Friday, 29 June 2012

Town meets country

Still posting random shots.....  I've just returned from a holiday and enjoyed my 60th birthday celebration.  (And, hooray!  My daughter did manage to get us some tickets for the Olympics - basketball!)

I have now taken delivery of a new Mac (I decided an upgrade was going to be more cost-effective than a repair) but it will take me a while to get it up and running with photo software - and, no doubt, even longer until I've updated my skills and knowledge to cope with it.  I'm still able to post on my blog using my old computer, even though it is struggling a bit, so I should be able to keep things going until I get properly organised.

This photo shows a favourite spot of mine, up near Hirst Lock, where a footbridge crosses the River Aire and you can see the tower of Saltaire's New Mill in the distance.  It is a peaceful spot and feels like it might be right out in the countryside, but actually the bridge crosses to a housing estate and is quite a busy thoroughfare.  I had to wait ages until there was no-one walking or cycling over the bridge.  It bounces quite noticeably as people cross and that doesn't make for a sharp photo!


  1. Random but rather pretty! Belated birthday greetings!

  2. Hope you had wonderful birthday celebrations. Tickets for the Olympics, and a new Mac! Enjoy.

  3. There's nothing like carrying a camera to make one antisocial, is there? A holiday, new computer, and Olympics tickets = a happy birthday! Jim

  4. Happy belated birthday!Are you a Gemini?!
    Beautyful spot, no wonder it's one of your favorite!
    How lucky to see the Games!

    1. Yes, I'm a Gemini, Malyss - though I can never make up my mind whether I think astrology has any basis or not!

  5. Lovely shot! Happy Belated Birthday!

  6. Hi Jenny - glad you happy 60th .. then the new Mac - good luck with the associated learning process .. and how wonderful that your daughter at least has some tickets for the Olympics ...

    Wet holiday and wet north - boy are we having a soggy time - and really sad for some people - being flooded out must be terrible ... interesting view of the weir and as you say - it won't look like that now ...

    Cheers Hilary

  7. It doesn't look like you are near a city at all. You are a patient photographer. Good luck with your new Mac. Aperture is a great photo program for Mac. I'm still learning to use it.


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