Saturday, 22 January 2011
Well, I had such a good time having a virtual pint in Fanny's yesterday. (Thanks for the offer Alan!) Time flies when you're enjoying yourself - and in no time at all it was sunset!
Seriously, this was last night's sunset - taken through a window in my office. It was so spectacular that I thought I'd interrrupt the mono (tony) of our virtual tour of Saltaire with this exhilarating zing of colour. And this is SOOC (straight out of camera) apart from a bit of a crop. No saturation boost necessary. We rarely get this richness of colour round here but it had been a lovely, crisply sunny, cold day. (Such a pity that the weekend weather forecast is back to damp gloom!)
Our office was built in the 70s, before a PC on every desk had even been imagined. So it has wraparound windows and we spend all but the dullest days with all the blinds drawn, to prevent reflections on our monitor screens. In consequence, I nearly missed this glorious view. When someone drew back the blinds, it was like the opening sequence of a film or a colourful theatrical piece. Breathtaking. Like a free show put on by God just for our delight....
You can pick out a few Saltaire landmarks silhouetted on the skyline: from left to right - the fire station tower with its tall antenna, St Peter's church tower, the roof and tower of Saltaire's Victoria Hall and Salts Mill's soaring chimney.