Although Leeds in West Yorkshire has many architectural gems if asked to name one iconic building in or near the city centre I suspect that most people would come up with one of three choices – the Corn Exchange, the Town Hall, or the Parkinson Building. There may be quite a few votes for Kirkgate […]Read more "Leeds Parkinson Building"
Fairly regularly someone asks the question “where is the most beautiful place in the world you have been?”. I consider myself to be fairly well traveled and have been to many beautiful places but I am lucky enough to be able to honestly say that I haven’t found anywhere better than the area where I […]Read more "Winter Wonderland"
Apologies for the delay since my last past, as I am sure happens to everyone life seems to get in the way and before you know it months have gone by! Back in the spring we took one of our many family outings to Bolton Abbey in Yorkshire and, in between skipping stones across the […]Read more "Bolton Abbey"
Little Germany, an area of Bradford in West Yorkshire, was named after the large number of German (and other European) merchants who built warehouses in the area from the mid-19th century. As you can see from these pictures these were no ordinary warehouses. At that time Bradford was the wool capital of the world and […]Read more "Little Germany"
The annual 1940s weekend in Haworth, Yorkshire, is a photographer’s paradise. Haworth’s cobbled Main Street, the train station on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, and the Bronte Parsonage provide a perfect backdrop for the hundreds of people who go to so much effort to dress up in authentic period costume. Because these people put […]Read more "Haworth 1940s Weekend 2016"
The West Yorkshire area is littered with architectural wonders from the Industrial Revolution although unfortunately it seems that one more gets burned down with every week that passes. Dalton Mills in Keighley is one such mill which was partially destroyed by fire in 2011 but thankfully the majority of it was saved and is either […]Read more "A Tale of Two Mills"
As mentioned in my last post – Salt’s Mill by Night – I kept back another set of photos which were taken one hundred metres further along the Leeds-Liverpool canal towpath. This second set of photos were of no particular subject other than the dramatic light flooding through the trees and through the mist. After […]Read more "Along The Towpath"
Salt’s Mill in Saltaire – a World Heritage Site – is only two miles as the crow flies from where I live and I go there all the time, often with my camera. It is rare though that I go there at night with my camera. I have mentioned in previous posts that a good […]Read more "Salt’s Mill By Night"
Whitby is one of my favourite places to visit and I have been there many times over the last few years. For such a small town it has a surprising number of locations at which a photographer could spend hours snapping away. From the Old Town, to the beach, to the Abbey, and of course […]Read more "Whitby Harbour"
At most places that I go to, such as Scarborough Castle in the pictures below, I take both film and digital cameras (a Nikon FE and a Nikon D80) both of which are getting a bit long in the tooth. The FE was made in 1982 and is as good as the day it was […]Read more "Nikon D7200 vs D80 (with a bit of FE)"