Saturday, 31 December 2011
The long view
The view of the long south front of Salts Mill, taken from the railway bridge - probably the most iconic image of Saltaire (even seen in the video intro to our local BBC News programme). It looks nice with the honey-coloured stone catching the sunshine - and the red SALTS sign.... our equivalent of the Hollywood sign, I always think!
I don't know why, but it seemed a suitable photo to round off another year. I guess I've learned to 'take the long view' about a lot of things as I've got older and (possibly) wiser.
I tried correcting the verticals on this (Michael will be pleased to know) but I decided I preferred it distorted. It emphasises the mill's bulk and length, I think. And by the way, my current header picture is a night-time view of all these windows. I like the way the lit windows have different colour temperatures.