintenance of a hedge or fence, and take no nutrients from the soil. They are a feature in every season, yet Winter is even more special. I love chaud/froid in these... Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YORKSHIRE SNOW... in WHARFEDALE

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! So I was standing on the South side of the Dale, the sun behind me shining on the other side. The light was superb, the air crisp and cool. I love the lose or Dry stone walls, so typical in the North-Yorkshire Dales. Dry stone walls are commonly used as field boundaries in the highlands, such as the Yorkshire Dales. In the lowland regions of England hedges are the most common traditional boundary. The roots of drystone walling as a method of enclosing fields lie at least as far back as the Iron Age.They are called 'dry' because no cement is used in them. Stones used are made of either Sandstone , Gritstone or Limestone. Often windy on the heights, so no blowing over, the wind whistles through them! The very strong stone walls are often two hundred years old, some older. Most stone walls were built between 1750 and 1850. They not only prevent stock from getting in or out of a field but also provide shelter. Dry stone walls do not require the maintenance of a hedge or fence, and take no nutrients from the soil. They are a feature in every season, yet Winter is even more special. I love chaud/froid in these... Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALWAYS DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS... WHARFEDALE

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ I am fortunate to live with such beauty. The Wharfe is a river that carves out the Wharfedale. So I was standing on the South side of the Dale, the sun behind me shining on the other side. The light was superb, the air crisp and cool. I love the lose or dry-stone walls, so typical in the North-Yorkshire Dales. Dry stone walls are commonly used as field boundaries in the highlands, such as the Yorkshire Dales. In the lowland regions of England hedges are the most common traditional boundary. They are a feature in every season, yet Winter is even more special. I love the chaud/froid in this... Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALMSCLIFFE CRAG…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Almscliffe Crag is a rocky outcrop about 8km roughly north of Leeds. It is a pretty easy climb to the top, and provides some spectacular views. On one of the slopes those rocks are separated from the main huge mass which is so visible from all directions. There is something mythical about them, it’s like they’re doomed to try and join the rest forever, hihi. Have a great day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DESOLATION, WINTER IN YORKSHIRE...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Suddenly, a deep frost! Dry stone walls are commonly used as field boundaries in the highlands, such as the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. A dry-stone wall is a wall that is made up of stones skilfully placed one on top of the other with no binding agent to hold them together. The wall is held up by a special construction method and by its own weight, and the stones must be carefully selected by shape to ensure that they have a large contact surface area with their neighbours and so do not slip. Containing sheep in specific fields is the main reason for the existence of dry stone walls. Also, they are a thing of beauty, they last much longer than 'wet' walls, and they're safer than fences when it comes to herding in wildlife. Besides, what else is there to do with all those stones cluttering up the countryside? The moors are bleak, the higher you go the less vegetation there is, nothing to stop the wind, wet walls would not stand a chance, but now the wind just ‘whistles’ through the stones! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WINTERFUN…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Although there wasn’t that much snow, this dad was out with his kids, determined to make the most of it. I spotted this colourful little Winter-tableau and could not resist. A series of ‘loose’ subjects, gathered over the years. It can be anything, just seeing different scenes that attracted my attention. Wishing you a day filled with love and thanx for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WINTER APPLES...

A TOUR OF THE 4 SEASONS IN TREES: WINTER.
Late apples? Early Winter? Definitely good bird food!
A gentleman, 80, has lost his wife, left in a big Victorian house with a huge garden, consoles himself by gardening. He cuts his hedges, mows the lawns refusing electrical tools, needless to say he is very fit. I photographed his garden a whole year round. I could pop in whenever I had some time, sometimes he called me on the phone to say something 'special' (of which there were MANY, hihi) was about to peak! He lived quite a way, I went as often as I could.
This is in his orchard and a bit of early Winter in the Yorkshire Dales.
There are a lot of lonely people out there, and paying a visit now and then can be very rewarding.
Why not take a few minutes, CLICK on the link and WATCH, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? NEW!!! FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD
May your day be sunny, thanx for visiting, Magda (*_*)
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ON ILKLEY MOOR...

