I have posted several pictures from New Lanark before and this is yet another, taken a few days ago, in this lovely heritage village.
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.
This picture was taken of the River Clyde looking upstream toward the falls of Dundaff Linn which are hidden behind the trees. The old dyeworks (now the offices of the Scottish Wildlife Trust) are on the left and the tall chimney is all that now remains of what was a small gasworks which provided light to the village during the 19th Century.
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timecapturer (49288) 2012-10-09 3:38
love this! The light here is just magical and it brings out all the colours so beautifully. Your composition is perfect as is the execution, with exquisite detailing and a real sense of character. I can hear the waters and birds singing!
Regards - Brian.
bergese (6699) 2012-10-09 4:12
Une très belle image où la lumière est magnifique et le cadrage parfait.La nature commence à prendre ses couleurs automnales.Un équilibre parfait.
macondo (18623) 2012-10-09 5:10
I knew this was a New Lanark scene before I'd even read the beginning of your note. Have we seen this building before, from a different angle? Am I right in remembering the dye factory from an earlier shot? Anyway, it's a beautiful scene, with the highlights on the building and the trees superbly picked out, and the gentle curve of the stream and the wall on the left leading the eye into the scene. Sharp and well exposed, and a great amount of detail brought out in the shadowy area of foliage on the right. Very nicely done, and accompanied by your typically informative and personable note.
SnapRJW (31617) 2012-10-09 5:40
Hello John - A new perspective on a scene I have become familiar with thanks to your gallery. An exceptionally well managed and lovely shot with a faultless composition. The curve of the river is nicely balanced by the mill and tree on the RHS. The golden light falling across the building and picking up the colours on the trees is very beautiful as it adds both depth and detail to the image. This is a very fine photograph and a pleasure to see. Warm regards Rosemary
emilbo (22616) 2012-10-09 6:33
Une magnifique photo parfaitement réussie et bien présentée dans un bel éclairage. La note le dit pas mais ce vieux moulin à sûrement de l'âge et est des plus intéressant et bien entouré par une belle végétation. Excellente composition et j'aime bien la rivière qui se perd au tournant. Les couleurs de début d'automne sont superbes.
Toutes mes félicitations!...
bayno (18342) 2012-10-09 7:00
Autumn arrives with him but also the particular light and warm colors that characterize it, excellent POV to show this old textile factory and the river, I remember your previous note about it, perfect exposure and a superb light management...
annjackman (20283) 2012-10-09 7:22
The hint of autumn colours and the gentle light give a new perspective on a familiar scene. The old buildings are charming. A really super rural scene that has been very well photographed.
Kind Regards, Ann
dta (68862) 2012-10-09 7:33
Hello john ,
The perspective is excellent . The composition , too , with the curve of the riverturning to the right and the interesting building on the left . I like the first colors of autumn in the trees and the very good light management .
GREGG (7888) 2012-10-09 7:38
nice part of the landscape,
good presentation, POV and sharpness
nice light and shadows
have a nice afternoon,
saxo042 (37594) 2012-10-09 7:43
There are many beautiful colours in this picture and I expect that whitin the next few weeks, there will be much more of the autumnal leaves in the trees. This is a beautiful composition, with the qualities of a painting with the saturated colours. I notice, a small dtail, that you have placed the chimney at exactly the third. By the way, did you here anything from Peter G?
jester5 (2022) 2012-10-09 8:08
I love the light and shadow play in this one John and excellent perspective as usual with beautiful soft colours and sharpness.Interesting note too thank you.
ACL1978 (7511) 2012-10-09 8:11
Interesting history to go along with this old mill along the river. I can see why the site was chosen - it looks like the water moves pretty quickly here!
Really lovely light to this shot - I like how it gives us a nice bright look at the first signs of autumn in the trees at top before settling on the old stonework of the mill building. Wonderful POV for this one as well, John.
williewhistler (14799) 2012-10-09 10:45
the glowing light across the buildings is so nice,helping to reveal all of it`s architectural interest,the sweeping curve of the river balances the image very well.
The whole image is just delightful.
Kind regards Les.
Royaldevon (31339) 2012-10-09 12:23
The trees are just beginning to show their autumn colours which are like colour streaks in a lady's hair. I just love how the sunlight is catching the tips of the trees and, also, lighting up the walls of the old dyeworks.
The curved wall and the curve of the river, make a fine introduction to the scene, guiding leisurely towards the focal images.
