Thursday, 13 November 2014

Over the bridge

If you're 5'5" like me, this is a view of Saltaire's Salts Mill that you never see... To take it, I had to balance my camera above my head on the parapet of the railway bridge and pretty much experiment in order to get the right composition. I guess the bridge has been built so high precisely to discourage photographers from climbing up to take the iconic shot of the Mill's long south frontage. It is, however, a view well-known to millions of TV viewers, since a similar shot appears in the opening video sequence to the nightly 'Look North' local news programme on BBC1.


  1. Hi Jenny - being of a lower height - sometimes useful, but not always! Lovely shot and well done for persevering ... and what a fantastic shot for the local news ...

    Cheers Hilary

  2. Your experimentation and persistence have paid off handsomely. Presumably the BBC employ especially tall cameramen for just such an eventuality.

  3. I would have been glad to help you . . .


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