Photographer's Note

Here is another photo of the reflections in the River Esk taken in Arncliffe Woods at Glaisdale. See yesterday's post. This is my 7th post from Glaisdale and I still haven’t told you about the village.
In the Esk Valley and on the Middlesbrough to Whitby railway line, it is in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. It appears to be two villages as there is quite a walk from one part to the next. Most of the amenities are at the western end and most of my photos are taken from the eastern end. In 2002 it won the village of the year competition for the North of England. Its main claim to fame is as the birth place of Peter Walker, pen name Nicholas Rhea, who wrote the books on which the ITV series Heartbeat is based. (It is filmed at nearby Goathland.)
In the 19th century it was an ironstone mining village, which became so important at the time, that three blast furnaces were built in 1869 for the manufacture of iron. Eventually they were closed as they were unable to compete with the iron industry at Middlesbrough nearby.
I confess that I didn’t notice the moon reflection at the time of shooting or I might have framed it differently; I was too busy admiring the light reflected on the upper branches. As it is though, the moon nestling among the branches (see right) gave me the idea for the title. There’s frost again on the grass at the other side of the river and ice in a little hollow at the base of the tree. As with yesterday’s post I had to use the 2 second timer for the slow shutter speed.

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