On Ilkley Moor Baht’at

I recently went on a wander to Ilkley Moor, after meaning to have visited all year (since I live in Leeds while I’m at university). After a short train ride we set off walking – it was a beautiful day, and I’m slightly disappointed that most of the photos I took don’t show the extent of the blue sky there was. The views were breathtaking, I burnt my shoulders (after refusing to accept sun cream) and we all returned home absolutely shattered! I definitely want to revisit and go wandering further across the moors, but I think I need to invest in a map and find out where some more interesting places are to go first.

The Cow and Calf Pub, taken from the rocks above
View across the Moor
Trees on the Moor

I think I overexposed quite a few photos here, ignoring the fact that it was already a very sunny day and still allowing more light into the lens. NB’d for further photo-taking adventures.

Part of the Cow and Calf rocks

Even though the next two are quite blurry, I do enjoy the way that the Praktica focuses and can cause seemingly excessive blur. I think it adds another element of depth to the photos. However, I am learning that if you don’t pay careful attention, the blur can be too much. It can show the moments when I forget how delicate the camera is and that I need to spend a few more seconds adjusting the camera rather than getting overexcited about the photos I want to take.

Behind the Cow and Calf rocks


In this last photo I think the sort of day I was trying to portray has been captured the most successfully out of these photos. Still not near as intense as I would’ve liked the colour, but, again, I think I got a bit overly keen on exposure.

I’m looking forward to returning to the moors for more photography and adventuring in the future.

Towards the town of Ilkley

4 thoughts on “On Ilkley Moor Baht’at

  1. I enjoyed your post on Ilkley moor – it really is a superb place and I spend a lot of my time writing and photographing it. I am glad you liked it 🙂 If you are interested in a return visit then this blog (written by a good friend of mine) gives a a list of most of the ‘areas of interest’ on the moors – including the prehistoric rock carvings, stone circles and burial tombs. Enjoy 🙂 https://megalithix.wordpress.com/ Just type in ‘ilkley moor’ in the search box… – James


    1. Thank you James, glad you enjoyed it 🙂 I’ll take a look at the blog, that’s fantastic, it’s definitely somewhere I plan to revisit on more than one occasion and explore!


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