Yorkshire Dales Rainbow

The Story Behind the Image - Yorkshire Dales Rainbow

One of our most memorable family holidays was a week spent in a self-catering cottage at Airton, near Skipton, in the south-eastern Yorkshire Dales. During that week I made several trips - both sunrise and sunset - to photograph the limestone pavement at nearby Malham Cove.

On one occasion I was on my way to photograph Malham Cove at sunset. I was walking along the footpath to the Cove from Malham village when I looked up at the ridge above me and saw this incredible rainbow coming to earth beside a solitary tree, with the sky behind it turning golden orange from the setting sun.

I set up my tripod as quickly as I could and managed to take this photo before the rainbow disappeared.

Britain Express UK Image Shop

Our online shop offers canvas prints, framed prints, metal prints, acrylic prints, posters, iPhone cases, Galaxy cases, and greeting cards of UK scenes, specialising in historic sites and traditional locations around England, Scotland and Wales.

We've chosen Fine Art America to host our shop. FAA is the largest worldwide print-on-demand service and offers a wide variety of printed image products from 14 fulfilment centres in 5 different countries.

You can order in a wide variety of currencies (euros, Japenese yen, American, Canadian and Australian dollars), and products ship in 2-3 business days.