Tuesday, 11 January 2011


Water can add a great deal to a picture. The perfect reflections of a pond or still stream, the violence of a winter sea storm, or a spectacular waterfall can all contribute to the feeling of place conveyed in an image.

This first picture (rescued from tobacco excess) features a land drain on the Kennet flood plain at Hampstead Marshall. This was taken just before dawn at about 5 am on a lovely still day.

Continuing the dawn and still water theme. This is the ford over the river Pang at Bucklebury in West Berkshire. These days the Pang is generally dry in the summer but I was fortunate to find the ford full and undisturbed.

This classic small waterfall picture shows the river Swale below the bridge at Richmond, North Yorkshire. I used the conventional tripod and long exposure method to create the smooth look to the brackish water that drains the Dales above.

Higher up into the dales we have the Old Gang Lead Mine in Swaledale. Here the remains of our industrial heritage jostle with a moorland stream and the rocky spoil tips. The peat stained water starts its long journey to the sea.

All of these images were scanned from old Provia slides recently

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