Friday, 4 December 2009

Lots of water!

We've had a lot of rain in the past few weeks in the UK, especially in the west of the country. Cumbria has been particularly badly hit, with big floods and bridges washed away. It hasn't been quite so bad here in Yorkshire, but everywhere is a bit soggy. I walked along the River Aire to the weir just outside Saltaire, to see how it looked. As you can see, the river is in full spate, but it has not (as yet!) burst its banks.

Just at this spot (as you look at this photo, it's behind you - as they say in pantomime!) is the headquarters of the local rowing club, and you often see boats practising just up from the weir... but not in this weather! The mill opposite is a small mill called Hirst Mill, now converted into a house. (I'm not sure I'd like to live there at present.)


  1. A great monochrome shot - and one which gets bigger when you click on it!

  2. Love the almost plastic quality to the water going over the weir.

  3. Clicking to enlarge works fine. It's a great shot.

  4. You really captured the idea of a flood or near flood in this photography. And the power of the river is evident in the photo as well.


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