We were driving the route between Pateley Bridge in Nidderdale and Grassington in Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales on Sunday afternoon. It had been a dry day and fairly bright too. The sky had been bubbling up the clouds all day and we were about a mile or so from Hebden when this view with the sun firing beams of light through the clouds presented itself. This is looking south toward Skipton which is roughly 12 miles away beyond the hills in the distance.
I really like being in places where you don’t have to look up to see the sky, places like this where you just have to look straight out and watch the clouds passing in front of you.
This is the last high point on the road to Grassington that would reveal such an open vista. The winding road from here has few safe places to pull over and is much lower down. This was my only shot of the day as we were not out with the specific intention of shooting pictures but the camera bag was in the car (as it should be 🙂 ) and I couldn’t drive past it without grabbing a shot.