Thursday, 20 January 2011

Landscape Photography: Winter Landscapes, The River Calder, Dewsbury - Part 3. 19th January 2011

Another 20 minute lunchtime stroll along the River Calder. The swans were there again and the pale winter sun had a similar beautifying effect to the snow a few weeks ago. It would be interesting to make this a regular thing and try to find something different and interesting to photograph each time on this short stretch of the river.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Landscape Photography: Winter Landscapes, The River Calder, Dewsbury - Part 2. 14th January 2011

I was at a loose end at lunchtime today, so I thought I'd pop back to have a look at the River Calder in Dewsbury now the snow has gone (see my previous visit last month - CLICK HERE).
What a difference! As predicted, there was rubbish and filth absolutely everywhere and the whole place was grey and dreary.
And then I spotted the two swans and I couldn't help thinking that wherever you are you can find something beautiful and uplifting. Quite why they'd chosen to be there, I've no idea!
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Sunday, 9 January 2011

Landscape Photography: Winter Landscapes, Ogden Reservoir, Halifax. 8th January 2011

New Year's Resolutions:
1. Get more exercise (ie. get out and walk a lot more this year).
2. Do more Landscape Photography.

A nice short walk around Ogden Reservoir, near Halifax. Nothing too taxing, just a gentle stroll. It was still pretty icy underfoot and the reservoir itself was surprisingly still frozen over. Judging by the size of some of the rocks people had thrown onto it, I would imagine the ice was still fairly thick.
The low sun and contrasty (is that a word?) light made it ideal for a bit of black & white!

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Monday, 3 January 2011

Panoramic Photography: Halifax By Night. 2nd January 2011

It's been ages since I went out and did some proper landscape photography so I decided to go out early on Sunday morning to catch the dawn rising over the valleys around Halifax and Bradford. As it happened, it was a bit too cloudy and therefore not a very interesting light. However, I did take a few shots of Halifax town centre from the hill up into Southowram while it was still dark. It's very theraputic going out at the crack of dawn (or before) when there is no-one about to photograph the local landscape. I should make it my New Year's resolution to do it more often!
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