Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Moonstruck

(Best viewed large)
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.

12 comments:

  1. It's wonderful, I see why you're enthralled!

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  2. 1) you could use this one for Weekend reflections, it's great!
    2) the pictures of the competition were all very beautyful, it must be hard to choose!
    3) I also like to see the same things under different lights.

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  3. Beautiful moon reflection Jenny.
    have a great day.
    Costas

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  4. What a spectacular shot! Everything is just perfect and my favorite part has to be that reflected moon.

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  5. It is indeed a captivating view, and this shot rewards a long look.

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  6. Beautiful...and the reflection just makes it all the more special!

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  7. There is definitely something about this view which is extremely alluring!

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  8. I agree with you... best viewed large, and a great view indeed. The light you captured here, with the moon and reflection, makes an industrial scene look romantic.

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  9. Beautiful shot. The golden glow of the sunlight is a great contrast to the cold moonlit reflection. Lovely.

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