My warm regards,
brianmcc (6185) 2012-10-09 13:00
this is a lovely scene looking up the river. the curve in the water leads the viewer through the scene very well. as does the wall leading from the left hand corner towards the mill, which has the most beautifl light resting on it. the trees are also illuminated so wonderfully. the sky is perfect with the clouds allowing for just a bit of blue sky to peak through now and again.
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2012-10-09 13:25
beautiful view..nice curve of the river...
excellent glowing light...
fantastic sharpness & details...
lovely colour tones..good contrast...
Matthew-Watt (5956) 2012-10-09 18:43
Hrmmm, beautiful Scotland. This image has so much going for it. The attractive sky, crushed water texture, selectively lit walls and tree tops and some fine, old architecture. Your framing and positioning are natural and pleasant. Excellent work. A good portrayal of this part of the world.
macjake (57950) 2012-10-09 19:13
very nice very nice.
Not sure if you know or not, but I have to wait a bit longer to get some autumn photo's of my own.
THere is a perception out there that all of Canada is in a freeze in the winter lol
when in actual fact the west coast of Canada is extremely mild, and we may get snow 2 days a year in the winter - then it melts the next day.
We only get snow here up in the mountains.
And there's a reason why so many elderly folk live here lol
So....as for autumn, OUR autumn season doesnt' really begin until the last week of October or November, whereas in most other ares of Canada its autumn now.
So will the trees become even more colored in the next week or two in this photo of yours?
beautiful light, compo, colors, love the stream, I honestly can't pick anything out thats 'wrong'.
Enjoy your day
jhm (141307) 2012-10-10 3:14
Exactly a picture out of the Belgian Ardennes, but this image is a nice picture out of Scotland, one of the most beautiful places for photographers
Depth and perspective be superb.
Nice captured and composed.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Wednesday,
Vitaly (1021) 2012-10-10 8:38
You captured this typical Scottish view with soft colors of autumn excellently. Bend of the river is good choice of POV.
npecanhuk (67520) 2012-10-10 17:53
A wonderful painting-like photograph!
That place looks so calm and peaceful! It's beautiful too!
The picture is very attractive and pleasant-looking!
Special regards to the management of light, colors, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
delpeoples (53667) 2012-10-10 22:24
So this is what you see from your back verandah, eh? I don't mean that literally, but what an enchanting place to live. The photo is picture perfect - NOT CHOCOLATE BOX, for Heaven's sake - but just so immaculate: well-composed, sharp as a razor with the most skillful light management possible - particularly difficult when I see the entire RHS is shaded and the entire LHS is covered in warm, dappled light. I also like how you've got the river bank curving out of both FG corners, guiding the eye to the lovely old building and then off-screen to a place further up river. TRES BELLE MON CHER AMI! As them French say.
Un abbraccio, as them I-Talians say
francio64 (38961) 2012-10-11 5:20
immagine ben composta con i bei colori dell'autunno.
Il canale d'acqua al centro, dà movimento alla scena e profondità all'immagine.
holmertz (42831) 2012-10-11 6:17
These colours are so incredibly fresh and natural and well saturated. They make it pure joy to watch the photo. Although there is a sharp shadow across the wall, the light is generally very smooth and gentle and has brought out a very fine texture of the ripples in the river. It is a faultless and perfectly balanced composition.
ourania (33565) 2012-10-11 10:33
a very beautiful picture of a lovely, fresh, peaceful and interesting place. Depth and perspective are very well studied and effective, the view is very natural and pleasing. Apart from the wonderful impression of the whole, it's striking how vivid each of the elements of the composition looks. Each of them displays wonderful textures and colours that attract the viewer's interest. Most of all I love the force, texture and silvery hue of the water and the play of light and shadow on the stone wall. Your work has produced a marvellous, uncompromised result. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
mkamionka (31305) 2012-10-12 23:48
wow, this is very impressive. It is a very original way to show autumn. Usually most people including me are trying to find some well lit areas with colorful leaves and you were not afraid to photograph in the deep shade. A correct exposition under such circumstances is very challenging but you did a fantastic job and the result is beautiful. The composition is of course well thought through, the turn of the river showed from a perfect angle. You were lucky to have this attractive sky which is probably subtly enhanced to emphasize the features. The scarce sunlight works miracles here. It feels truly three dimensional.
Have a great weekend,
mmohan (744) 2012-10-20 13:00
Splendid light!. I like the balanced composition and the beginnings of the fall colours.
Have the leaves changed colours completely now in New Lanark?
Didi (57740) 2012-10-22 16:40
Great view, nice curve of the river
Very good lights balance with shades.
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (20978)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-04
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, Hoya 77mm Pro1D UV(0)
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/60 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-09 3:15