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.

3 comments:

  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

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

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

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