Guest Instagrammer | Helen Alexander - Journal

Guest Instagrammer | Helen Alexander

Yorkshire born Helen is a keen photographer and loves taking Instagram photographs with her iPhone 5. Her appreciation of the beautiful Yorkshire countryside shows with her eye for detail and colour. Here Helen tells Indigo more about her photographs.

1 // View over Raydaleside, The Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire

On my way to see my parents early in the morning, I just had to stop and take this picture. I loved the sun shining through the clouds and the colour of the sky.

2 // Hawes, Gayle Beck, North Yorkshire

Living in the village of Bainbridge just a few miles from Hawes, I have passed this scene thousands of times before, but as is often the case have never really taken the time to stop and appreciate it. I used the bridge to frame the waterfall and liked the imposing buildings on either side.

3 // View towards Gayle, Nr Hawes, North Yorkshire

I love this valley. It was a bright sunny day and I liked the way the shadows from the clouds settled on the ground.

4 // Semerwater, Raydaleside, North Yorkshire

Semerwater has always been one of my favourite places and love to capture it in different seasons and at different angles. I loved the silhouettes of the large rock and the hill in the background. I also liked the way the sun was reflected onto the water.

5 // Moorland above Askrigg, North Yorkshire

Sometimes the only way I can get my 2 year old to have an afternoon sleep is to take him in the car. This was taken on one of those occasions.
The Dales has incredible light and on occasions the colours created are spectacular, this was such an occasion, I loved the array of colours created by the light and the environment.

6 // Semerwater, Raydaleside

Loved the way the stones were placed in a circle and the stillness of the water. I love different patterns and lines within pictures.

7 // Jervaulx Abbey, Nr Masham, North Yorkshire

We recently went on a walk amongst the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey. The architecture is wonderful and couldn’t resist taking photos. I especially liked how the shadows were created from the architectural details of the building.

8 // Just off the A66, between Brough and Appleby, Cumbria

On the way to visit my husband’s parents, I had to stop and take some pictures as the clouds looked so dramatic.

9 // Betty’s Tearoom, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

We went on a family day out in Harrogate. There are some splendid buildings in Harrogate, but this is one of my favourites, sat in an elevated position on the corner of Parliament Street, with its wrought iron canopy and incredibly grand architectural details.

To see more of Helen’s photography visit her Instagram page.