A little bit of exposure

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Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Being an Urban Explorer and a keen amateur photographer gives me the chance to document and record derelict and abandoned buildings that are not normally seen.It's a hidden and forgotten world of true beauty and natural decay.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

The Passage Of Time.

One can't imagine how many people have embraced these stairs.
I must admit to feeling a little uncomfortable stood here.
I think your mind plays tricks in situations like this.

The Secret Garden.

This felt like walking into a fairy tale. It's a sad sight to behold really.
But you can only bestow great respect for such a magnificent building as this.

Room With A View.

There is an endless supply of material to photograph here! And i dread to think how much it would have cost me to develop all the shots i took that day. Thank god for digital.
I just looked through the window and thought....... Beautiful.
Thats the kind of Photography that means something. That pleasurable smile.

The Window Box.

Nature is encroaching fast now.
Breathing life for a new look in it's old age.
This Mill deserves to be restored.
I keep my fingers crossed!

The Waiting Room.

Another one of the Mill.
It's only now that i can relax and take it all in at my leisure.
Even in it's never ending decay, it still shows it's beauty.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

The Silent Staircase

This is part of Westwood Mill at Linthwaite. One of the earliest buildings of it's type. 18th century and grade 2 listed.
I entered here all alone, and although it was daylight, the feeling was very eerie.
This place has now truly inspired me to return! But with a companion for safety reasons.
I just love the way how nature has taken hold to reveal the beautiful colours and texture.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Land Of The Rising Sun.

I think i may have suffered another attack of insomnia.

High up on the moors at the crack of dawn.

Can you spot the bird?

This is best viewed at a higher resolution. Just click on the image to view an enlargement.

Castle On The Hill

The well known Huddersfield landmark at Castle Hill.

This was erected in the late 1890's to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. But the site goes back over 4000 years where there once stood a Castle (hence the name)

Taken at 5:20am when the rising sun cast It's warm glow on the East and Southern flanks.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Morning Glory

There's only one thing to do when you can't sleep?

Get dressed.... And get out there.

There's no better feeling than being alone with nature as the sun rises.

Along the Canal Nr Linthwaite.

Sleepy Hollow

6am and not a soul to be seen. Just the sound of the Birds dawn chorus.

You have to get up early to capture scenes like this.

Taken by the Canal at Titanic Mills Linthwaite.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Squirrel's Nuts

A regular visitor to my sisters garden.
They have become accustomed to having us humans sharing their daily routine. And it gives me the freedom to photograph them with ease.
Some regard them as pests, and they do try to raid the veg patch now and again. But they are such adorable little creatures.

Canal Life

On the way to Marsden through the Colne Valley.

I often walk along the Canal to it's journey's end.....Have a couple of pints....And catch the bus back.

Solitude gives me inner peace.

The Clough

This is the view from behind the Bulls Head at Blackmoorfoot....Where i used to work as a Chef.

Not a bad backdrop to take your mind off the rigours of kitchen life.

Throughout the changing seasons this vista always pleased me.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Open For Business

Part of the Hypericum family.....The Rose Of Sharon.

Shot indoors with diffused light.

Now what insect would'nt be attracted to this.

Shedding Skin

Taken at Ponderosa animal farm Nr Birstall.

A great day out for the family.

The impressive Iguana.

Mother Goose

Resident Geese on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal at Linthwaite.

Shot with a long zoom lens so as not to disturb them.

They were just happily going about their business bathing in the sunshine.

I just adore wildlife and nature.

Over The Hill

I was on location shooting landscapes around Meltham.

I had just focused on this scene when a figure appeared over the horizon.

What a stroke of luck.

It certainly put the picture into perspective.

Sepia toned for atmosphere and impact.

Golden Rain

This waterfall is only a 5 minute walk from home.

It has been cropped to this format, as this is going to be put on canvas to hang on my wall.

I used a slow shutter speed to convey movement and give it that dreamy effect.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Far from the madding crowd

Where the Pennines start to blend in with the Peak District you will find Dovestones.

An escapism from modern life. I think we all need that from time to time.

When you have this on your doorstep.... All seems well with the world.

Stairway to Heaven

As you sit in silence you can almost hear the trees whispering.

There's something about forest's that fascinate me. All stood proud and regimental. It must be the eerie silence that does it.

It was the narrow clearing in the trees that caught my eye. It draws you into the picture.