Tuesday, 27 March 2018

The way the wind blows


When you get right up to the top floor of Salts Mill, you can see, through the glass skylights, a hazy glimpse of the weathervane that sits atop one of the twin towers on the roof. The glass is dirty and criss-crossed with strengthening bars, so it is pretty much impossible to get a decent photo of the weathervane from there, which is a pity. It is quite attractive, with a nice font and an ornate pointer. I have done some complicated manipulation of this image to achieve this effect! I quite like it. It's not 'the truth' but it's not far off what you can see beyond the dirt and the iron bars. (The N/S axis is all but invisible when it points straight towards you.)

For the purists, here's one taken from the outside, with my telephoto lens on max!


4 comments:

  1. The manipulated version does have the feel of wintry weather in a northern town. I like it very much.

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  2. It is a nice one. I like your pic!

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  3. A lovely weather vane! I like your treatment of it.

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  4. Your top photo reminds me of the "pea-soupers" of days gone by........smog killed thousands.

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