Tuesday, 27 December 2011

As the sun sets


Isn't it nice how late afternoon winter sunshine makes colours glow?  The statue of Sir Titus Salt in Saltaire's Roberts Park overlooks the restored bandstand, with one of the restored pavilions in the background.  The statue was erected in 1903 to commemorate the centenary of Salt's birth and was commissioned by Sir James Roberts, the Managing Director of the Mill at the time.  The front of the statue can be seen here.

9 comments:

  1. Yes I have often noticed the beautiful honey coloured glow that saturates the particular sand stone that Saltaire's delightful buildings are built from . . . . when the winter sun is low in the sky . . . . but the trick is to capture it through the lens, something you seem to have done excellently here.

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  2. The statue seems to be wondering where all the musicians have gone! One of the chief glories of this time of year is that it's easy to get out to photograph early morning and late afternoon.

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  3. An interesting perspective. The sun picks out the red on the band stand beautifully.

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  4. Very nice, Jenny. I'm struck by the cloudless, blue sky. That's a rare sight for us in this season! Jim

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  5. I think he'll be pleased with the bandstand.

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  6. "Where did this bandstand come from? It was not in my grand plan!" said Sir Titus.

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  7. What beautiful light that time of day! ~Lili

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  8. Wonderfully composed shot and lovely light!

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  9. I spent a few days last week with other photography enthusiasts, so we talked a fair amount on the subject. I was told there is one famous photographer who shoots only at 6 am and 5 pm. Another one says (I paraphrase): find the light, then look for a subject. Looks like here you followed both. :-)

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