Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Dusk, Salts Mill


My lovely daughter came up from London to stay for a few days last week, attending the wedding of one of her best friends.  They met almost 20 years ago, at middle school, and have been firm friends ever since, keeping close even though they went their separate ways to senior school and then uni and V now lives in California.  In traditional fashion, the girls arranged a 'hen do' a couple of days before the wedding.  Thankfully, they didn't all dress like tarts and get drunk!  Instead they had a 'Yorkshire' themed afternoon and evening - complete with flat caps.  (The bride's had a veil attached!)  Part of it involved a trip on a narrowboat along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal through Saltaire, enjoying cakes and champagne as they cruised along.

Being the sweet girl that she is, J took some photos for me..  a boat level view of Saltaire, just as dusk was falling.  I am therefore delighted to present my first guest photographer on SDP - my very talented daughter.  This shot is taken in that narrow stretch of the canal between Salts Mill on the right and the New Mill.

17 comments:

  1. Lovely shot (which naturally reminds of a big university further South!). I'm glad that hen nights aren't all about binge drinking.

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  2. That's just about the spot where I watched two kingfishers fighting over territory a couple of years ago. It's a lovely photo.

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  3. Like mother, like daughter. A good eye for photography must run in the family.

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  4. That is a lovely story about friendship and a great photo.

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  5. Wonderfully atmospheric. I have sailed along that stretch of canal a good few times.

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  6. That sounds like a lovely hen night and great photograph. Many thanks for your kind words yesterday - very much appreciated.

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  7. Beautyful picture! and made in special circumstances, which adds a value! Best wishes to the -soon-married-one! :)

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  8. Beautiful! It sounds like they all had quite a good time.

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  9. Fantastic image! Clever composition, Jenny.

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  10. A lovely shot and what a nice idea for a party!

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  11. What an interesting angle on the canal and the mill.

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  12. You taught her well. My daughter is a better photographer than I, but in starting out on her career, she has too little time to work at it. Sigh.

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  13. Charm and talent clearly run in the family, Jenny. A delightful post with a lovely photo.

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  14. Aww your daughter is amazing! What great shot! Like mother like daughter. Lovely story about friendship, too!

    B xx

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  15. It's even all the more lovely knowing they were enjoying cakes and champagne whilst traveling on this boat! Beautiful! ~Lili

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