The Show must go on…

The last Wednesday in August is the day for Reeth agricultural show, set in the picturesque surroundings of Swaledale, this traditional event showcases competition entries as diverse as vintage tractors, home-made/grown produce, livestock and walking sticks….the winning giant cabbage was a sight to behold !

It wouldn’t be a summer event without the rain (which it did…) and I can’t begin to imagine what it must have been like on the nerves for the organisers in the days and weeks leading up to it….but the show went on….here are a few snaps from the day, the subject matter definitely making a change for me from my day job as a Yorkshire wedding photographer…..

Picture of ram's head appears on sign advertising Reeth show in Swaledale


Sheep looks at winner's rosette

….one well-turned-out sheep…

Shep pen at Reeth show

…no they DON’T all look the same….


People attending Reeth show walk through a downpour

it wouldn’t be summer would it….


prize winning flowers sit in vase

winning blooms added colour…


Winning flowers at Reeth show


selection of walking stick handles in shape of birds and animal heads

that’s got to take a while….


eggs appear in competion

you can’t forget the Best Egg category…


shot of winning vintage tractor face on

vintage tractor winner…


shot of winning cabbage at Reeth show

as promised…..








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The Golden Hour….

The Golden Hour is a photographic term relating to the first and last hour of sunlight during the day when the light takes on quite spectacular properties. In the same way you look again and again at a favourite painting or listen repeatedly to a piece of music, I don’t think I’ll ever tire of seeing the Yorkshire Dales in the evening sunshine….

Here’s a few shots from last night – all the pictures were taken from Fremington Edge looking over the picturesque village of Reeth and were taken within 20 minutes of each other – the fast moving clouds altering the look of the countryside minute by minute….


The evening sun shines over Swaledale village of Reeth


Long shadows across the hills surrounding Reeth


Sunlight picks out a single field in the village of Reeth in Swaledale


The village of Reeth in Swaledale is bathed in late evening sunshine


A farmhouse in Reeth in the Yorkshire Dales is seen amongst late evening shadows


Grinton Lodge YHA is seen in the late evening sun

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