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Paul Horsman photographer Exhibition images

Paul Horsman photographer Exhibition images

Exhibition Images

The exhibition they can be viewed by clicking on an image and viewing as a slide show.

A Touch of Paint

This derelict barn in the Yorkshire Dales is typical of so many farm buildings that have outlived their usefulness.
As I took this image there was an eerie atmosphere, it felt as if the barn had a secret past.
A Touch of Paint
Retired,

Retired,

I believe this tractor is a Ferguson TE20. Made from 1946 through to 1956 this iconic Coventry made tractor was known as "The Little Grey Fergie"
Many are still in use, this one has sadly been retired due to ill health.

Off the Rails

Old railway wagons are a favorite of the Yorkshire farmer, plentiful and cheap when Beeching axed the railway network in the early sixties, they were well built to withstand the harshest of weather on the upland farms of the Yorkshire Dales. After probably 50 years of service just below Whernside, the harsh environment and old age are finally taking their toll on these two.
Off the Rails
Bathtime

Bathtime

Perched high up on the side of the fell, this abandoned farmhouse that has far reaching views over Swaledale and must have been a wonderful place to live.
The roof has gone, as have most of the walls and ceilings and all that remains is this tin bath in front of the old farmhouse kitchen range.
I wonder how many farmers have relaxed in the bath in front of the fire after a long day tramping over the moors tending the sheep.

All Secure

This detail shot of the door lock on the old railway wagons, made me smile.
As the wagon finally rots away the last thing to disappear is the door latch........it still works even now!
All Secure
Abandoned

Abandoned

High above Swaledale, this abandoned sheep farm must have been a riot of noise and activity as the sheep came for their annual dip. The place would have been bustling with flat capped farmers and black and white sheep dogs, shouting and whistling trying to keep all the sheep in order.
Now as quiet as an old factory its only visitors are the odd photographer and a solitary sheep looking for shelter from the harsh weather.
These two trailers amused me, they look like a couple of old friends hiding in the woods away from the hunters' rifles who have been using them for target practice!
The Yorkshire Dales is littered with forgotten and abandoned farm machinery, left behind 'cos one day it might just come in fo'summat'
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Secret Door

Secret Door

As I walked along a little used path in Coverdale I came across this barn, it's still in use. The door round the back is over grown and out of use..........where does it lead to?

Sleeping

Finally 'asleep' this old warrior rests were he fell, he couldn't pull his load anymore so laid down to rest and never rose again.
Its a hard to make a living on the moors of the Yorkshire Dales and only the strong survive into old age.
Just the bare bones left now at the side of the path for walkers to pay their respects as they pass by.
Sleeping
Spares or Repair

Spares or Repair

The Land Rover has been the vehicle of choice for the Dales farmer for generations, despite its age, it is still instantly recognizable with its' iconic body shape.
I wonder how long its been since this one trundled its way over the stoney tracks that cross the Moors and Dales. With bales of hay in the back and a couple of sheep dogs on the passenger seat how many times has it gone out onto the bleak fells and moors to tend the flock.

The South Face of Gavel Pike

This unusual winter view of Gavel Pike and the mountains of the eastern Lake District behind gives no sense of scale to the cliffs in the foreground.
High Street is on the skyline, with Thornthwaite Beacon and Stoney Cove Pike in front, then Gavel Pike in the foreground.
The South Face of Gavel Pike
Lakeland Skies

Lakeland Skies

Taken from near the summit of Bannerdale Crags looking to the northern hills of Great Calva and Knott the cold early light of the morning illuminates the snow.

Great Gable and Sprinkling Tarn

Great Gable and Sprinkling Tarn taken from Allen Crags, after a long night on the fell and an even longer wait for the right lighting, this image shows that patience sometimes pays off.
Great Gable and Sprinkling Tarn
Roseberry Topping

Roseberry Topping

Roseberry Topping on the edge of the North York Moors, its iconic shape likened to the Matterhorn (but not quite as hard to climb) can be seen for miles around and gets much attention from landscape photographers. This particular viewpoint, made famous by the images of landscape photographer Joe Cornish is best visited at sunrise in spring and autumn, when the soft light enriches the warm colours.

Beach Stone

Beach Stone: I couldn't help wondering how far this stone had travelled to get to Runswick Bay. It stood out from the dark shale and seemed very out of place, like the only tourist in a village!
Beach Stone
Dark Falls

Dark Falls

This small beck near Smelthouses in Nidderdale wanders through the woods and has numerous waterfalls, this one captured the essence of the stream...... small and mysterious.........a quiet place that's rarely visited.

Dusk on Hen House Hill

Hen House Hill (the stand of trees on the skyline) is situated between Melmerby in Coverdale and West Witton in Wensleydale on the road that takes you over the top of Melmerby Moor. The midges can be rife here, but the heather can be some of the best.
Dusk on Hen House Hill
Fallen Tree

Fallen Tree

This ancient woodland near the villages of Birstwith and Darley in Nidderdale is one of my favourite places just to wander and absorb the timeless process of nature. As one tree dies it slowly dissolves back into the ground to feed back into the natural circle of forest life.
To me this image shows each stage of life, birth,old age, death and then rebirth.

The Dipper

The Dipper at Scaleber Force near Settle in Ribblesdale was one of the first images I took with my Fuji GW690. Its a popular and easy location for landscape photographers being so close to the road. As I worked around the falls the dipper watched me and followed me then finally posed for a couple of seconds on the log while I took his portrait. I couldn't have planned it and was very lucky to be in the right place at the right time.
The Dipper
Winter Above Kettlewell

Winter Above Kettlewell

Barney Beck Swaledale

Barney Beck Swaledale
Birstwith Packhorse Bridge

Birstwith Packhorse Bridge

Bluebell Wood Nidderdale

Bluebell Wood Nidderdale
Brimham Rocks sunset 1

Brimham Rocks sunset 1

Brimham Rocks sunset 2

Brimham Rocks sunset 2
Pen-y-Ghent

Pen-y-Ghent

Twisleton Scars

Twisleton Scars
Woodland Shadows

Woodland Shadows

Black Nab

Black Nab
Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Castle