Friday, 12 October 2018

VIEW FROM STOODLEY PIKE IN BLACK AND WHITE

View from balcony on Stoodley Pike Monument. West Yorkshire

18 comments:

Dragonstar said...

What a gorgeous scene! I love all the openness.

Photo Cache said...

Visiting from BLACK AND WHITE WEEKEND.

FRANKLY MY DEAR

kwarkito said...

a wonderful picture. Yorkshire landscapes are beautiful. I imagine the silence and maybe a fresh wind

Eclecticity said...

Impressive shot.

Taken For Granted said...

Fine landscape in b&w. The line going toward the horizon draws me eye, but I am not sure what that line is.

Lea said...

Beautiful!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Hello Dragonstar. Yes. It goes on for miles and miles and seemingly forever. It's wonderful.

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Hello Photo Cache. Thank you for visiting.

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Hello Kwarkito. It's lovely up there - delicious air. However, the stones even at this height are black from when the mills in the valley below belched out smoke. (They are now either derelict, demolished or turned into flats and offices.)

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Thanks Eclecticity.

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Hello Taken for Granted. The line is a paved path of stone flags, beautifully laid and even and flat. I need to find out about these paths through the big open spaces. It would have taken a lot of work to put them there - and interesting to know why that many people would have been going from a to b to make it worth the effort - and when they were put there. One such path in the wilds is called the London Road. (Have seen a photograph but not been there yet.) Extra paths have been put down even in very remote areas to protect the soft ground from walkers - I don't know when the one in the picture was laid. I'll try to find out.

magiceye said...

Beautiful landscape!

Toffeeapple said...

It is far more dramatic in black and white, isn't it?

Susan said...

That's also interesting textures. Is that a road that goes through the middle? It's a good composition.

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Thank you Lea.

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Hello Deepak. It is, indeed, a stunning landscape.

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Hello Toffeeapple. I'm interested that you say that. Black and white photography challenges me somewhat in that I could have adjusted the photo to make it much more dramatic but I didn't want to change it too much from what I was seeing - except to take the colour away. Since I posted it I keep thinking about the difference between a picture and a record, wondering if I should have made it look more arresting to the eye even if that meant changing the atmosphere of what I was seeing. On the whole, with this blog, I tend to show 'what I see'. (Except when I alter something so dramatically it's clear it's been altered - turned into an abstract or whatever.)

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Hello Susan. Thank you. It's a stone footpath - even way up here away from a road. Some paths are old, some are newer, laid there to protect the landscape from walkers. As you can imagine, this is a very popular place for people to go.