Michael Dutson Landscape Photography

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Yorkshire Dales Series

The Yorkshire Dales are an area in the Northwest of the County of North Yorkshire, and forms the Yorkshire Dales National Park which was created in 1954. It was expanded in 2016 with the expansion bringing in parts of historic Lancashire and Westmorland. It forms an area of high fells, striking waterfalls, attractive villages and limestone plateau’s. In high Summer there is an abundance of rich, green foliage and in Winter the landscape takes on an almost monochromatic look of silhouetted trees, dark stone walls contrasting against deep snow. It is also a designated Dark Sky Area and whenever I visit, I cannot help but take the opportunity to gaze upwards at the myriad of twinkling lights, and the stark definition of our galaxy, the Milky Way, and ponder on our insignificance in the vast number of other star systems out there.