While the rest of Britain and most of Western Europe seems to be basking in a heatwave with record temperatures and blazing sunshine, the West of Scotland is buried in low cloud, mist and rain.
This was taken late yesterday afternoon in New Lanark looking toward the Falls of Clyde (Dundaff Linn) and the Old Dye Works. The row of houses on the left is Caithness Row, built by Robert Owen at the beginning of the 19th Century to accommodate workers in his cotton mills here.
The weather was dull, wet and drizzly, the clouds enveloping the trees. It was, however, still warm for this time of year but still a bit different from the sights of hot sunny beaches in England!
Shot in RAW and converted and edited in PSE9.
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agjika (3616) 2011-10-02 6:29
Pitty! we are boiling here! Lovely scene and lush woods thought. You seem to have walked a bit off the road to get this splendid composition. I hope you had your wellies on!
Wonderful composition and mood.
jester5 (1988) 2011-10-02 7:03
lovely atmosphere in this one John and very good point of view.:)
RhodieIke (11584) 2011-10-03 5:45
Hi John, You sure can have some of our heat, 29.5C in London yesterday when visiting our son, now this is Scotland, super mist and drissel, lots to see and admire in this super photo a wee burn, an old furnace chimney, is it? Great colours and presentation, Trust you are well, and did you enroll in the t189, OU course? Regards Iain.
williewhistler (13541) 2011-10-03 6:33
Hello John,you may not be basking in sunshine but you have certainly captured the atmosphere of autumn,with the distant mist and yellowing foliage.
Being a dull day has helped to bring out the detail of the stonework and the wiggle in the road works well for me.
Best regards Les.
jhm (137668) 2011-10-05 4:13
Indeed the last ten day also Belgium more that 25° Celsius, now the weather are changed with 18 degree
Wonderful panoramic image with the village in foreground.
Splendid lovely picture.
Excellent composition, splendid presentation, TFS.
Very well done.
MJR (3360) 2011-10-06 13:06
You have given us a very melancholic image here, or is it just sour grapes. Your note suggests the latter !
I recgnise this view form your other postings, and my own cursory visit there one evening two years ago. I promised myself to return for a proper look, but havn't made it yet !
I love this old industrial past, and am especially fascinated by those who endeavoured to develop these 'improved' factories and living conditions. ( 'Le mot juste' escapes me for the minute ! )
Am off the sunny North Wales next week, hoping for some better weather than this - in Llanberis ? Nah !
saxo042 (37226) 2011-10-07 6:31
It is very interesting to notice that this photo was taken the same day as I took my latest upload photo in Schleswig-Holstein! We had 25°C and sunshine! But that was probably the last summer day this year... Coming back to Gothenburg the next day, we had the same weather as you had here!
The gray industruial buildings match the weather and the autumnal colours are very obvious. The comparison with all your other pictures from New Lanark are also interesting. This capture of the long diagonal line of the buildings here is one of the better ones.
holmertz (39569) 2011-10-08 11:00
This is a fine picture, but it's a bit embarrassing to find that my brother has already pointed out what I was going to write. I wanted to comment on how well the dull weather suits the colours of the trees and the buildings. Instead I will have to compliment you on the well found POV which shows the line of buildings on a very elegant diagonal with a slight curve on the far side.
SnapRJW (30687) 2012-10-06 6:02
Hello John - I've been having a look at some of your older shots. I think I must have been in the UK when you posted this one, I like it a lot. It is so atmospheric and you have captured the mood of a misty overcast day very well. Despite the weather and light there is good contrast and colour; the trees are particularly well managed with a lovely range of shades. The elevated view has provided the shot with interesting detail throughout and a good feeling of depth. Lovely shot. Have a good weekend. Rosemary
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (19780)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-01
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, Hoya 77mm Pro1D UV(0)
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/20 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-02 3:33