Saturday, 5 December 2015

A grand gesture


Another photographic variation on the theme of Saltaire's New Mill chimney, such a splendid Italianate gesture. It was one of the last parts of the township to be constructed, the New Mill being built in 1868 as an extra spinning mill to increase the manufacturing capacity. It seems almost to be Sir Titus Salt's 'proud moment', finishing off his mills and his village with a flourish.

I'm rather pleased with the split-tone effect on this image. It seems to suit the subject.

3 comments:

  1. I like the split-tone effect. It shows the age, but makes it look rather stately. Nice.

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  2. A lovely image, jennyfreckles. The coloration makes it look like a very old photograph.

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  3. Beautiful! And a lovely effect.

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