Black & White Or Colour? (30 June 2015)

We bought a tent last week and went away down to Yorkshire for the weekend to try it out.  Luckily we had good weather and our last minute choice of campsite was a good one.  30 minutes to erect the tent according to the instructions.  Well let me tell you, the last time I can remember 30 minutes being so long was the last half hour of double maths on a Friday afternoon!  Anyway after putting up the tent we still had the same number of people alive as when we started - no accidents, no bludgeoning to death with a bunch of fibreglass tent poles.

We arrived quite late Friday evening so by the time we were sorted & fed it was pretty much bedtime.  Saturday we went to York & had a nice walk around the city.  The midday light was very harsh though so the only photo I took that I really liked was this Long Eared Owl in the museum gardens.

On Saturday evening I took a walk from the campsite at sunset.  It was a bit pot luck really as I hadn’t any previous experience of the area and didn’t even have time to do any research beforehand as it was such a last minute decision.  I was a bit disappointed as I didn’t think I’d found anything of interest to photograph, but it was an enjoyable walk anyway.  I was almost back at the campsite as the light was fading, hoping to get a shot of this small church.  With perfect timing, someone turned on the lights inside briefly, just long enough for me to take a couple of shots.  This is the one I liked the best.

On Sunday we drove home via Durham and The Metro Centre.  Two places I’d never been before, one of which I’d like to spend more time at on another trip.  I also finally managed to get a close up look at The Angel Of The North, having only ever seen it in the distance previously.  I don’t know what it is about this sculpture, but I found it to be an awe inspiring experience.  Not only for its physical size, but also for its aesthetic quality.  I’ve never been moved by a lump of steel in the same way before.  I spent about an hour taking photos and I’m very happy with this composition.  i just can’t decide whether I like the black & white version better or the colour version.  What do you think?

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