By Liana Jacob
SENSATIONAL photographs that portray the seasonal landscapes of Downton Abbey’s county Yorkshire and its most popular and touristic cities have been revealed in a new picture book.
The pictures illustrate the beauty of spring as flowers bloom around Cartwright Hall in Bradford and the sun shines bright above Guisborough Priory, showing a daffodil garden.
Other landscapes appear hypnotising in the form of West Burton Falls, Wensleydale, which is in the shape of a whirlpool and the multi-coloured panoramic view of Ramsden Reservoir in Holmfirth.
Further picturesque photos show the scenic view of the Knaresborough bridge and the Little Shambles in York that resembles the rustic appearance of Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter franchise.
Various areas of Yorkshire have been featured in the internationally acclaimed ITV series Downton Abbey such as Kirkby, Malton, Middlesbrough, Ripon, and Thirsk.
The stunning photographs have been put together in a picture book called More Yorkshire in Photographs by Dave Zdanowicz and has been published by Amberley Publishing.
Dave was born and raised in Bradford, West Yorkshire, and is a proud landscape photographer of his hometown.
“It is a great honour to release a follow-up to my first book Yorkshire in Photographs. The images in this book have been selected from my collection over the last years,” he said.
“In the course of taking these photographs I have explored moors and hills, reservoirs and lakes, beaches and cliffs, towns, villages and cities and each picture represents a unique moment in time, captured at a particular time of the year.”
In the weeks running up to the Battle of Hastings in 1066 AD, events occurring in Yorkshire distracted Harold II of England.
“It has been a pleasure revisiting some of my favourite destinations around Yorkshire as well as discovering new places for the first time,” Dave said.
“Whatever the weather, whatever the time of year, Yorkshire is truly beautiful. I was overwhelmed with the response to the first book, which received glowing features and reviews from the national press.
“I am very passionate about photography and even more so about capturing the magic of Yorkshire’s landscapes. Every spare moment I have is dedicated to visiting various locations around the county with my dad, Paul, who is a fantastic photographer.”
Yorkshire was historically named Scandinavian York or Jorvik during the period of the late 9th century and first half of the 10th century, when it was taken over by Norse warrior-kings.
More Yorkshire in Photographs was published by Amberley Publishing on September 15, 2017, and is available here: