The lower half of this square format image shows the River Ouse in York on a bright sunny day.
A pair of single sculls in the middle of the river provide a focal point for the foreground of the image. The water is reflecting the clear blue sky, giving the river an attractive blue-grey hue.
The decorative northwest span of Lendal Bridge and a number of red and white commercial pleasure boats add colour and interest to the middleground.
In the background beyond the bridge, the roofs and river-facing elevations of buildings create an interesting background and skyline. The buildings include the Guildhall and the tower of St Martin-le-Grand church. In the centre-background, a pair of large trees tower above the Guildhall, their green leaves contrasting attractively with the white Tadcaster limestone of the adjacent buildings.