Harking back again to last winter when we had heavy snowfalls at the beginning of December (2010), this was taken in the conservation village of New Lanark one early evening.
Robert Owen, a Welshman and later colleague of Richard Arkwright, the inventor of the spinning frame, did much to develop the cloth trade in north-west England. Owen travelled north and, during a visit to the Glasgow area, fell in love with Caroline Dale, daughter of the proprietor, David Dale, of a new spinning and weaving mill at New Lanark. Not only did he marry Dale's daughter but he also did much to develop the site in New Lanark and was also responsible for social reform, making certain that his workers had fair pay, good nutrition and satisfactory living conditions.
Once again, you can read more about Robert Owen and New Lanark on the wonderful "Undiscovered Scotland" website here and here.
New Lanark is now a heritage centre and well worth a visit. The houses, originally built for workers at the mills and now restored, are much sought after as prime accommodation for local workers and commuters to Glasgow and Edinburgh.
This is a little alleyway on the periphery of New Lanark, just beside the Old Dye Works, part of which is now used as a centre for the Scottish Wildlife Trust who do much to protect, amongst other species, families of peregrine falcons who regularly nest near here in the cliffs beside the Falls of Clyde.
Shot in RAW with a long (20 sec.) exposure and converted and edited in PSE6.
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Ilducabianco (940) 2012-01-10 2:06
almost perfect photo with a good management of lighting conditions.Composition rich in depth, with beautiful colours and excellent sharpness (the long exposure time worked fine).And then this place is one of the most interesting in Scotland.
cavli (1876) 2012-01-10 2:10
excelent lighted picture. very nice colors indeed. very sharp and brillant picture. well seen and composed. well done
timecapturer (49280) 2012-01-10 4:20
a winter wonderland and a beautifully controlled capture. I love the light which adds that bit of magic. A text book composition with the viewer being led nicley into the image. Executed flawlessly and an enchanting presentation.
Have a good week - Brian.
lousat (77802) 2012-01-10 4:38
Hi John,fantastic choice of the moment whit these lights and very impressive camera settings for a very professional result,maybe the best snowy pic of this serie,i like it..a lot!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
bayno (18342) 2012-01-10 8:55
Hi John, one of the most beautiful shot from your last, 22 second...i realy like the mix of light and your framing, very nice also the texture of the wall and the perspective, wonderful tones in pleasant contrast with the snow, interesting note too, good evening, Valter
annjackman (19933) 2012-01-10 9:21
This is so inviting and warm which is a strange to say about a snow picture. It is the lovely lights and the windows suggesting warmth inside to protect from the elements. The POV through the archways and the little hill beyond is a great composition. Well done for using a tripod to give such an excellent exposure and sharpness - I must start using mine and Yellowstone will be a great opportunity. I am told that the cold temperatures at Yellowstone can cause carbon-fibre tripods to break! The metal ones (Dave has one)need wrapping in somthing to prevent leaving your skin on it when touched.
Lovely work John. you are posting some excellent winter shots from last year.
Best wishes, Ann
rychem (23964) 2012-01-10 10:53
This is like a fairy tale, nice lighting and colours, excellent done
brianmcc (6181) 2012-01-10 12:37
i can almost hear the crunch of the snow and feel it give way underneath just thinking about walking in this picture. your viewpoint is superb showing so much detail of the archway in the foreground, while the second arch and beyond leads very well up the hill on the street. the lights around the stonework illuminating the scene are superb. very atmospheric.
i wonder when this winter is going to start.
Gigidusud (16299) 2012-01-10 13:58
Very beautiful picture with nice colors,i like it!
Thanks for sharing.
dta (67198) 2012-01-10 14:03
Hello John ,
It seems that Santa Claus is going to appear through the stoned arches ! The angle of view and the framing are perfect . The capture of the light , too .
Very good work .
Royaldevon (30181) 2012-01-11 3:02
I like this shot very much. Not only have you had to deal with the restricted light but capture details of the snow, too. The tripod and the slow shutter speed have been a great success.
You have a good pov, using the diminishing tracks to lead under tarches. The repeating arches and converging lines produce a fine sense of perspective. The icing on the cake are those attractive lights shining on the walls and repeting on the snow.
have a good day,
RhodieIke (11742) 2012-01-11 7:32
Bootiful( as a certain Bernard Matthews chickens, from Norfolk, would say..) John this is wonderful, love the light you have some great ones from last winter, Cheers Iain.
Silvio1953 (123515) 2012-01-11 12:08
Ciao John, great view trought arc, fascinating sunset with fantastic light, splendid perspective and wonderful warm colors, very well done my friend, bravo, ciao Silvio
williewhistler (14607) 2012-01-11 13:10
the variety of light sources must have given you a bit to think about here.You have ended up with a super winter scene,strong composition and warm glowing colours,a lovely shot.
Best regards Les.
Rafer (15373) 2012-01-11 22:54
Perfect light and composition ... very well realized and nice... Greetings
CLODO (30597) 2012-01-12 0:54
superb lights effect on the walls to discover the matter, well enhanced by a snowy ground.
saxo042 (37578) 2012-01-12 5:19
I like the interaction between the different curved lines here. The illuminated fundaments for the arches are also fine parts of this pleasant picture. It looks very cold here! A very interesting note too!
Kielia (23703) 2012-01-12 5:33
a wonderful impression of last winter indeed. The place does not look real. I really like these beautiful shadows and the excellent perspective. My compliments also for the nice note!
Glint (6167) 2012-01-14 12:46
This very nice. Excellent light management. The archway looks very inviting.And then there is another, equally so.You've got the snow perfectly, not an easy job.No oe at all.I like the textures here of snow and stone.
apologies for my absence but I'm back at work and that makes for a very dull girl.
finlay (1549) 2012-01-16 2:49
THis really does bring back memories of the severe snow last winter. I like the warm glow from the lights which highlights the detail in the stonework. THe view through the two arches is very effective and creates a good sense of perspeective.
InasiaJones (31498) 2012-01-21 15:37
A succession of light that punctuate the scene in a very colourful and attractive way.
I really like the perspective and the way the arches have been used in the composition. I can see the choices you were facing while framing your image, deciding to include the window, which brings character and a nice foreground, then adopting an angle where the first arch would frame the other in a non-obstrusive way.
You have achieved a strong sense of depth and importantly enough, you were there while the snow was still fluffy, fresh and clean, to create this "ideal winter" scene.
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (20696)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-12-07
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF-S 10-22 mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Tiffen 77mm UV Protector
- Exposure: f/11, 22 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-10 1:54