't Was on a cold Sunday, late afternoon. It had snowed, 't was freezing cold, what little sun there'd been, was fast going down, the light was fading, no more folk around, they'd all gone home to warmth and cosiness. And me I was still standing, waiting for t'right moment... You have to read this with a Yorkshire accent, hihi. Ilkley Moor is very famous, I was standing high on the ridge, in the distance you see the other side of the Dale (valley). I love snow and cold, when it is that dry crisp air that tastes healthy and reinvigorates you. This had been it, properly dressed for this occasion, I felt so good. Hope you do too, thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) ON ILKLEY MOOR... ( old folk song) Wheear 'as ta bin sin ah saw thee, On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?! (bare head, no hat) Wheear 'as ta bin sin ah saw thee? Wheear 'as ta bin sin ah saw thee? On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?! On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?! On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?! Tha's been a cooartin' Mary Jane On Ilkla Moor baht 'at Tha's been a cooartin' Mary Jane Tha's been a cooartin' Mary Jane On Ilkla Moor baht 'at On Ilkla Moor baht 'at On Ilkla Moor baht 'at For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BOLTON IN WINTER...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! A light dusting of snow... Bolton Abbey is a quaint dales village adjacent to Bolton Priory, a ruined Augustinian monastery on the banks of the River Wharfe, in Wharfedale just north of the spa town of Ilkley in the Yorkshire Dales. This renowned beauty spot forms part of the Duke of Devonshire's country estate, which also includes the riverside walk through the woods to the Strid, a notorious stretch of water where the River Wharfe is forced into a deep thundering channel. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HIGH MOON OVER THE YORKSHIRE MOORS

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ The moon was out, darkness fell, the silence deafening... blue hour. Above Otley, a small beautiful Market town in Wharfedale, the ridges of the hills on both sides are great places for spectacular views and skies. Of course, the higher you go in this landscape the bleaker it gets, that is where you will find the heather and bracken (a widespread, weedy fern) on the Moors, no other vegetation. If you like solitude and 'a feeling of space', that's where you'll find it. This winding road, I was on, ends at a place called the Blubberhouses, just a few old houses. Such lovely names and I'm sure all with a history! Thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SNOW BLIZZARD...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Our dog, a Border Collie, didn't want to go out in this weather. Could you blame him? But I was determined to make a beautiful shot that day. I even risked my precious camera... The result was well worth it, I love the windswept movement of the snow. We have the same weather today, 2017. I wish you the best of days and thank you for your time. Magda (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HUMBER BRIDGE...

Thursday 16th March 2017. One, on the road. So, the long awaited day is here, we leave for the Continent. Great anticipation! We drive to Hull in the afternoon, for the overnight-ferry to Zeebrugge in Belgium. Our days are fully booked already with friends old and new. At some point, the road goes under the famous Humber bridge, as you see here. Come along for the ride? Enjoy. Thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE HUMBER BRIDGE…

DAY 1 I love the great expanse of water, such a wide view of space, crossed by the beautiful bridge. The Humber Bridge, near Kingston upon Hull, England, is a 2,220-metre (7,280 ft) single-span suspension bridge, which opened to traffic on 24 June 1981. It was the longest of its type in the world for 17 years and is now the eighth-longest. It spans the Humber (the estuary formed by the rivers Trent and Ouse) between Barton-upon-Humber on the south bank and Hessle on the north bank, connecting the East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. This part of the journey is slow, The Pride of York lies in a more remote dock, and it takes a long time to get through the lock… but, it makes for a good photo opportunity, the air is balmy and people are enjoying everything, un air de vacances! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

IN THE SHIPPING LANE…

DAY 1 In the evening-fading light, I see other big ships ahead of us, on their way out. The whites coloured by the warmth of the sun. There’s such an air of peace, these are golden moments in my life. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MIGRATION SOUTH…

DAY 1 The light is slowly fading. Still in the Humber Estuary. For a beautiful moment a skein of geese fly alongside. Already on the trek South? Like us? Twice a year we go South, once in Spring , once end of Summer. Did you know that geese: - eat more than 1-5 pounds of grass per day - average about 5 goslings per year - weigh 20 to 25 pounds - mate for life and will stay together throughout the year - adult geese lose wing feathers during this time and are unable to fly. - geese can fly again approximately 6 weeks after moulting. - generally by August all geese are able to fly. - resident geese do not know how to migrate. - resident geese can fly long distances as their migratory cousins,but generally have learned that it is not necessary. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE HUMBER ESTUARY…

DAY 1 Picking up momentum now, cutting through the water, the land gliding past. I just stand and enjoy. It is a beautiful evening, the light is with me. I look up and see these lovely fluffy cotton-woollike clouds, sending smoke signals? Bon voyage, LOL Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AN ABSTRACT STATE of MIND...

