Friday, 6 August 2010

Blue sky thinking (Skywatch Friday)

Walking in Roberts Park, Saltaire the other day, I was cheered by this glorious blue sky. The honeyed stone of Saltaire's buildings (in this case the New Mill) looks at its best against a clear blue. But I like the mix of different types of clouds - and the contrails. That is a small reminder that we are only a few miles from Leeds-Bradford airport, though the planes are usually high enough overhead here that they don't irritate with constant noise.

I thought this would be a good entry for Skywatch Friday - I've not joined in that one before, but it's always fun seeing what different people do with a theme. For the other participants in Skywatch Friday this week, click this link.

A few days ago I mentioned a new video about the restoration of Roberts Park. I've now discovered who made it: David Weber of Barleybrook Films - a Leeds-based company. They've also made a film called 'The Story of Saltaire' and one called 'Echo of the Stones' (about the mysterious house at Milner Field.) You can view clips on their website by clicking the title links. They are high quality, well made films, available as DVDs.


22 comments:

  1. Thank you for joining us at Skywatch today! Welcome!
    Beautiful blue skies and contrails over the Mill . Very interesting post too!

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  2. Nicely captured!

    Happy Sky Watch Friday!

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  3. I always wonder where all those jets are going.Nice sky shot!

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  4. I'd be cheered by this sky too. :) It's a beautiful sky. I'm glad you decided to show it to us this week.

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  5. It really is a great entry for SWF. I love the blue sky!

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  6. That's a few plane there on the sky. Thanks for sharing, its beautiful sky shot. Hoep you had a great weekend.

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  7. Welcome to Skywatch! Great first entry, and I hope "first" implies more to come.

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  8. Nice with the airplane trails which draw your eye in and down.

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  9. Beautiful shot,I expeciaally like the clouds.

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  10. Lovely picture, as always. I will follow up your link to the video site, sounds good.

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  11. the lines on the building let us to the infite ehaven
    congrats
    Have a nice friday

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  12. Love the sky shot. The trails all point to the interesting building.

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  13. Awesome shot. I see the streak of white line formed by an airplane. Happy Friday!

    SkyWatchFriday

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  14. That is a lovely blue sky, great clouds!

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  15. Great skies jenny.
    Have a great weekend.
    Costas

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  16. beautiful composition!! superb sky you catch!

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  17. Great sky and lovely with the stripes.

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  18. Great contribution to Sky Watch. I think this is better than a shot with a cloudless blue sky. The contrails work so wonderfully to pull the eye to the tower.

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  19. A great submission for that Skywatch site! Thanks for the link too. ~Lili

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  20. A friend of mine acted in Echo of the Stones. A great short film.

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