Wednesday, 24 November 2010
I find it odd that I am so drawn to this view of Salts Wharf with Salts Mill in the distance. It's hardly the most beautiful view in the world, yet somehow it enthralls me. I see it most days, as my habitual walk to work takes me over the canal bridge from which it is taken. That means I get to see it in all weathers and all seasons. I suppose that's one of the reasons I am so fascinated - different lighting and different weather conditions radically affect the way the scene looks. Yesterday I was passing just before the sun rose above the surrounding hills. It was light but not fully so and, as you can see here, the sun was catching Salts Mill in the background before it touched the buildings in the foreground. As an added bonus, there was a full moon still visible and reflected in the water. A crisp, cold morning gave a crisp, cold image.
Those of you who are awake (!) will recognise the view as the one I entered into the Yorkshire Landscapes Competition. I still haven't heard the results of that (they seem to be taking ages over the final judging). I will of course let you know if and when I hear anything. If you want to see my other photos of this view please click 'that view' in the labels.