With the Yorkshire Bloggers Photography Competition in full swing, I thought I would feature a Yorkshire Bloggers site that can inspire us all to take better photos of Yorkshire. The blog is called YPhotography and features some stunning photographs.
|Lund's Tower : Sutton Pepper (YPhotography)|
Here's a little bit about the author and member of Yorkshire Bloggers Keith Nuttall and his wonderful blog.
Brief description of yourself and your blog.
I am actually a Lancastrian, but don't hold that against me. I have lived in Yorkshire since 1987, which I think qualifies me for some sort of medal. I am an engineer, with suppressed artistic tendencies which manifest themselves as music or photography.
How long have you been blogging and why did you start?
I started this blog in 2008 as a way to showcase my photographs in a personal form, but I have recently realised that I have always enjoyed writing in small doses, and the blog is a good way to get this out in educational and satirical ways.
Favourite place in Yorkshire?
My favourite places for photography are in North Yorkshire, for the landscape, history and character. If I had to narrow it down, it would have to be Wensleydale or Swaledale, but it's too difficult to decide. I like Harrogate, Knaresborough and York too.
Favourite place to eat out in Yorkshire?
My current favourite eatery is probably Yo Yo in Shipley, or, if I crave curry, the Aagrah. I prefer to try new places though, if possible.
Favourite Yorkshire recipe?
I don't use recipes. I like to go 'off-piste' when I cook, which is a double-edged sword. My daughter has turned into a great chef, which means that I've had to 'up my game' a lot.
Do you have any hidden gems in Yorkshire?
How about Goit Stock waterfall in Cullingworth? Or Heptonstall, near Hebden Bridge? Or How Stean Gorge, or Troller's Gill? ... not particularly well-hidden, but places I only discovered relatively recently.
Favourite Yorkshire celeb?
How about Alan Bennett? I used to share a house with his nephew. Also, I think Michael Palin, Vic Reeves and Julian Barratt are hilarious.
Favourite Yorkshire saying/slang?
I seem to assimilate colloquialisms easily, and can never remember where I pick them up. Yorkshire has some pretty good ones. I used to work for a guy in Leeds who was full of them. I always remember "craftier than a cart-load of monkeys", and "a face like a bulldog chewing a wasp".
|Leeds Corn Exchange (YPhotography)|
I think you would agree that Keith has a great talent and is currently working on a book to showcase his amazing photography. As well as his photography, there are also articles giving helpful tips and technical advice. Please visit his site here and show your support.