Yorkshire in general, and Malham Cove in particular, are quintessentially English. This series of desolate moors and curious exposed limestone plateaus, eroded over time, pull a constant stream of visitors like a magnet. These limestone ‘pavements’ are found in several locations in Yorkshire and also appear in a similar form in western Ireland. The exposed rock surface features deep vertical fissures, which can trap the unwary in good weather and are positively lethal in snowy conditions. I used my second visit to this unusual natural landscape as a chance to try out a new 43mm lens on my Mamiya 7 rangefinder camera. It is impossible not be influenced by the many wonderful existing photographs of the Yorkshire Dales, and my simple treatment of this image was unconsciously influenced by the subtle landscapes of photographer Fay Godwin.