#55 – wheels of industry

I was approached via my main website (www.theviewfromthenorth.org) by a director of a mill in Huddersfield. They’d bought the old Brook Dyeing site and wanted a set of photos for their archives. I agreed on the proviso that they let me photograph their other, working, mill in Huddersfield. They agreed, and I spent an interesting morning in November with them. Unfortunately there was only a handful of people working that day and only a couple of machines operating, but being interested in anything mechanical, I was more interested seeing it all in action than taking photographs, so I only took about 30. This is a favourite. I used a slow shutter speed to blur the flywheel, and let the camera auto-ISO sort out the ISO settings. I’ve done a spot of curves adjustment to up the contrast, it suits the scene quite well.

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