#77 – Haworth Landscape

First shot of the day from my visit to the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway was from a road bridge that overlooks the sheds at Haworth. Although the railway have an excellent viewing area that overlooks the sheds, I tried here first and was rewarded with a view along the rainy valley (it was absolutely throwing…

#76 – Vale Mills, Oakworth

War Department 2-8-0 storms out of Oakworth Station on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. I’d spotted this location when I was on the train earlier and drove down for a closer look. When I got there, I had a walk round to see if I could include the mill and the railway in the shot,…

#75 – rare station photo

I’ve said in the past that I never take pictures in stations. So here’s one I took at the weekend! As I’m not a ‘rivet counter’ I don’t get much satisfaction out of taking photos of stationary trains in stations. But as the train was delayed, I thought I’d see if I could make an…

#74 – it’s grim up north

Vale Mill, Mytholmes. I think that this was a path from Oakworth village and I imagine that it was used by generations of mill workers going to and from the mill in the valley floor. I took this when I was unsuccessfully trying to figure out a compostion where I could include the mill and the…

#73 – Abstract 3

Following on from my previous posts – start to recognise it now? The message here is that you don’t have to stick to the conventional views of buildings, or anything for that matter. Often, you won’t be able to fit everything in to the frame anyway (these were taken with a Fuji compact which was…

#72 – Abstract 2

Another one from the Sydney Opera House. I was truly fascinated with this building, and it was as interesting inside as it was outside. In fact, I’d say that it was more interesting to shoot the small details of the place than it was the whole (apart from at night).

#71 – Abstract 1

An interior view of one of the most famous buildings in the world – the Sydney Opera House. The above may make a bit more sense when put into a larger context (below) Recognise it? No? Perhaps not surprising, as most photographs you see are of the spectacular exterior, but the interior is just as interesting,…

#70 – When colour works…..

I’ve blogged a few times about how sometimes colour works best, and sometime black and white does. Here’s one where colour does. I visited Jumbles Quarry deep in the Trough of Bowland with David Kitching (see his excellent website here), after failing miserably a couple of weeks back. Tracing the route of the old railway…

#69 – Threads

Sometimes I take a picture and then review it and for some reason just find it interesting. This is one of them. Cheers.

#68 – light and location (part 1)

For me, location is hugely important in railway photography. Once a good location has been found, it is well worth re-visiting, especially at different times of the day and different times of the year. These are taken at Townsendfold on the East Lancs Railway. This first one was taken in 2007 at the winter steam gala,…