'A Day In The Dales'
I love sharing my photography with everyone. I like to show as many people as possible the wonderful scenery and attractions that Yorkshire has to offer. For some, my images provide inspiration to get out and about with their camera. After looking at my photography, people often like to reminisce about Yorkshire places that they have visited a long time ago and have the urge to then re-visit those places again. I also know of many people that are unable to get to the places that I visit due to ill health or other complications and I have been thanked on many occasions for sharing such remote and beautiful places with them.
It was January of this year that I decided to to head to Upper Wharfedale in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales for a circular hike from Kettlewell. I took many photographs even though the grey overcast skies didn't provide optimum conditions for photography!
When I got home I uploaded and shared some of my photographs from the day on my Facebook page. I was lucky enough to have one of my images shown on ITV Calendar by weather presenter, Kerrie Gosney.
It was this photograph that caught the eye of Yorkshire Artist, Glenn Marshall from Bridlington.
Glenn very kindly asked if he could use my image for a future painting with a view to helping raise funds for The Yorkshire Air Ambulance. After raising over £1100 for the YAA in June last year by completing the Six Dales Trail, a 35 mile hike from Otley to Middleham, which I completed on my own, I was more than happy for Glenn to transform this much liked image into a dramatic watercolour to help raise that little bit extra.