As the ship moves slowly away from the land, I stand on deck. I love this 'special' moment, the melancholy of leaving the familiar and the excitement of the unexpected adventures. It is quite an industrial area where she docked. I scan and see these two cranes, intertwined. Again a more abstract image, a favourite... LOL Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HOME SWEET HOME…

DAY 10 We are safely back home. We came in at 4 this morning, tired and satisfied. It was a real sentimental and photographic journey. I love ‘going’ and I also love ‘returning’, like I said, the temperatures were what most people dream of for their holidays, warm, dry, blue skies… euuhh, not me… I prefer not too hot, sun in and out, some interesting white fluff in the blue. LOL Especially in a city like Brugge, where streets are narrow and the old stone walls retain and radiate the heat! But apart from that, it was fabulous, met family and friends, spent some lovely time together, good food, great memories. I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, likes and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ONE LAST SHOT…

DAY 1 A gold burning sky, as I take one last photo. Time to go and eat something. It was a wonderful and unforgettable experience Pure joy. Tomorrow, when I wake up... I'll be way down South. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

COCKTAIL…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ For December I upload images to do with the festive season. This is many different things as you can see. the German christmas market in Leeds is in the centre, mostly on Millennium square. Now around there you have the city hall, town hall, musea and lots of eateries and the inevitable bars and pubs. This is a cocktail bar. It looked very inviting and cosy, could not resist the shot. Where people meet? I wish you a day full of peace and goodness, thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MAGIC FLOWERS FLOWING…

The Magical Lantern Festival is now in Yorkshire at Roundhay Park in Leeds following the hugely successful UK launch in London last year. The Magical Lantern Festival is a spectacular fusion of art, heritage and culture. Of course I was seduced by the flowers, lol, on ‘black-background’! A stunning outdoor festival of light and illumination. Visitors will follow a trail around Roundhay Park and explore amazing giant lanterns, which represent Xmas, traditional Chinese culture and the amazing 2000-year heritage of Lantern Festivals. From as early as the Western Han Dynasty, 206BC to AD25, the Lantern Festival had become a festival of great importance to Chinese communities. A fascinating journey through the park uncovering stunning lanterns in all shapes, colours and sizes from santa and reindeer to flowers and animals. Dragons the length of three buses and 40,000 light bulbs used to create more than 30 giant handmade lanterns. A visual feast of light and illumination, hidden amongst the grandeur of Europe’s largest city park, which lends itself perfectly to the layout of the lanterns with its combination of lakes, woodland, gardens and pathways. Visitors see some of the most artistic and beautifully constructed lantern installations outside of China. A fabulous experience! Of course more to come. Wishing you all a beautiful day and thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MAGIC MUSHROOMS…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ These beautiful structures are metal frames covered in material. The Magical Lantern Festival is now in Yorkshire at Roundhay Park in Leeds following the hugely successful UK launch in London last year. The Magical Lantern Festival is a spectacular fusion of art, heritage and culture. Of course I was seduced by the flowers, lol, on ‘black-background’! A stunning outdoor festival of light and illumination. Visitors will follow a trail around Roundhay Park and explore amazing giant lanterns, which represent Xmas, traditional Chinese culture and the amazing 2000-year heritage of Lantern Festivals. From as early as the Western Han Dynasty, 206BC to AD25, the Lantern Festival had become a festival of great importance to Chinese communities. A fascinating journey through the park uncovering stunning lanterns in all shapes, colours and sizes from santa and reindeer to flowers and animals. Dragons the length of three buses and 40,000 light bulbs used to create more than 30 giant handmade lanterns. A visual feast of light and illumination, hidden amongst the grandeur of Europe’s largest city park, which lends itself perfectly to the layout of the lanterns with its combination of lakes, woodland, gardens and pathways. Visitors see some of the most artistic and beautifully constructed lantern installations outside of China. A fabulous experience! Of course more to come. Wishing you all a beautiful day and thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GERMAN MARKET is BACK in TOWN…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Every year, in Leeds, Yorkshire there is a German Market. This Kindelmarket is one of the most established German Christmas Markets in the UK, with traditional wooden stalls, festive greenery, Christmas carousel ride and twinkling colourful lights all creating a unique continental festive atmosphere in the heart of Leeds city centre. The fragrance of pine, food and glue-wine is attractive! Glass baubles, wooden toys and colourful candles from Continental Europe are a jolly note in this otherwise dark month of December. A great atmosphere. How I remember the thrill and feeling in my tummy when swinging in these littles seats, haha. I wish you a day full of peace and goodness, thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.cm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved