TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY THROUGH THE YORKSHIRE DALE, NORTH ENGLAND.
I was thinking of posting a photo from the Yorkshire Dales. Not really nature photography – but I’m in a dilemma as to which of two photos to put up. As a Yorkshire photographer I often have to choose between several good photos.
The two are of a petrol station in Kettlewell. An unpromising subject, perhaps, but the first time I saw it it was closed, and what caught my attention was the primary colours and the old-fashioned look of the place. It seemed somehow special. I stopped my car and took the photo.
Some weeks later on my way to a walk in the Dales I saw that the petrol station was open, and two men who worked there were sitting having a chat at the entrance. I stopped again and began to compose the photo – my long-suffering friends are used to my behaviour!
Now I have two photos, the same – but different. They are pictures of the same place taken at different times, with a different camera. And of course the light was different. All of this shows that every photo is unique. I tried to do two photos the same except for the two men, but I find I have two quite different photos.
Enjoy the photos, and please let me know which of the two you prefer.